TARA MURPHY – Head of Security & Traffic UNSW Sydney

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Tara Murphy is currently Head of Security & Traffic at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.  Tara’s career in the security industry spans 29 years.  Tara commenced her career in retail loss prevention in the 1990s, working for Toys R Us and Waitrose supermarkets in the UK before migrating to Australia in 2009.  Tara joined the university sector at Western Sydney as a Team Leader. She later took on the role of Deputy Security Manager at the University of New South Wales in 2011 before being appointed as Head of Security & Traffic in 2012.  Tara holds a Foundation Degree in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester and is currently undertaking studies in Counter-Terrorism, Security & Intelligence.  Tara was recently appointed to the Security Licencing Enforcement Directorate Advisory Council to represent the tertiary sector in the state of NSW.