Brid Quinn

Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer
Department of Politics & Public Administration
University of Limerick
Plassey
Limerick
T: 353-61-213514
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Bríd Quinn, B.Ed (NUI), MA & PhD (Limerick), is Lecturer in Public Administration and specialises in European local governance, multi-level governance (MLG) and EU policies. She has served as Course Director for the BA Public Administration, BA European Studies, MPA and  MA/GD in Partnership Studies. She is co-convenor of the PSAI Specialist Group on Teaching and Learning.
Long involved in local and regional development activities and evaluation, she is a member of the Council of Europe's team of experts on local government. She has carried out consultancy work in Ireland, Europe and Tanzania and has participated in a range of EU research projects.
She recently co-edited a volume, Developing Public Managers for a Changing World (Emerald Books, 2017) with Klaus Majgaard, J.C.Ry Nielsen and John Raine. She is also co-author (with Nicholas Rees and Bernadette Connaughton) of Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland, Manchester University Press, 2010. She has published in a range of journals (International Journal of Public Sector Management ; Regional and Federal Studies; Administration; Teaching Public Administration; Policy and Politics) and contributed chapters to several edited books, most recently  on the themes of decentralisation (Palgrave 2017)  and the third sector and local government (IGI, 2016).
Her current research focuses on  EU territorial policies; local governance; public sector reform in Ireland; e-government; public values; teaching  and learning in political science; partnership as a governance tool.
                     

Research Interests

EU territorial policy; Ireland and the EU ; local government reform; e-governance; multi-level governance; partnership as a mode of governance; public values; teaching and learning


 ProSEPS, Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science (CA COST Action CA15207)   2016-2020
GRASP Contributed to this COST project's study of governance regimes and second and third level education

