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Dr Elaine O'Brien




Management & Marketing ORB 2.61 O'Rahilly Building Cork University Business School University College Cork

+353 21 490 2544 ORCID profile


Elaine O’Brien is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at University College Cork (UCC). She is co-Academic Director of the MSc and HDip in HRM. Elaine holds a BSc (Hons) Occupational Psychology (University of Ulster), MSc in Organisational Psychology (UMIST) and PhD (UCC). Prior to joining UCC Elaine gained considerable industrial experience in both public and private sector organisations working as a HR professional and Senior OD Consultant. Her current research interests lie in the area of Emotional Labour, Employee Resilience, Employee Engagement and Psychological Capital. Elaine's work is published in high ranking Journals including Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics and International Journal of Human Resource Management.‍