Catriona Burke

Lecturer B.A., M.PM., PMP, MSc

 
researcher

Biography

As organisations increasingly embrace project management as the preferred architecture through which to do business, Catriona is passionate about continuing to move the discipline forward through innovative and relevant research and education. As such, she considers her roles as scholar, educator and consultant to be symbiotic, all contributing to her continued excellence and high profile in project management education and research. 

Catriona lectures in Project and Programme Management at the Kemmy Business School, primarily at the postgraduate level, given her background. With a primary degree in international marketing, a Masters in Project Management and a Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, prior to joining academia, she gained over a decade of significant management experience managing and delivering complex projects and programmes within the Financial Services industry. Her diverse experience includes leading extensive organisational change, large scale operational efficiency and complex regulatory and IT development programmes. 

She was Programme Director for the Masters in Project Management at UL (2007-2011) and was more recently responsible for an international programme design team incorporating leading edge teaching and learning theories in the launch of UL's first entirely on-line Masters, aimed at the international post-experience market. She is also responsible for a number of capstone modules on a variety of Masters programmes, and actively supervises an average of 15 Masters theses on an annual basis. 

Catriona brings a science-practice lens to her research work. Her current research interests include new forms of organizing (particularly temporary) and how these challenge conventional understandings of organization, strategy implementation, organizational behaviour and leadership. In addition, she has an on-going interest in individual and organizational temporal dynamics and their consequences for preferred approaches to organizational design and leadership styles and effectiveness.

Beyond her research and teaching, she has extensive links with professional associations. She is a PMP since 2004 and is actively involved in the Ireland PMI Chapter for more than a decade.

 

Research Interests

Catriona brings a science-practice lens to her research work. Her current research interests include new forms of organizing (particularly temporary) and how these challenge conventional understandings of organization, strategy implementation, organizational behaviour and leadership. In addition, she has an on-going interest in individual and organizational temporal dynamics and their consequences for preferred approaches to organizational design and leadership styles and effectiveness.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'On temporary organizations: A review, synthesis and research agenda'
Burke, C.M.; Morley, M.J. (2016) 'On temporary organizations: A review, synthesis and research agenda'. Human Relations, 69 (6):1235-1258 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster'
Levie, F; Burke, C.M.; Lannon, J. (2016) 'Filling the gaps: An investigation of project governance in a non-governmental organisation's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster'. International Journal Of Project Management, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 IFSAM World Congress
Burke, C.M.; Morley; M.J. (2012) Temporary Organizing: A Review of Past Research and an Agenda for the Future IFSAM World Congress [Details]
2014 EGOS
Burke, C.M.; Morley, M.J. (2014) A tale of two temporalities: Towards a model of antecedents and moderators of dialectical tensions EGOS [Details]