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Dr. Brid Quinn

Biography

Dr. Bríd Quinn, B.Ed (NUI), MA & PhD (Limerick), Until her retirement in October 2018, Dr. Quinn was a Lecturer in Public Administration, specialising in local governance, EU regional and territorial policies, MLG and administrative reform. She has served as Course Director for the BA Public Administration, BA European Studies, MPA and MA/GD in Partnership Studies. She was co-convenor of the PSAI Specialist Group on Teaching and Learning until 2019.
Long involved in local and regional development activities and evaluation, she is a member of the Council of Europe's team of experts on local government. She is involved in EAPAA's accreditation team. She has carried out consultancy work in Ireland, Europe and Tanzania and participated in a range of EU research projects, being currently involved in the PROSEPS project.
She co-edited a volume, Developing Public Managers for a Changing World (Emerald Books, 2017) with Klaus Majgaard, J.C.Ry Nielsen and John Raine. She is also co-author (with Nicholas Rees and Bernadette Connaughton) of Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland, Manchester University Press, 2010. She has published in a range of journals (Higher Education Policy; International Journal of Public Sector Management ; Regional and Federal Studies; Administration; Teaching Public Administration; Policy and Politics) and contributed chapters to several edited books, most recently on the themes of decentralisation (Palgrave 2017) and the third sector and local government (IGI, 2016).
Her current research focuses on EU territorial policies; local governance; public sector reform in Ireland; public values; Ireland's higher education policy; teaching and learning in political science.

Research Interests

EU territorial policy; Ireland and the EU ; local government reform; e-governance; multi-level governance; partnership as a mode of governance; public values; teaching and learning



ProSEPS, Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (CA COST Action CA15207) 2016-2020
GRASP Contributed to this COST project's study of governance regimes and second and third level education

Darra (Digital Access in Remote Rural Areas), a Northern Periphery project

Teaching Interests

Europeanisation; Public administration reform; local governance; multi-level governance


Course Directorships held:
BA Public Administration; MPA; MA in Partnership Studies; BA European Studies

MODULES taught:
PA4011 Civil and Public Service
PA4017 Sub-national Government in Europe: Challenge and Change
PO5014 Multilevel Governance: Concepts and Practice
PO 4118 Ireland and Europeanisation
PA 4038 Public Administration in Democratic States

PA 4013 Local Government
PA 5013 Governance and Partnership















Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Programme reviewer e.g., review of MPA-programme for the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) in May 2017 , , EAPAA, (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation), the European quality assurance authority in Public Administration
  • 2009 Co-Convenor of Teaching and Learning Specialist Group + Member of Local Government SG, PSAI
  • 2008 Member of EUROPA team , Limoges, EUROPA
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, IGU Commission 'Geography of Governance'
  • Member, Institute of Public Administration (IPA)
  • Member and conference panellist, IACES Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies
  • Network of universities providing MPA programmes - from January 2013 to January 2014 UL held the rotating presidency and I fulfilled that role , EMPA
  • Member of this network of Public Administration/Public Management teachers involved in mid-career programmes, Copenhagen Forum

Committee

  • 2017 National Advisory Group Centre for for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), University College, Cork ,
  • 2016 Scientific Committee of IGU Commission on the Geography of Governance,
  • 2013 FAHSS Ethics Committee,
  • 2010 PSAI Local Government Specialist Group,
  • 2008 Audit Committee Limerick County Council (Chairperson 2008-2014), ¿Functions of the Audit Committee
    To review financial and budgetary reporting practices & procedures ¿
    To foster best practice in the internal audit function
    To assess and promote efficiency and value for money.
    To review LG Audit reports and assess follow-up action
    To review risk management systems
    To make recommendations to the authority
  • 2006 International Summer School for public managers, Academic & Organising committee member.
    Organised ISS 2009 at UL with over 100 public managers engaging in mid-career education.
  • 2006 Board of Management and Local Advisory Group (LAG) for HYSRC (Health Systems Research Centre,
  • 1999 Board of Management of the Centre for European Studies, *
  • LImerick City and County Audit Committee,
  • PSAI teaching and Learning Specialist Group, This specialist group brings together scholars (from post-graduates to established academics) that explore innovations in teaching, learning and assessment, and examine different pedagogical approaches within the discipline. It acts as a forum for networking, debate, publication and grant application and as a locus of communication between scholars of teaching and learning in politics in Ireland and similar groupings in this field internationally

Consultancy

  • 2015 Limerick City and County Council - Preparation of Standing Orders for the new Council
  • 2013 Limerick Civic Trust - I was requested to facilitate a workshop to enable members to review the Trust's focus and actions.
  • 2013 European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) -

    Acted as independent external expert in the online evaluation on 13-17 May 2013, and the consensus meeting in Maastricht on 19-20 June 2013, for the European Public Sector Award - EPSA 2013.

