Pat O'Connor

Professor Emeritus Ph.D; M.Soc Sc; B. Soc. Sc

 
researcher

Biography

Professor Pat O’Connor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Geary Institute, University College Dublin. 

Education: Ph.D University of London; M.Soc Sc (1st) UCD; B.Soc Sc (1st) UCD. 

Pat O’Connor’s research interests currently revolve around gender equality in higher education: with a particular focus on organizational culture, leadership and management, constructions of excellence, micro-politics, masculinities and femininities in STEM. Her roughly 100 publications include seven books and over 70 peer reviewed refereed journal articles (see Researchgate).  Her seventh book, edited with Kate White, is Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives (2017) published by Palgrave Macmillan 

She has been active in promoting gender equality at an organisational and national level and was a member of the National Review on Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (2016). A member of WHEM (Women in Higher Education Management Network) she has been involved in a number of international research consortia: including FESTA, an EU funded project (2012-17).

A sociologist and feminist, she was the first woman to be appointed at (full) professorial level in the University of Limerick in 1997; and the first woman Faculty Dean there in 2000. She has held visiting professorships at UCL; Aveiro; Linkoping; Deakin and Melbourne. A research evaluator for the European Science Foundation; for Nordic Spaces; for the Austrian Science Foundation and for the Israel Science Foundation, she was Chair of the International Research Panel for Linnaeus funding. She is currently on Advisory Boards for three research projects i.e. TARGET, CHANGE and NORDICORE and is editor of a Special Issue of Education Sciences on Gender and Leadership (2018).  

In the early part of her career, Pat O’Connor’s research interests focussed on women’s worlds: their attitudes to familial roles and their close ties (friendships; mother/daughter; sister/sister and marital pleasure). Her publications from this period include Friendships Between Women (2002/1992: Harvester Wheatsheaf (UK) Guilford (US): nominated by Choice as an Outstanding academic book).  Her research interests later returned to these areas: focusing on the gendering of children and young people. Irish Children and Teenagers in a Changing World (2008) reflects this focus.  

In the 1990s, she became concerned with organisational and institutional gendered power: in semi-state structures, in higher education, in the family and in the wider society. Her third book Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society (1998/1999) reflects the beginning of these interests. They are also reflected in her sixth book Management and Gender in Higher Education (2014) and extensive publications in refereed journal articles.


Research Interests

Higher education; Gender: at an individual, interactional, organisational and institutional level; organisational culture and leadership in state and semi-state organisations; masculinity/femininity; sociology of contemporary Irish Society;  State/family interface.

