Dearbhal MURPHY is the Deputy General Secretary of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), a position she has held since 2008. She coordinates the work of the EuroFIA group within FIA, bringing together performers unions, guilds and professional associations from across the EU and neighbouring countries. Her work centres on European policy-making in the field of labour, culture and social policy, as well as the European social dialogue. She has a special interest in issues pertaining to atypical work in the Arts and Entertainment sector and has coordinated a seris of sectoral projects on this issue.Dearbhal is an Irish national. Her academic background is in International Relations and political science with a DEA from Sciences-Po, Paris.