Personal profile


Lectures in Employee Relations and HRM in the Dept of Mangement and Organistion. Holds an MA in Industrial Relations from Keele University ( UK) and PhD from the Universtity of Limerick. 

Over 15 years experience working in a variety of roles in the manufacturing sector with direct involvment in various manufacturing philosophies as, WCM, TQM and Lean.

The main areas of research interest are focused on developments in employement relations at workplace level and include trade union responses to new forms of work organisation, union membership activism, employee representation and workplace democracy.   

Member of a joint collobrative committee between the Pharamaceutical, Chemical and Medical Device ( PMDS) sector of SIPTU and the School of Business to facilitate and share knowledge related to emerging employee relations practices in the sector. 

Member of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations 


Lecturing on a range of employee relations / HRM modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the supervision of post graduate dissertations. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Shop Steward Representation in Contemporary Irish Industrial Relations , University of Limerick

Award Date: 23 Aug 2018

Masters Degree, Industrial Relations and HRM , Keele University

Award Date: 04 Jul 2000