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Ms. Caroline Murphy

Biography

Dr. Caroline Murphy is a Lecturer in Employment Relations, and Director of the BA in HRM at the Department of Work and Employment Studies at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Caroline is a former Industrial Relations Research Trust and Irish Research Council funded research scholar. She completed her PhD in 2011 in the area trade union organising and collective representation in the workplace. She also holds a Masters in International Tourism from the University of Limerick. She lectures in Employment Relations, HR Analytics, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. Caroline has extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience levels, and in the delivery of courses to specific industry groups. She has also consultancy experience in performance management and competency framework development. She has worked on a variety of research projects including: Union Organising in Ireland (2008-2010 funded by the Industrial Relations Research Trust, Trinity College Dublin), A Study of Workplace Bullying in Ireland (2011-2012, funded by the INMO), Gender Equality in Decision-Making (2014-2016, funded by the European Commission), A Study of Zero Hours Work in Ireland (2015, funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) and Reconciling Employment and elderCare Together (2016, funded by the Irish Council). On Call in Industrialised Economies (the International Labour Organisation, 2018), The Impact of Technology on Worker (Financial Services Union, 2019-20), HR Practices in Ireland (CIPD, 2017-2020).

Her current research interests include job quality and precarious employment, female labour market participation, formal and informal care work, employee representation, and HR Analytics.


Research Interests

Job Quality and Precarious Work
HR Analytics
Gender Equality in the labour market
Formal and informal care work
Employee representation and voice
Trade union organising

Teaching Interests


Main teaching areas: Employment Relations, Human Resource Analytics, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.


Main Postgraduates Teaching Modules:


PM6901 People and Behaviour in Projects (online)


PM6151 Professional Skills Laboratory


PM6111 People and Behaviour in Projects


PM6101 Organisational Behaviour,


Main Undergraduate Teaching Modules:


PM4407 HR Analytics


PM4604 Employment Relations


PM4914 Human Resource Management

PM4603 Employment Relations for Non Business Students


PM4018 Human Resource Management Practice


PM4954 Human Resource Development



E
xtensive experience in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience levels within the University. Furthermore, she has engaged in teaching on community based skills development projects, specifically aimed at the long term unemployed, training programmes aimed at low skill groups, Skillvec (up-skilling for health sector workers) and RED (Return to education courses funded by labour market activation schemes).


Caroline also has experience of developing and delivering courses to specific industry groups (e.g healthcare, manufacturing and tourism) which has provided her with adept expertise in unearthing employers' needs with regard to the levels and types of skills required in industry.


Curriculum Development


2015 Developed the GEM training programme for use in leadership development programmes (EU funded project)


2016 developed the first HR Analytics Module for the BBS major option


2017 developed the Managing Performance module for the Msc in Work and Orgnanisational Psychology

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2017 Athena Swan Accreditation Committee,
  • 2016 Director of Reconciling Employment and Eldercare Together Research Network ,
  • 2016 KBS Internationalisation,
  • 2015 Work, Knowledge and Employment Research Stream,

Award

  • 2016 - Faculty Teaching Development Award
  • 2009 - Industrial Relations Research Trust Research Scholar Award

Publications

Books

2019

Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J. MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. & Gunnigle, P.
(2019) Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J. MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. & Gunnigle, P.(Ed.) Singapore : Springer

Book Chapters

2020

Resistance, mischief and misbehavior@ The Jad-Gin Co.(JGC).
Murphy, C., Ryan, L., & Dundon, T.
(2020) Resistance, mischief and misbehavior@ The Jad-Gin Co.(JGC).
In Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management. ; UK : Edward Elgar Publishing.

2019

Zero Hours Work in Ireland
Murphy, C., Lavelle, J., Turner, T., Ryan, L., McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., O'Brien, M., Gunnigle, P.
(2019) Zero Hours Work in Ireland
In Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries; O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T., Gunnigle, P.(Ed.) Singapore : Springer pp. 21-40

2019

Social mobilization theory in HR and employment relations
Ryan, L., Murphy, C. and Troy, D.
(2019) Social mobilization theory in HR and employment relations
In Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations ; Townsend, K., Cafferkey, K., Dundon, T. and McDermott, A.(Ed.) Boston : Elgar Publishing

2019

Zero Hours Work in Ireland
Murphy, C., Lavelle, J., Turner, T., Ryan, L., McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2019) Zero Hours Work in Ireland
In Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries; O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. and Gunnigle, P.(Ed.) London : Springer

2019

Conflict and Mobilisation Theory
Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Troy, D.
(2019) Conflict and Mobilisation Theory
In Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations.; Boston : Elgar Publishing

