BiographyDr. 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 InterestsJob Quality and Precarious Work
Gender Equality in the labour market
Formal and informal care work
Employee representation and voice
Trade union organising
- 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,
- 2016 - Faculty Teaching Development Award
- 2009 - Industrial Relations Research Trust Research Scholar Award