Darra (Digital Access in Remote Rural Areas), a Northern Periphery project 
 

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland.
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2010) Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'A new position for civil society and citizens'
Quinn, Brid (2012) 'A new position for civil society and citizens' In: Renewal in European Democracies. Heidleberg: Springer VS. [Details]
2010 'Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe’'
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and B. Connaughton (2010) 'Conclusions: institutional learning and adaptation to Europe’' In: Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland. Manchester: MUP. [Details]
2010 'Ireland and the European Union'
Rees, N. Quinn, B. and B. Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Ireland and the European Union' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: MUP. [Details]
2010 'Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity'
Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2010) 'Mediating Forces and the Domestic Polity' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2010 '‘Regional policy and politics’'
Quinn, B. (2010) '‘Regional policy and politics’' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: MUP. [Details]
2010 '‘Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU?’'
Quinn, B. (2010) '‘Does the CAP fit? Agriculture policy in Ireland and the EU?’' In: Europeanisation and New Patterns of Governance in Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2008 'Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns'
Connaughton, B et al (2008) 'Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the challenge of sustainable development and new governance patterns' In: In Pursuit of Sustainable Development. Abingdon:Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
2007 'Tension between Governance and the Prerequisites of Democracy'
Quinn, B (2007) 'Tension between Governance and the Prerequisites of Democracy' In: Tensions between Local Governance and Local Democracy. The Hague: Elsevier: Reed Business. [Details]
2006 'The Challenge of Multi-level governance and Europeanization in Ireland'
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton , B (2006) 'The Challenge of Multi-level governance and Europeanization in Ireland' In: Adapting to EU Multi-Level Governance. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
2006 ''The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland''
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton, B (2006) ''The Challenge of Multi-Level Governance and Europeanization in Ireland'' In: Adapting to Multi-Level Governance - Regional and Environmental Policies in Cohesion and CEE Countries. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
2005 'Irlands Regionen: mehr Rhetorik Als Realitat'
Quinn, B (2005) 'Irlands Regionen: mehr Rhetorik Als Realitat' In: Jahrbuch des Foderalismus 2005. [Details]
2003 'Irish Local Government in a Comparative Context'
Quinn, B (2003) 'Irish Local Government in a Comparative Context' In: Irish Local Government, Inside Out. [Details]
2000 'Irland- kein Abscheid vom Zentralismus trotz Regionenbildung'
Quinn, B (2000) 'Irland- kein Abscheid vom Zentralismus trotz Regionenbildung' In: Jarbuch des F�deralismus 2000. [Details]
2000 'The Visibility of EU Policies at Regional and Local Level: Ireland - a Case Study'
Quinn, B (2000) 'The Visibility of EU Policies at Regional and Local Level: Ireland - a Case Study' In: The Regional Impact of Community Policies, Von Bergmann-Winberg, M.L. (ed.). [Details]
1999 'Comparative Local Government'
Quinn, B (1999) 'Comparative Local Government' In: Introduction to Public Administration (Bulgarian textbook). [Details]
1997 'Subsidiarity from Althusius to Amsterdam'
Quinn, B (1997) 'Subsidiarity from Althusius to Amsterdam' In: Aspects of Europe, Dublin: Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies. [Details]
1996 'Subsidiarity in the European Union: Philosophical Paradigm or Political Palliative?'
Quinn, B (1996) 'Subsidiarity in the European Union: Philosophical Paradigm or Political Palliative?' In: Limerick Papers in European Integration, Paper No. 2, Limerick: Centre for European Studies. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Developing Public Managers for a Changing World
Majgaard, Klaus, Ry Nielsen, J. C., Quinn, Bríd, Raine, John W (Ed.). (2017) Developing Public Managers for a Changing World Bingley, UK: Emerald. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Teaching, Assessment and Professional Development: Praxis in Ireland's Political Science Community'
Harris, Clodagh and Quinn, Brid (2015) 'Teaching, Assessment and Professional Development: Praxis in Ireland's Political Science Community'. Irish Political Studies, 30 (2):255-275 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Local government reform–Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose'
Quinn, Bríd (2015) 'Local government reform–Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose'. Administration, 63 (2):7-29 [Details]
2016 'Teaching and research in mid-career management education: Function and fusion'
Quinn, Brid (2016) 'Teaching and research in mid-career management education: Function and fusion'. Teaching Public Administration, 34 (1):7-18 [Details]
2014 'Resources and Resourcefulness: Ireland and EU regional policy'
Quinn, Brid (2014) 'Resources and Resourcefulness: Ireland and EU regional policy'. Administration, 62 (2):25-46 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Reflexivity and education for public managers'
Quinn, B (2013) 'Reflexivity and education for public managers'. Teaching Public Administration, 31 (1):6-17 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Mind-sets, Mirrors and Mid-career education: The why, what and how of promoting critical enquiry among Managers'
Quinn, B; Wennes, G (2008) 'Mind-sets, Mirrors and Mid-career education: The why, what and how of promoting critical enquiry among Managers'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT, 21 (4):353-367 [Details]
2007 'The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change'
Quinn, B; Connaughton, B; Rees, N (2007) 'The Europeanisation of Irish Environmental Policy: The EU as the Engine of Domestic Policy Change'. ADMINISTRATION, 54 (4):77-93 [Details]
