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Ms. Jill Pearson


Jill received her MSc in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and her BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She was the inaugural Course Director of the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology. Jill lectures in employee wellbeing, careers, organisational behaviour and research methodology on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Kemmy Business School. She recently won a teaching award at the University of Limerick for her positive impact on the student experience.

Jill has lectured at the London Business School and the London School of Economics. She has also worked as a Consultant to a number of multinationals and as an HR Practitioner in both the private and public sectors. Jill was awarded the Government of Ireland Scholarship for her PhD research on "Managerial Career Mobility" which uses event history analysis. Her research focuses on careers.

Research Interests

Cross-cultural study of proactive career self-management, Career Mobility, Event History Analysis, 360-degree feedback, Absenteeism

Professional Activities


  • 1990 London School of Economics and Political Science - MSc
  • 1986 University of Western Ontario - BA


  • - IRCHSS Scholarship
  • - ESRC Scholarship


  • , British Psychological Society
  • , Academy of Management
  • , European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
  • , Irish Academy of Management
  • Registered Member, Psychological Society of Ireland


Book Chapter


Global Careers and IHRD
Hammond, M., O'Shea, D. & Pearson, J.
A Handbook of International HRD: Context, Processes and People


360-degree feedback in the global HRM arena and expatriate management process
McCarthy, A; Pearson, J
International Human Resource Management and Expatriate Transfers: Irish Experiences


Empowering leaders: Are they being developed?
Gratton, L; Pearson, J
Managing Learning

Conference Contribution


European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology
Pearson, J., Hammond, M., Kehoe, L., Healy, K. & Furlong, G.


Trinity Immigration Initiative Conference
Heffernan, E., Pearson, J. & Hammond, M.

Conference Publication


Irish Academy of Management
Pembroke, L. and Pearson, J.


Irish Academy of Management Conference
Murphy, C. & Pearson, J.


Irish Academy of Management
Pearson, J., McCarthy, A.


Other Journal


Other Publication


Case Studies in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Gowler, K; Legge, K; Clegg, C (eds); Pearson, J
British Journal Of Industrial Relations

Peer Reviewed Journal


Lecture absenteeism among students in higher education: A valuable route to understanding student motivation
Moore S., Armstrong C., Pearson J.
Journal Of Higher Education Policy And Management DOI: 10.1080/13600800701457848


Causes and consequences of psychological contracts among knowledge workers in the high technology and financial services industries
Flood, PC; Turner, T; Ramamoorthy, N; Pearson, J
International Journal Of Human Resource Management DOI: 10.1080/09585190110068368