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Dr. Deirdre O'Shea

Biography


Dr. Deirdre O'Shea, F.Ps.S.I., C.Psychol.Ps.S.I., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Work and Employment Studies at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She is a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a chartered work and organisational psychologist.

Deirdre's research interests include: psychological resource-based interventions, self-regulation, work motivation, emotions and emotion regulation, proactive behaviour, occupational health psychology, the psychology of entrepreneurship, and voice and silence in the workplace, amongst others. In recent years, she has developed an interest in the synergies between work and sport psychology, and additionally conducts research at the intersection of these two fields.

Together with her colleagues, she received the 2017 Best Paper Award in the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, awarded by the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) and sponsored by the Centre for Creative Leadership.


She is involved in various national and international collaborative research projects investigating these topics and has received research funding from Erasmus+ (2016-2018), the Irish Research Council (2014-2016), Enterprise Ireland (2008, 2009), and European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (2013), amongst others. She has also received funding for teaching related activities from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (2014).

Deirdre has published her research in outlets such as: the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Work and Stress, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Personality and Individual Differences, and European Journal of Work & Organisational Psychology, amongst others. In 2015, she co-edited a special issue in the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology (Vol. 88, Issue 3) on the topic of resource-based interventions in the workplace. Deirdre was a member of the Scientific Committee for the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress, held in Dublin in May 2017. She additionally co-organised an EAWOP Small Group Meeting in 2013.

Deirdre completed her PhD and M.Sc. in Work & Organisational Psychology from Dublin City University in 2011 and 2005 respectively, and her B.Sc. in Psychology from University College Dublin in 2002. She received a DCUBS research scholarship to complete her PhD research, which received a Highly Commended Award (Management and Governance Category) in the 2012 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

Deirdre has lectured at the University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Oscail (National Distance Education Centre) and the Centre for Talented Youth in Ireland (CTYI). She has been an international visitor at the
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2016, 2018), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (2012, 2017, 2018), University of Mannheim, Germany (2017), University of Guelph, Canada (2014, 2015), Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (2014), and the University of Heidelberg (2013).

Deirdre is currently supervising 6 PhD research scholars, and has previously supervised 7 to completion. She has supervised over 90 taught masters dissertations, and additionally supervises a number of undergraduate final year projects on occasion.


Teaching Interests

Work and organisational psychology, organisational behaviour

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2020 University of Limerick - Director of Accreditations, Kemmy Business School
  • 2018 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 2018 University of Limerick - Course Director, M.Sc. in Work & Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
  • 2014 Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick - Course Director, MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
  • 2012 Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick - Lecturer (Above the Bar), Work & Organisational Psychology
  • 2012 Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick - Course Director, M.Sc. in Work & Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
  • 2008 Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick - Lecturer (Below the Bar), Work & Organisational Psychology

Committee

  • 2019 ULREG,
  • 2019 KBS Research Ethics Committee,
  • 2018 UL Academic Council,
  • 2018 EQUIS accreditation committee, EQUIS accreditation committee
  • 2018 Division of work and organisational psychology, PSI, Member of Division of work and organisational psychology, Psychological Society of Ireland
  • 2017 EAWOP 2019,
  • 2017 M.Sc. WOP/WOB Review 2017,
  • 2016 PSI Accreditation Committee 2016-2017,
  • 2016 Platform for Psychological Science (PPS-UL) ,
  • 2015 Psychological Science - Business, Psychological principles are relevant to many applied areas of study, including health, engineering, business, education, sports as well as counselling and clinical populations. As a result, academic psychologists in third level institutions often reside in diverse departments and faculties, and are thus frequently geographically dispersed. Although, psychologists may collaborate within the departmental structures to which they belong, limited interaction across departments and faculties hinder communication on up-to-date research and teaching in psychological science. For example, despite occasional information exchange at various events at the University of Limerick, no formal or informal structure exists that systematically facilitates information exchange and collaborations for the purpose of promoting psychological science. PPS-UL is the first platform in Ireland to address such an issue and may serve as a model for similar future initiatives.

    The superordinate goal of PPS-UL is to facilitate information exchange among academics interested in psychological science. It is thus designed as a network that spreads across departments and faculties at UL. The platform is an open forum with the goal to empower individual academics to discuss and develop paradigms and particular research or teaching ideas via the platform and to create links to other academics. This novel network structure does not fall into the usual categories of research units, centres or institutes at our university; however, it will promote engagement in them.
  • 2015 EAWOP 2017 Programme Committee,
  • 2014 Platform for Psychological Science, University of Limerick (PPS-UL) Steering Committee,
  • 2014 EPAS Accreditation Committee 2014-2015,
  • 2014 CIPD Accreditation Committee MSc WOP-B 2015,
  • 2013 KBS Student Status Committee 2013-2014,
  • 2012 PSI Accreditation Committee 2012-2013,
  • 2009 PSI Accreditation Committee 2009-2010,

Association

  • 2019 Fellow, Psychological Society of Ireland
  • 2009 Chartered Member, Psychological Sociaty of Ireland (PSI); Division of Work and Organizational Psychology (DWOP)
  • 2007 Member, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

