Prof Claire Gubbins
Claire is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour & HRM at DCU, Director of DCU’s Executive MBA Programme, Associate Editor for Human Resource Development Quarterly (an SSCI listed journal) and Deputy Director of LINK Research Institute (Knowledge and Learning).
She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), the US Academy of Management, the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and the University Forum for HRD (UFHRD). Prior to this, Claire was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University USA, Senior Research Fellow on the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research (ICMR) project on Tacit Knowledge Management, Learning and Systems, a Senior Research Fellow at the Enterprise Research Centre with the University of Limerick working in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin on the ICMR project on Training and Training Information Support.
She was a Lecturer in Management and HRM at University College Cork and a Lecturer of HRM and Organisational Behaviour with the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. She received the DCU Presidents award for Excellence in Teaching (Assessment & feedback) in 2013 and was a nominee in 2011/2012/2015. She was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of Limerick; her research was at the interface of organisational behaviour and human resource development and focused on the influence of social networks on career, professional development and work outcomes.
She is a former Government of Ireland Scholar, awarded the Government of Ireland Research Scholarship (IRCHSS) and the University of Limerick Registrars scholarship to conduct her PhD. She has presented at numerous academic and professional conferences and published book chapters and articles in such journals as Organization Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development Review, Journal of European Industrial Training, among others.
Awards for her work include: a Fulbright Award, a Career Enhancement Award, US Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) finalist award for her dissertation; BEST paper runner-up for the Alan Moon Memorial prize at the International Conference on HRD Research & Practice; and Best paper in track at the Irish Academy of Management. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of European Industrial Training. She is an experienced Consultant, Coach and Trainer to a range of industries in such areas as knowledge management through people and organisational systems, leadership assessment and development centres, human resource management skills, auditing training, training design, delivery and development programme evaluation. She is a facilitator on the Enterprise Ireland Management4Growth programme for SME’s at DCU.