Murray has been involved with sail training in a range of capacities since 2000 and is currently the chair of the Membership & Communications Working Group for the Australian Sail Training Association. As a sail trainer and high school science teacher he seeks to connect teachers and students with sail training.
In 2013 Murray conducted preliminary research into the impact sail training has on student engagement with education and learning and is now investigating the impact sail training has on teacher pedagogy.
Murray’s previous work includes the exploration of how trainees learn and the components of an effective youth development program as well as the redevelopment and expansion of the ‘Youth Development Program’.
In addition he has created a ‘Corporate Training’ and ‘Young Leaders Program’ for the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme. Murray also developed the ‘Generic Youth Development Program’ and assisted with the development of the ‘Self-Assessment Tool Kit’ for Sail Training International.
Murray is a previous winner of the Sail Training International ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award and has been a regular presenter at the International Sail Training and Tall Ships conferences presenting on a range of topics since 2008.
He is currently developing a range of sail training support material including a facilitators’ guide, a teacher training guide along with associated curriculum links and resources.