2004 'Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region'
Rees N., Quinn B., Connaughton B. (2004) 'Ireland's pragmatic adaptation to regionalization: The mid-west region'. Regional and Federal Studies, 14 (3):379-404 [DOI] [Details]
1998 'The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift'
Adshead, M; Quinn, B (1998) 'The move from government to governance: Irish development policy's paradigm shift'. POLICY AND POLITICS, 26 (2):209-225 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Limerick merger: Making History for Irish Local Government'
Quinn, Brid (2014) 'Limerick merger: Making History for Irish Local Government' Council Review, (44) :31-37. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2001 Proceedings of an International Conference
Quinn, B. (2001) ¿Gender Relations in Ireland¿ in The new Challenge of Women¿s Role in Rural Europe . In: Nicosia: The Agricultural Research Institute eds. Proceedings of an International Conference , 04-OCT-01 - 06-OCT-01 , pp.341-351 [Details]
2011 1st international conference on regional development, Malatya, Turkey
Quinn, Brid (2011) Towards a 3D Cohesion Policy: can the EU's Regional policy interventions achieve the intentions? . In: Can Atkan, Coskun eds. 1st international conference on regional development, Malatya, Turkey Malataya, Turkey, , 22-SEP-11 - 23-SEP-11 , pp.603-611 [Details]
2010 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT
Quinn, B (2010) Digital Dividend or Digital Divide? eGovernment, ICT and Social and Economic Development in Rural Areas PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON EGOVERNMENT , pp.329-338 [Details]
2009 EGPA 2009 Delivering Public Service
Brid Quinn (2009) Paper presented to Teaching and Learning Study Group: Adding value(s) to practice and pedagogy EGPA 2009 Delivering Public Service , 02-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09 [Details]
2008 Innovation in the Public Sector
Brid Quinn (2008) Institutionalizing the partnership mode: Experiences from Britain and Ireland Innovation in the Public Sector , 03-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 ECPR Fourth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics
Brid Quinn (2008) Europeanisation and domestic politics: understanding the transition of Ireland's agricultural policy ECPR Fourth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics Latvia, , 25-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 [Details]
2007 Regional Development and Governance Symposium, , 2007
Quinn, Brid (2007) Governance of Innovation and Regions. Ireland: the Shannon Experience Regional Development and Governance Symposium, , 2007 Izmir, Turkey, , 25-OCT-07 - 26-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 CINEFOGO Citizen Participation in Policy Making
Quinn, B. (2007) People, policies and participation in Irish local government CINEFOGO Citizen Participation in Policy Making Bristol, , 13-FEB-07 - 14-FEB-07 [Details]
2006 PSAI paper 'Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis'
Quinn, B. with N. Rees and B. Connaughton. (2006) Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis PSAI paper 'Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis' , 16-OCT-06 - 18-OCT-06 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda,
Brid Quinn (2017) I am a member of the Scientific Commission (SC) of the IGU so was involved in the review and review and selection processes for conference papers as well as in the selection of themes for the 2017 and 2018 conferences. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda, Lecce, Italy , 19-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17 [Details]
2014 UACES 44th Annual Conference,
Quinn,Brid (2014) Presented paper at Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], UACES 44th Annual Conference, Cork , 01-SEP-14 - 03-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 3rd Public Sector Finance & Efficiency Summit,
Brid Quinn (2014) Chaired local government stream. Made panel presentation. [Chaired Session], 3rd Public Sector Finance & Efficiency Summit, Dublin , 16-SEP-14 - 16-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?”,
Brid Quinn (2014) Paper at 2014 ANNUAL PAC (UK) CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH TPAC (USA). [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?”, Liverpool , 09-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 PSAI 2013,
Brid Quinn (2013) Paper on local government reform in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], PSAI 2013, Trinity College, Dublin , 18-OCT-13 - 20-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 Public Sector Responses to the Global Crisis,
Brid Quinn (2013) Paper on impact of the recession on Ireland's third sector for XVII IRSPM Conference. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Public Sector Responses to the Global Crisis, Prague , 10-APR-13 - 12-APR-13 [Details]
2013 Local Government reform: will it put citizens and communities first?,
Brid Quinn (2013) Invited as panellist and contributor for public session with Minister for the Environment & Local Government as part of the Ballyshannon 400 events. [Invited Oral Presentation], Local Government reform: will it put citizens and communities first?, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13 [Details]
2012 Copenhagen Forum's Pedagogic Workshop,
Brid Quinn (2012) Presentation on Graduate Attributes to network of MPA/MBA mid-career programme directors and teachers. [Oral Presentation], Copenhagen Forum's Pedagogic Workshop, Vienna , 07-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy,
Brid Quinn (2012) A one-day international conference organised by the 'Institute for Knowledge in Society' at the University of Limerick, the' Life Course Institute' at NUIG and the 'Supporting Social Inclusion and Regeneration in Limerick' initiative. [Invited Oral Presentation], Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy, University of Limerick , 24-OCT-12 - 24-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland,
Quinn, B. (2012) PSAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland, Derry , 19-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Local government reform: myth or reality? organised by Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) & PSAI Local Government Specialist Group,