  • 2012 Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe -
    Member of the Council of Europe's team of experts on local government reform. Involved in workshops in the Ukraine (April 2017), Armenia (June 2016) and the Ukraine (September 2016).

    Among the academic experts selected to meet the delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe during their Monitoring Visit to review Ireland's local government system. Was also a reviewer of the draft report.

  • 2009 West Limerick Resources - Occasional facilitation
  • Limerick Regeneration Agency -
  • Ballyhoura Development Ltd. - Facilitation and research activities
  • EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation) -

    Member of international review teams for programme accreditation.
    NSOB, the Hague, May 2017.
    ISS, Suriname, December 2017

Employment

  • 2000 University of Limerick - Assistant Dean Academic Affairs
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Lecturer (promotion in February2003)
  • 1995 University of Limerick - Researcher
  • 1973 Granagh National School - Teacher

Education

  • 1999 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 1995 University of Limerick - MA European Integration
  • 1994 University of Dublin (Trinity College) - Diploma In Educatuional Management
  • 1991 St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra/NUI - B. Ed. (Inservice)
  • 1973 Mary Immaculate College - Diploma in Education

Outreach

  • Academic Director for Merriman Summer School 2016. This role involved selecting and contacting speakers and organising the various elements of the programme during the 1916 centenary year.

    Theme: Gallant Allies in Europe

  • Invited by Ballyhoura Development and West Limerick Resources as a guest speaker on local government reform at rallies in May/June 2014
  • Member of the Board of Management of Scoil Pol (Secondary School) Kilfinane.

Language

  • German
  • Irish
  • French

Publications

Books

2010

Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B.
(2010) Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland
Manchester : Manchester University Press

Book Chapters

2012

A new position for civil society and citizens
Quinn, Brid
(2012) A new position for civil society and citizens
In Renewal in European Democracies; Heidleberg : Springer VS pp. 99-119

2010

Ireland and the European Union
Rees, N. Quinn, B. and B. Connaughton, B.
(2010) Ireland and the European Union
In Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland; Manchester : MUP

2010

Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity
Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B.
(2010) Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity
In Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland; Manchester : Manchester University Press pp. 34-52

2010

Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe'
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and B. Connaughton
(2010) Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe'
In Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland; Manchester : MUP

2010

‘Regional policy and politics'
Quinn, B.
(2010) ‘Regional policy and politics'
In Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland; Manchester : MUP

2010

‘Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU?'
Quinn, B.
(2010) ‘Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU?'
In Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland; Manchester : Manchester University Press

2008

Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns
Connaughton, B et al
(2008) Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns
In In Pursuit of Sustainable Development,; Abingdon:Oxford : Routledge pp. 145-168

2007

Tension between Governance and the Prerequisites of Democracy
Quinn, B
(2007) Tension between Governance and the Prerequisites of Democracy
In Tensions between Local Governance and Local Democracy; The Hague : Elsevier: Reed Business pp. 15-28 The Hague

2006

The Challenge of Multi-level governance and Europeanization in Ireland
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton , B
(2006) The Challenge of Multi-level governance and Europeanization in Ireland
In Adapting to EU Multi-Level Governance; Aldershot : Ashgate pp. 53-78

2006

'The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland'
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton, B
(2006) 'The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland'
In Adapting to Multi-Level Governance - Regional and Environmental Policies in Cohesion and CEE Countries; Aldershot : Ashgate pp. 53-78

2005

Irlands Regionen: mehr Rhetorik Als Realitat
Quinn, B
(2005) Irlands Regionen: mehr Rhetorik Als Realitat
In Jahrbuch des Foderalismus 2005; pp. 374-388

2003

Irish Local Government in a Comparative Context
Quinn, B
(2003) Irish Local Government in a Comparative Context
In Irish Local Government, Inside Out;

2000

The Visibility of EU Policies at Regional and Local Level: Ireland - a Case Study
Quinn, B
(2000) The Visibility of EU Policies at Regional and Local Level: Ireland - a Case Study
In The Regional Impact of Community Policies, Von Bergmann-Winberg, M.L. (ed.); pp. 135-155

2000

Irland- kein Abscheid vom Zentralismus trotz Regionenbildung
Quinn, B
(2000) Irland- kein Abscheid vom Zentralismus trotz Regionenbildung
In Jarbuch des F�deralismus 2000; pp. 193-207

1999

Comparative Local Government
Quinn, B
(1999) Comparative Local Government
In Introduction to Public Administration (Bulgarian textbook);

