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Professor Aoife McDermott

Professor of Human Resource Management

Cardiff Business School

Email:
mcdermotta@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5065
Location:
S29, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Dr Aoife McDermott is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Cardiff Business School.

Dr McDermott’s research interests concern the role of human resource management and change management in supporting service delivery and improvement through people, particularly in professional service and health/public sector contexts. She is particularly interested in employee expectations (psychological contracts), employees’ responses to change and the role of the HR function in shaping/responding to these. She is coordinator of Cardiff Health Organisation and Policy Studies Group (CHOPS). Her work has been published in Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the British Journal of Management, Public Administration and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Dr McDermott previously worked as a Lecturer in Human Resource Management in Dublin City University. She received a BA (mod) in Business & Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, where she was awarded a gold medal. She completed her PhD as a Trinity Scholar and a Government of Ireland Research Scholar.

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Teaching commitments

  • Executive MBA – Human Resource Management
  • MBA – Leading and Managing People Performance
  • MSc HRM – The practice of HR in the modern workplace
  • MSc HRM – Research Methods
  • Business Management – The Theory and Practice of Managing People

Research interests

  • Human Resource Management/management roles
  • Psychological contracts
  • Change management and responses to change
  • Policy implementation
  • Health service organisation and delivery

Research projects

  • 2012-2015, National leadership and innovation agency for Wales. An academic collaboration to develop workforce research Submitted by D. Kelly, P. Donnelly, B. Hunter, A. Jones, A. McDermott, C. O Brien, S. Pratt, Z. Radnor, D. Watkins (£144,000)
  • 2012, Health Research Board (Ireland). Knowledge exchange and dissemination for: From policy to practice: An international comparison of approaches to systemic quality and safety by P. Flood, A. McDermott, L. McKee and L. Hamel. (€16,236)
  • 2010-2012, Health Research Board. From policy to practice: An international comparison of approaches to systemic quality and safety. Submitted by P. Flood (Dublin City University), A. McDermott and L. McKee (University of Aberdeen). (€183,000)
  • 2009-2010, National Centre for Partnership and Performance. Line management as a resource for change. Submitted by K. Monks, A. McDermott and M. Heffernan. (€81,931)
  • 2009-10, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The HR-Performance link: Identifying key HR practices in Irish hospitals as a precursor to exploring effective delivery mechanisms. Submitted by P. Flood (DCU), A. McDermott and E. Conway (DCU). (€81,931)
  • 2007-2010, Health Research Board. Implementing Service-improvement in Hospitals: Roles, clinical directorate structures and the HR function. Submitted by M. Keating (Trinity College Dublin), A. McDermott and L. Fitzgerald, (DeMontfort University, UK). (€78,171)

PhD supervision research interests

  • Human Resource Management/management roles
  • Psychological contracts
  • Change management and responses to change
  • Policy implementation
  • Health service organisation and delivery