Early Career Development Network Spring Event:
Navigating FASTIR Careers

Queens University Belfast

The IAM Early Career Development Network (ECDN) aims to provide IAM members with a range of professional and career development activities across the key strands of academic posts (Teaching, Research & Service). It holds a somewhat different focus to the Annual Conference along with hosting an extended target audience and group of contributors. The objectives of the ECDN are to:

  1. Encourage collaborative debate and learning on research, teaching, learning and professional development.
  2. Attract and build a community of scholars and practitioners interested in independent research, teaching & professional development practices.
  3. Establish a forum for discussion and debate on in Irish and international context.
  4. Build the capacity, skills and networks of IAM members
  5. Encourage the sharing of good practices in teaching, research and service amongst the IAM community

ECDN Spring Event: Navigating FASTIR Careers, Queens University Belfast 04th March

This is the second IAM ECDN event and will focus on how early career scholars navigate the challenges of FASTIR careers that combine different foci of Funding-Academic Service-Teaching-Impact-Research. Through a series of plenary talks from leading Irish scholars as well as a dedicated CV building workshop and informal debate and discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to take time out to reflect on their careers and goals in a supportive and developmental context.

ECDN Plenary Spring Event Schedule

Event Details

This is an in-person only event held in Queen’s University Belfast on Friday March 4th 2022. Attendance is limited and free for IAM members. 

11.30-12.30 Arrival and informal networking

12.30 Welcome Address and ECDN Launch

17.30 Close of event and informal networking

Speakers and Session Details

Steering Group Members

Anne is Chair of the ECDN Steering Group. She is Full Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) at University College Dublin, College of Business (Ireland). She previously worked at Rotterdam School of Management, Eramsus University Rotterdam and Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. Her primary research interests are HRM in online labor platforms, gig work and project-based organizations and her recent work draws on paradox theory and institutional theory. Her work is published in Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, and International Journal of Project Management where she is former Associate Editor for HRM and OB and currently sits on the Strategic Advisory Board. She has contributed to scholarly handbooks including Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox, Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management, and the Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Grace is a Lecturer in Marketing at Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests are in the fields of market research, marketing strategy and capabilities, and SME marketing. Grace holds a PhD in Management from Queen’s University Belfast and was funded by Invest NI. Her thesis explores the role of market intelligence in the development and integration of small business marketing capabilities, with a focus on Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry. Grace also holds an MSc in Marketing and a BA(Hons) in History and is graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the University of Stirling. 

James is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour at the School of Business, Maynooth University, Ireland. With a background in new media and technology, James’ research examines the automation of management practice, digitalisation at work, and the role of human resource management in the future workplace. Prior to joining Maynooth University, James completed his doctoral studies at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland, where his thesis explored the role of algorithmic management in shaping the experiences of app-based gig workers. A previous Irish Research Council scholarship awardee, James’ research has been published in outlets such as Human Resource Management Journal and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Claire is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM. She is the Director of the DCU Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership programme for Teagasc.  Previously Claire was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and visiting Professor in Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh. She is published in Human Resource Management (US), Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review and Journal of European Industrial Training and she is co-author of two books. Claire’s research interests centre around the domain of learning and development. She has over 20 years experience consulting with industry nationally and internationally. She serves on the council of the Irish Institute of Training & Development (IITD) and the Irish Academy of Management (IAM) and is a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence Based Management (CEBMa).

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Work and Employment Studies, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. He is a former IRCHSS Post-doctoral fellow, IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar and Marie Curie Scholar and has previously held the University of Limerick Alumni Scholarship and the Kemmy Business School Registrar’s Scholarship. His main research interests are in international and comparative employment relations, with a particular interest in issues such as trade union recognition and avoidance, employee voice and precarious employment. He has published articles in leading international journals including the Journal of International Business, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of World Business and Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Dónal is a lecturer and researcher in Strategic Management and Global Strategy in Technological University Dublin. His research focuses on strategic management in international firms and specifically on the strategic activities of individual managers. He has been published in both the Global Strategy Journal and the Journal of World Business along with numerous book chapters and conference papers. He has received awards at both national and international conferences including the Hood and Young Prize for most original PhD work at the Academy of International Business UK & Ireland conference. Prior to assuming his current role Dr. O’Brien held the position of Assistant Professor in Management in Dublin City University where he received the President’s Award for Innovation in Teaching. In his current role he places a major emphasis on bringing the findings of his research into the classroom and engaging in innovative teaching approaches through simulations and case study teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels. This pedagogical approach challenges the students to engage both inside and outside the classroom and to evaluate the latest developments in theory with a strong focus on their practical implications.