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Dr. Jean Mc Carthy

Biography

Dr Jean McCarthy is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the Kemmy Business School (KBS). She is also the Fulbright Alumni Ambassador for the University of Limerick.

Jean lectures in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Workplace Learning & Development and Research Methods within the Department of Work & Employment Studies.
She has extensive experience in teaching and supervision at undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and post-experience levels, as well as working with community-based and youth-reach education and training programmes. Jean is an award winning teacher and teaching case writer, and trained in Case Method teaching at Harvard Business School, She is Chair of the KBS Teaching & Learning Committee, and leads the KBS Case Method Teaching Project.

Beyond her core interests in multi-level teaching, learning and development, Jean's focus of scholarly research centres on understanding organisational attitudes and behaviour which promote a more inclusive and sustainable workplace.
Jean is a Global Research Associate with the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and co-director of the Age in the Workplace Research Network (AWR-net). She is also a member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Network.

Jean's research has attracted financial support from, inter alia, the Fulbright Commission, the Irish Research Council, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She has published the findings of her research in a number of peer-reviewed outlets (including ABS 4*), published
a number of books and book chapters, and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Research Interests

Dr McCarthy's primary focus of research centres on the challenges aligned with an increasingly ageing, and age diverse, workforce. She is a Global Research Associate with the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and co-director of the Age in the Workplace Research Network (AWR-net) which is an international network of researchers seeking to address issues associated with age, generations and diversity at work. Her other research interests include the social psychology of prejudice at work, multi-level learning, and 'third age' entrepreneurship.

Dr McCarthy's research has attracted financial support from, inter alia, the Fulbright Commission, the Irish Research Council, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the. She has published a number of books and book chapters, and the findings of her research in a number of peer-reviewed outlets (including ABS 4*) and presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has served as a keynote speaker for Teacher's College, Columbia University, the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association of Colorado (IOPAC), the Portland Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association (PIOPA), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF). She served on the editorial board of Work, Aging & Retirement, and acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Personnel Review, Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, European Journal of Training and Development and the Irish Journal of Management. Dr McCarthy was named as Outstanding Reviewer at the Emerald Publishing Literati Awards, 2017.

Teaching Interests

Dr McCarthy has extensive experience in teaching and supervision at undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and post-experience levels, as well as working with community-based and youth-reach education and training programmes.

Her main areas of teaching include: Organisational Behaviour; Leadership Development; Human Resource Development; Human Resource Analytics; Research Methods; Research and Professional Skills

As a result of student evaluations and peer observation through the Centre for Teaching and Learning, she was nominated for the University of Limerick's Excellence in Teaching Award (in 2009 and 2011) as well as the Shannon Consortium's Regional Excellence in Teaching Award (2012). In 2016, she received the KBS Faculty Development Teaching Award and in 2017, the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Teaching and Learning Prize. She was awarded a Case Centre Scholarship for case writing in 2018.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - Fulbright Alumni Ambassador
  • 2019 - KBS Seed Funding
  • 2018 - Case Centre Scholar
  • 2018 - European Institute of Innovation & Technology Health E-Labs Award
  • 2018 - KBS Seed Funding
  • 2017 - UFHRD Teaching & Learning Prize
  • 2017 - Outstanding Reviewer Emerald Publishing Literati Awards
  • 2017 - KBS Seed Funding
  • 2016 - Irish Research Council New Foundations Award
  • 2015 - Irish Research Council New Foundations Award
  • 2015 - College of Natural Sciences International Summer Scholar
  • 2012 - Guest of Honour, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Association of Colorado Annual Banquet
  • 2012 - Time-Place Management Research Award
  • 2012 - Fulbright Scholarship
  • 2011 - Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) New Ideas Award
  • 2009 - PhD Scholarship Award

Education

  • 2011 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 2006 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

Association

  • Member, Irish Academy of Management
  • Member, University Forum for Human Resource Development
  • Academic Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • Member, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Member, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Committee

  • Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) Steering Committee,
  • Age in the Workplace Research Network (AWR-net),
  • 2nd Age in the Workplace Expert Group Meeting, University of Trento, Italy, 21st-23rd November 2013,
  • 3rd Age in the Workplace Expert Group Meeting, University of Limerick, Ireland, 5-7th November 2015,
  • Age in the Workplace Summer School, University of Limerick, Ireland, 27th June-1st July 2016 ,
  • Kemmy Business School Teaching & Learning Committee,
  • 4th Age in the Workplace Expert Group Meeting, Leuphana University, Luneberg, Germany, 9-11th November 2017 ,
  • International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) 11th World Congress, University of Limerick, Ireland, 26-29th June 2012,