Quinn, Brid (2012) Presentation on local government reform in Ireland in the 21 years since the seminal Barrington Report. [Invited Oral Presentation], Local government reform: myth or reality? organised by Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) & PSAI Local Government Specialist Group, NUII, Maynooth , 08-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12 [Details]
2012 MacGill Summer School 2012,
Quinn, Brid (2012) My contribution was on local government reform. The MacGill Summer School stimulates debate on public policy–ranging across economic policy, social policy and political and public service reform. [Invited Lecture], MacGill Summer School 2012, Glenties, Co. Donegal , 22-JUL-12 - 27-JUL-12 [Details]
2012 AMAI Centenary Conference,
Quinn, Brid (2012) The Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland brings together elected representatives from teh 80 towns which have town councils. My lecture was on local government finance. [Invited Lecture], AMAI Centenary Conference, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway , 13-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 International Summer School,
Brid Quinn (2011) Invited lecture on Governance and partnership: theory and practice. [Invited Lecture], International Summer School, School of Government, London , 29-JUN-11 - 05-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 PSA Annual Conference,
Brid Quinn (2011) ‘Reflecting and Research: Reflecting on Research’,. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], PSA Annual Conference, London , 07-APR-11 - 08-APR-11 [Details]
2011 PSAI Local Government Panel,
Brid Quinn (2011) We are where we are but where might we be? Ireland’s local government system twenty years after the Barrington Report'. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], PSAI Local Government Panel, Dublin , 15-OCT-11 - 16-OCT-11 [Details]
2009 EGPA Annual Conference,
Brid Quinn (2009) Towards a framework for evaluation of local e-government applications. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], EGPA Annual Conference, Malta , 23-AUG-09 - 26-AUG-09 [Details]
2009 Campus Engage,
Brid Quinn (2009) Linking Communities of Learning and Learning Communities. [Oral Presentation], Campus Engage, Dublin , 10-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09 [Details]
2007 UACES,
Brid Quinn (2007) Regional policy: a sphere of mutual influence?. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], UACES, Portsmouth , 05-SEP-07 - 07-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 PSA Annual Conference,
Brid Quinn (2007) Towards Joined-Up local governance : do state-structured partnerships leave the JUG half-full or half –empty?’. [Chaired Session], PSA Annual Conference, Bath , 03-APR-07 - 06-APR-07 [Details]
2006 EGPA Annual Conference,
Brid Quinn (2006) Tensions between governance and democratic prerequisites. [Chaired Session], EGPA Annual Conference, Berne , 06-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06 [Details]
2006 EGPA Annual Conference,
Brid Quinn (2006) Tensions between governance and democratic prerequisites. [Chaired Session], EGPA Annual Conference, Berne , 06-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06 [Details]
2005 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops,
brid Quinn, Bernadette Connaughton and Nicholas Rees (2005) Embedded or Ephemeral? Europeanization and Regionalism in Ireland. [Chaired Session], ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Granada , 05-APR-05 - 07-APR-05 [Details]
2004 International Conference on Democratic Network Governance,
Brid Quinn (2004) Representative but reticular – the changing face of Irish local government. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], International Conference on Democratic Network Governance, Roskilde University, Denmark , 13-OCT-04 - 15-OCT-04 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2009 Subnational Government: The French Experience by John Loughlin. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Quinn, B (2009) Subnational Government: The French Experience by John Loughlin. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Book Review [Details]
2006 Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland.
Quinn, B (2006) Negotiated governance and public policy in Ireland. Abingdon: Book Review [Details]
2006 Taylor, George, (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Quinn, B (2006) Taylor, George, (2005) Negotiated Governance and Public Policy in Ireland, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2006 Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis.
Rees, N., Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2006) Europeanisation, New Forms of Governance and the Irish Case: Developing a Framework for Analysis. Conference Paper [Details]
2003 EVOLUTION and/or INTENTION? – Measuring the Impact of Europeanization on Domestic Environmental Policy Networks in Cohesion and CEE Countries’.
Paraskevopoulos, C.Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2003) EVOLUTION and/or INTENTION? – Measuring the Impact of Europeanization on Domestic Environmental Policy Networks in Cohesion and CEE Countries’. Conference Paper [Details]
2002 Globalism, Multi-level Governance and Irish Institutional Development: the case of EU regional and environmental policies in Ireland.
Rees, N. , Quinn, B. and Connaughton, B. (2002) Globalism, Multi-level Governance and Irish Institutional Development: the case of EU regional and environmental policies in Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2003 Case Study: Ireland (regional and environmental policies) for ADAPT project - EU enlargement and multi-level governance in European regional and environmental policies: patterns of institutional learning, adaptation and Europeanization among cohesion countries (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and lessons for new members (Hungary and Poland).
Rees, N., Quinn, B., Connaughton, B. (2003) Case Study: Ireland (regional and environmental policies) for ADAPT project - EU enlargement and multi-level governance in European regional and environmental policies: patterns of institutional learning, adaptation and Europeanization among cohesion countries (Greece, Ireland, Portugal) and lessons for new members (Hungary and Poland). Non Published Reports [Details]