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Gendered success in higher education: Global perspectives.
White K.;O'Connor P. (2017) Gendered success in higher education: Global perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2017 Gendered Success in Higher Education:Global Perspectives.
White, K. and O'Connor, P. (eds.) (2017) Gendered Success in Higher Education:Global Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2014 Management and Gender in Higher Education.
Pat O'Connor (2014) Management and Gender in Higher Education. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2008 Irish Children and Teenagers in a Changing World.
O'Connor, P (2008) Irish Children and Teenagers in a Changing World. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2002 Friendships Between Women.
O'Connor, P (2002) Friendships Between Women. Eastbourne: Reprinted by Pearsons Educational. [Details]
1999 Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society.
O'Connor, P (1999) Emerging Voices: Women in Contemporary Irish Society. Dublin:: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
1995 Barriers to Women's Promotion in the Health Boards.
O'Connor, P (1995) Barriers to Women's Promotion in the Health Boards. Limerick:: MWHB and ULP. [Details]
1992 Friendships Between Women.
O'Connor, P (1992) Friendships Between Women. New York: Hemel Hempstead and Guildford. [Details]
1989 Bridging Two Worlds.
Sinclair, I. Crosbie, D. O'Connor, P; Vicery, A. (1989) Bridging Two Worlds. United Kingdom: Avebury. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Changing the gender profile of the professoriate: An Irish case study'
O'Connor P. (2017) 'Changing the gender profile of the professoriate: An Irish case study' In: Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Towards a new gender agenda and a model for change'
O'Connor P. (2017) 'Towards a new gender agenda and a model for change' In: Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Towards a New Gender Agenda and a Model for Change'
O'connor, P. (2017) 'Towards a New Gender Agenda and a Model for Change' In: Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. London: Palgrave acmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Gender in higher education: A critical review'
O¿Connor P.;Carvalho T.;Vabø A.;Cardoso S. (2016) 'Gender in higher education: A critical review' In: The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'A premature farewell to gender?: Young people 'doing boy/girl''
O'Connor P. (2014) 'A premature farewell to gender?: Young people 'doing boy/girl'' In: The 'Irish' Family. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'A standard academic career?'
O'Connor P. (2013) 'A standard academic career?' In: Generation and Gender in Academia. [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Men on the margins: Masculinities in disadvantaged areas in Limerick city'
Kelleher P.;O'Connor P. (2011) 'Men on the margins: Masculinities in disadvantaged areas in Limerick city' In: Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. [Details]
2011 'Where do women fit in university senior management? An analytical typology of cross- national organisational cultures'
O'Connor P. (2011) 'Where do women fit in university senior management? An analytical typology of cross- national organisational cultures' In: Gender, Power and Management: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Higher Education. [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Connecting Young People: The Nature and Meaning of Social Ties'
O'Connor, P and Haynes, A (2006) 'Connecting Young People: The Nature and Meaning of Social Ties' In: Women, Culture, and Creativity. Kampala: Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. [Details]
2003 'Feminism and politics of gender'
O'Connor P. (2003) 'Feminism and politics of gender' In: Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: Theory and Methods. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Changing the Gender Profile of the Professoriate: An Irish CaseStudy'
O'Connor, P. (2017) 'Changing the Gender Profile of the Professoriate: An Irish CaseStudy' In: Gendered Success in Higher Education:Global Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2015 'Gender in Higher Education:A Critical Review'
O'Connor, p. Carvalho, T. Vabo, A., Cardoso, S (2015) 'Gender in Higher Education:A Critical Review' In: International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2015 ''A premature Farewell to Gender? Young People 'doing boy/girl'.pp86-105'
Pat O'Connor (2015) ''A premature Farewell to Gender? Young People 'doing boy/girl'.pp86-105' In: The 'Irish' Family. Routledge: Googebooks and in print. London: Routledge. [Details]
2013 ''A Standard Career?''
O'Connor, P. (2013) ''A Standard Career?'' In: Gender and Generation. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2012 ''Reflections on the Public Intellectual's Role in a Gendered Society''
O'Connor, P. (2012) ''Reflections on the Public Intellectual's Role in a Gendered Society'' In: Reflections on Crisis:The Role of the Public Intellectual. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 ''Where do women fit in University senior management? An analytical typology of cross national organisational cultures'
O'Connor, P. (2011) ''Where do women fit in University senior management? An analytical typology of cross national organisational cultures' In: Gender, Power and Management: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Higher Education. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 ''Men on the Margins: Masculinities in Disadvantaged Areas in Limerick City''
O'Connor, P; Kelleher, P (2011) ''Men on the Margins: Masculinities in Disadvantaged Areas in Limerick City'' In: Understanding Limerick. Cork: Cork University Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 ''Gender and Organisational Culture at Senior Management Level: Limits and Possibilities for Change?''
O'Connor, P (2010) ''Gender and Organisational Culture at Senior Management Level: Limits and Possibilities for Change?'' In: Women and Higher Education in Ireland 1850-2010. Have Women Made a Difference?. Oxford: Peter Lang. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'The Irish Patriarchal State: Continuity and Change'
O'Connor, P (2008) 'The Irish Patriarchal State: Continuity and Change' In: Contesting the State: Lessons from the Irish Case. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Connecting Young People: The Nature and Meaning of Social Ties'
O'Connor, P; Haynes, A (2006) 'Connecting Young People: The Nature and Meaning of Social Ties' In: Women, Culture and Creativity. Kampala: Makerere University. [Details]
2003 ''Discrimination' and related entries'
O'Connor, P (2003) ''Discrimination' and related entries' In: Encyclopaedia of Ireland. [Details]
2003 ''Feminism and the Politics of Gender''
O'Connor, P (2003) ''Feminism and the Politics of Gender'' In: Public Administration and Public Policy. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2003 ''Faculty Women Making Our Mark''
O'Connor, P (2003) ''Faculty Women Making Our Mark'' In: Gender Matters in Higher Education. [Details]
2002 'Young People's Awareness of Gendered Realities'
O'Connor, P; Smithson, J; Das Dores Guerreiro, M (2002) 'Young People's Awareness of Gendered Realities' In: Young Europeans, Work and Family. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'Out of the mouths of babes and innocents'
O'Connor, P (2001) 'Out of the mouths of babes and innocents' In: Understanding Children: Changing Experiences and Family Forms. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 'Does the Border make the difference'
O'Connor, P; Shortall, S (1999) 'Does the Border make the difference' In: Ireland: North and South : Social Science Perspectives. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 'Women in the Academy: A Problematic Issue'
O'Connor, P (1999) 'Women in the Academy: A Problematic Issue' In: In Women and Education. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1998 'Women's Friendships in a Post- Modern World'
O'Connor, P (1998) 'Women's Friendships in a Post- Modern World' In: Placing Friendship in Context. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 ''Havent the men won out?' Organizational Culture as a barrier to women's promotion'
O'Connor, Pat (1996) ''Havent the men won out?' Organizational Culture as a barrier to women's promotion' In: Balancing Emplyment and Family Life. Ljublijana: Centre for Welfare Studies. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives
White, K. and O'Connor, P (Ed.). (2017) Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Leadership practices by senior position holders in Higher Educational Research Institutes: Stealth power in action'
O'Connor, P (2019) 'Leadership practices by senior position holders in Higher Educational Research Institutes: Stealth power in action'. Leadership, [DOI] [Details]
2018 ''Micropolitics and meritocracy: improbable bedfellows?'
Montez Lopez, E and O'Connor, P. (2018) ''Micropolitics and meritocracy: improbable bedfellows?'. Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 ''Gender imbalance in senior positions: what is the problem? What can be done?'
O'Connor, P (2018) ''Gender imbalance in senior positions: what is the problem? What can be done?'. Policy Reviews in Higher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Young People's Ideas about Time and Space'
O'Connor, Pat and Kane, Ciara and Haynes, Amanda (2002) 'Young People's Ideas about Time and Space'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 11 (1):43-61 [Details]
2017 'Micro-political Practices in Higher Education: A Challenge to Excellence as a rationalizing myth?'
