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Dr Ultan Sherman

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Ultan Sherman

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+353214902512 ultan.sherman@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr. Ultan Sherman (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I) lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. His research interests lie broadly in the relationship between work and psychology with specific focus on the psychological contract. His research has been published in leading international journals such as Group & Organization Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management Before joining UCC, Ultan completed a Ph.D in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Dublin City University working on a 'tacit knowledge' project for the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research. He also held a lecturing position in Maynooth University. A Chartered Psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland, Ultan has worked with major MNC's in the areas of employee development, selection and team dynamics. He is the Co-Chair of the 21st Irish Academy of Management Conference, hosted in CUBS in September 2018.

 

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection between psychology and work. Specifically, I have two main interests. First, the , an increasingly prominent issue for organisations. Second, in organisations and the individual factors that influence it. I am also interested in organisational socialisation and personality theory.

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Affiliations

  • Member, Irish Academy of Management (01-SEP-10 /)
  • Registered Psychologist, The Psychological Society of Ireland (01-SEP-08 /)
  • International association for researchers in Human Resource Development, University Forum for Human Resource Development (01-SEP-14 /)
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Modules

  • People and Organisations
  • People and Organisation
  • Changing, Leading and Developing Organisations
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Group & Organization Management (01-OCT-14 -)
  • Referee, Human Resource Management Journal (01-DEC-16 -)
  • Referee, European Journal Of Training And Development (01-DEC-14 -)
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Other Activities

  • Trainer in Psychometric Testing at Level A & Level B on a number of different programmes in Dublin City University, University of Limerick and University College DublinConference Chair, 21st Irish Academy of Management Conference, September 2018December 2015: Guest Speaker at Irish Institute of Training & Development 'Guru Series'Guest Speaker at the Donegal County Childcare Committee Conference in May 2014
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Committees

  • Advisor, Business School Task Force on new website (2015 /)
  • Advisor, Business School Task Force on Student Engagement (2014 /)
  • Organising Committee, UFHRD Conference 2015 (2014 /)
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Education

  • University of Limerick , Ph.D., Organisational Psychology (2013)
  • University College Cork , Certificate in Teaching & Learning, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (2016)
  • University College Cork , BA, Applied Psychology (2006)
  • British Psychological Society , Certificate, Level A & Level B in Psychological Testing (2008)
  • University of Limerick , MSc, Human Resource Management (2008)
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Employment

  • Postdoctoral Reseacher, Dublin City University (14-MAY-12 / 13-JUL-12)
  • Lecturer in Management, National University of Ireland Maynooth (01-SEP-12 / 01-AUG-14)
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Teaching Interests

  • I teach a number of modules in the Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management fields at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Modules include:MG2001: People & OrganisationMG6305: People & OrganisationsMG6020: Changing, Leading & Developing Organisations
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Current Postgrads

  • Duggan James Michael (Doctoral Degree)
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Consultancy

  • MNC's in Ireland : Worked as a psychologist on a number of different projects including: Employee Development, Team Dynamics, Work-Life Balance and Recruitment & Selection
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • University of Limerick: Registrar Doctorate Scholarship (2008)
  • Group & Organization Management: Outstanding Paper (2016)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2016 Organizational Inputs to the Formation of the Expatriate Psychological Contract: Towards an Episodic Understanding
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2016) Organizational Inputs to the Formation of the Expatriate Psychological Contract: Towards an Episodic Understanding. : International Journal of Human Resource Management [Details]
2015 On the formation of the psychological contract: A schema theory perspective
Sherman, U. P.; Morley, M. J (2015) On the formation of the psychological contract: A schema theory perspective. : Group & Organization Management [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2018 Workforce Planning & Talent Management
Sherman, U.P (2018) Workforce Planning & Talent Management. : R. Carbery & C.Cross : Palgrave [Details]
2016 Work- Related Attitudes and Values
Sherman, U.P (2016) Work- Related Attitudes and Values. : : Palgrave [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2012 Tacit Knowledge Processes and Influencers Audit Report: Case Company 5
Gubbins, C.; Kelly, G. Sherman, U (2012) Tacit Knowledge Processes and Influencers Audit Report: Case Company 5. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2017 Masking the Cracks: Above, Behind, and Beneath the Perceived Diversity & Inclusion Issues at a large US MNC
MacKenzie, C., Carbery, R., O'Brien, E., Sherman, U. and Linehan, C (2017) Masking the Cracks: Above, Behind, and Beneath the Perceived Diversity & Inclusion Issues at a large US MNC. [Details]
2016 Accessing the Psychological Contract using Repertory Grid
Sherman, U (2016) Accessing the Psychological Contract using Repertory Grid. [Details]
2015 The antecedents to knowledge exchange in organisations: a psychological contract perspective
Sherman, U.P (2015) The antecedents to knowledge exchange in organisations: a psychological contract perspective. [Details]
2010 The Psychological Contract Formation Process
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2010) The Psychological Contract Formation Process. [Details]
2012 Psychological Contract Formation: A Schema Theory Analysis
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2012) Psychological Contract Formation: A Schema Theory Analysis. [Details]
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