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Research Interests

Gráinne is a Lecturer at Queen’s University Management School. She currently leads a project on digitalization and women’s entrepreneurship. Her research is motivated by an interest in the individual experiences of work. 

She has been a lead researcher on a project with the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research on tacit knowledge management practices. She has engaged in research on knowledge intensive firms and multinational organisations, particularly in the pharmaceutical, ICT and financial service sectors. Gráinne is a reviewer for the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review and Technovation. She also holds an External Examiner role with Carlow Institute of Technology.

Gráinne’s research has received both national and international recognition. She is a former Government of Ireland Scholar, awarded the Government of Ireland Research Scholarship (IRCHSS) and the University of Limerick Advanced Scholarship to conduct her PhD studies. She has presented her research at numerous academic and professional conferences and she has published book chapters and articles in journals including Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Work, Employment and Society and Personnel Review.



  • Resourcing and Talent Management MGT 7149  (MSc Human Resource Management Programme)
  • Managing People in the 21st Century Organisation MGT9030 (MSc Management Programme)
  • Applied International Business MGT 3004 (International Business Management & Language Programme)
  • Research Methods for Business MGT 7158, MGT 7173 and ACC7002 (MSc Management/Marketing/HRM, International Business and Accounting and Finance Programmes) 


  • 2019-2020 Co-ordinator of student staff consultation committee (SSCC) meetings for the Business Management and Business Management with a Language Programmes.
  • 2018-2019 Director of the MSc Management Programme 
  • 2017-2018   Co-ordinator of peer mentors for the Business Management programme

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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