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Dr. Juliet Mac Mahon


Dr Juliette Mc Mahon is a Lecturer in industrial relations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Her primary research interests are in the field of workplace bullying, zero hours work, employment law and workplace climate.
in 2020 she was Co-PI on a study investigating workplace climate and Well-being commissioned by the Shannon Group (Shannon Airport, Shannon heritage, Shannon Commercial).

She is co-PI on an annual survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Ireland (CIPD) into HR practices in Ireland. To date there have been three reports : 2018, 2019 and 2020.
From 2015-2017 she co- led an in depth study into workplace climate and well being in the Irish Defence Forces. This was commissioned by the department of Defence and the Irish Defence Forces in partnership with the representative organisations representing Officers and other Ranks. This work resulted in two reports; The first detailing the results of a survey and the second detailing the results of in depth focus groups

In 2015 She was part of a team commissioned by the Irish Government to investigate the prevalence and effect of zero hours contracts in Ireland. The study was titled A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts Among Irish Employers and their Impact on Employees..

Juliet was also co PI on a study in 2010 investigating workplace bullying in the nursing profession. This study was conducted with the support of the largest nursing union in Ireland: The Irish Midwives and Nurses Association (INMO) and returned a sample of 3000 usable surveys. She is also an honorary fellow of the National Anti Bullying Research and resource Centre in Dublin City University (DCU)
More recently she has been one of a team of researchers from the Department of Work and Employment Studies in a number of projects:

  1. A project funded by the Financial Services Union investigating the impact of technology on employees
  2. A project funded by Skillsnet Ireland investigating current and future skills needs in an era of digitisation

She is Course Director of a long running and successful part time HR programme at the University of Limerick

Research Interests

Precarious work and zero hours work, Employment status, Workplace Climate
HRM/employment relations in health services, Bullying in the workplace, Organisation climate in health sector organisations Employment relations in small firms, Employment relations in voluntary sector, HRM social inclusion and work employment legislation

Teaching Interests

Industrial Relations, Employment law, Human Resource Management, Small Business Management

Professional Activities


  • 2019 Law Society of Ireland/Northumbria University - LLM Employment Law and Practice
  • 2013 Law Society of ireland - Diploma in Employment Law
  • 2002 university of limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1994 University of Limerick - M.B.S.


  • 2019 member, Employment Law Association of Ireland
  • 1997 fellow, Irish Instititute of Training and Development (IITD)
  • 1992 member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD


  • 2013 Academic Programme Review Committee,
  • 2013 CIPD Mid West Committee,
  • 2012 KBS Research Ethics Committee,
  • 2012 KBS Research Committee,


  • 1998 University of limerick - Lecturer/Course Director
  • 1996 UCD, Department of Industrial Relations - junior lecturer




Book Chapter


Diversity and Equality in the Workplace
MacMahon J., and O'Brien M.
Human resource Management DOI: na


Equality in the Workplace
Mac Mahon J.
Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction


Management Development in Micro and Small Firms in Ireland: linking management development practices to firm size, strategic type, HRM orientation and owner-manager espoused values, in
Garavan, TN; McCarthy, A; McMahon, J; Gubbins, C
Human Resource Development in Small Organisations: Research and Practice, Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development.


Employee Relations in Small Firms
McMahon, J
Continuity and Change in Irish Employee Relations

Conference Contribution


3rd Global Conference on International HRM
Juliet mac Mahon and Lorraine Ryan


ReMarkLab Conference on labour Law
Michelle O'Sullivan and Juliet mac mahon


16th Anual IAM Conference
Mac Mahon J and Ryan L


Global Human Resource Management
MacMahon, J. & Fitzpatrick, M.

Conference Publication


The Societal Impact of HRM, 14-15 November, Tilburg.
Kieran, S., Ryan, L., MacMahon, J. and MacCurtain, S.


Sarah Kieran, Juliet MacMahon and Sarah MacCurtain


5th regulating or decent Work Conference,
'Sullivan M., Mc Mahon J.,Lavelle, J, O'Brien M. (2017)


British Academy of Management
MacCurtain S, West M, MacMahon J and Daeson S


Irish Academy of Management
O'Sullivan, M. and MacMahon, J.


6th international Organisation behaviour in healthcare conference (OBHC)
Dr Juliet Mac Mahon Dr Sarah Mac Curtain Dr Thomas Turner


International Labour Process Conference
Turner, T. and McMahon, J.


Academy of Management
MacCurtain, S; MacMahon, J.; Flood, P and Turner, T.


World Training and Development Conference
McMahon, J. and Murphy, E.,


Other Publication


Women and Occupations in the Irish Economy: An era of New Opportunities?
Turner, T; McMahon, J
Advances In Case-Based Reasoning

Peer Reviewed Journal


Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control
MacMahon, J;O'Sullivan, M;Murphy, C;Ryan, L;MacCurtain, S
Journal Of Industrial Relations DOI: 10.1111/irj.12230


Integrating formal learning into work-integrated learning to create a semi-formal environment
Nagle, L;Lannon, J;McMahon, J
Asia-Pacific Journal Of Cooperative Education


Trust as a Multidimensional Concept - perceptions of trust in middle and senior management in healthcare sector
McMahon, J; MacCurtain, S
Nat. Inst. Of Health Sciences Research Bulletin


Managerial effectiveness in Irish SMEs: implications for HRD
MacMahon, J; Murphy, E
Journal Of European Industrial Training


Managerial effectiveness in Irish Smes: Implications for HRD
McMahon, J; Murphy, E
Journal Of European Industrial Training


Employee Relations in Small Irish Firms
McMahon, J
Employee Relations

Published Report


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


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