O'Connor, Montes Lopez, E, O'Hagan, C. Wolffram, A. et al (2017) 'Micro-political Practices in Higher Education: A Challenge to Excellence as a rationalizing myth?'. Critical Studies in Education, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Irish universities: Male-dominated? Limits and possibilities for change?'
O'Connor P. (2011) 'Irish universities: Male-dominated? Limits and possibilities for change?'. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 31 (1):83-96 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Is senior management in irish universities male-dominated? What are the implications?'
O¿Connor P. (2010) 'Is senior management in irish universities male-dominated? What are the implications?'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 18 (1):1-21 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Private troubles, public issues: The Irish sociological imagination'
O¿Connor P. (2006) 'Private troubles, public issues: The Irish sociological imagination'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 15 (2):5-22 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Local embeddedness in a global world: Young people's accounts'
O¿connor P. (2005) 'Local embeddedness in a global world: Young people's accounts'. Young, 13 (1):9-26 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Young people¿s ideas about time and space'
O¿Connor P.;Kane C.;Haynes A. (2002) 'Young people¿s ideas about time and space'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 11 (1):43-61 [DOI] [Details]
2000 'Ireland: A man's world?'
O'Connor P. (2000) 'Ireland: A man's world?'. Economic And Social Review, 31 (1):81-102 [Details]
2018 ''Femiminities in STEM: Outsiders within'
O'Connor, P. O'Hagan, C. and Gray, B (2018) ''Femiminities in STEM: Outsiders within'. Work Employment And Society, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Excellence in university academic staff evaluation: a problematic reality?'
O'Connor, P,O'Hagan, C (2016) 'Excellence in university academic staff evaluation: a problematic reality?'. Studies In Higher Education, 41 :1943-1957 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Perpetuating academic capitalism and maintaining gender orders through career practices in STEM in universities'
O’ Hagan, C. O’Connor, P. Myers, EM, Baisner, L, Apostolov, G. Topuzova, I. Saglamer, G. Tan MG & Çağlayan, H. (2016) 'Perpetuating academic capitalism and maintaining gender orders through career practices in STEM in universities'. Critical Studies in Education, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'European policies and research funding: a case study of gender inequality and lack of diversity in a Nordic research programme'
O'Connor, P,Fauve-Chamoux, A (2016) 'European policies and research funding: a case study of gender inequality and lack of diversity in a Nordic research programme'. Policy And Politics, 44 (4):627-643 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Exploration of Masculinities in Academic Organizations: A Tentative Typology using Career and Relationship Commitment'
O’Connor, P., O’Hagan, C. and Brannen, J.. (2015) 'Exploration of Masculinities in Academic Organizations: A Tentative Typology using Career and Relationship Commitment'. Current Sociology, :1-19 [DOI] [Details]
2015 ''Constructing or Rejecting the notion of Other in Senior University Management: The Cases of Ireland and Sweden'
O'Connor, P. and Goransson (2015) ''Constructing or Rejecting the notion of Other in Senior University Management: The Cases of Ireland and Sweden'. Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, 43 (2):323-340 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 ''Excellence in university staff evaluation: a problematic reality?'
O'Connor, P. and O'Hagan, C. (2015) ''Excellence in university staff evaluation: a problematic reality?'. Studies In Higher Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Good jobs - but places for women?'
O'Connor, P (2015) 'Good jobs - but places for women?'. Gender And Education, 27 :304-319 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Different or similar: constructions of leadership by senior managers in Irish and Portuguese universities'
O'Connor, P,Carvalho, T (2015) 'Different or similar: constructions of leadership by senior managers in Irish and Portuguese universities'. Studies In Higher Education, 40 :1679-1693 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 ''European Policies and Research Funding:A case study of Gender Inequality and Lack of Diversity in a Nordic Research Programme'
O'Connor, P. and Fauve-Chamoux, A. (2015) ''European Policies and Research Funding:A case study of Gender Inequality and Lack of Diversity in a Nordic Research Programme'. Policy And Politics, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The experiences of senior positional leaders in Australian, Irish and Portuguese universities: universal or contingent?'
O'Connor, P,Carvalho, T,White, K (2014) 'The experiences of senior positional leaders in Australian, Irish and Portuguese universities: universal or contingent?'. Higher Education Research & Development, 33 :5-18 [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Different or Similar: Constructions of Leadership by Senior Managers in Irish and Portuguese Universities'
O'Connor, P. and Carvalho, T (2014) ''Different or Similar: Constructions of Leadership by Senior Managers in Irish and Portuguese Universities'. Studies In Higher Education, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Understanding Success: A case Study of Gendered Change in the Professoriate''
O'Connor, P. (2014) 'Understanding Success: A case Study of Gendered Change in the Professoriate''. Journal Of Higher Education Policy And Management, 36 (2):212-224 [DOI] [Details]
2013 ''Explaining gender inequality in Iceland:What Makes the difference'?'
Heijstra, T. O'Connor, P. and Rafnsdottir, G. L. (2013) ''Explaining gender inequality in Iceland:What Makes the difference'?'. The European Journal of Higher Education, 3 (4):324-341 [DOI] [Details]
2012 ''Irish universities: Male dominated? Limits and Possibilities for Change''
O'Connor, P. (2012) ''Irish universities: Male dominated? Limits and Possibilities for Change''. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 31 (1):83-96 [Details]
2011 'Similarities and differences in collegiality/managerialism in Irish and Australian universities'
O'Connor, P; White, K (2011) 'Similarities and differences in collegiality/managerialism in Irish and Australian universities'. Gender And Education, 23 (7):903-919 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 ''Is senior Management in Irish Universities Male Dominated? What are the implications?''
O'Connor, P. (2010) ''Is senior Management in Irish Universities Male Dominated? What are the implications?''. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 18 (1):1-21 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 ''Irish young people's narratives: The existence of gender differentiated cultures?''
O'Connor, P (2009) ''Irish young people's narratives: The existence of gender differentiated cultures?''. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 17 (1):95-115 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'Gender and management in HEIs: Changing organisational and management structures'
Ozkanli O., de Lourdes Machado M., White K., O'Connor P., Riordan S., Neale J. (2009) 'Gender and management in HEIs: Changing organisational and management structures'. Tertiary Education and Management, 15 (3):241-257 [DOI] [Details]
2008 ''Understanding variation in marital sexual pleasure:an impossible task?''
Pat O'Connor (2008) ''Understanding variation in marital sexual pleasure:an impossible task?''. The Sociological Review, 43 (2):342-362 [Details]
2008 'The Elephant in the Corner: Gender and Policies Related to Higher Education'
O'Connor, P (2008) 'The Elephant in the Corner: Gender and Policies Related to Higher Education'. Administration, 56 (1):85-100 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Still Changing Places: Women's Paid Employment and Gender Roles, The Irish Review'
O'Connor, P (2007) 'Still Changing Places: Women's Paid Employment and Gender Roles, The Irish Review'. The Irish Review, 35 :64-78 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 ''Doing boy/girl' and global/local elements in 10-12 year olds' drawings and written texts'
O'Connor P. (2007) ''Doing boy/girl' and global/local elements in 10-12 year olds' drawings and written texts'. Qualitative Research, 7 (2):229-247 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 ''Private Troubles, Public Issues - The Irish Sociological Imagination''
O'Connor, P (2006) ''Private Troubles, Public Issues - The Irish Sociological Imagination''. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 15 (2):5-22 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Young people's constructions of the self: Late modern constructs and gender differences'
O'Connor, P (2006) 'Young people's constructions of the self: Late modern constructs and gender differences'. Sociology-The Journal Of The British Sociological Association, 40 (1):107-124 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Globalization, individualization and gender in adolescents' texts'
O'Connor P. (2006) 'Globalization, individualization and gender in adolescents' texts'. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 9 (4):261-277 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'Local Embeddedness in a Global World: Young People's Accounts'
