Michelle O'Sullivan


 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan's expertise is primarily on quality of work and precarious work with particular attention on public policy. Her research has investigated zero hours work, low wage service sector jobs and wage setting in low paid jobs. Michelle's other research interests include trade unions, collective action, employee voice and silence, migrant workers, dispute resolution, workplace bullying and employment law. She has published widely including in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Industrial Relations Journal and the Industrial Law Journal. She is co-author of Industrial Relations in Ireland, the primary textbook on industrial relations, and co-editor of the book Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On.  Her primary teaching interests are in industrial relations and dispute resolution skills in employment.                         

She is co-editor of the Irish Journal of Management a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial Relations.

Michelle is a Board Member of the Workplace Relations Commission, on the Board of Directors of TASC and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. She is also a Council Member of the Irish Academy of Management and the Treasurer of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations. 

Research Interests

Institutional regulation of industrial relations; precarious work; workplace technology, migrant labour; minimum wage regulation; employment law; trade unions, employer organisations, workplace bullying, state dispute resolution bodies, workplace dispute resolution, civil society organisations

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Industrial Relations in Ireland.
Wallace, J; Gunnigle, P; McMahon, G; O'Sullivan, M (2013) Industrial Relations in Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries
O’Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. and Gunnigle, P (Ed.). (2019) Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries Singapore: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2013 Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On
Turner, T., D'Art, D., O'Sullivan, M (Ed.). (2013) Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On Dublin: Orpen. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Introduction to Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries'
Michelle OSullivan (2019) 'Introduction to Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries' In: O’Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. and Gunnigle, P (eds). Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries. Singapore: Springer. [Details]
2019 'Curbing Bogus Self-employment'
Michelle O'Sullivan (2019) 'Curbing Bogus Self-employment' In: A. Lajoie, G. Irvine, S. Cohen (eds). Ensuring Good Future Jobs. Dublin: TASC. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Zero Hours Work in Ireland'
Murphy, C., Lavelle, J., Turner, T., Ryan, L., McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., O'Brien, M., Gunnigle, P. (2019) 'Zero Hours Work in Ireland' In: O’Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T., Gunnigle, P (eds). Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries. Singapore: Springer. [Details]
2019 'Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries: A Comparative Review'
Michelle OSullivan (2019) 'Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries: A Comparative Review' In: O’Sullivan, M., Lavelle, J., McMahon, J., Ryan, L., Murphy, C., Turner, T. and Gunnigle, P (eds). Zero Hours and On-call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries. Singapore: Springer. [Details]
2018 'Managing the Employment Relationship'
Michelle O'Sullivan (2018) 'Managing the Employment Relationship' In: Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [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) 'Zero Hours Work and the Role of the Law in Ireland’' In: The New Foundations of Labour law. Frankfurt, germany: Peter Lang. [Details]
2013 'Still a Struggle? Union Recognition a Hundred Years On'
Thomas Turner, Daryl D'Art, Michelle O'Sullivan (2013) 'Still a Struggle? Union Recognition a Hundred Years On' In: Are Trade Unions Still Relevant? Union Recognition One Hundred Years On. Dublin: Orpen Press. [Details]
2013 'Union Avoidance in Europe’s Largest Low Cost Airline'
O’Sullivan, M.; Gunnigle, P. (2013) 'Union Avoidance in Europe’s Largest Low Cost Airline' In: Are Trade Unions still Relevant? Union Recognition 100 Years On. Dublin: Orpen Press. [Details]
2013 'Managing the Employment Relationship'
O'Sullivan, M (2013) 'Managing the Employment Relationship' In: Human Resource Management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2013 'Introduction: The Continuing Relevance of Trade Unions'
D'Art, D., Turner, T., O'Sullivan, M (2013) 'Introduction: The Continuing Relevance of Trade Unions' In: Are Trade Unions Still Relevant: Trade Union Recognition One Hundred Years On. Dublin: Orpen Press. [Details]
2009 'Bullying in Healthcare Organizations'
