Lecturer of Arts Management, Goldsmiths, University of London

Oonagh Murphy

Dr Oonagh Murphy is Lecturer of Arts Management at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Her work helps museums, arts organisations and cultural businesses to take a more efficient, effective, and creative approach to management, with a particular focus on digital culture and capacity building.

She has secured major funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the European Union to develop research that focuses on artificial intelligence, digital leadership, and cultural value in the UK and USA, and has worked with more than 30 arts organisations over the last 14 years, managing programmes, providing consultancy and research services. From delivering leadership workshops and program evaluation for the British Council in Turkey and Uzbekistan, to developing a Crowdfunding mentoring programme for Arts and Business NI, or evaluating the first socially focused tech seed funding stream in Northern Ireland, her focus is always on capacity building and social impact.

Oonagh provides an international perspective, an external set of eyes and facilitation skills to help arts organisations ask difficult questions of themselves, shape new business models and long-term strategic plans.

Alongside writing for The Guardian, Arts Professional and Museum Practice she been an invited speaker at museum, innovation, digital and creative industries conferences in Switzerland, Netherlands, Ireland, Latvia, Romania, England, USA.

From 2015 – 2017 she was Associate Professor of Visual Arts Management and curating, and Convenor of the MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating at Richmond the American University in London. She holds a PhD from the University of Ulster (2014), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Royal Society of Arts, Member of the International Council of Museums, Churchill Fellow and sits on the DCMS College of Experts.