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Dr Maeve O'Sullivan



Maeve O'Sullivan: Biography

Maeve is a lecturer in Management and Programme Director for the MSc in Human Resource Management at the Department of Management and Marketing at the Cork University Business School (CUBS), University College Cork.

Maeve lectures and researches in a variety of Human Resource Management, organisational behavior, leadership and management-related subjects at CUBS. Her research interests include the effective management of older workers, multi-level implications of low-pay, part-time and precarious employment, gender inequality, diversity and inclusion in organisations and managing organisational change and conflict. 

Prior to joining CUBS in August 2019, Maeve was an adjunct lecturer and researcher at the Departments of Work & Employment Studies and Management & Marketing at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She is a former Kemmy Business School Scholar having completed her PhD in Human Resource Management in 2018. Previously, Maeve held senior management and consultancy roles in both public and private sector organisations in Ireland, the UK and at the European Commission in Brussels.

In addition to providing policy briefings for think-tanks, she has presented her research at several national and international conferences and her research has been nominated for a number of awards. Maeve is a registered psychometric tester with the British Psychological Society, a fluent French speaker and is a peer reviewer for the Human Resource Management Journal, R&D Management and the Irish Journal of Management. 


  • English
  • French
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Other Activities

  • 01/10/2019 - Human Resource Management Journal
  • 01/01/2019 - Irish Journal of Management
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Pedagogic Experiences

  • 2019 - Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective, University College Cork, HDip Human Resource Management
  • 2019 - Research Methods, University College Cork, MSc Management and Marketing
  • 2019 - Strategy, Leadership and Change, University College Cork, MSc Project Management
  • 2018 - Leadership and Change Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
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Research Domains

  • Gender and Identity in Organisations
  • Employee well-being and engagement
  • Organisational behaviour  
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Elderly consumption including healthcare and eldercare service provision
  • Gender and development  
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Book chapter

Year Publication
2019 O'SULLIVAN, M., CROSS, C. (2019). The Forgotten Workforce: Older Female Part-Time Workers’ Job Characteristics. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
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