1997

Subsidiarity from Althusius to Amsterdam
Quinn, B
(1997) Subsidiarity from Althusius to Amsterdam
In Aspects of Europe, Dublin: Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies;

1996

Subsidiarity in the European Union: Philosophical Paradigm or Political Palliative?
Quinn, B
(1996) Subsidiarity in the European Union: Philosophical Paradigm or Political Palliative?
In Limerick Papers in European Integration, Paper No. 2, Limerick: Centre for European Studies;

Edited Books

2017

Developing Public Managers for a Changing World
(2017) Developing Public Managers for a Changing World
Majgaard, Klaus, Ry Nielsen, J. C., Quinn, Bríd, Raine, John W.(Ed.) Bingley, UK : Emerald pp. 1-324

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Teaching and research in mid-career management education: Function and fusion
Quinn, Brid
(2016) Teaching and research in mid-career management education: Function and fusion
In Teaching Public Administration; pp. 7-18

2015

Teaching, Assessment and Professional Development: Praxis in Ireland's Political Science Community,
Harris, Clodagh and Quinn, Brid
(2015) Teaching, Assessment and Professional Development: Praxis in Ireland's Political Science Community,
In Irish Political Studies; Taylor & Francis, Colchester, United Kingdom : pp. 255-275
DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2015.1019871

2015

Local government reform–Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Quinn, Bríd
(2015) Local government reform–Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
In Administration; de Gruyter.com Berlin : pp. 7-29

2014

Resources and Resourcefulness: Ireland and EU regional policy
Quinn, Brid
(2014) Resources and Resourcefulness: Ireland and EU regional policy
In Administration; Dublin : pp. 25-46
[ULIR]

2013

Reflexivity and education for public managers
Quinn, B
(2013) Reflexivity and education for public managers
In Teaching Public Administration; pp. 6-17
DOI: 10.1177/0144739413478961

2008

Mind-sets, Mirrors and Mid-career education: The why, what and how of promoting critical enquiry among Managers
Quinn, B; Wennes, G
(2008) Mind-sets, Mirrors and Mid-career education: The why, what and how of promoting critical enquiry among Managers
In International Journal Of Public Sector Management; pp. 353-367

2007

The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change
Quinn, B; Connaughton, B; Rees, N
(2007) The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change
In Administration; pp. 77-93

2004

Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region
Rees N., Quinn B., Connaughton B.
(2004) Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region
In Regional And Federal Studies; pp. 379-404
DOI: 10.1080/1359756042000261360

1998

The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift
Adshead, M; Quinn, B
(1998) The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift
In Policy And Politics; pp. 209-225
DOI: 10.1332/030557398782025682

Other Journals

2014

Limerick merger: Making History for Irish Local Government
Quinn, Brid
(2014) Limerick merger: Making History for Irish Local Government
In Council Review; Grace Heneghan(Ed.) Dublin : Ocean Publishing pp. 31-37
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2011

1st international conference on regional development, Malatya, Turkey
Quinn, Brid
(2011) 1st international conference on regional development, Malatya, Turkey
Can Atkan, Coskun(Ed.) pp. 603-611 Malataya, Turkey

2010

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT
Quinn, B
(2010) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT
pp. 329-338

2009

EGPA 2009 Delivering Public Service
Brid Quinn
(2009) EGPA 2009 Delivering Public Service

2008

Innovation in the Public Sector
Brid Quinn
(2008) Innovation in the Public Sector

2008

ECPR Fourth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
Brid Quinn
(2008) ECPR Fourth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
Latvia

2007

Regional Development and Governance Symposium, , 2007
Quinn, Brid
(2007) Regional Development and Governance Symposium, , 2007
Izmir, Turkey

2007

CINEFOGO Citizen Participation in Policy Making
Quinn, B.
(2007) CINEFOGO Citizen Participation in Policy Making
Bristol

2006

PSAI paper 'Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis'.
Quinn, B. with N. Rees and B. Connaughton.
(2006) PSAI paper 'Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis'.

