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Michelle O'Sullivan

Ph.D.,

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, the primary textbook on industrial relations, and co-editor of the book Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On. Her primary teaching interests are in industrial relations and dispute resolution skills in employment.

She is co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Michelle is a Board Member of the Workplace Relations Commission, on the Board of Directors of TASC and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. She is also a Council Member of the Irish Academy of Management and the Treasurer of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations.

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

Award

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

Education

  • 2007 Law Society of Ireland - Diploma in Employment Law
  • 2005 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 2000 University of Limerick - B.A.

Association

  • Council Member and Treasurer, Irish Association for Industrial Relations
  • Council Member and Co-editor Irish Journal of Management, Irish Academy of Management

Publications

Book

2020

Industrial Relations in Ireland
Wallace, J., Gunnigle, P., O'Sullivan, M.

2013

Industrial Relations in Ireland
Wallace, J; Gunnigle, P; McMahon, G; O'Sullivan, M

Book Chapter

2020

A Divided Workforce: Zero Hours Work at Sports Direct’
O'Sullivan, M.
Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management

2019

Curbing Bogus Self-employment
Michelle O'Sullivan
Ensuring Good Future Jobs

2019

Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries: A Comparative Review
Michelle OSullivan
Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

2019

Introduction to Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries
Michelle OSullivan
Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries

2018

Managing the Employment Relationship
Michelle O'Sullivan
Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction

2017

Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland’
McMahon, J., O’Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O’Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P
The New Foundations of Labour law

2013

Managing the Employment Relationship
O'Sullivan, M
Human Resource Management

2013

Still a Struggle? Union Recognition a Hundred Years On
Thomas Turner, Daryl D'Art, Michelle O'Sullivan
Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition One Hundred Years On

2013

Introduction: The Continuing Relevance of Trade Unions
D'Art, D., Turner, T., O'Sullivan, M
Are Trade Unions Still Relevant: Trade Union Recognition One Hundred Years On

2013

Union Avoidance in Europe’s Largest Low Cost Airline
O’Sullivan, M.; Gunnigle, P.
Are Trade Unions still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On

2009

Bullying in Healthcare Organizations
MacMahon, J; MacCurtain, S; O'Sullivan M
Culture and Climate in Health Care Organizations

2006
2006

Employment Relations in the Hospitality Sector
Wallace, J; Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M
Hospitality Management in Ireland: Theory and Practice

2002

Organised Labour in the New Economy: Trade Unions and Public Policy in the Republic of Ireland
Gunnigle, P; O'Sullivan, M; Kinsella, M
Irish Employment Relations in the New Economy

2002

The Industrial Relations Act 1990: A Critical Review
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M
Irish Employment Relations in the New Economy

2001

Ireland: The Contribution of the Services Sector to the Irish Employment Miracle
Dineen, DA; Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M
At Your Service? Comparative Perspectives on Employment and Labour Relations in the European Private Sector Services

Edited Book

Other Journal

2008

Recruiting Staff - A Short Guide for GPs and Private Consultants
O'Sullivan, M; Moore, D
Irish Medical Journal

2008

Maternity Protection for Doctors
O'Sullivan, M; Moore, D
Irish Medical Journal

2007

Are You Aware of Your Rights
O'Sullivan, M
NCHD News

2007

IMO Intern Nights
O'Sullivan, M
NCHD News

2006

Employer Opposition to Unionisation in Ireland
O'Sullivan, M
International Union Rights

Other Publication

2005

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019
2018

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

2018

To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying
Sarah MacCurtain, Caroline Murphy, Juliet McMahon, Michelle O'Sullivan, Thomas Turner
Nursing Inquiry DOI: 10.1111/nin.12207

2018

To Stand Up or Step Back, Exploring the Responses of Employees Who Observe Workplace Bullying
MacCurtain, S, Murphy, C, MacMahon, J and O’Sullivan, M.
Nursing inquiry

2017

The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy
Michelle O'Sullivan, Thomas Turner, Jonathan Lavelle, Juliet McMahon, Caroline Murphy, Lorraine Ryan, Patrick Gunnigle, Mike O'Brien
Economic And Industrial Democracy

2016

Employee Voice and Silence in Auditing Firms
Donovan, S., O'Sullivan, M., Doyle, E., Garvey, J.
Employee Relations

2015

Is Individual Employment Law Displacing the Role of Trade Unions?
O'Sullivan, M,Turner, T,Kennedy, M,Wallace, J
Industrial Law Journal DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwv010

2014

Does Union Membership Benefit Immigrant Workers: Evidence from Ireland
Turner, T., Cross, C., O'Sullivan, M.
Journal Of Industrial Relations DOI: 10.1177/0022185613515462

2011

Organising methods and member recruitment in Irish trade unions
Turner, T,O'Sullivan, M,D'Art, D
Employee Relations DOI: 10.1108/01425451111153880

2010

The Citizens Information Service in Ireland: Protecting the Nonunionised Employee?
O'Sullivan, M; Hartigan, C
Journal Of Workplace Rights

2006

New Directions in the Roles and Responsibilities of the HRM Function
Morley, M; Gunnigle,P; O'Sullivan,M; Collings, D
Personnel Review

2004

Employment Protection in Ireland
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M
International Employment Relations Review

Published Report

2015

A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees,
O’Sullivan, M., Turner, T., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., Gunnigle, P and O’Brien, M