MacMahon, J; MacCurtain, S; O'Sullivan M (2009) 'Bullying in Healthcare Organizations' In: Culture and Climate in Health Care Organizations. uk: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2006 'Employment Relations in the Hospitality Sector'
Wallace, J; Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2006) 'Employment Relations in the Hospitality Sector' In: Hospitality Management in Ireland: Theory and Practice. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing. [Details]
2006 'Contemporary strike trends since 1980: Peering through the wrong end of a telescope'
Wallace J.;O'Sullivan M. (2006) 'Contemporary strike trends since 1980: Peering through the wrong end of a telescope' In: Global Industrial Relations. [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Contemporary Strike Trends Since 1980: Peering Through the Wrong End of the Telescope'
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2006) 'Contemporary Strike Trends Since 1980: Peering Through the Wrong End of the Telescope' In: Global Industrial Relations. [Details]
2002 'The Industrial Relations Act 1990: A Critical Review'
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2002) 'The Industrial Relations Act 1990: A Critical Review' In: Irish Employment Relations in the New Economy. [Details]
2002 'Organised Labour in the New Economy: Trade Unions and Public Policy in the Republic of Ireland'
Gunnigle, P; O'Sullivan, M; Kinsella, M (2002) 'Organised Labour in the New Economy: Trade Unions and Public Policy in the Republic of Ireland' In: Irish Employment Relations in the New Economy. [Details]
2001 'Ireland: The Contribution of the Services Sector to the Irish Employment Miracle'
Dineen, DA; Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2001) 'Ireland: The Contribution of the Services Sector to the Irish Employment Miracle' In: At Your Service? Comparative Perspectives on Employment and Labour Relations in the European Private Sector Services. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
'Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control'
McMahon, J., O'Sullivan, M., Murphy, C., Ryan, L., MacCurtain, S. 'Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control'. Industrial Relations Journal, [Details]
2019 'Does union membership matter? Political participation, attachment to democracy and generational change'
Thomas Turner, Lorraine Ryan, Michelle O'Sullivan (2019) 'Does union membership matter? Political participation, attachment to democracy and generational change'. European Journal Of Industrial Relations, 0 (0):0-0 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying'
Sarah MacCurtain, Caroline Murphy, Juliet McMahon, Michelle O'Sullivan, Thomas Turner (2018) 'To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying'. Nursing Inquiry, 25 (1):1-10 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Editorial'
Cross, C,O'Sullivan, M (2017) 'Editorial'. Irish Journal Of Management, 36 :63-64 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Skating on thin ICE? A critical evaluation of a decade of research on the British Information and Consultation Regulations 2004'
Butler, P., Gunnigle, P., Lavelle, J., & O’Sullivan, M. (2018) 'Skating on thin ICE? A critical evaluation of a decade of research on the British Information and Consultation Regulations 2004'. Economic And Industrial Democracy, 39 (1):173-190 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy'
Michelle O'Sullivan, Thomas Turner, Jonathan Lavelle, Juliet McMahon, Caroline Murphy, Lorraine Ryan, Patrick Gunnigle, Mike O'Brien (2017) 'The Role of the State in Shaping Zero Hours Work in an Atypical Liberal Market Economy'. Economic And Industrial Democracy, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Employee Voice and Silence in Auditing Firms'
Donovan, S., O'Sullivan, M., Doyle, E., Garvey, J. (2016) 'Employee Voice and Silence in Auditing Firms'. Employee Relations, 38 (4) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Is Individual Employment Law Displacing the Role of Trade Unions?'
O'Sullivan, M,Turner, T,Kennedy, M,Wallace, J (2015) 'Is Individual Employment Law Displacing the Role of Trade Unions?'. Industrial Law Journal, 44 :222-245 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Everything and nothing changes: Fast-food employers and the threat to minimum wage regulation in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, M,Royle, T (2014) 'Everything and nothing changes: Fast-food employers and the threat to minimum wage regulation in Ireland'. Economic And Industrial Democracy, 35 :27-47 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Does Union Membership Benefit Immigrant Workers: Evidence from Ireland'
Turner, T., Cross, C., O'Sullivan, M. (2014) 'Does Union Membership Benefit Immigrant Workers: Evidence from Ireland'. Journal Of Industrial Relations, [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Wage Setting Mechanisms for Vulnerable Workers in Ireland'
Turner, T,O'Sullivan, M (2013) 'Economic Crisis and the Restructuring of Wage Setting Mechanisms for Vulnerable Workers in Ireland'. Economic And Social Review, 44 :197-219 [Details]
2013 'Facilitators and Inhibitors of Collective Action: A Case Study of a US-Owned Manufacturing Plant'
