Associate Professor Glen Murphy

    Associate Investigator

    Glen is an Associate Professor embedded within QUT Entrepreneurship, an entity established to lead and support entrepreneurial endeavours throughout QUT.

    He was formally the Director of the School’s MBA program from 2015 – 2021.  During his tenure as MBA Director for the first time in the program’s history QUT became the highest ranked MBA program in Queensland in 2019.  In 2017 the QUT Executive MBA was recognised as the Number One ranked program in Australia (AFR BOSS Rankings).  Glen was also responsible for leading the design, development and delivery of QUT’S innovative “Digital” on-line MBA launched in 2019.

    Building on his early experiences in retail management Glen has a strong a track record in building and delivering innovative, valuable and applied tertiary education courses.  In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) / Pearson Management Educator of the Year Award.

    Glen has held management roles in the retail industry both in Australia and the United Kingdom and has previously established and run a boutique on-line business, before selling his share in 2009.  He was also awarded a QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2010 for innovative teaching and assessment. Previous roles include a post-doctoral research fellowship with the CRC Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) (2006-2009).  Prior to this, he was employed within a teaching capacity for the Faculty of Business at QUT Carseldine as the First Year Experience (FYE) Co-ordinator. In addition to his academic experience, Glen has several years experience in the retail industry in line and middle management roles.

    Research interests

    Glen’s research interests are currently concentrated around the following areas:

    • Improving data quality and data management within organisations
    • Strategic decsion making for engineering asset management
    • Managing sub-cultures within engineering asset intensive firms
    • Role of networks in organisational behaviour & change

    Previous research partners have included TAFE QLD, the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC), the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and the QLD Dept. of Communities.    


    • 2019 QUT Business School Recognition Award (Leadership & Curriculum Development)
    • 2014 Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management / Pearson Management Educator of the Year
    • 2010 QUT Vice-Chancellors Performance Award for Excellence – Innovative teaching and Assessment
    • Best paper (Research Methods Stream) ANZAM Conference 2011 – Perceptions of data quality dimensions and data roles (w/ Sonia Salomone & Paul Hyland).
    • Best paper ICOMS Asset Management Conference 2009 – Building bridges and solving Rubiks cubes: tribalism in engineering and technical environments.
    • Best paper ICOMS Asset Management Conference 2008 – Safety, reliability or performance?  High performing engineering asset cultures (w/ Joanna Hill).