2001

Proceedings of an International Conference
Quinn, B.
(2001) Proceedings of an International Conference
Nicosia: The Agricultural Research Institute(Ed.) pp. 341-351

Conference Contributions

2017

Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda
Brid Quinn
(2017) Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda
Lecce, Italy

2014

UACES 44th Annual Conference
Quinn,Brid
(2014) UACES 44th Annual Conference
Cork

2014

Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?'
Brid Quinn
(2014) Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?'
Liverpool

2014

3rd Public Sector Finance & Efficiency Summit
Brid Quinn
(2014) 3rd Public Sector Finance & Efficiency Summit
Dublin

2013

Local Government reform: will it put citizens and communities first?
Brid Quinn
(2013) Local Government reform: will it put citizens and communities first?
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

2013

PSAI 2013
Brid Quinn
(2013) PSAI 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

2013

Public Sector Responses to the Global Crisis
Brid Quinn
(2013) Public Sector Responses to the Global Crisis
Prague

2012

Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy
Brid Quinn
(2012) Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy
University of Limerick

2012

Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland
Quinn, B.
(2012) Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland
Derry

2012

Copenhagen Forum's Pedagogic Workshop
Brid Quinn
(2012) Copenhagen Forum's Pedagogic Workshop
Vienna

2012

Local government reform: myth or reality? organised by Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) & PSAI Local Government Specialist Group
Quinn, Brid
(2012) Local government reform: myth or reality? organised by Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) & PSAI Local Government Specialist Group
NUII, Maynooth

2012

AMAI Centenary Conference
Quinn, Brid
(2012) AMAI Centenary Conference
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

2012

MacGill Summer School 2012
Quinn, Brid
(2012) MacGill Summer School 2012
Glenties, Co. Donegal

2011

PSA Annual Conference
Brid Quinn
(2011) PSA Annual Conference
London

2011

International Summer School
Brid Quinn
(2011) International Summer School
School of Government, London

2011

PSAI Local Government Panel
Brid Quinn
(2011) PSAI Local Government Panel
Dublin

2009

Campus Engage
Brid Quinn
(2009) Campus Engage
Dublin

2009

EGPA Annual Conference
Brid Quinn
(2009) EGPA Annual Conference
Malta

2007

PSA Annual Conference
Brid Quinn
(2007) PSA Annual Conference
Bath

2007

UACES
Brid Quinn
(2007) UACES
Portsmouth

2006

EGPA Annual Conference
Brid Quinn
(2006) EGPA Annual Conference
Berne

2006

EGPA Annual Conference
Brid Quinn
(2006) EGPA Annual Conference
Berne

2005

ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops
brid Quinn, Bernadette Connaughton and Nicholas Rees
(2005) ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops
Granada

2004

International Conference on Democratic Network Governance
Brid Quinn
(2004) International Conference on Democratic Network Governance
Roskilde University, Denmark.

Other Publications

2009

Subnational Government: The French Experience by John Loughlin. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007,
Quinn, B
(2009) Subnational Government: The French Experience by John Loughlin. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007,
In Regional And Federal Studies; pp. 188-189

2006

Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit' Limerick Working Papers in Politics and Public Administration, No. 11, 2006
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton , B
(2006) Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit' Limerick Working Papers in Politics and Public Administration, No. 11, 2006

2006

Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B.
(2006) Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis

2006

Taylor, George, (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Quinn, B
(2006) Taylor, George, (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
In Local Government Studies;

2006

Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland
Quinn, B
(2006) Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland
Abingdon : Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd pp. 119-120

2006

Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit'
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton, B
(2006) Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit'

2003

EVOLUTION and/or INTENTION? – Measuring the Impact of Europeanization on Domestic Environmental Policy Networks in Cohesion and CEE Countries'
Paraskevopoulos, C.Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B.
(2003) EVOLUTION and/or INTENTION? – Measuring the Impact of Europeanization on Domestic Environmental Policy Networks in Cohesion and CEE Countries'

2003

Case Study: Ireland (regional and environmental policies) for ADAPT project - EU enlargement and multi-level governance in European regional and environmental policies: patterns of institutional learn....
Rees, N., Quinn, B., Connaughton, B.
(2003) Case Study: Ireland (regional and environmental policies) for ADAPT project - EU enlargement and multi-level governance in European regional and environmental policies: patterns of institutional learn....

2002

Globalism, Multi-level Governance and Irish Institutional Development: the case of EU regional and environmental policies in Ireland
Rees, N. , Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B.
(2002) Globalism, Multi-level Governance and Irish Institutional Development: the case of EU regional and environmental policies in Ireland

2002

National report on Ireland
Connaughton, B; Quinn, B; Rees, N
(2002) National report on Ireland

2002

ADAPT seminar, Brussels 'Ireland's administrative adaptation; EU regional and environmental policies'
Connaughton, B; Quinn, B; Rees, N
(2002) ADAPT seminar, Brussels 'Ireland's administrative adaptation; EU regional and environmental policies'
In American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education;

2002

Environmental Policy and Waste Management : Issues of Organisational Change and Management in the Irish Administrative System
Connaughton, B., Quinn., B and Rees, N.
(2002) Environmental Policy and Waste Management : Issues of Organisational Change and Management in the Irish Administrative System