BiographyProfessor 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 InterestsMy 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.
- 2007 Cork Institute of Technology - Ph.D.
- 1997 Univeristy College Dublin - M.B.S.
- 1987 University College Galway - B.Comm.
- 2007 Irish Academy of Management Council,
- 2001 - Irish American Partnership Scholar
- - Best Student Award CIT
- - Emerald/EFMD Oustanding Doctoral Research Award 2008
- - UL Excellence in Teaching Award
- 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
- 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