Dr Deirdre Curran

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD.

Contact Details

College Lecturer
Management
Room 322
School of Business & Economics and Whitaker Institute
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

T: 091 492521
E: deirdre.curran@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Deirdre has been employed as a lecturer in the Management Discipline since 1997.Prior to joining NUIG, Deirdre worked as an associate lecturer for the National College of Ireland and as an independent management consultant. Deirdre is actively involved in research into workplace mediation as a dispute resolution process. She leads a national level workplace mediation research group housed within the Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. Deirdre is the programme director of the MSc in Human Resources. She also currently acts as the Business School co-ordinator for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).
 
Selected Publications:Curran, D., and Quinn, M. (2012) ‘Attitudes to Employment Law and the Consequent Impact of Legislation on Employment Relations Practice’, Employee Relations, Vol. 34 (5), 464-480Quinn, M. and Curran, D. 2010, “The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union - Ireland”, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, (FRA), Vienna http://194.30.12.221/fraWebsite/research/publications/publications_per_year/2010/pub_racial_equal_directive_en.htm  [Research Report]Collings, D. G., Curran, D. and Scullion, H. (2008) ‘International Human Resource Management’ in Wood, G and Collings, D. G. (eds) Human Resource Management : A Critical Text [Book Chapter]Dundon, T., Curran, D., Maloney, M. and Ryan, P. (2005) Conceptualising the dynamics of employee information and consultation: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland, Industrial Relations, 37(5), 492-512

Research Interests

Deirdre’s primary research interests are exploring the impact of the law in bringing about change in workplace employment relations, and the value of mediation as an alternative to litigation.

Other areas of interest include employee voice in the workplace, trade unionism, and processes for addressing workplace conflict - particularly mediation.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'The role of mediation in the resolution of two industrial disputes in Ireland: Towards a theoretical understanding'
Curran, D (2014) 'The role of mediation in the resolution of two industrial disputes in Ireland: Towards a theoretical understanding'. Employee Relations, 36 (5):496-515 [Details]
(2012) 'Attitudes to employment law and the consequent impact of legislation on employment relations practice'
Curran, D; Quinn, M (2012) 'Attitudes to employment law and the consequent impact of legislation on employment relations practice'. Employee Relations, 34 :464-480 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'The Potential Impact of the European Employee Information and Consultation Directive: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland'
Dundon, T. Curran, D., Ryan, P. and Maloney, M. (2006) 'The Potential Impact of the European Employee Information and Consultation Directive: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland'. Industrial Relations Journal, [Details]
(2005) 'Conceptualising the dynamics of employee information and consultation: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland'
Dundon, T., Curran, D., Maloney, M., Ryan, P. (2005) 'Conceptualising the dynamics of employee information and consultation: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland'. Industrial Relations Journal, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Shaping the Agenda 2: Implications for Workplace Mediation Training, Standards and Practice in ireland.
Curran, D. et al. (2016) Shaping the Agenda 2: Implications for Workplace Mediation Training, Standards and Practice in ireland. Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group, Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Shaping the Agenda 1: Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators.
Curran, D. et al. (2016) Shaping the Agenda 1: Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators. Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group, Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Quinn, M. and Curran, D. 2010, “The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union - Ireland”.
Quinn, M., and Curran, D. (2010) Quinn, M. and Curran, D. 2010, “The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union - Ireland”. European Agency for Fundamental Rights, European Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna. [Details]
(2008) The Transposition of the European Employee Information and Consultation Directive Regulations in the Republic of Ireland’.
T. Dundon, Curran, D., Maloney, M. and Ryan, P (2008) The Transposition of the European Employee Information and Consultation Directive Regulations in the Republic of Ireland’. CISC, NUI Galway, Galway. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Irish Academy of Management
Curran, D (2014) Helping Talk Work: State-funded Workplace Mediation in Ireland Irish Academy of Management [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Workplace Mediation in Ireland: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap'
Curran, D. (2015) 'Workplace Mediation in Ireland: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap' Journal of Mediation and Applied Conflict Analysis, 1 (3) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) MII Conference 2016,
Curran, D., Kokaylo, O. and Dillon, J. (2016) Mediators Institute of Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], MII Conference 2016, Dundalk, Ireland , 14-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) Irish Academy of Management,
Curran, D., Kenny, T. and Meehan, L. (2016) Annual IAM Conference. [Conference Paper], Irish Academy of Management, UCD , 31-AUG-16 - 02-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) World Mediation Summit,
Curran, D., Kenny, T. and Bouchier, M. (2016) Annual WMS. [Invited Lecture], World Mediation Summit, Madrid , 07-JUN-16 - 10-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) NW Dispute Resolution Conference,
Curran, D., Kenny, T. and Coakley, A. (2016) Workshop presented ar the 2016 NW DR Conference. [Conference Paper], NW Dispute Resolution Conference, Seattle, Washington State, US , 23-MAR-16 - 25-NOV-16. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) “The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union - Ireland”, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, (FRA).
Quinn, M and Curran, D (2010) “The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union - Ireland”, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, (FRA). Vienna: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Impact of the Law in Bringing About Change in Workplace Employment Relations Practice, Irish Academy of Management Conference.
Curran, D and Quinn, M. (2009) The Impact of the Law in Bringing About Change in Workplace Employment Relations Practice, Irish Academy of Management Conference. Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Effectiveness of the Selection Interview in the Primary Education Sector. Irish Academy of Management Conference Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway, Ireland.
Curran, D., Quinn, M. (2009) The Effectiveness of the Selection Interview in the Primary Education Sector. Irish Academy of Management Conference Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Impact of the Law in Bringing About Change in Workplace Employment Relations Practice. Irish Academy of Management Conference Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway, Ireland.
Curran, D., Quinn, M. (2009) The Impact of the Law in Bringing About Change in Workplace Employment Relations Practice. Irish Academy of Management Conference Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) ‘International Human Resource Management’ Human Resource Management : A Critical Text.
Collings, D G, Curran, D and Scullion, H (2008) ‘International Human Resource Management’ Human Resource Management : A Critical Text. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Rationale, timing and adequate representation: on-going problematical issues in effective employee information and consultation. Irish Academy of Management Conference.
Curran, D., Gallina, P. (2006) Rationale, timing and adequate representation: on-going problematical issues in effective employee information and consultation. Irish Academy of Management Conference. Conference Paper [Details]

Teaching Interests

Dr Deirdre Curran, Lecturer in Management at NUI Galway is the recipient of the prestigious national Teaching Hero 2014 award.  The student-nominated award is the run by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education chaired for Prof Sarah Moore.  The award was presented by Dr Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, and Patron of the National Forum. 

Deirdre contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. A sample of her teaching commitments is included here. Deirdre’s teaching philosophy is to develop in students not only knowledge of the subject area but also the ability to think critically about the concepts, rationale and implications for life outside the university.

Employment Law to the MSc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management students

Leadership & Change to the MSc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management students and the MSc Strategy Innovation & People Management Students

Communications to the postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies students

Employment Relations to the Bachelor of Commerce, Corporate Law, and Diploma in Business Studies students

Industrial Relations to engineering students from various undergraduate degree programmes

Deirdre constantly strives to improve the quality of her inputs by involving students in their own learning and using innovative learning techniques.

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Dr Alma McCarthy

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