2018

Human Resource Analytics
Murphy, C. and McCarthy, J.
(2018) Human Resource Analytics
In Human Resource Management ; London : Palgrave

2017

Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland'
McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P. (2017)
(2017) Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland'
In The New Foundations of Labour Law; Frankfurt : Peter Lang Publishing

2016

‘Gender, Age and Labour Market Experiences'
Murphy, C. and Cross, C.
(2016) ‘Gender, Age and Labour Market Experiences'
In A Handbook of Age Diversity and Work; London : Palgrave Macmillian pp. 345-369

2016

Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe
Murphy, C and Simms, M
(2016) Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe
In A Handbook of Age Diversity in the Workplace; UK : Pagrave Publishing

2016

Groups and Teams in the Workplace
Cross, C and Murphy,C
(2016) Groups and Teams in the Workplace
In Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction ; UK : Palgrave

2016

Organisational Culture
McCarthy, J and Murphy C
(2016) Organisational Culture
In Organisational Behaviour; UK : Palgrave

2013

Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?
Murphy, C and Turner, T
(2013) Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?
In Are trade unions still relevant?: Union recognition 100 years on; Dublin : Orpen Press

Edited Books

2019

Zero Hours Work in AngloSaxon Countries
(2019) Zero Hours Work in AngloSaxon Countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Murphy, C., Ryan,L.(Ed.) London : Springer

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015
Murphy C.;Turner T.
(2020) Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015
In Industrial Law Journal; pp. 113-134
DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwz019

2019

Defining and Regulating Zero Hours Work: Lessons from a Liberal Market Economy
Ryan, L. MacMahon, J., Lavelle, J., O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2019) Defining and Regulating Zero Hours Work: Lessons from a Liberal Market Economy
In Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies;
[ULIR]

2019

Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland.
Murphy, C., Turner, T., O'Sullivan, M., MacMahon, J., Lavelle, J., Ryan, L., Gunnigle, P., & O'Brien,
(2019) Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland.
In Industrial Relations Journal;

2019

Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland
Murphy C.;Turner T.;O'Sullivan M.;MacMahon J.;Lavelle J.;Ryan L.;Gunnigle P.;O'Brien M.
(2019) Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland
In Journal Of Industrial Relations; pp. 468-485
DOI: 10.1111/irj.12271

2019

The Same But Different: Regulating Zero Hours Work in Two Liberal Market Economies
Ryan, L., MacMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M., and Gunnigle, P.
(2019) The Same But Different: Regulating Zero Hours Work in Two Liberal Market Economies
In Irish Journal Of Management; pp. 3-15
DOI: 10.2478/ijm-2019-0002

2019

Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015.
Murphy, C., Turner, T.
(2019) Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015.
In Industrial Law Journal;

2018

Speaking up or Staying Silent in bullying situations: the significance of managerial control
MacMahon J, O'Sullivan M, Murphy C, Ryan L and MacCurtain S
(2018) Speaking up or Staying Silent in bullying situations: the significance of managerial control
In Industrial Relations Journal; UK : pp. 473-510
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12240

2018

Blurred Lines: Work-life balance, Eldercare and HRM
Murphy, C. and Cross, C.
(2018) Blurred Lines: Work-life balance, Eldercare and HRM
In International Journal Of Human Resource Management;
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2018.1528470
[ULIR]

2018

To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying
MacCurtain, S,Murphy, C,O'Sullivan, M,MacMahon, J,Turner, T
(2018) To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying
In Nursing inquiry;
DOI: 10.1111/nin.12207

2018

'The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy'
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Gunnigle, P. and O'Brien, M.
(2018) 'The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy'
In Economic And Industrial Democracy;

2018

Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control
MacMahon, J;O'Sullivan, M;Murphy, C;Ryan, L;MacCurtain, S
(2018) Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control
In Industrial Relations Journal; HOBOKEN : pp. 473-491
DOI: 10.1111/irj.12230

2017

Occupations, age and gender: Men and women's earnings in the Irish labour market.
Turner, T., Cross, C., & Murphy, C
(2017) Occupations, age and gender: Men and women's earnings in the Irish labour market.
In Economic And Industrial Democracy;

2017

Formal and informal long term care work: policy conflict in a liberal welfare state
Murphy, C,Turner, T
(2017) Formal and informal long term care work: policy conflict in a liberal welfare state
In International Journal Of Sociology And Social Policy; pp. 134-147
DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-06-2015-0069

2017

The unintended consequences of role-modelling behaviour in female career progression
Cross, C,Linehan, M,Murphy, C
(2017) The unintended consequences of role-modelling behaviour in female career progression
In Personnel Review; pp. 86-99
DOI: 10.1108/PR-06-2015-0177

