Tom Gormley


School of Business
U C D Smurfit School of Business
Carysfort Avenue
Co. Dublin

Tel: +353-1-716 8974


Experienced Industrial Relations practitioner with research interests in collective bargaining and the law, workplace conflict management, globalisation and employee relations.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2002.
Title: Government of Ireland Scholar
Year: 2002.
Title: CISC Fellowship


Association: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Function/Role: Academic Member
Association: Irish Institute of Training and Development, Function/Role: Fellow

Conference Contributions

William K Roche; Tom Gormley (2017) The Durability of Coordinated Bargaining: Crisis, Recovery and Pay Fixing in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 30-AUG-17 - 01-SEP-17.
Roche, William K. & Gormley Tom (2016) From Social Pacts to Pattern Bargaining: Pay Fixing and Economic Recovery in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ILERA European Regional Congress, 'The Future of Representation', University of Milan , 08-SEP-16 - 10-SEP-16.
Tom Gormley (2015) Innovations in conflict management: empowering line managers. [International Refereed Conference], Applied Research Conference of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London , 08-DEC-15 - 08-DEC-15.
Gormley, Tom (2014) Collective Bargaining Rights in the Irish Legal System. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Limerick , 04-SEP-14 - 05-NOV-14.
Gormley, T. ; (2003) Critical Theory and Labour-Management Partnerships: the Structure of Dialogue and its impact on outcomes. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 5th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management, UCD Graduate School of Business, Blackrock, Dublin , 02-SEP-03 - 03-SEP-03.
Gormley, T.; (2003) Workplace Partnership, the Structure of Dialogue and Stakeholder Interests. [International Refereed Conference], IV International Workshop on Human Resource Management in the New Economy, Cádiz, Spain , 18-MAY-03 - 20-MAY-03.


Committee : Undergraduate Business Programmes Review Board
Committee : Undergraduate Business Programmes Board Sub-Committee


Year 1999 Institution: University of Leicester
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 2008 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: National College of Ireland
Qualification: BA Subject:

Other Activities

Member of Eurofound advisory panel on Industrial Relations



Paul Teague, William K Roche, Tom Gormley, Denise Currie (2015) Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Ireland. Dublin: IPA. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Gormley, T. ; (2007) 'How free are trade unions and other work-related associations to organise and represent their members' interests?' In: Harris & Beetham (eds). Power to the People: Assessing Democracy in Ireland. Dublin: New Island Books. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Roche, William K Roche; Gormley, Tom (2017) 'The Durability of Coordinated Bargaining: Crisis, Recovery and Pay Fixing in Ireland'. Economic and Industrial Democracy, Online First . Link to full text [Details]
Currie, Denise, Gormley, Tom, Roche, Bill, Teague, Paul (2016) 'The Management of Workplace Conflict: Contrasting Pathways in the HRM Literature'. International Journal of Management Reviews, Online First . [DOI] [Details]

Book Reviews

Gormley, T. ; (2005) After Habermas: New Perspectives on the Public Sphere. Book Reviews [Details]
Gormley, T. ; (2006) From Post ' Industrial to Post ' Modern Society. Book Reviews [Details]


Research Interests

Innovative Conflict Management systems in Ireland
The changing institutional framework for employee relations in Ireland 
Pay bargaining in Ireland 
Collective bargaining and the Irish legal system.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-17 / 31-OCT-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : New Pay Agreements and Collective Bargaining in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-16 / 30-APR-18


Teaching Philosophy

The primary role of the university teacher is to help students to learn.

Modules Coordinated

201700   HRM20020     Human Resources Management: Industrial Relations

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership


Internal Collaborators

Professor Bill Roche, Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, UCD

External Collaborators

Professor Paul Teague, Queens University Belfast
Dr Denise Currie, Queens University Belfast 

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