O'Sullivan, M,Turner, T (2013) 'Facilitators and Inhibitors of Collective Action: A Case Study of a US-Owned Manufacturing Plant'. British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 51 :689-708 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Speaking Up: Employee Voice and Attitudes to Unions in a Non-Union US Multi-national Firm’'
Turner, T; O'Sullivan, M (2013) 'Speaking Up: Employee Voice and Attitudes to Unions in a Non-Union US Multi-national Firm’'. Industrial Relations Journal, [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Minimum Labour Standards in a Social Partnership System - the Persistence of the Irish Variant of Wages Councils'
O'Sullivan, M; Wallace, J. (2011) 'Minimum Labour Standards in a Social Partnership System - the Persistence of the Irish Variant of Wages Councils'. Industrial Relations Journal, 42 (1):18-35 [Details]
2011 'Organising methods and member recruitment in Irish trade unions'
Turner, T,O'Sullivan, M,D'Art, D (2011) 'Organising methods and member recruitment in Irish trade unions'. Employee Relations, 33 :516-531 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'The Citizens Information Service in Ireland: Protecting the Nonunionised Employee?'
O'Sullivan, M; Hartigan, C (2010) 'The Citizens Information Service in Ireland: Protecting the Nonunionised Employee?'. Journal Of Workplace Rights, 15 (1):65-82 [Details]
2010 'Employment equality legislation in Ireland: Claimants, representation and outcomes'
O'Sullivan M., MacMahon J. (2010) 'Employment equality legislation in Ireland: Claimants, representation and outcomes'. Industrial Law Journal, 39 (4):329-354 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Bearing All the Hallmarks of Oppression: Union Avoidance in Europe's Largest Low-cost Airline'
O'Sullivan, M; Gunnigle, P (2009) 'Bearing All the Hallmarks of Oppression: Union Avoidance in Europe's Largest Low-cost Airline'. Labor Studies Journal, 34 (2):252-270 [Details]
2008 'Union availability, union membership and immigrant workers: An empirical investigation of the Irish case'
Turner T., D'Art D., O'Sullivan M. (2008) 'Union availability, union membership and immigrant workers: An empirical investigation of the Irish case'. Employee Relations, 30 (5):479-493 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'New Directions in the Roles and Responsibilities of the HRM Function'
Morley, M; Gunnigle,P; O'Sullivan,M; Collings, D (2006) 'New Directions in the Roles and Responsibilities of the HRM Function'. Personnel Review, 35 (6):609-617 [Details]
2004 'Employment Protection in Ireland'
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2004) 'Employment Protection in Ireland'. INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS REVIEW, 10 (1):53-66 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2008 'Maternity Protection for Doctors'
O'Sullivan, M; Moore, D (2008) 'Maternity Protection for Doctors' Irish Medical Journal, 101 (2) :59-60. [Details]
2008 'Recruiting Staff - A Short Guide for GPs and Private Consultants'
O'Sullivan, M; Moore, D (2008) 'Recruiting Staff - A Short Guide for GPs and Private Consultants' Irish Medical Journal, 101 (1) :27-28. [Details]
2008 'Doctors Need to Know Rights and Obligations under Equality Laws'
O'Sullivan, M (2008) 'Doctors Need to Know Rights and Obligations under Equality Laws' Irish Medical Times, :8-8. [Details]
2007 'Are You Aware of Your Rights'
O'Sullivan, M (2007) 'Are You Aware of Your Rights' NCHD News, :4-4. [Details]
2007 'IMO Intern Nights'
O'Sullivan, M (2007) 'IMO Intern Nights' NCHD News, :3-3. [Details]
2006 'Employer Opposition to Unionisation in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, M (2006) 'Employer Opposition to Unionisation in Ireland' International Union Rights, 13 (2) :10-11. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees.
O’Sullivan, M., Turner, T., MacMahon, J., Ryan, L., Lavelle, J., Murphy, C., Gunnigle, P and O’Brien, M (2015) A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hour Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees. University of Limerick, Ireland. [Details]
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]
2011 Reform of State’s Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Procedures.
O'Sullivan, M (2011) Reform of State’s Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Procedures. TASC, Dublin. [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2005 Review of the Joint Labour Committee System.
Wallace, J; O'Sullivan, M (2005) Review of the Joint Labour Committee System. Non Published Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Irish Academy of Management Conference Best paper, Industrial Relations Irish Academy of Management

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association for Industrial Relations Council Member and Treasurer /
Irish Academy of Management Council Member and Co-editor Irish Journal of Management /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 University of Limerick B.A.
2005 University of Limerick Ph.D.
2007 Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Employment Law