2016

Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns,
Murphy, C
(2016) Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns,
In Journal Of Workplace Rights;

2016

Organising precarious workers: Can a public campaign overcome weak grassroots mobilisation at workplace level?
Murphy, C,Turner, T
(2016) Organising precarious workers: Can a public campaign overcome weak grassroots mobilisation at workplace level?
In Journal Of Industrial Relations; pp. 589-607
DOI: 10.1177/0022185615623082

2014

Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector
Murphy, C and Turner, T
(2014) Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector
In Industrial Relations Journal; UK : pp. 373-388

Conference Publications

2019

37th International Labour Process Conference, 24-26 April, University of Vienna, 2019
Ryan, L., O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2019) 37th International Labour Process Conference, 24-26 April, University of Vienna, 2019

2019

ILO Conference on Regulating Decent Work 7-10 July 2019
O'Sullivan, M. McMahon, J., (presenting) Lavelle j., Murphy C., Ryan, L and Dundon T
(2019) ILO Conference on Regulating Decent Work 7-10 July 2019

2018

CRIMT international Conference: What Kind of Work for the Future: Disruption, Experimentation and Re regulation
MacMahon J. O'Sullivan M, Ryan L, Lavelle, J Murphy C, O'Brien M and Gunnigle P
(2018) CRIMT international Conference: What Kind of Work for the Future: Disruption, Experimentation and Re regulation

2018

Labour Employment Relations Association Conference
Ryan, L., O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., and Murphy, C.
(2018) Labour Employment Relations Association Conference

2018

CRIMT - Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work
McMahon, J. O'Sullivan, M., Ryan, L., Turner, T. Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P
(2018) CRIMT - Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work

2017

3rd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management
Ryan, L., McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P
(2017) 3rd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management

2016

ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

2016

19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) 19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

2016

New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P
(2016) New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

2016

19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) 19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

2016

British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference

2016

Fifth International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) Fifth International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers

2016

4th NERI Labour Market Conference
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) 4th NERI Labour Market Conference

2016

British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference,
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P
(2016) British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference,

2016

ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O'Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P.
(2016) ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

2014

9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
MacMahon, J, Ryan, L., McCurtain, S., O'Sullivan, M. and Murphy, C.
(2014) 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

2013

16th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference
MacMahon, J, Ryan, L., McCurtain, S., O'Sullivan, M. and Murphy, C.
(2013) 16th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

Conference Contributions

2017

Defining and Measuring Precarious Work
Ryan, L., MacMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M. and Murphy, C.
(2017) Defining and Measuring Precarious Work
Oslo Fafo Institute

Published Reports

2020

HR Practices in Ireland
Murphy, C., MacMahon, J, and Cross C
(2020) HR Practices in Ireland
Dublin : CIPD

2019

The annual CIPD HR Practices in Ireland Survey
Cross, C., Murphy, C. and MacMahon, J. .
(2019) The annual CIPD HR Practices in Ireland Survey
Dublin : CIPD

2019

Technology, Work & Skills. The impact of technology on employees
O'Sullivan, M., MacMahon, J., Murphy, C. ., Lavell, J., Ryan, L.
(2019) Technology, Work & Skills. The impact of technology on employees
Dublin : FSU

2018

On-call work in industrialized countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L, Murphy, C. and O'Brien, M.
(2018) On-call work in industrialized countries
Geneva : International Labour Organisation

2018

The annual CIPD HR Practices survey
Cross, C., Murphy, C. and MacMahon, J. .
(2018) The annual CIPD HR Practices survey
Dublin : CIPD

2018

The Female ISEQ Board Report: Time for Change.
Cross, C., Murphy, C. and Ocana, T.
(2018) The Female ISEQ Board Report: Time for Change.
University of Limerick : Kemmy Business School

2016

Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide
Cross, C, Murphy, C., Connolly, M., Foy, T., Vinnecombe, S., Humbert, A.L., Anderson, D., McGann, K., Browne, J., McDermott., U., and Fraser, E.
(2016) Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide
Ireland : GEM

2015

A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees,
O'Sullivan, M., Turner, T., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., Gunnigle, P and O'Brien, M
(2015) A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees,
Ireland : University of Limerick

2012

Workplace Bullying Among Nurses in Ireland,
McMahon, J, MacCurtain, S, O'Sullivan, M, Murphy, C and Turner T (
(2012) Workplace Bullying Among Nurses in Ireland,
Dublin : Irish Nurses and Midwives Trade Union

Other Publications

2020

RTE Brainstorming: Is Resilience a good thing for employees?
Murphy C and MacMahon J
(2020) RTE Brainstorming: Is Resilience a good thing for employees?