O'Connor, P (2005) 'Local Embeddedness in a Global World: Young People's Accounts'. YOUNG, NORDIC JOURNAL OF YOUTH RESEARCH, 13 (1):361-382 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2004 'Relational discourses - Social ties with family and friends'
O'Connor, P; Haynes, A; Kane, C (2004) 'Relational discourses - Social ties with family and friends'. Childhood-A Global Journal Of Child Research, 11 (3):361-382 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2002 'Young People's Ideas about Time and Space'
O'Connor, P; Haynes, A; Kane, C (2002) 'Young People's Ideas about Time and Space'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 11 (*):43-61 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2002 'A Sociology of Ireland, A review Symposium'
O'Connor, P (2002) 'A Sociology of Ireland, A review Symposium'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 11 (*):97-111 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'A bird's eye view ... Resistance in Academia'
O'Connor, P (2001) 'A bird's eye view ... Resistance in Academia'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 10 (2):86-104 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'Supporting Mothers: Issues in a Community Mother's Programme'
O'Connor, P (2001) 'Supporting Mothers: Issues in a Community Mother's Programme'. COMMUNITY, WORK AND FAMILY, 4 (1):63-85 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2001 'Dealing with Organisational Nuts and Bolts: the relevance of organisational practices to women's promotion'
O'Connor, P (2001) 'Dealing with Organisational Nuts and Bolts: the relevance of organisational practices to women's promotion'. IRISH JOURNAL OF FEMINIST STUDIES, 4 (1):1-16 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Structure, culture and passivity: A case study of women in a semi-state organization'
O'Connor, P (2000) 'Structure, culture and passivity: A case study of women in a semi-state organization'. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, 20 (3):265-275 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Resistance amongst faculty women in Academia'
O'Connor, P (2000) 'Resistance amongst faculty women in Academia'. HIGHER EDUCATION IN EUROPE XXV, 2 (*):213-219 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Changing places: Privilege and resistance in contemporary Ireland'
O'Connor, P (2000) 'Changing places: Privilege and resistance in contemporary Ireland'. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 5 (3) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Ireland: A man's world?'
O'Connor, P (2000) 'Ireland: A man's world?'. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REVIEW, 31 (1):81-102 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 'Emerging Voices'
O'Connor, P (1999) 'Emerging Voices'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF IRISH STUDIES, 25 (1 & 2):147-163 [Details]
1999 'Ireland: A Country for Women'
O'Connor, P (1999) 'Ireland: A Country for Women'. JOUVERT: IRELAND, * (*) [Details]
1998 'Criacao social de problemas e solucoes'
O'Connor, P (1998) 'Criacao social de problemas e solucoes'. SOCIOLOGICA:PROBLEMAS e PRACTICAS, 27 (*):79-96 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 'A support group for families who have children in care: an evaluative case study'
O'Connor, P (1996) 'A support group for families who have children in care: an evaluative case study'. CHILDREN AND SOCIETY, 10 (*):1-15 [Details]
1996 'Gendered Structures in Action: 'Male' versus 'Female' Agendas in a Family Rights Project'
O'Connor, P (1996) 'Gendered Structures in Action: 'Male' versus 'Female' Agendas in a Family Rights Project'. ADMINISTRATION, 44 (3):107-125 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 'Organisational Culture as a Barrier to Women's Promotion'
O'Connor, P (1996) 'Organisational Culture as a Barrier to Women's Promotion'. Economic And Social Review, 3 (*):187-216 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1995 'Tourism and development in Ballyhoura: Women's Business'
OCONNOR, P (1995) 'Tourism and development in Ballyhoura: Women's Business'. Economic And Social Review, 26 (4):369-401 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1995 'Defining Irish Women, dominant discourses and sites of resistance'
OCONNOR, P (1995) 'Defining Irish Women, dominant discourses and sites of resistance'. Eire-Ireland, 30 (3):177-187 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1995 ''Same-Gender and Cross-Gender friendships amongst the elderly' (Translation of 1993 article into Japanese)'
O'Connor, P (1995) ''Same-Gender and Cross-Gender friendships amongst the elderly' (Translation of 1993 article into Japanese)'. THE TABLE, * (*) [Details]
1995 'Understanding variation in marital sexual pleasure: an impossible task?'
OCONNOR, P (1995) 'Understanding variation in marital sexual pleasure: an impossible task?'. Sociological Review, 43 (2):342-362 [Details]
1995 'Understanding continuities and changes in Irish marriage: putting women centre stage'
O'Connor, P (1995) 'Understanding continuities and changes in Irish marriage: putting women centre stage'. IRISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 5 (*):135-163 [Details]
1994 'Very close parent/child relationships: The perspective of the elderly person'
O'Connor P. (1994) 'Very close parent/child relationships: The perspective of the elderly person'. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 9 (1):53-76 [DOI] [Details]
1994 'Women in the Zambian Civil Service: A case of Equal Opportunities?'
TURNER, T; OCONNOR, P (1994) 'Women in the Zambian Civil Service: A case of Equal Opportunities?'. Public Administration And Development, 14 (1):79-92 [Details]
1994 'Salient themes in the life review of a sample of frail elderly respondents in London'
OCONNOR, P (1994) 'Salient themes in the life review of a sample of frail elderly respondents in London'. Gerontologist, 34 (2):224-230 [Details]
1993 'Same gender and cross gender friendships among the frail elderly'
OCONNOR, P (1993) 'Same gender and cross gender friendships among the frail elderly'. Gerontologist, 33 (1):24-30 [Details]
1993 'Women's experience of the mother role'
OCONNOR, P (1993) 'Women's experience of the mother role'. Sociological Review, :347-360 [Details]
1993 'The Professionalisation of Residential Social Work in an Irish Context'
O'Connor, P (1993) 'The Professionalisation of Residential Social Work in an Irish Context'. CHILDREN AND SOCIETY, 6 (3):250-266 [Details]
1992 'Child Care Policy in Ireland: a provocative analysis and a research agenda'
O'Connor, P (1992) 'Child Care Policy in Ireland: a provocative analysis and a research agenda'. ADMINISTRATION, 40 (3):200-219 [ULIR Link] [Details]
1991 'Women's experience of power within marriage: an inexplicable phenomenon'
O'Connor, P (1991) 'Women's experience of power within marriage: an inexplicable phenomenon'. THE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 39 (4):823-842 [Details]
1991 'Women's Confidants: shared or competing sources of intimacy'
O'Connor, P (1991) 'Women's Confidants: shared or competing sources of intimacy'. Sociology, 25 (2):241-254 [Details]
1990 'The Adult Mother/Daughter Relationship: uniquely and universally close'
O'Connor, P (1990) 'The Adult Mother/Daughter Relationship: uniquely and universally close'. THE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 38 (2):293-323 [Details]
1989 'Images and Motifs in Children's Fairy Tales'
O'Connor, P (1989) 'Images and Motifs in Children's Fairy Tales'. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 15 (2):114-129 [Details]
1988 'Factors influencing admission to Residential Care'
Sinclair, I, Stanforth, L. and O'Connor, P. (1988) 'Factors influencing admission to Residential Care'. British Journal Of Social Work, 18 (*):251-269 [Details]
1984 ''Supportive Relationships: Fact or Fancy?''
O'Connor, P. and Brown, G.W (1984) ''Supportive Relationships: Fact or Fancy?''. Journal Of Social And Personal Relationships, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 Understanding the 'Irish' Family: New Research and Perspectives
O'Connor, Pat (2015) 'A Premature Farewell to Gender' Understanding the 'Irish' Family: New Research and Perspectives The Irish Writer's Centre Dublin, [Details]
2015 Gender InEquality in Higher Education 4th December
O'Connor, P. (2015) Gender Inequality in Universities:The Problem is Women? Keynote Speaker Gender InEquality in Higher Education 4th December [Details]
2015 SRHE Annual Conference, 9th-11th December
O'Connor, P. O'Hagan, C et al (2015) Centralisation of power and variation in practices in STEM in academia cross-nationally SRHE Annual Conference, 9th-11th December [Details]
2015 Gender Equality May
Pat O'Connor (2015) Gender and Career Progression in Primary Teaching Gender Equality May Galway, , 15-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 Framing the Financial Crisis and Protest- Levelhulme Workshop
O'Hagan, C. and O'Connor, P. (2015) Embedding gendered academic capitalism cross nationally through career practices Framing the Financial Crisis and Protest- Levelhulme Workshop [Details]
2015 Summit of Senior Leaders on Progressing Change in Academia in University of Cambridge WOW Festival March
O'Connor, P. (2015) Accelerating Progress and Achieving Change: Understanding Success Summit of Senior Leaders on Progressing Change in Academia in University of Cambridge WOW Festival March University of Cambridge, [Details]
2014 World Congress in Sociology, Yokahama, July
O'Connor, P, (2014) ‘Towards an Explanatory Model of Gendered Change in the Professoriate’ World Congress in Sociology, Yokahama, July Yokahama, [Details]
2014 Presentation at Mid Term Workshop organised by STAGES, Brussels 25th March
