Department of Personnel and Employment Relations

Welcome to the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations, one of four constituent Departments in the Kemmy Business School here at the University of Limerick. The Department comprises a team of leading academics working in the allied fields of human resource management, organisational behaviour, work psychology and employment relations. The department enjoys a reputation, nationally and internationally, for excellence in research and teaching and has close links with the CIPD.

Faculty in the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations are leaders in their respective fields. They work collaboratively with a network of scholars from leading Business Schools around the world on several cutting edge research projects and have had significant success in attracting research funding from a wide range of public and private sources. They publish in prestigious international journals, hold a range of journal Editorial Board Memberships, host prestigious scientific conferences, and author leading textbooks and research compendiums.

The Department offers a suite of programmes at Certificate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. In addition, the Department, working in conjunction with the Graduate Centre of Business, offers a comprehensive Doctoral Research Programme. Faculty are currently supervising some 20 doctoral students.

One of the most important public manifestations of the department’s link with the CIPD is the John Lovett Memorial Lecture Series which the department created and hosts annually. It is one of CIPD Ireland’s major national events for practitioners and students. Designed for academic (staff and students) and practitioner audiences alike, the lecture series presents new material and insights on aspects of human resource management that advances knowledge and understanding in the field.

The 24th John Lovett Memorial Lecture was presented by Professor Keith Ewing from King’s College London on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 entitled “Decent Work, Effective Labour Law and Zero Hours Contracts”.

We invite you to explore our range of programmes, to dialogue with us on your professional development needs, and we look forward to offering you a first class learning experience with the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations at the Kemmy Business School.

Dr. Christine Cross
Department of Personnel & Employment Relations