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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

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

Book

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.

Book Chapter

2020

Resistance, mischief and misbehavior@ The Jad-Gin Co.(JGC).
Murphy, C., Ryan, L., & Dundon, T.
Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management.

2019

Social mobilization theory in HR and employment relations
Ryan, L., Murphy, C. and Troy, D.
Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

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.
Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

2019

Conflict and Mobilisation Theory
Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Troy, D.
Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations.

2018

Human Resource Analytics
Murphy, C. and McCarthy, J.
Human Resource Management

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)
The New Foundations of Labour Law

2016

‘Gender, Age and Labour Market Experiences'
Murphy, C. and Cross, C.
A Handbook of Age Diversity and Work

2016

Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe
Murphy, C and Simms, M
A Handbook of Age Diversity in the Workplace

2016

Organisational Culture
McCarthy, J and Murphy C
Organisational Behaviour

2013

Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?
Murphy, C and Turner, T
Are trade unions still relevant?: Union recognition 100 years on

Conference Publication

2018

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

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

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

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

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.

Edited Book

Peer Reviewed 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
Industrial Relations Journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12240

2017

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

2017

Formal and informal long term care work: policy conflict in a liberal welfare state
Murphy, C,Turner, T
International Journal Of Sociology And Social Policy DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-06-2015-0069

2016

Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns,
Murphy, C
Journal Of Workplace Rights

2014

Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector
Murphy, C and Turner, T
Industrial Relations Journal

Published Report

2020

HR Practices in Ireland
Murphy, C., MacMahon, J, and Cross C

2018

On-call work in industrialized countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L, Murphy, C. and O'Brien, M.

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