Biography

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan's expertise is primarily on quality of work and precarious work with particular attention on public policy. Her research has investigated zero hours work, low wage service sector jobs and wage setting in low paid jobs. Michelle's other research interests include trade unions, collective action, employee voice and silence, migrant workers, dispute resolution, workplace bullying and employment law. She has published widely including in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Industrial Relations Journal and the Industrial Law Journal. She is co-author of Industrial Relations in Ireland (2020), the primary textbook on industrial relations, co-editor of Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries (2019) and co-editor of Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On (2013). Her primary teaching interests are in industrial relations and dispute resolution skills in employment. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Michelle is Chair of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations, Co-Chair of the Work, Employment and Organisation Special Interest Group in the Irish Academy of Management, is a member of the Board of Directors of TASC and the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. She was a Board Member of the Workplace Relations Commission from 2015-2021.

Research Interests

Institutional regulation of industrial relations; precarious work; workplace technology, migrant labour; minimum wage regulation; employment law; trade unions, employer organisations, workplace bullying, state dispute resolution bodies, workplace dispute resolution, civil society organisations

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2022 Northumbria University - Master of Laws Employment Law in Practice
  • 2007 Law Society of Ireland - Diploma in Employment Law
  • 2005 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Association

  • 2011 Council Member and Website Administrator , Irish Academy of Management
  • Chair, Irish Association for Industrial Relations
  • Academic Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Member, Irish Labour History Society

Award

  • 2010 - Irish Academy of Management Conference Best paper, Industrial Relations

Books

Industrial Relations in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2020
Dublin
IPA
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Industrial Relations in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Prof. Paddy Gunnigle
2013
Dublin
Gill and Macmillan
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Book Chapters

Zero Hours Work in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Caroline Murphy
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Managing the Employment Relationship

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
Basingstoke
Palgrave Macmillan
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Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries: A Comparative Review

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Employment Relations in the Hospitality Sector

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2006
Dublin
Blackhall Publishing.
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Introduction to Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Contemporary Strike Trends Since 1980: Peering Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2006
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Bullying in Healthcare Organizations

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2009
uk
Palgrave Macmillan.
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Managing the Employment Relationship

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2018
UK
Palgrave Macmillan
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Ireland: The Contribution of the Services Sector to the Irish Employment Miracle

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2001
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Contemporary strike trends since 1980: Peering through the wrong end of a telescope

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2006
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Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland'

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2017
Frankfurt, germany
Peter Lang
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The Industrial Relations Act 1990: A Critical Review

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2002
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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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Still a Struggle? Union Recognition a Hundred Years On

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
Dublin
Orpen Press
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Organised Labour in the New Economy: Trade Unions and Public Policy in the Republic of Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Prof. Paddy Gunnigle
2002
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A Divided Workforce: Zero Hours Work at Sports Direct

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2020
UK
Edward Elgar
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Introduction: The Continuing Relevance of Trade Unions

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
Dublin
Orpen Press
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Curbing Bogus Self-employment

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2019
Dublin
TASC
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Union Avoidance in Europe's Largest Low Cost Airline

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
Dublin
Orpen Press
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Edited Books

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

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2019
Singapore
Springer
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Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
Dublin
Orpen
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Peer Reviewed Journals

What is Reasonable? The operation of ‘Reasonable Accommodation' and ‘Disability' provisions under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2022
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Migrant Workers and Wage Theft: Is Legal Action An Effective Form Of Collective Action?

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2022
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Bearing All the Hallmarks of Oppression: Union Avoidance in Europe's Largest Low-cost Airline

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2009
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Union availability, union membership and immigrant workers: An empirical investigation of the Irish case

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2008
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Is Individual Employment Law Displacing the Role of Trade Unions?

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2015
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The Citizens Information Service in Ireland: Protecting the Nonunionised Employee?

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2010
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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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Employment equality legislation in Ireland: Claimants, representation and outcomes

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2010
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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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Minimum Labour Standards in a Social Partnership System - the Persistence of the Irish Variant of Wages Councils

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2011
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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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'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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Does Union Membership Benefit Immigrant Workers: Evidence from Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2014
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Speaking Up: Employee Voice and Attitudes to Unions in a Non-Union US Multi-national Firm'

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
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Editorial

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Prof. Christine Cross
2017
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To Stand Up or Step Back, Exploring the Responses of Employees Who Observe Workplace Bullying

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
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Skating on thin ICE? A critical evaluation of a decade of research on the British Information and Consultation Regulations (2004)

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2018
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New Directions in the Roles and Responsibilities of the HRM Function

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Prof. Michael Morley
2006
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Facilitators and Inhibitors of Collective Action: A Case Study of a US-Owned Manufacturing Plant

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
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Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control

Dr. Sarah Anne MacCurtain
Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2018
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Everything and nothing changes: Fast-food employers and the threat to minimum wage regulation in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2014
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Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Wage Setting Mechanisms for Vulnerable Workers in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2013
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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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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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Employee Voice and Silence in Auditing Firms

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2016
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Gender Differences in Solo Self-employment: Gendered Flexibility and the Effects of Parenthood

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2021
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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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Does union membership matter? Political participation, attachment to democracy and generational change

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Lorraine Ryan
2020
UK
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Organising methods and member recruitment in Irish trade unions

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2011
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Employment Protection in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2004
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Other Journals

Employer Opposition to Unionisation in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2006
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Doctors Need to Know Rights and Obligations under Equality Laws

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2008
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Are You Aware of Your Rights

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2007
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IMO Intern Nights

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2007
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Recruiting Staff - A Short Guide for GPs and Private Consultants

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2008
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Maternity Protection for Doctors

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2008
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2015
Ireland
University of Limerick
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Reform of State's Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Procedures

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2011
Dublin
TASC
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Review of the Joint Labour Committee System

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
2005
Labour Relations Commmission
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