Professor Mc Partland holds a Masters in Corporate Strategy and People Management from the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. He is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Education, Human Sciences & Law University of Derby, England. Professor Mc Partland has over ten years international work experience spanning across a range of industries from the travel and tourism industry to marketing, advertising and consultancy as well as the education sector. His research interests are in the field of Human Resource Management, Leadership and Strategy.