Award

  • 2019 - Best Paper Award, European Journal of Work & Organisational Psychology
  • 2017 - IACF funding for exchange between faculty in UL and PUC Chile
  • 2017 - Erasmus Teaching Mobility Award to University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2015 - Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Award to Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • 2014 - Shortlisted for 2014 Harvest Pearse Walsh PhD Award
  • 2013 - EAWOP Small Group Meeting: on 'Resource-oriented interventions at work: Designing and evaluating interventions to promote well-being and performance'
  • 2012 - Erasmus Teacher Mobility Award - Humboldt Unversity, Berlin
  • 2012 - Best Paper, 5th International POHP Seminar
  • 2012 - Academy of Management Distinguished Reviewer Award
  • 2012 - Highly Commended Award, Management and Governance Category, 2012 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards
  • 1997 - Irish winner- Europe Against Racism

Education

  • 2011 Dublin City University - Ph.D.
  • 2009 University of Limerick - Certificate - Adviser Training
  • 2005 Dublin City University - M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology
  • 2002 University College Dublin - BSc (Psychology)
  • 2001 University College Dublin - Certificate

Research Collaborators

  • Agustin Molina - Outgoing Visitor - Universidad de Chile -Chile
  • Alexandra Michel - Joint Publication - Heidelberg University -Germany
  • Anna Steidle - Joint Publication - Ludwigsburg University of Applied Sciences -Germany
  • Annekatrin Hoppe - Joint Publication - Humboldt University of Berlin -Germany
  • Ilaria Setti - Co-supervision of PhD - University of Pavia -Italy
  • M. Gloria Gonzalez- Morales - Joint Publication - University of Guelph -Canada

Publications

Book Chapter

2021

Managing healthy workplaces.
O'Shea, D., Yaranon, P. & Butler, C.
Organisational Behaviour: A concise introduction (2nd Ed.).

2020

Individual voice in informal and formal contexts in organizations.
O'Shea, D; Murphy, K. R.
Handbook of research on employee voice.

2019

Social Cognition in the Workplace: The Future of Research on the Meaning of Work
Maher, P., O'Shea, D. & Igou, I.
Handbook of Applied Social Psychology

2017

IHRD and global careers
Hammond M.;O'Shea D.;Pearson J.
Handbook of International Human Resource Development: Context, Processes and People

2016

Individual Differences: Emotions and the Workplace
O'Shea, D.
Organisational Behaviour: A concise introduction

2012

Chapter 6: Selection and Assessment
Garavan, T. & O'Shea, D.
The Psychology of People in Organizations

Conference Contribution

Conference Publication

2020

14th Conference of the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology
Yaranon, P., Sommovigo, V., O'Shea, D., Setti, I. & Bosak, J.

2020
2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Butler, C., O'Shea, D. & MacIntyre, T.

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Yaranon, P.B., Sommovigo, V., O'Shea, D. & Setti, I.

2019

19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
O'Shea. D., Molina, A., Cullinane, S. J., Lynch, L., Rowland, K. & Cooke, C

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
O'Shea, D., Molina, A., Cullinance, S. J., Lynch, L., Rowland, K. Cooke, C.

2019

19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
14. Molina, A., O'Shea, D., Gonzalez-Morales, M. G., Michel, A., Hoppe, A. & Steidle, A.

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
O'Brien, S., O'Shea, D. & Galavan, E.

2019

19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
Fleming, B., O'Shea, D., Kirrane, M. & Buckley, F.

2019

19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
Yaranon, P., Sommovigo, V., O'Shea, D., & Setti, I.

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Naughton, B., O'Shea, D. & Van der Werff, L

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
O'Shea, D., Clauss, E., Hoppe, A.K., Michel, A., Gonzalez-Morales, M. G. & Steidle, A.

2019

19th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
Sommovigo, V., Setti, I., Argentero, P. & O'Shea, D.

2019

Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Leavy, B., O'Shea, D. & Galavan, E.

2018
2018

European Association of Occupational Health Psychology Conference
O'Shea. D., O'Callaghan, E. & Maxwell, K.

2018

BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference
McRory-Crowley, R. Igou, E.R. & O'Shea, D.

2018

BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Annual Conferen
McCormack, H., MacIntyre, T., O'Shea, D. & Campbell, M.

2017
2017
2017

XV Congresso Nationale, Associazione Italiana di Psichologia
Sommovigo, V., Setti, I., O'Shea, D., & Argentero, P.

2016

9th FINT conference
O'Shea, D., Lynch, L., Molina, A. & Cullinane, S. J.