Research Seminar

  Year Publication
2002 National report on Ireland.
Connaughton, B; Quinn, B; Rees, N (2002) National report on Ireland. Research Seminar [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2002 Environmental Policy and Waste Management : Issues of Organisational Change and Management in the Irish Administrative System.
Connaughton, B., Quinn., B and Rees, N. (2002) Environmental Policy and Waste Management : Issues of Organisational Change and Management in the Irish Administrative System. Seminar [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2006 Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit' Limerick Working Papers in Politics and Public Administration, No. 11, 2006.
Rees, N; Quinn, B; Connaughton , B (2006) Europeanisation, Adaptation and the EU Regional Policy in Ireland: Assessing the 'Goodness of Fit' Limerick Working Papers in Politics and Public Administration, No. 11, 2006. Working Paper [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
EAPAA, (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation), the European quality assurance authority in Public Administration Programme reviewer e.g., review of MPA-programme for the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB) in May 2017 , 26-APR-17 /
EMPA Network of universities providing MPA programmes - from January 2013 to January 2014 UL held the rotating presidency and I fulfilled that role /
Copenhagen Forum Member of this network of Public Administration/Public Management teachers involved in mid-career programmes /
PSAI Co-Convenor of Teaching and Learning Specialist Group + Member of Local Government SG 01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-15
Institute of Public Administration (IPA) Member /
EUROPA Member of EUROPA team , Limoges 01-FEB-08 / 31-DEC-16
IACES Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies Member and conference panellist /
IGU Commission 'Geography of Governance' Member of the Scientific Committee /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Audit Committee Limerick County Council (Chairperson 2008-2014) Chairperson 2008 / 2014
Board of Management of the Centre for European Studies Member 1999 / 2011
PSAI teaching and Learning Specialist Group Co-Convenor /
PSAI Local Government Specialist Group Member - delegate to meet with Minister and senior civil servants 2010 / 2012
International Summer School for public managers ISS Organiser 2009 .Committee member. (2006-2013) 2006 / 2013
FAHSS Ethics Committee Departmental Representative 2013 / 2013
LImerick City and County Audit Committee Member /
Board of Management and Local Advisory Group (LAG) for HYSRC (Health Systems Research Centre Member 2006 / 2009
Scientific Committee of IGU Commission on the Geography of Governance Committee member 2016 / 2019
National Advisory Group Centre for for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), University College, Cork Member of National Advisory Council 2017 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Researcher 01-JAN-95 / 01-JAN-99
University of Limerick Assistant Dean Academic Affairs 01-NOV-00 / 31-AUG-03
University of Limerick Lecturer (promotion in February2003) 01-JAN-99 / 30-DEC-99
Granagh National School Teacher 01-JAN-73 / 01-JAN-94

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1999 University of Limerick PhD
1995 University of Limerick MA European Integration
1991 St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra/NUI B. Ed. (Inservice)
1994 University of Dublin (Trinity College) Diploma In Educatuional Management Management
1973 Mary Immaculate College Diploma in Education Education, English, Irish French (1st place)

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Functional Functional Basic

Consultancy

  Client Description
EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation)

                                           
Member of international review teams for programme accreditation.
         NSOB, the Hague, May 2017.
          ISS, Suriname, December 2017

Limerick City and County Council
Preparation of Standing Orders for the new Council
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe
                      
Member of the Council of Europe's team of experts on local government reform. Involved in workshops in the Ukraine (April 2017), Armenia (June 2016)  and the Ukraine (September 2016).

Among the academic experts selected to meet the delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe during their Monitoring Visit to review Ireland's local government system. Was also a reviewer of the draft report.




Ballyhoura Development Ltd.
 Facilitation and research activities
Limerick Regeneration Agency
West Limerick Resources
Occasional facilitation
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)


 Acted as independent external expert in the online evaluation on 13-17 May 2013, and the consensus meeting in Maastricht on 19-20 June 2013, for the European Public Sector Award - EPSA 2013.   
Limerick Civic Trust
I  was requested  to facilitate a workshop  to enable members to review the Trust's   focus and actions.

Outreach Activities

  Description

  Academic Director for Merriman Summer School 2016. This role involved selecting and contacting speakers and organising the various elements of the  programme during the 1916 centenary year.

Theme: Gallant Allies in Europe

Invited  by Ballyhoura Development and West Limerick Resources as a guest speaker on local government reform at rallies in May/June 2014

 Member of the Board of Management of Scoil Pol (Secondary School) Kilfinane. 

Reviews

  Journal Role
Administration Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Europeanisation; Public administration reform; local governance; multi-level governance

Course Directorships held:  
BA Public Administration; MPA; MA in Partnership Studies; BA European Studies 

MODULES taught:
PA4011 Civil and Public Service
PA4017 Sub-national Government in Europe: Challenge and Change   
PO5014 Multilevel Governance:  Concepts and Practice    
PO 4118 Ireland and Europeanisation 
PA 4038 Public Administration in Democratic States
PA 4013  Local Government
PA 5013 Governance and Partnership