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Assistant professor of Decent Work & Human Resource Management, University of Galway

Maeve is assistant professor/lecturer in Human Resource Management and Decent Work at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, University of Galway, Ireland. Prior to this, she was a lecturer and MSc in Human Resource Management programme director at University College Cork.

Maeve researches and lectures in a variety of human resource management, organisational behavior, leadership and management-related subjects. Previously, Maeve was managing partner and held senior management and consultancy roles in both public and private sector organisations in Ireland, the UK and at the European Commission in Brussels.

Maeve's expertise and interests focus on the business, policy and wider societal implications of precarious employment and the need to prioritise decent work and greater workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. This has led to collaborative research projects and funding proposals with colleagues in HEI’s across the island of Ireland and with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network in New York.

Current research projects include a study on the impact of and attitudes towards menopause in the workplace as well as a Government of Ireland commissioned, trans-disciplinary project examining whether policy interventions are required in the workplace to better support people following pregnancy loss.

Maeve disseminates her research findings through leading high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, podcasts, radio interviews, media outlets and through invited speaker engagements and at national and international conferences. In addition, among others, Maeve is a peer reviewer for the Human Resource management Journal (ABS 4*), an invited grant assessor with the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, a Research and Policy Committee member of Ireland's TASC (Think-Tank for Action on Social Change), an associate member of the CIPD, a registered psychometric tester with the British Psychological Society and a French speaker.



  • 2001–present
    Assistant professor of Decent Work & Human Resource Management, University of Galway


  • 2018 
    University of Limerick, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • CIPD