Biography

Professor Christine Cross lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Kemmy Business School. Prior to joining UL she worked for a number of multinational organisations in both management and human resource management roles in both the UK and Ireland. Since joining UL Christine has held the roles of Head of Department, Work & Employment Studies and Dean of the Kemmy Business.

Her research, consultancy and publication interests include the broad area of diversity, with a focus on gender inequality in the workplace and the workforce experiences of immigrants. She regularly publishes in leading international journals including Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Economic and Industrial Democracy, International Journal of Human Resource Management and European Societies Journal. She has also co-edited five third level textbooks which are sold internationally.

As both PI and CI in various consortia she has successfully attracted almost 2million euro in funding for research from a number of national and international bodies including the European Commission, COST and Erasmus +. Christine is co-lead for the innovative Work Futures Lab based at the Kemmy Business School which is an enterprise-led, agency-linked partnership, shaping the workplace of the future https://www.ul.ie/business/kbs-work-futures-lab

Christine has also won a number of awards including the UL Excellence in Teaching Award and the Emerald/European Foundation for Management Development Outstanding Doctoral Research Award.In 2019 Christine successfully led the Kemmy Business School to becoming the first Business School in Ireland to achieve the Athena SWAN award, and one of only 6 across the UK and Ireland. She is also Co-chair of the KBS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a member of the Institution EDI Steering Committee.

Christine has been a member of the Irish Academy of Management Council for many years and has held the position of Vice Chair. Christine is also an active member of the CIPD MidWest Committee and organises an annual seminar for HR practitioners in January. Her work with the CIPD has extended to conducting an annual national survey of HR practices for CIPD Ireland over a number of years. https://www.cipd.ie/knowledge/hr-fundamentals/hr/hr-practices-ireland-survey Her consultancy work covers both private and non-for-profit clients.
She is a regular contributor on issues related to gender in the workplace in national outlets including the Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, RTE and Newstalk.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the area of diversity in the workplace. These include women in management; investigating the work experiences of immigrants; and ageing and the workplace.

Christine is co-lead for the innovative Work Futures Lab based at the Kemmy Business School which is an enterprise-led, agency-linked partnership, shaping the workplace of the future https://www.ul.ie/business/kbs-work-futures-lab

Christine is currently involved in a number of European funded projects such as the interdisciplinary COST Action - VOICES which focuses on gender equality and Early Career Investigators and an interdisciplinary COST Action - DE-PASS which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to determinants of physical activity behaviours. In addition she is involved in a cross-EU Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Rise project called AI4labour. She is also currently involved in two Skillnet Ireland commissioned project on Work Futures Leadership and on graduate and career transitions.

Previously Christine was the Principal Investigator on a European Commission funded project 2014-2016 - Gender Equality in decision-Making (GEM). This research examines the role that human resource management processes pertaining to recruitment, performance management and promotion play in attaining gender balance in senior decision-making roles, the findings of which have been widely disseminated across MNCs in Ireland.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2007 Cork Institute of Technology - Ph.D.
  • 1997 Univeristy College Dublin - M.B.S.
  • 1987 University College Galway - B.Comm.

Committee

  • 2007 Irish Academy of Management Council,

Award

  • 2001 - Irish American Partnership Scholar
  • - Best Student Award CIT
  • - Emerald/EFMD Oustanding Doctoral Research Award 2008
  • - UL Excellence in Teaching Award

Employment

  • 2001 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 2000 Masterfoods (Mars) Ireland Ltd - Area Manager
  • 1997 Dell Computers - Human Resource Generalist
  • 1990 H & M, Oxford Circus, London - Department manager
  • 1987 Lloyds Bank, London - Trainee Manager Graduate Programme

Association

  • 1999 Member, The Irish Association of Industrial Relations
  • 1999 Member, The Irish Institute of Training and Development
  • Elected Member, The Irish Academy of Management
  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Books

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Book Chapters

Recruitment and Selection

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
UK
Macmillan International Higher Education
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System Skills Training

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
London
Kogan Page
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Gender, Age and Labour market Experiences,

Prof. Christine Cross
2016
UK
Palgrave
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The UK and Ireland: Traditions and Transitions in Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
Prof. Paddy Gunnigle
Prof. Michael Morley
2004
Oxford
Butterworth-Heinemann
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Power, Politics & Conflict at Work

Prof. Christine Cross
2016
London
Palgrave Macmillan
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Delivering HRD Programmes

Prof. Christine Cross
2015
Hampshire
Palgrave Macmillan
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Polish Workers in Ireland: A Contented Proletariat?

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
Blackrock
Orpen Press
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Employee Resourcing: The Selection Phase

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
Hampshire
Palgrave Macmillan
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Introducing Human Resource Management

Dr. Sarah Kieran
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
UK
Macmillan International Higher Education
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Introducing Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
Basingstoke
Palgrave Macmillan
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Groups and Teams in the Workplace

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2016
UK
Palgrave
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Critically Challenging Some Assumptions in HRD

Prof. Christine Cross
2011
London
Sage
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Edited Books

Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
Hampshire
Palgrave Macmillan
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Human Resource Development

Prof. Christine Cross
2015
Hampshire
Palgrave Macmillan
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Human Resource Management, 2nd Edition

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
London
Palgrave Macmillan
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Organisational Behaviour

Prof. Christine Cross
2016
London
Palgrave Macmilian
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Reactions to selection methods: An international comparison.