O'Connor, P. (2014) Female Empowerment in Science and Technology in Academia (FESTA) Presentation at Mid Term Workshop organised by STAGES, Brussels 25th March Brussels, [Details]
2014 Gender Inequality in Academia, November
O'Connor, P. (2014) Invited Presentation Towards an Explanatory Model for Gendered Change in the Professoriate, UCD Gender Inequality in Academia, November UCD, [Details]
2014 Inequality in Academia, Durham University May 6th
O'Connor, P. (2014) Invited Presentation: Gendered Organisational Cultures Inequality in Academia, Durham University May 6th Durham University, [Details]
2014 International Women's Day Conference on Gender Equality in Academia NUI Maynooth, March
O'Connor, Pat (2014) Gender Equality: From Aspiration to Implementation International Women's Day Conference on Gender Equality in Academia NUI Maynooth, March NUI Maynooth, [Details]
2014 Eighth Gender Equality in Higher Education Conference, Vienna 3rd-5th September
O’Connor, P. and O’Hagan, C. (2014) ‘Excellence into Managerialism: Will it go? Eighth Gender Equality in Higher Education Conference, Vienna 3rd-5th September Vienna, [Details]
2014 Been ther, Done that: Where is the T-Shirt? National Youth Council Conference, November
O'Connor, Pat (2014) Illusions and Old Ideas: Why Gender Matters Been ther, Done that: Where is the T-Shirt? National Youth Council Conference, November Dublin Castle, [Details]
2013 The Missing Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Lancaster , 12th June
O'Connor, P. (2013) Invited Presentation ‘’Gendered Organisational Culture in Higher Education Senior Management’ Keynote The Missing Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, Lancaster , 12th June Lancaster University, [Details]
2013 Cranfield Invited Presentation, 5th September
O'Connor, P. (2013) Gendered Organisational Culture’ Invited Presentation Cranfield Invited Presentation, 5th September Cranfield, [Details]
2013 SSA Conference, Bern June
O'Connor, Pat (2013) The Social Construction of Excellence SSA Conference, Bern June Bern, Switzerland, [Details]
2013 SAI Annual Conference
O'Connor, P. (2013) ‘Being in Senior Management’ SAI Conference, Athlone SAI Annual Conference Athlone, [Details]
2012 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) Cadiz
O'Connor, P. (2012) 'Being in Senior Management' European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) Cadiz [Details]
2012 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Toulouse
O'Connor, P. and Goransson, A. (2012) 'Constructing or Rejecting the Notion of the Other in University Management: The Case of Ireland and Sweden Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Toulouse [Details]
2012 Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, Keele June
O' Connor, P. and Carvalho, T. (2012) Different or Similar? Constructions of Leadership by Senior Management in Irish and Portuguese Universities Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, Keele June [Details]
2012 University of Iceland: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2012) Organisational Culture in University Senior Management University of Iceland: Invited Presentation [Details]
2012 DIT Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2012) Women, Men and mAnagement in Irish Universities: A recent Study DIT Invited Presentation [Details]
2012 NUIG: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2012) Organisational Culture in University Senior Management NUIG: Invited Presentation [Details]
2012 Challenge of Power, A Multi-Disciplinary Conference
O'Connor, P,Alhamoruni, A.,Wright, K. L.,Larvin, M.,O'Sullivan, S. E. (2012) Changing Places . In: * eds. Challenge of Power, A Multi-Disciplinary Conference , 01-NOV-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2011 Thomas Coran Research Institute, London: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) 'The Existence of Gender Differentiated Worlds in Young People's Narratives' Thomas Coran Research Institute, London: Invited Presentation [Details]
2011 CIPES, Opporto: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Gender and University Senior Management' CIPES, Opporto: Invited Presentation [Details]
2011 In the presence of Ladies : Women in Higher Education Conference honouring Mary Ryan at UCC
O'Connor, P. (2011) Gender and Higher Education: Overview of Policies and Structures In the presence of Ladies : Women in Higher Education Conference honouring Mary Ryan at UCC [Details]
2011 GeXcel Conference, Uppsala
O'Connor, P. and White, K. (2011) University Management in Irish and Portuguese Universities: Power, Legitimacy and Gender GeXcel Conference, Uppsala [Details]
2011 CHES, institute of Education London: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Gender and University Senior Management' CHES, institute of Education London: Invited Presentation [Details]
2011 Women's Worlds Conference
O'Connor, P.,Carvalho, T. and White, K. (2011) 'Perceptions of Being in Senior Management: Ireland, Portugal and Australia Women's Worlds Conference [Details]
2011 UCD: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) Women, Men and Management: A recent Study UCD: Invited Presentation [Details]
2011 Social Inclusion and Innovation, Deakin University
O'Connor, P. and White, K. (2011) University Senior Management: Where do the Women Fit in: A Comparison of Ireland and Australia Social Inclusion and Innovation, Deakin University [Details]
2011 CREFFI, Melbourne: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Irish University Senior Management: Still a Man's World'? CREFFI, Melbourne: Invited Presentation [Details]
2011 Oxford Learning Centre: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Gender and University Senior Management' Oxford Learning Centre: Invited Presentation [Details]
2010 Researching Young Lives, UL
O'Connor, P. (2010) 'Existence of Gender Differentiated Worlds in Young People's Narratives' Researching Young Lives, UL [Details]
2010 Launch of Glass Ceiling Project, UCC: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2010) Are Irish Universities male dominated? What are the perceived characteristics of their organisational culture Launch of Glass Ceiling Project, UCC: Invited Presentation [Details]
2010 Launch of Futuros Em Suspenso by Secretary of State for Youth, Institute Superior de Cienciao do Trabalho e da Empresa
O'Connor, P,Alhamoruni, A.,Lund, J. N.,Larvin, M.,O'Sullivan, S. (2010) Difference: a valued reality? or disadvantage and discrimination? . In: * eds. Launch of Futuros Em Suspenso by Secretary of State for Youth, Institute Superior de Cienciao do Trabalho e da Empresa , 01-JUL-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2010 North Eastern Network
O'Connor, P,Alhamoruni, A.,Lee, A. C.,Wright, K. L.,Larvin, M.,O'Sullivan, S. E. (2010) Resistance and Change in organisations . In: * eds. North Eastern Network , 01-OCT-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2010 Globalisation and Inequalities, UCD
O'Connor, P. (2010) Response top Sylvia Walby Globalisation and Inequalities, UCD [Details]
2009 Equal Opportunities Conference, Istanbul
O'Connor, P. (2009) 'Irish Universities: Male Dominated? Limits and Possibilities for Change' Equal Opportunities Conference, Istanbul [Details]
2009 Public Intellectuals, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
O'Connor, P. (2009) 'Public Intellectuals in Times of Crisis: What do they have to offer? Public Intellectuals, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 Conference Stockholm: Gender, Power and Culture in Universities: Implications for Leadership
O'Connor, P. and White, K. (2009) 'Universities: Collegial/Managerialist? Gendered? Conference Stockholm: Gender, Power and Culture in Universities: Implications for Leadership [Details]
2009 Sociological Association Of Ireland, Annual Conference
O'Connor, P. (2009) Young People's Narratives Sociological Association Of Ireland, Annual Conference [Details]
2009 Women's Studies Forum UL: Invited Presentation
O'Connor, P. (2009) 'Becoming an overnight 'success' after 30 years (What I did not learn in College) Women's Studies Forum UL: Invited Presentation [Details]
2009 Regeneration Day
O'Connor.P. (2009) 'Marginalised masculinities' Regeneration Day , 01-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 Women's Forum
O'Connor.P. (2009) 'Becoming an overnight success after 30 years (what I did not learn in College)' Women's Forum , 01-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 International Women's Day Conference
O'Connor.P. (2009) 'Are Universities Really Male Dominated? Limits and Possibilities for Change' International Women's Day Conference , 01-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O,Connor.P. (2009) 'Management in Irish Universities: A View from the Top' Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 01-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 Equal Opportunities International Conference
O'Connor.P (2009) 'Universities: Male Dominated Internationally? Irish Limits and Possibilities for Change?' Equal Opportunities International Conference , 15-JUL-09 - 17-JUL-09 [Details]
2009 6th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education
O'Connor. P and White. K (2009) 'Universities: Collegial/Managerialist? Gendered? 6th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education , 05-AUG-09 - 08-AUG-09 [Details]
2008 Civil Service Women Managers Network
O'Connor, P. (2008) Resistance and Change in the Civil Service Civil Service Women Managers Network , 11-SEP-08 - 11-SEP-08 [Details]
2008 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O'Connor, P. with Kelleher, P. (2008) 'Men on the Margins: Masculities in Disadvantaged Areas' Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 09-MAY-08 - 11-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 GUNI, International Conference on Higher Eudcation
