Professor John Geary

Professor John Geary

Head of the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group

John Geary is Full Professor of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management at the School of Business, University College Dublin and Honorary Professor at the Marco Biagi Foundation, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. He is currently Subject Area Head for the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group in UCD's School of Business. John is a graduate of the University of Maynooth and obtained his doctorate (Sociology) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Dr Maria Belizón

Dr Maria Belizón

Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

Maria is Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management in the UCD College of Business and works in the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Subject Area since 2015. She holds a PhD in Management and an MSc in International Management and Global Business from the University of Limerick. Her core research and teaching focus on HR Analytics, international HRM, and industrial relations in multinational companies (MNCs). She is Academic Lead for the HR Analytics Think Tank, a private-academic partnership based in London, dedicated to researching the practice of HR and People Analytics.

Dr Patrick Gallagher

Dr Patrick Gallagher

Postdoctoral researcher member of the UCD Working in Ireland Survey team

Dr Patrick Gallagher is a member of the UCD Working in Ireland Survey team. He is also a postdoctoral researcher working on the HECAT team at Waterford Institute of Technology. HECAT is a European consortium bringing together leading experts in unemployment and data science to develop and pilot a disruptive technology to support labour market decision making. Dr Gallagher's expertise ranges from higher-level macro-economic and social models to public policy, particularly public employment service, industrial relations and working conditions, combined with experience working and lecturing in sociology, social policy, and criminology. In 2018, Patrick completed his PhD thesis titled Financialisation and the politics of growth in Denmark and Ireland at Maynooth University while working on the ERC funded project New Deals in the New Economy, investigating the changing nature of workplace bargains across Europe.

Mr Ciarán Nugent

Mr Ciarán Nugent

Doctoral candidate and research member of the UCD Working in Ireland Survey team

Ciarán Nugent is an economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute. He is a PhD candidate with the Department of Sociology in Maynooth University where he is researching social mobility, skills mismatch and returns to education. Ciarán also lectures in the Political Economy of the Welfare State for the Department of Applied Social Studies in Maynooth and is a director with GEMS NI. He graduated with an MA in Economics and BA in International Politics from NUI Maynooth.

Advisory Panel

The UCD Working in Ireland Survey team is grateful for the advice and support provided by its Advisory Panel members. They include:

 

Professor Alan Felstead

Alan Felstead is Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Alan has held positions at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and the University of Leicester. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College, University of London, his Master's from the University of Warwick and his primary degree from the University of Cambridge. He enjoys an international reputation for his research on the quality of work; training, skills and learning; non-standard employment; and the spaces and places of work. He has given written and oral evidence to inquiries on labour market issues carried out, for example, by the Department of Work and Pensions Select Committee, the House of Lords, the Cabinet Office, the Scottish Parliament and Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament. He was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FAcSS) in 2011 and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW) in 2013. He is also a Senior Member of the ESRC's Peer Review College and a member of the ESRC-supported Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). In 2018-2019 he sat on the Welsh Government's Fair Work Commission as the Independent Expert Advisor and during 2019-2020 he was on part-time secondment to the Welsh Government.

Dr Patrick McGovern

Patrick McGovern is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He specialises in two areas of research: economic sociology and international migration. Pat holds a doctorate from Oxford University and First Class degrees in Sociology (BSc) and Industrial Relations (MSc) from University College, Dublin. He has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, The British Journal of Sociology and Work, Employment & Society.  He is the author of Market, Class, and Employment (with Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White). Oxford University Press.


Dr Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell is Co-Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute. Tom previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He is currently an occasional staff member at Maynooth University. Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway.

 

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