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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Who is considered an ‘older worker'? Extending our conceptualisation of ‘older' from an organisational decision maker perspective

Prof. Christine Cross
2014
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The motivation of nurses to participate in continuing professional education in Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Informal Mentoring: A Source of Indirect Entry to Informal Male Networks?

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Flexible Working in an Irish Public Sector Organisation: Still a Gender Issue

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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Explaining Training and Development Roles and Structures in European Call Centres: Strategic Choice, Institutional and Co-evolutionary Influences

Prof. Christine Cross
2012
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Mapping the Context and Practice of Training, Development and HRD in European Call Centres

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Critically Challenging Some Assumptions in HRD

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Polish Workers in Ireland: A Contented Proletariat?

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Occupations, age and gender: Men and women's earnings in the Irish labour market

Prof. Christine Cross
2017
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Mapping the Context and Practice of Training, Development and HRD in European Call Centres

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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The Branding of Human Resource Development: A Media Perspective

Prof. Christine Cross
2007
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Organisational Barriers and the Female Managerial Career: Some Empirical Evidence from Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Immigrant experiences of fairness at work in Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
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Investigating Motivational Aspects of Continuing Professional Development amongst Nursing Staff in the Irish Health Service

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Understanding the role of learning networks in collaborative learning processes: the particular experiences of women

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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The Motivation of Nurses to participate in CPE in Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Perceptions of the Economic and Cultural Impact of Immigrants by People at Work in Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Women in the Irish 'High Tech' Sector: New Opportunities, Old Challenges

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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Barriers to the executive suite: Evidence from Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2010
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The Glass Ceiling: Investigating Both Sides of the Coin

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Advancing Female Carers in the High-Tech Sector: Empirical Evidence from Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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Why Humansitic Approaches in HRD Won't Work

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
London
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Do Attitudes to Immigrants Change in Hard Times? Ireland in a European Context

Prof. Christine Cross
2015
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Editorial

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan
Prof. Christine Cross
2017
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Does Union Membership Benefit Immigrant Workers in Hard Times

Prof. Christine Cross
2014
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Do high-involvement work practices affect employee earnings in union and non-union settings in the Irish private sector?

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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Why humanistic approaches in HRD won't work

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Irish Workers Perceptions of the Impact of Immigrants: A Cause for Concern?, Irish Journal of Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2007
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Blurred Lines: Work-life balance, Eldercare and HRM

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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The psychological contract in call centres: An employee perspective

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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The Unintended Consequences of Role Modelling Behaviour in Female Career Progression

Prof. Christine Cross
2016
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Burnout and innovative work behaviours for survivors ofdownsizing: An investigation of boundary conditions

Prof. Christine Cross
2019
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Exploring the influence of the human factor on customer satisfaction in call centres

Prof. Christine Cross
2019
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Other Journals

Attitudes towards immigrants A survey of Irish employees

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Irish Workers Perceptions of the Impact of Immigrants: A Cause for Concern?

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Conference Publications

2015 ACERE Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2015
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2009 AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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V International Workshop 2005: Human Resource Management,

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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10th International Conference on HRD Research And Practice Across Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Irish Academy Of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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International Conference on Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management in a Knowledge Based Economy

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Trinity Immigration Initiative/ERC Symposium

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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European Academy of Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2007
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Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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11th Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2008
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Seventh International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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5th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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6th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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10th International Conference on Human Resource Development: Research and Practice across Europe

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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7th International Human Resource Development Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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1st International Conference on Women¿¿s Studies

Prof. Christine Cross
2004
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Full Proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Dublin: Interesource Group Publishing. (CD based)

Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Noreen Heraty
2003
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VII Workshop On Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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ACREW Conference 2006

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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V International Workshop on Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Proceedings of the European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies

Prof. Christine Cross
2017
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12th Irish Academny of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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12th Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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ACREW / KCL 2006 Conference: Socially responsive, socially responsible approaches to employment and work,

Prof. Christine Cross
2006
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6th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe,

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Small Group Meeting of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP)

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
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12th Irish Academy of Management Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2009
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Irish Academy of Management Conference,

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Conference proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Noreen Heraty
2003
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Conference Contributions

Work, Employment & Society Conference

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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Irish Academy of Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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European Association of Occupational Health Psychology

Prof. Christine Cross
2014
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Small Group Meeting of the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP)

Prof. Christine Cross
2013
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European Academy of Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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XI International Workshop in Human Resource Management

Prof. Christine Cross
2018
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Published Reports

The annual CIPD HR Practices survey

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2018
Dublin
CIPD
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The Female ISEQ Board Report: Time for Change.

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2018
University of Limerick
Kemmy Business School
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Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
2016
Ireland
GEM
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Training and Development in Ireland: Results of the Biennial National Survey of Benchmarks

Dr. Gordon Armstrong
Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Noreen Heraty
Prof. Paddy Gunnigle
2008
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
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The annual CIPD HR Practices in Ireland Survey

Dr. Caroline Murphy
Prof. Christine Cross
Dr. Juliet MacMahon
2019
Dublin
CIPD
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Irish Workers Perceptions of the Impact of Immigrants: A Cause for Concern?

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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Unlocking the Potential of the Selection Interview

Prof. Christine Cross
2003
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Irish workers perceptions of the impact of mmigrants: A cause for concern?

Prof. Christine Cross
2005
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An Investigation of Women's Career Progression Decisions as a Significant Determinant of the Under-Representation of Women at Senior Management Levels in Ireland

Prof. Christine Cross
2007
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