O'Connor, P. (2008) The Challenge of Gender in Higher Education: Processes and Practices GUNI, International Conference on Higher Eudcation , 31-MAR-08 - 02-APR-08 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 Woman's Worlds Conference
Prof. Pat O'Connor (2008) Doing Boy/Girl: Gender as a Framework in Young People's Narratives Woman's Worlds Conference , 04-JUL-08 - 09-JUL-08 [Details]
2008 Women's Worlds Conference
O'Connor, P. (2008) Gender and Organisational Culture and Processes at Senior Management Level in Universities Women's Worlds Conference , 04-JUL-08 - 09-JUL-08 [Details]
2007 Gender and Higher Education Policies
O'Connor, Pat (2007) 'The Elephant in the Corner' . In: * eds. Gender and Higher Education Policies , 19-APR-07 - 20-APR-07 , pp.*-* [Details]
2006 The Quality of Existence in a Globalising World: World Congress of Sociology
O'Connor, P (2006) 'Other Narratives of the Self: Looking Inwards and Outwards' . In: * eds. The Quality of Existence in a Globalising World: World Congress of Sociology , 23-JUL-06 - 29-JUL-06 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 European Sociological Association Conference
O'Connor, Pat (2005) Local/Global Elements in Young People's Drawings and Related texts . In: * eds. European Sociological Association Conference , 09-SEP-05 - 13-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Worls Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
O'Connor, Pat (2005) 'Global Elements and 'Doing Boy/Girl' in the texts of 10-12 year olds' . In: * eds. Worls Congress of the International Institute of Sociology , 05-JUL-05 - 09-JUL-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O'Connor, Pat (2005) 'Private Troubles, Public Issues: The Irish Sociological Imagination' . In: * eds. Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 22-APR-05 - 25-APR-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 For Public Sociology
O'Connor, Pat (2005) 'For Public Sociology:Response to Michael Burawoy' . In: * eds. For Public Sociology , 10-MAR-05 - 10-MAR-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 British Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Collier, C. O'Sullivan, M. MacPhail, A., & O'Connor, P. (2005) Student Discourses on Physical Activity, Health, and Sport among Irish Young People . In: * eds. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference , 04-SEP-05 - 10-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 British Education Research Association Conference
Collier, C., O'Sullivan, M., MacPhail, A. & O'Connor, P. (2005) Discourses in physical activity, health, and sport among Irish young people . In: * eds. British Education Research Association Conference , 14-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 Social Change and Globalisation, the 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology
O'Connor, P (2004) Global Elements in Text and Visual Data in Adolescents's Accounts . In: * eds. Social Change and Globalisation, the 36th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology , 01-JUN-04 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 Gender Matters in Higher Education
O'Connor, P (2004) Faculty Women: Making our Mark . In: V. Batt, S Ni Fhaolain and R. Pelan eds. Gender Matters in Higher Education , 01-APR-04 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.11-30 [Details]
2004 Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland
O'Connor, P. (2004) Narratives of the Self: A Qualitative Analysis of Young People's Texts . In: * eds. Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland , 05-APR-04 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Merriman Summer School
O' Connor, P,Ammori, B. J.,Becker, K. L.,Kite, P.,Snider, R. H.,Nylen, E. S.,White, J. C.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) Women and Marriage in Ireland : Making sense of what we know . In: * eds. Merriman Summer School , 01-AUG-95 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 European Sociological Association Conference
O'Connor, P (2003) Local Embeddedness in a Global World . In: * eds. European Sociological Association Conference , 01-SEP-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O'Connor, P,Ainslie, W. G.,Maude, K. M.,Catton, J. A.,Ammori, B. J.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) A birds�s eye view . In: * eds. Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 01-MAY-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Conference on Rural Development: Striking the Proper Balance
O' Connor, P.,Ammori, B. J.,Barclay, G. R.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) Women in Rural Development . In: * eds. Conference on Rural Development: Striking the Proper Balance , 01-MAR-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Irish Nurses Organisation Conference
O'Connor, P (2003) Nursing: A Success Story . In: * eds. Irish Nurses Organisation Conference , 01-MAY-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O' Connor, P,Ammori, B. J.,Becker, K. L.,Kite, P.,Snider, R. H.,Nylen, E. S.,White, J. C.,Barclay, G. R.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) Organisational culture as a perceived barrier to women's promotion . In: * eds. Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 01-MAY-95 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Gender Matters in Higher Education Conference
O'Connor, P (2002) Faculty Women Making our Mark . In: * eds. Gender Matters in Higher Education Conference , 01-NOV-02 , pp.*-* [ULIR Link] [Details]
2002 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
P O'Connor, A. Haynes and C. Kane (2002) Connecting Young People . In: * eds. Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 01-APR-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women
P O'Connor, A. Haynes and C. Kane (2002) The meaning of Young People�s Social Ties . In: * eds. International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women , 01-JUL-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Colloquium of the 39 Project Directors of the E.U. funded New Opportunities for Women
O' Connor, P,Ammori, B. J.,Becker, K. L.,Kite, P.,Snider, R. H.,Nylen, E. S.,White, J. C.,Barclay, G. R.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2002) Organizational culture . In: * eds. Colloquium of the 39 Project Directors of the E.U. funded New Opportunities for Women , 01-MAY-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Talking of Women: A Women's Health Conference for the 21st Century, Office of Health Management
O'Connor, P (2002) Power and Resistance in the Health Services . In: * eds. Talking of Women: A Women's Health Conference for the 21st Century, Office of Health Management , 01-APR-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2001 European Sociological Association Conference
O'Connor P. and Kane C (2001) Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Young People's Accounts . In: * eds. European Sociological Association Conference , 01-AUG-01 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 38th Annual American Conference of Irish Studies
O'Connor, P (2000) Power and resistance in contemporary Ireland . In: * eds. 38th Annual American Conference of Irish Studies , 01-JUN-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 International Conference on Women in Higher Education
O'Connor, P (2000) Resistance in Academia . In: * eds. International Conference on Women in Higher Education , 01-JAN-00 , pp.658-676 [Details]
2000 Gender Equality Across Borders
O'Connor, P (2000) The perspective of Young Europeans . In: * eds. Gender Equality Across Borders , 01-APR-00 , pp.*-* [Details]
2000 The 2000 Women In Higher Education Conference
O'Connor, P (2000) Resistance in Academia . In: * eds. The 2000 Women In Higher Education Conference , 01-JAN-00 , pp.*-* [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 International Conference on Women�s Worlds
O'Connor, P (1999) Power, Equality and Difference� with Dr M. Valulis . In: * eds. International Conference on Women�s Worlds , 01-JUN-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 International Conference on Women
O'Connor, P (1999) Just other young people: discourses of difference and equality . In: * eds. International Conference on Women , 01-JAN-99 , pp.645-663 [Details]
1999 British Academy of Management Conference
O'Connor, P (1999) Resistance and change in gendered organisations . In: * eds. British Academy of Management Conference , 01-SEP-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 WERRC
O' Connor, P (1999) Emerging Voices . In: * eds. WERRC , 01-JAN-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1999 37th Annual American Conference of Irish Studies
O'Connor, P (1999) A country for women . In: * eds. 37th Annual American Conference of Irish Studies , 01-MAY-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Annual Summer School
O'Connor, P (1998) Just other Young People . In: * eds. Annual Summer School , 01-JUL-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Reconciliation or Fragmentation?
O'Connor, P. and J. Smithson (1998) Discourse on difference and inequality at Work and Family in late Modernity . In: * eds. Reconciliation or Fragmentation? , 01-MAY-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Annual Conference of NWCI
O'Connor, P (1998) Changing Places . In: * eds. Annual Conference of NWCI , 01-OCT-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Mary Immaculate Centenary Celebration Conference on Emerging Voices
O Connor, P (1998) Ireland: a country for women? . In: * eds. Mary Immaculate Centenary Celebration Conference on Emerging Voices , 01-APR-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Colloquim of Project Leaders