Edited Book

Other Journal

2018

Understanding silence in the workplace: Motivation and emotion
Kirrane, M., O'Shea, D., Buckley, F., Grazi, A., & Prout, J.
KBS Research Bulletin

2017

Promoting personal resources and reducing exhaustion through positive reflection among caregivers.
Clauβ, E., Hoppe, A., O'Shea, D., Michel, A., Gonzalez-Morales, M. G. & Steidle, A.
KBS Research Bulletin

2015
2014

The role of positive social interactions in improving wellbeing: A randomised controlled pilot trial.
O'Connell, B. H., O'Shea, D. & Gallagher, S.
European Health Psychologist

Other Publication

2017

Can we fix it? How to stop match-fixing in sports.
O'Shea, D. & MacIntyre, T.
RTE Brainstorm

2017

Editorial: Mental Health Challenges in Elite Sport: Balancing Risk with Reward
MacIntyre, TE,Jones, M,Brewer, BW,Van Raalte, J,O'Shea, D,McCarthy, PJ
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01892

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Mindful Emotion Regulation, Savouring and Proactive Behaviour: The Role of Supervisor Justice
Molina, A.; O'Shea, D.
Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12206

2020

Investigating employees’ emotional and cognitive reactions to customer mistreatment: an experimental study
Sommovigo V.;Setti I.;O’ Shea D.;Argentero P.
European Journal Of Work And Organizational Psychology DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2020.1745189

2019

The impact of customer incivility and verbal aggression on service providers: A systematic review.
Sommovigo, V. Setti, I., Argentero, P. & O'Shea. D.
WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation DOI: 10.3233/WOR-182842

2019

Stressing the relevance of resilience: A systematic review of resilience across the domains of sport and work.
Bryan, C., O'Shea, D. & MacIntyre, T.
International Review Of Sport And Exercise Psychology DOI: doi: 10.1080/1750984X.2017.1381140

2019

Risk and Planning in Agriculture: How planning on dairy farms in Ireland is affected by farmers regulatory focus
Garvey, J.; Sirr, G.; O'Brien, F,; O'Shea, D.
Risk Analysis: An International Journal

2018

Promoting Personal Resources and Reducing Exhaustion Through Positive Work Reflection Among Caregivers
Clauss, E,Hoppe, A,O'Shea, D,Morales, MGG,Steidle, A,Michel, A
Journal Of Occupational Health Psychology DOI: 10.1037/ocp0000063

2018
2018

Well-Being and Functioning at Work Following Thefts and Robberies: A Comparative Study
Setti, I,van der Velden, PG,Sommovigo, V,Ferretti, MS,Giorgi, G,O'Shea, D,Argentero, P
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00168

2018

Executive coaching during organisational change: a qualitative study of executives and coaches perspectives
Bickerich K.;Michel A.;O'Shea D.
Coaching: An International Journal of Research, Theory and Practice DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2017.1407806

2017

Editorial: Mental health challenges in elite sport: Balancing risk with reward.
MacIntyre, T. E., Van Ralte, J., Brewer, B., W., Jones, M., O'Shea, D., & McCarthy, P.
Frontiers in psychology

2017

Investigating the role of discrete emotions in silence versus speaking up
Kirrane, M,O'Shea, D,Buckley, F,Grazi, A,Prout, J
Journal Of Occupational And Organizational Psychology DOI: 10.1111/joop.12175

2017

Energizing respites from work: a randomized controlled study on respite interventions
Steidle, A,Gonzalez-Morales, MG,Hoppe, A,Michel, A,O'shea, D
European Journal Of Work And Organizational Psychology DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2017.1348348

2017

Energizing respites from work: A randomized controlled study on respite interventions.
Steidle, A., González-Morales, M. G., Hoppe, A., Michel, A. & O'Shea, D.
European Journal Of Work And Organizational Psychology DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2017.1348348

2017

Self-regulation in entrepreneurs: Integrating action, cognition, motivation and emotions
O'Shea, D.; Buckley, F. & Halbesleben, J. R. B.
Organizational Psychology Review DOI: 10.1177/2041386617705434

2016

Mediating effects of loneliness on the gratitude-health link
O'Connell, BH,O'Shea, D,Gallagher, S
Personality And Individual Differences DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.042

2016

Randomized controlled trials in WOHP interventions: A review and guidelines for use
O'Shea, D., O'Connell, B. H. & Gallagher, S.
Applied Psychology-An International Review-Psychologie Appliquee-Revue Internationale DOI: 10.1111/apps.12053

2015

Practicing what we preach: Investigating the role of social support in sport psychologists' well-being.
McCormack. H., MacIntyre, T. E., O'Shea, D., Campbell, M. J., Igou, E. R.
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01854

2015

Editorial: Designing and Evaluating Resource-Oriented Interventions to Enhance Employee Well-being and Health
Michel, A.,O'Shea, D. & Hoppe, A.
Journal Of Occupational And Organizational Psychology DOI: 10.1111/joop.12131

2014

Early career attitudes and satisfaction during recession
O'Shea, D,Monaghan, S,Ritchie, TD
Journal Of Managerial Psychology DOI: 10.1108/JMP-02-2013-0061

2013

Call for papers: Designing and evaluating resource-oriented interventions to enhance well-being, health and performance at work.
Michel, A., O'Shea, D. & Hoppe, A.
Journal Of Occupational And Organizational Psychology

2010
2008

The transmission of work-related attitudes: A social learning analysis
O'Shea, D; Kirrane, M
Journal Of Managerial Psychology