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

Books

Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Paddy Gunnigle
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Book Chapters

Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland'

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2017
Frankfurt
Peter Lang Publishing
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Legislation: A Double-Edged Sword in Union Resistance to Zero Hours Work – the Case of Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
2021
Bristol
Bristol University Press
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‘Gender, Age and Labour Market Experiences'

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2016
London
Palgrave Macmillian
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Zero Hours Work in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2013
Dublin
Orpen Press
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Resistance, mischief and misbehavior@ The Jad-Gin Co.(JGC).

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Tony Dundon
2020
UK
Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2016
UK
Pagrave Publishing
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Social mobilization theory in HR and employment relations

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2019
Boston
Elgar Publishing
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Groups and Teams in the Workplace

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2016
UK
Palgrave
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Zero Hours Work in Ireland

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
London
Springer
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Organisational Culture

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2016
UK
Palgrave
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Conflict and Mobilisation Theory

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2019
Boston
Elgar Publishing
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Human Resource Analytics

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2018
London
Palgrave
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Edited Books

Zero Hours Work in AngloSaxon Countries

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2019
London
Springer
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Peer Reviewed Journals

The Same But Different: Regulating Zero Hours Work in Two Liberal Market Economies

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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Occupations, age and gender: Men and women's earnings in the Irish labour market.

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2017
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'The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy'

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle
Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2020
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‘'It's not us, it's you!': Extending managerial control through coercion and internalization in the context of workplace bullying amongst nurses in Ireland'

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2021
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Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2014
UK
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To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
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Defining and Regulating Zero Hours Work: Lessons from a Liberal Market Economy

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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The unintended consequences of role-modelling behaviour in female career progression

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2017
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Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
HOBOKEN
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Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns,

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2016
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Blurred Lines: Work-life balance, Eldercare and HRM

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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Speaking up or Staying Silent in bullying situations: the significance of managerial control

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Caroline Murphy
2018
UK
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Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2020
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Running to stand still? Two decades of trade union activity in the Irish long-term care sector

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
2021
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Organising precarious workers: Can a public campaign overcome weak grassroots mobilisation at workplace level?

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2016
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Tipping the Scales for Labour in Ireland? Collective Bargaining and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015.

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2019
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Employer-led flexibility, working time uncertainty, and trade union responses: The case of academics, teachers and school secretaries in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2021
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The role of the state in shaping zero hours work in an atypical liberal market economy

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2020
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Formal and informal long term care work: policy conflict in a liberal welfare state

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2017
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Trade Union Responses to zero hours work in Ireland.

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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Occupations, age and gender: Men and women’s earnings in the Irish labour market

Dr. Caroline Murphy
2020
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference,

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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3rd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2017
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ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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Labour Employment Relations Association Conference

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
2018
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Fifth International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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CRIMT - Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
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4th NERI Labour Market Conference

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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19th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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37th International Labour Process Conference, 24-26 April, University of Vienna, 2019

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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CRIMT international Conference: What Kind of Work for the Future: Disruption, Experimentation and Re regulation

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
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ILO Conference on Regulating Decent Work 7-10 July 2019

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Tony Dundon
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
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16th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2013
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ReMarkLab Conference: New Foundations of Labour Law in the Globalised Market Economy?

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2016
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9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2014
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Conference Contributions

Defining and Measuring Precarious Work

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2017
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Published Reports

A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees,

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2015
Ireland
University of Limerick
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Workplace Bullying Among Nurses in Ireland,

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2012
Dublin
Irish Nurses and Midwives Trade Union
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Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2016
Ireland
GEM
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Technology, Work & Skills. The impact of technology on employees

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Dublin
FSU
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HR Practices in Ireland

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2020
Dublin
CIPD
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The annual CIPD HR Practices in Ireland Survey

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Dublin
CIPD
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On-call work in industrialized countries

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
Geneva
International Labour Organisation
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The annual CIPD HR Practices survey

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
Dublin
CIPD
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The Female ISEQ Board Report: Time for Change.

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
University of Limerick
Kemmy Business School
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

RTE Brainstorming: Is Resilience a good thing for employees?

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2020
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