O Connor, P (1998) Discourses of Equality and Difference . In: * eds. Colloquim of Project Leaders , 01-FEB-98 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1998 Department of Sociology Public Lecture Series
O' Connor, P. (1998) Ireland; a country for women� . In: * eds. Department of Sociology Public Lecture Series , 01-NOV-98 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 Preface
O'Connor, P (1997) The P Word Preface , pp.1-2 [Details]
1997 Consiliacao Entre Trabalho E Vida Familiar E Solidariedade Intergeraciona
O Connor, P (1997) Young Generations: Employment and Family: What Future? . In: * eds. Consiliacao Entre Trabalho E Vida Familiar E Solidariedade Intergeraciona , 01-DEC-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 Joint Oireachtas Committee on Women's Rights
O 'Connor, P (1997) Haven't they got equality? . In: * eds. Joint Oireachtas Committee on Women's Rights , 01-MAR-97 , pp.*-* [Details]
1997 The Ideological Parameters of Women's Lives
O'Connor, P (1997) The Ideological Parameters of Women's Lives The Ideological Parameters of Women's Lives , pp.633-641 [Details]
1996 Dominae Project Colloquium on Equal Opportunities
O' Connor, P (1996) Making Changes: Women, power and organisations' . In: * eds. Dominae Project Colloquium on Equal Opportunities , 01-SEP-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
O' Connor, P (1996) Invisible Players . In: * eds. Annual Sociological Association of Ireland Conference , 01-MAY-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Balancing Emplyment and Family Life
O'Connor, P (1996) Haven't the men won out? Organisational Culture as a Barrier to Women's Promotion Balancing Emplyment and Family Life , pp.73-82 [Details]
1996 International Symposium on Balancing Employment and Family Life
O' Connor, P (1996) Organisational Culture: its perceived reality . In: * eds. International Symposium on Balancing Employment and Family Life , 01-JAN-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Preface
O'Connor, P (1996) In From The Shadows Preface , pp.1-3 [Details]
1996 Symposium on North and South at Nuffield College
O 'Connor, P (1996) Gender in Irish Society, North and South : the participation of married women in paid employment . In: * eds. Symposium on North and South at Nuffield College , 01-DEC-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
1996 Gaeltachta'' Chief Executive and Advisory Group
O 'Connor, P (1996) Barriers to Women's Promotion in Udaras na Gaeltachta' . In: * eds. Gaeltachta'' Chief Executive and Advisory Group , 01-JAN-96 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 Annual Aer Rianta/SIPTU Lecture
O'Connor, Pat (1995) 'Women in Top Jobs: Getting in but not getting on' . In: * eds. Annual Aer Rianta/SIPTU Lecture , 01-OCT-95 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
1995 College of Humanities Annual Research Conference
O' Connor, P. (1995) Haven't the men won out? . In: * eds. College of Humanities Annual Research Conference , 01-JUN-95 , pp.*-* [Details]
1988 Sociological Association of Ireland
O'Connor, P,Larvin, M.,Lansdown, M. R.,McMahon, M. J.,Chalmer, A. G.,Turney, J. H.,Brownjohn, A. M. (1988) Still a man�s world? . In: * eds. Sociological Association of Ireland , 01-FEB-99 , pp.*-* [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 Expert Report 4.2 Gendering Organizational Change: implementation of recommendations and training programmes.
O'Hagan C. O'Connor, P. et al (2016) Expert Report 4.2 Gendering Organizational Change: implementation of recommendations and training programmes. http:www.festa-europa.eu/, http:www.festa-europa.eu/. [Details]
2016 HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions.
Geoghegan-Quinn, M.; O'Connor, P.; Peterson, H.; Shanks, R. and Walton, P. (2016) HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions. HEA, Dublin. [Details]
2015 FESTA Gender Sensitive Design of Criteria and Recruitment, appointment and Promotion Processes in academia.
Lubke, E. Aye, M Wolffram, A, Apostolov, G. O'Hagan, C. O'Connor, P. Chizzola, V. Saglamer, G, Tan, MG Caglagan, H. (2015) FESTA Gender Sensitive Design of Criteria and Recruitment, appointment and Promotion Processes in academia. FESTA, http:www.festa-europa.eu/. [Details]
2015 FESTA Expert Report 4.1 Gendering Decision Making and Communication Processes.
Clare O Hagan, Pat O'Connor, Liria Veronesi, Ornella Mich, G.Saglamer M. Tan, Hulya Catalyan (2015) FESTA Expert Report 4.1 Gendering Decision Making and Communication Processes. EU, All public FESTA deliverables are available from the FESTA Web Portal at the following URL:. [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 Gendering Decision Making and Communications Processes.
O'Hagan, C; O'Connor, P; Veronesi, L; Mich,O; Saglamer, G; Tan, M; and Caglayan, H. (2015) Gendering Decision Making and Communications Processes. FESTA, online @ http://www.festa-europa.eu. [Details]
2014 Evaluating the Research Programme Nordic Spaces.
O’Connor, P. Fauve-Chamoux, A. Wahlén, S. (2014) Evaluating the Research Programme Nordic Spaces. Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm. [Details]
2014 FESTA Perceptions of Excellence in the Hiring Processes.
Wolffram, A., Aye, M., Apostolov, G., Andonova, S., O'Hagan, C. O'Connor, P. Chizzola, V. Caglayan, H., Saglamer, G, Tan, MG (2014) FESTA Perceptions of Excellence in the Hiring Processes. FESTA, http://www.festa-europa.eu/. [Details]
2010 Report of the International Panel on Linnaeus Funding.
O'Connor, P. (Chair) (2010) Report of the International Panel on Linnaeus Funding. Swedish Council, Stockholm. [Details]
2008 Uncertain Futures: An Exploratory Study of Men at the Margins.
Kelleher, P, Kelleher, C, O'Connor, P. (2008) Uncertain Futures: An Exploratory Study of Men at the Margins. Dept of Sociology University of Limerick, WEB. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 Hidden Fathers: An Exploratory Study of Young Single Fathers at the Margins.
O'Connor, P; Kelleher, P (2008) Hidden Fathers: An Exploratory Study of Young Single Fathers at the Margins. Dept of Sociology, University of Limerick, WEB. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 Parents Supporting Parents: Evaluative Report on the National Parent Support Programme.
O'Connor, P (1999) Parents Supporting Parents: Evaluative Report on the National Parent Support Programme. Centre for Governance and Public Management, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1999 O genero faz diferenca.
O'Connor, P (1999) O genero faz diferenca. Institutio Superior De Ciencias Do Trabalho, Lisboa. [Details]
1999 Futures on Hold: Young Europeans talk about combining Work and Family.
Lewis, S. Smithson, J. Das Does Guerreiro, M. Nilsen, A. O’Connor, P. (1999) Futures on Hold: Young Europeans talk about combining Work and Family. European Commission, Brussels. [Details]
1998 Does Gender Make a Difference.
O'Connor, P (1998) Does Gender Make a Difference. Manchester, UK. [Details]
1996 Invisible Players: Women, Tourism and Development in Ballyhoura.
O'Connor, P (1996) Invisible Players: Women, Tourism and Development in Ballyhoura. Women's Studies, University of Limerick, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
1996 The Glass Ceiling: Report on position of Women in the Udaras na Gaeltachta.
O'Connor, P (1996) The Glass Ceiling: Report on position of Women in the Udaras na Gaeltachta. Udaras Na Gaeltachta, Galway. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2017 Micro-political practices in higher education: a challenge to excellence as a rationalising myth?.
O¿Connor P.;López E.;O¿ Hagan C.;Wolffram A.;Aye M.;Chizzola V.;Mich O.;Apostolov G.;Topuzova I.;Sa¿lamer G.;Tan M.;Ça¿layan H. (2017) Micro-political practices in higher education: a challenge to excellence as a rationalising myth?. Article [DOI] [Details]
2016 Perpetuating academic capitalism and maintaining gender orders through career practices in STEM in universities.
O¿ Hagan C.;O¿Connor P.;Myers E.;Baisner L.;Apostolov G.;Topuzova I.;Saglamer G.;Tan M.;Ça¿layan H. (2016) Perpetuating academic capitalism and maintaining gender orders through career practices in STEM in universities. Article [DOI] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2001 Partners in production? Women, farm and family in Ireland.
O'Connor, P (2001) Partners in production? Women, farm and family in Ireland. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
1999 Partners in production? Women, farm and family in Ireland.
O'Connor, P (1999) Partners in production? Women, farm and family in Ireland. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
1995 FEMINIST RESEARCH JOURNEYS - SOLLIE,DL, LESLIE,LA.
OCONNOR, P (1995) FEMINIST RESEARCH JOURNEYS - SOLLIE,DL, LESLIE,LA. Book Review [Details]
1993 POLITICS AND FRIENDSHIP - LETTERS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ALLIANCE 1902-1942 - BOSCH,M, KLOOSTERMAN,A.
OCONNOR, P (1993) POLITICS AND FRIENDSHIP - LETTERS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ALLIANCE 1902-1942 - BOSCH,M, KLOOSTERMAN,A. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2015 Gendering Decision Making and Communications Processes’.
O’Hagan, C., O’Connor, P., Veronesi, L., Mich, O., Saglamer, G., Tan, M., Caglayan, H (2015) Gendering Decision Making and Communications Processes’. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2002 A Sociology of Ireland: A review symposium.
Goldthorpe J.;O¿Dowd L.;O¿Connor P. (2002) A Sociology of Ireland: A review symposium. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
1999 Facing reality;.
O'Connor, P (1999) Facing reality;. Reviews [Details]

