Caroline Murphy


Contact Details

Lecturer in Employment Relations
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Ireland
T: +353-61-233669
E: Caroline.Murphy@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Caroline Murphy is a Lecturer in Employment Relations, and Director of the Ba in HRM at the  Department of Work and Employment Studies at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Caroline is a former Industrial Relations Research Trust and Irish Research Council funded research scholar. She completed her PhD in 2011 in the area trade union organising and collective representation in the workplace. She also holds a Masters in International Tourism from the University of Limerick. She lectures in Employment Relations, HR Analytics, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. Caroline has extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience levels, and in the delivery of courses to specific industry groups. She has also consultancy experience in performance management and competency framework development. She has worked on a variety of research projects including: Union Organising in Ireland (2008-2010 funded by the Industrial Relations Research Trust, Trinity College Dublin),  A Study of Workplace Bullying in Ireland (2011-2012, funded by the INMO), Gender Equality in Decision-Making (2014-2016, funded by the European Commission), A Study of Zero Hours Work in Ireland (2015, funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) and Reconciling Employment and elderCare Together (2016, funded by the Irish Council). On Call in Industrialised Economies (the International Labour Organisation, 2018), The Impact of Technology on Worker (Financial Services Union, 2019-20), HR Practices in Ireland (CIPD, 2017-2020).  

Her current research interests include job quality and precarious employment, female labour market participation, formal and informal care work, employee representation, and HR Analytics.                      

 
 

Research Interests

Job Quality and Precarious Work
HR Analytics
Gender Equality in the labour market
Formal and informal care work
Employee representation and voice               
Trade union organising                            
                              
 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Conflict and Mobilisation Theory'
Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Troy, D. (2019) 'Conflict and Mobilisation Theory' In: Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations. Boston: Elgar Publishing. [Details]
2017 'Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland’'
McMahon, J., O’Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., O’Brien, M. and Gunnigle, P. (2017) (2017) 'Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland’' In: The New Foundations of Labour Law. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishing. [Details]
2018 'Human Resource Analytics'
Murphy, C. and McCarthy, J. (2018) 'Human Resource Analytics' In: Human Resource Management. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2013 'Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?'
Murphy, C and Turner, T (2013) 'Workplace Activists in Union Organising Campaigns: A Critical Resource?' In: Are trade unions still relevant?: Union recognition 100 years on. Dublin: Orpen Press. [Details]
2016 'Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe'
Murphy, C and Simms, M (2016) 'Tripartite responses to the precarious employment of young workers in Europe' In: A Handbook of Age Diversity in the Workplace. UK: Pagrave Publishing. [Details]
2016 'Groups and Teams in the Workplace'
Cross, C and Murphy,C (2016) 'Groups and Teams in the Workplace' In: Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction. UK: Palgrave. [Details]
2016 'Organisational Culture'
McCarthy, J and Murphy C (2016) 'Organisational Culture' In: Organisational Behaviour. UK: Palgrave. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Zero Hours Work in AngloSaxon Countries
O'Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Murphy, C., Ryan,L (Ed.). (2019) Zero Hours Work in AngloSaxon Countries London: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Occupations, age and gender: Men and women’s earnings in the Irish labour market'
Turner, T., Cross, C., & Murphy, C (2017) 'Occupations, age and gender: Men and women’s earnings in the Irish labour market'. Economic And Industrial Democracy, [Details]
2018 ''The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy''
O’Sullivan, M., Turner, T., Lavelle, J., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Gunnigle, P. and O’Brien, M. (2018) ''The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy''. Economic And Industrial Democracy, [Details]
2014 'Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector'
Murphy, C and Turner, T (2014) 'Organising non‐standard workers: union recruitment in the Irish care sector'. Industrial Relations Journal, 45 (5):373-388 [Details]
2016 'Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns'
Murphy, C (2016) 'Fear and Leadership in Union Organizing Campaigns'. Journal Of Workplace Rights, 6 (1) [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2012 Workplace Bullying Among Nurses in Ireland.
McMahon, J, MacCurtain, S, O’Sullivan, M, Murphy, C and Turner T ( (2012) Workplace Bullying Among Nurses in Ireland. Irish Nurses and Midwives Trade Union, Dublin. [Details]
2016 Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide.
Cross, C, Murphy, C., Connolly, M., Foy, T., Vinnecombe, S., Humbert, A.L., Anderson, D., McGann, K., Browne, J., McDermott., U., and Fraser, E. (2016) Tailoring Organisational Practices to achieve Gender Equality: A Best Practice Guide. GEM, Ireland. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Industrial Relations Research Trust Research Scholar Award Industrial Relations Research Trust, Trinity College Dublin
2016 Faculty Teaching Development Award Kemmy Business School

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Athena Swan Accreditation Committee 2017 /
KBS Internationalisation International Exchange Coordinator 2016 / 2018
Work, Knowledge and Employment Research Stream Seminar Series Coordinator 2015 / 2018
Director of Reconciling Employment and Eldercare Together Research Network Director 2016 /

Teaching Interests

   

Main teaching areas: Employment Relations, Human Resource Analytics, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.   

Main Postgraduates Teaching Modules:

PM6901 People and Behaviour in Projects (online)  

PM6151 Professional Skills Laboratory

PM6111 People and Behaviour in Projects

PM6101 Organisational Behaviour,

Main Undergraduate Teaching Modules:

PM4407 HR Analytics

PM4604 Employment Relations

PM4914 Human Resource Management

PM4603  Employment Relations for Non Business Students

PM4018 Human Resource Management Practice 

PM4954 Human Resource Development


E
xtensive experience in teaching at undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience levels within the University. Furthermore, she has engaged in teaching on community based skills development projects, specifically aimed at the long term unemployed, training programmes aimed at low skill groups, Skillvec (up-skilling for health sector workers) and RED (Return to education courses funded by labour market activation schemes).

 Caroline also has experience of developing and delivering courses to specific industry groups (e.g healthcare, manufacturing and tourism) which has provided her with adept expertise in unearthing employers’ needs with regard to the levels and types of skills required in industry. 

Curriculum Development

2015 Developed the GEM training programme for use in leadership development programmes (EU funded project)

2016 developed the first HR Analytics Module for the BBS major option

2017 developed the Managing Performance module for the Msc in Work and Orgnanisational Psychology

                    

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2017/8 Employment Relations Theory and Contemporary Developments PM4604
2018 Human Resource Analytics PM4077
2014/15 Organisational Behaviour PM6101
2014/15 Human Resource Management PM4915
2014/15 Employment Relations PM4925
2014/15 People and Behaviour in Projects PM6901
2014/15 Professional Skills Laboratory PM6151