KBS Commitment to Equality and Diversity 

The KBS is fully committed to establishing and maintaining an ethos of dignity and respect for all within a day-to-day culture of promoting equality of opportunity across all activities.  Having received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2019, the KBS is honoured to be the first business school in Ireland to have been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Silver award in 2023, marking the schools’ ongoing efforts to achieving equality, diversity and inclusion.

Since being awarded the Bronze award in 2019, the faculty has committed to deliver on a range of clear measurable actions that result in impactful outcomes. Key successes that contributed to the school winning the award included the increased representation of female staff at the most senior academic grades meeting the HEA target for female professors. Additionally, the school increased outreach activities to support increased representation of female students on programmes where participation had been low along with the provision of targeted career development supports particularly benefiting early and mid-career academics

The Equality and Diversity Committee meet regularly each semester to review actions which facilitate the achievement of a more inclusive and equal organisation for staff and students. As part of the process we work closely with the institutional lead and other faculties to ensure that as a business school, we contribute to the development of best practice in diversity and inclusion across the university.  

KBS Equality and Diversity Committee


  • Dr Caroline  Murphy (Chair), Department of Work and Employment Studies
  • Ita Page, KBS Accreditation Manager 
  • Michelle Carroll, KBS Accreditation Officer
  • Mary Finucane, KBS Faculty Manager
  • Mary Heuston, KBS Special Projects Officer
  • Elaine Mullane, PA to the Executive Dean, KBS
  • Cian O'Shea, PhD Scholar
  • Paolo Yaranon, PhD Scholar
  • Dr Martin Cunneen, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Dr Orla McCullagh, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Erin King, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Dr Olubunmi Ipinnaiye, Department of Economics
  • Dr Briga Hynes, Department of Management and Marketing 
  • Dr Elaine Berkery, Department of Management and Marketing 
  • Dr John Walsh, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Dr Michael O'Brien, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Prof Donald Truxillo, Department of Work and Employment Studies

KBS Silver Athena Swan Award 

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