Conference Presentation

  Year Publication
2008 The Challenge of Gender in Higher Education: Processes and Practices.
O'Connor, P (2008) The Challenge of Gender in Higher Education: Processes and Practices. Conference Presentation [Details]

Other Items Published

  Year Publication
2009 'The Challenge of Gender Balance in Higher Education'.
O'Connor, P (2009) 'The Challenge of Gender Balance in Higher Education'. Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Gender and Education.
O'Connor, P (2003) Gender and Education. Other Items Published [Details]
2003 The Dynamics of Class related Control and Resistance.
O'Connor, P (2003) The Dynamics of Class related Control and Resistance. Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Social Class position and Education.
O'Connor, P (2003) Social Class position and Education. Dublin: Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Structural and post structural perspectives on a changing society.
O'Connor, P (2003) Structural and post structural perspectives on a changing society. Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Power and Social Control.
O'Connor, P (2003) Power and Social Control. Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Theorising Gender.
O'Connor, P (2003) Theorising Gender. Dublin: Other Items Published [Details]
2003 Living in a classed and gendered world.
O'Connor, P (2003) Living in a classed and gendered world. Other Items Published [Details]
1997 The P word.
O'Connor, P (1997) The P word. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 Gender Dimension.
O'Connor, P (1996) Gender Dimension. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 Social class position and education.
O'Connor, P (1996) Social class position and education. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 Living in a Gendered World.
O'Connor, P (1996) Living in a Gendered World. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 Gender and class analysis.
O'Connor, P (1996) Gender and class analysis. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 The Dynamics of Control and Resistance.
O'Connor, P (1996) The Dynamics of Control and Resistance. Other Items Published [Details]
1996 Making Changes:Women,power and organisations.
O'Connor, P (1996) Making Changes:Women,power and organisations. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Individual consciousness: a problematic issue.
O'Connor, P (1995) Individual consciousness: a problematic issue. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Power and social control: a social action perspective.
O'Connor, P (1995) Power and social control: a social action perspective. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Gender Dimension of Rural Community Tourism.
O'Connor, P (1995) Gender Dimension of Rural Community Tourism. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Changes and continuities in marriage and family life.
O'Connor, P (1995) Changes and continuities in marriage and family life. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Women: Whose Priority?.
O'Connor, P (1995) Women: Whose Priority?. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Women's Promotion in the Midland and Mid Western Health Boards.
O'Connor, P (1995) Women's Promotion in the Midland and Mid Western Health Boards. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Theoretical issues relating to the State.
O'Connor, P (1995) Theoretical issues relating to the State. Other Items Published [Details]
1995 Conceptual and Theoretical Issues.
O'Connor, P (1995) Conceptual and Theoretical Issues. Other Items Published [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
Chair the Linnaeus International Research Awards
Chair the National Undergraduate Sociology Awards

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
COST expert: Individual, Society and Culture /
Invited Member of NORFACE Think Tank for transnational research /
Member of Linnaeus Internation Expert Panel for Evaluating Research Member 2008 /
Chair of Linnaeus International Expert Research Panel for Research Funding 2010 / 2010
Chair of the Royal Irish Academy National Undergraduate Awards Sociology Committee /
Advisory Board, TASC /
External Examiner Women's Studies, UCD, 2007-2010 /
Advisory Board, National Longitudinal Study of 9 year olds /
European Science Foundation peer reviewer /
Member of Council of ESRI /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
ESRI, Dublin Research Assistant 01-JAN-70 / 31-DEC-73
University of London Research Officer 01-JAN-73 / 31-DEC-79
NISW, London Project Director 01-JAN-79 / 31-DEC-82
WIT. Course Director 01-JAN-82 / 31-DEC-91
UL Course Director 01-JAN-91 / 31-DEC-97
University of Limerick Professor 01-JAN-97 / 30-DEC-99
University of LImerick Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Scien 01-JAN-00 / 02-JAN-11

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1979 University College Dublin
1987 University of London Ph.D.
1970 UCD B.Soc.Sc.

Consultancy

  Client Description
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm, Sweden
Evaluator of the Research Programme Nordic Spaces: 2013