The Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group is involved in the provision of research, teaching and commentary on the changing world of work internationally and in Ireland. Drawn from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds and from a number of countries, members of the Group are among the leading European and Irish scholars in the field. They share a commitment to independent, critical and evidence-based research and teaching and their work in these areas takes account of the interests of all the main stakeholders in the world of work: employers, employees, trade unions and the wider community.

The Group regularly engages in public commentary and debate and also contributes to policy development.

Through our undergraduate programmes and postgraduate taught programmes we aspire to provide for our students an environment that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and professional skills for entry into the workplace.

On the international stage, the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group at UCD is networked through its association with the world-leading Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School at Cornell University, New York and through its participation in the European Master’s in Labour Studies Programme with leading European universities that include Milan, Amsterdam, Louvain-La-Neuve, the London School of Economics, Warwick Business School and a range of leading institutions.

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Mr. Jonathan Benner, Email: johnnie.benner@s3group.com

Dr. Pauline Grace, Email: paulinemgrace@gmail.com

Mr. Cathal McGreal, Email: cathalmcgrealbl@gmail.com

Dr. John O'Dowd, Email: j.odowd@ucd.ie

Name Thesis Title Area of Interest

Suzanne Carthy

Inequality regimes and long hours: A mixed methods study of gender inequality in the solicitors' profession in Ireland Employment Relations and HRM in Professional Service Firms

Loredana Dreptate

Employee voice in the Irish banking sector Employee voice and engagement, human resource management in the recession, trade union organisation and strategy

Vincenzo Maccarrone

A tale of two countries? The impact of the new European economic governance in the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations European Economic Governance and its impact on employment relations

Dhuha Almujadedi

The impact of private equity investment on human recourse management and employment relations in Ireland Private Equity, Socially Responsible Investment, Corporate Governance, Financialization
Name Area of Interest

Imre Szabo

ERC Profile

Trade unions and social movements in public services, the EU's New Economic Governance, politics of water provision, collective bargaining

Jamie Jordan

European Integration and Employment Relations

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