Professor Noreen Heraty is Head of the Department of Work & Employment Studies at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She primarily teaches Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour across a range of graduate, undergraduate, professional and executive programmes. Her current research interests include age and attitudes towards age in the workplace, generational issues in employment, retention and career development, workplace learning and cross-national HRM/D trends and issues. She has co-authored a number of leading textbooks on Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Training and Development, and her research has appeared in leading international, peer-reviewed journals including Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology, International Studies in Management and Organization, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. She is a co-director of the Age in the Workplace Research Network (AWR-net).

Research Interests

My current research interests focus on the dynamics of age and ageism in the workplace; work values; employment 'post-retirement', workplace learning and development, and cross-national HRM/D trends and issues.

Professional Activities


  • 2007 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Lecturer


  • 2006 Kemmy Business School Management Group,
  • 2005 Academic Programme Review Committee (APRC),
  • 2005 Disciplinary Appeals Committee,
  • 2005 Course Design Board, MA in Human Resource Management (part-time),
  • 2005 Course Design Board, MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology,
  • 2004 Programme committee of the 5th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe, University of Limerick,
  • 2004 Departmental Committee CIPD Centre of Excellence Evaluation,
  • 2004 BBS Implementation Committee,
  • 2003 Academic Council, UL.,
  • 2003 Organising Committee of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, University of Limerick,
  • 2001 Departmental Committee on submission for CIPD Centre of Excellence, UL.,
  • 1997 Course Design Board, Graduate Diploma in Guidance Counselling, UL.,
  • 1997 Course Design Board, Master of Business Studies in Human Resource Management,
  • 1995 People Committee, Vision 2020, UL.,
  • 1994 Selection Panel for Department of Personnel & Employment Relations' Teaching Assistants, UL.,
  • 1994 Course Design Board, Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, UL.,


  • 1998 - Literati Club 1999 Award for Excellence
  • 1998 - Literati Club 1999 Highly Commended Award
  • 1995 - Citation of Excellence from ANBAR
  • 1990 - Irish American Partnership Scholarship


  • 1992 University of Limerick - M.B.S.
  • 1990 University of Limerick - B.Business Studies

Peer Reviewed Journals


Human resource development

Heraty N. (2021) Human resource development. The Oxford Handbook Of Contextual Approaches To Human Resource Management :521-543


Book Chapters


Human Resource Development

Heraty, N. (2021) Human Resource Development . London : Oxford The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management


Human resource development: national embeddedness

Tregaskis, O;Heraty, N (2018) Human resource development: national embeddedness. CHELTENHAM : EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON COMPARATIVE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 2ND EDITION :184-199


HRD in multinationals: The global/local mix

Tregaskis O.;Heraty N.;Morley M. (2017) HRD in multinationals: The global/local mix. International Human Resource Management: From Cross-Cultural Management to Managing a Diverse Workforce :461-483


Ageist Attitudes

McCarthy, J. & Heraty, N (2017) Ageist Attitudes. London : Palgrave Macmillan The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work :399-422


HRD in Multinationals: The Global/Local Mix

Tregaskis, O; Heraty, N; Morley, M (2007) HRD in Multinationals: The Global/Local Mix. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing International Human Resource Management: From Cross-Cultural Management to Managing a Diverse Workforce: The International Library of Essays in Business and Management :461-483


The Irish Labour Market in Perspective

Heraty, N (1999) The Irish Labour Market in Perspective. The Irish Employee Recruitment & Management Handbook: Finding and Keeping a High Quality Workforce :33-78


Recruitment and Selection in Ireland

Heraty, N; Gunnigle, P; Clifford, N (1997) Recruitment and Selection in Ireland. Human Resource Management in Irish Organisations: Practice in Perspective


Training and Development

Heraty, N; Morley, M (1997) Training and Development. Human Resource Management in Irish Organisations: Practice in Perspective :127-156

Edited Books

Other Journals

Conference Publications


Irish Academy of Management

Morley,M.,Murphy, K.,Heraty, N.,Gunnigle, P., Collings, D. & Cleveland, C. (2005) Irish Academy of Management. :*-*


15th Annual Conference

Gunnigle, P., Cleveland, J.N., Heraty, N., Morley, M., Murphy, K.R. (1999) 15th Annual Conference. :*-*

Conference Contributions

Published Reports


Book Reviews

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Other Publications


The Work-Family Interface

Heraty, N; Morley, M; Cleveland, J. (2008) The Work-Family Interface. Journal of Managerial Psychology :209-346