Eileen Drew
Director of TCGEL, Academic Secretariat

Biography

Professor Eileen Drew, B.A., M.Sc., Dip. MIS, Ph.D., has taught in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and Centre for Gender and Women's Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She undertook extensive research in the statistical analysis of national and EU data sets, including an international Comparative Leadership Survey of women and men in 27 industrialised countries. Her current fields of interest are: gender and STEM, gender equality, work/life balance, the gender pay gap, family leaves, gender in entrepreneurship and leadership and protection of part-time workers. Professor Drew is the National Senior Expert for European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE) and has worked as the Gender Mainstreaming expert for the Social Security Reform Co-operation Project in China (EUCSS), supported by the European Commission from 2008 to 2010. In 2008 she was appointed as Gender Equality Expert to the EU Network of Women in Decision-making in Politics and the Economy. She is currently Principal Investigator for an EU supported Framework Programme 7 project called INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research (INTEGER). The objective of this project is to create sustainable change in education and research institutions to improve the career progression of women scientific researchers Recent books/reports: Facing Extinction? Why Men are not Attracted to Primary Teaching (2006); Danger Men at Work: A Study of the Under-representation of Women in Engineering (2004); Gender InJustice (2003); Off the Treadmill: Achieving Work Life Balance (2003); Women in Science and Technology Employment (2001); Gender Equality in the Civil Service (1999); Women, Work and the Family in Europe (1998). During her career Professor Drew has been involved in research, training and consultancy for: the EU New Opportunities for Women (NOW) project 'Putting the 'E' Into Quality' with Excellence Ireland, and two EU Leonardo da Vinci Projects: 'Diffusion' of Family Friendly Working Arrangements and 'Management in the Millennium'. In 2005, Professor Drew completed a study, commissioned by the Council of Europe, on 'Parental Leave' in 45 Member States. She is a member of the International Leave Policy and Related Research Network.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eileen Drew Anne Laure Humbert, Men have careers, women have babies': unequal parental care among Irish entrepreneurs, Community, Work & Family, 15, (1), 2012, p49-67 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: Strategies, Conflict and Costs in, Louise Kelly , Entrepreneurial Women New Management and Leadership Models, Volume 1,, Santa Barbara, California, Praeger, 2014, pp155 - 182, [Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert] Book Chapter, 2014

Who's Minding the Kids? Work and Family Issues among Owners of Small Business Enterprises in Ireland in, editor(s)Cary Cooper and Ron Burke , Human Resource Management in Small Businesses: Achieving Peak Performance, Cheltenham, UK. Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp236 - 258, [Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert] Book Chapter, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert, Gender, Entrepreneurship and Motivational Factors in an Irish Context, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 2, (2), 2010, p173 - 196 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Eileen Drew and Anna Watters, '"We're not much use but good for logistics": An Exploratory Study of Parenting Leaves in Ireland', Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31, (3), 2014, p245 - 264 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert, The Celtic Tigress: Strategies, Conflict and Costs of Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship in Ireland , Critical Management Studies, Naples, 11-13 July, 2011, pp1 - 22 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

E. Drew, Facing Extinction? Why Men are not Attracted to Primary Teaching, Dublin, The Liffey Press, 2006, 1 - 142pp Book, 2006 URL

Gender Identity and ICT Entrepreneurship in an Irish Context in, editor(s)Malach-Pines, A. and Ozbilgin, M. , Handbook of Research on High-Technology Entrepreneurs, Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA, Edward Elgar, 2010, pp195 - 220, [Humbert, A. Drew, E. and Kelan E.] Book Chapter, 2010

Ireland Country Report in, editor(s)Peter Moss , International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2011, London, 2011, pp144 - 149, [Eileen Drew] Book Chapter, 2011 URL

Eileen Drew, Engendering Leadership for Business Excellence, Engendering Leadership Through Research and Practice, Perth Australia, 21 - 24 July 2008, edited by Jacquie Hutchinson , Consortium for Diversity at Work, University of Western Australia Business School, 2008, pp159 - 171 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

Drew, E. and Humbert A. L., Squaring the Circle? Work and Family Issues among Owners of Small Business, 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, London, 2-4 November 2010, edited by ISBE , ISBE, 2010, pp1-24 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Leadership for Business Excellence: The Gender Perspective in, editor(s)K. J. Foley and P. Hermel , The Theories and Practices of Organization Excellence: New Perspectives, Sydney, SAI Global, 2008, pp269 - 293, [Eileen Drew] Book Chapter, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Ivana Bacik, Cathryn Costello, Eileen Drew, Gender inJustice: feminising the legal professions, Dublin, Law School, Trinity College, 2003, 1 - 431pp Book, 2003 TARA - Full Text

Eileen Drew, Leadership for Business Excellence: The Gender Perspective, Proceedings of the 6th MAAOE International Conference on New Perspectives on the Theories and Practices of Organizational Excellence, Versailles, 19-22 June , edited by Kevin Foley , 2007, pp422-437 Conference Paper, 2007 TARA - Full Text

Eileen Drew and Gwen Daverth, Negotiating Work/Life Balance : the Experience of Fathers and Mothers in Ireland, Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques, XXXVIII, (2), 2007, p65 - 81 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text

E. Drew and C. Healy, Quality Management Approaches in Irish Organisations, The TQM Magazine, 18, (4), 2006, p358 - 371 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

E. Drew, Two Steps Forward - One Step Back? Women's Employment in the EU, Panorama, 2, 2006, p19 - 32 Journal Article, 2006 URL

E. Drew and I. Bacik, Struggling with Juggling: Gender and Work/Life Balance in the Legal Professions, Women's Studies International Forum, 29, (2), 2006, p136 - 146 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

Jennifer Redmond, Maryann Valiulis, Eileen Drew, Literature Review on Issues of Work Life Balance, Workplace Culture and Maternity/Childcare Issues, Dublin, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, July, 2006 Report, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

E. Drew and E. Murtagh, Work/Life Balance: Senior Management Champions or Laggards?, Women in Management Review, 20, (4), 2005 Journal Article, 2005 DOI URL

E. Drew C. Murphy and P. Humphreys, Off the Treadmill: Achieving Work/Life Balance,, Dublin, National Family Friendly Framework Committee, 2003, 1 - 140pp Book, 2003 URL

E. Drew, Delivering Better Government: The Challenge of Gender Equality, Measuring Business Excellence, 6, (3), 2002, p36 - 41 Journal Article, 2002 URL DOI

E. Drew and J. Dalrymple, Quality: On the Threshold or the Brink? , Total Quality Management, 11, (4/5 & 6), 2000, p697 - 703 Journal Article, 2000

E. Drew, Parental Leave in the Council of Europe Member States, Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2005, 1, 38 Report, 2005 URL

Wilson D and Drew E, Cute Hoors and Comely Maidens: Leadership and Gendered Political Reality in Ireland, CMS7 2011, CMS7 2011, Naples, 11 - 13 July 2011, 2011, pp13 Conference Paper, 2011

E. Drew, M. Valiulis, A. Humbert and G. Daverth, 'Women Entrepreneurs in Ireland: A Case Study in Corporate Leadership, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management, University Paris-Dauphine, 21-22 April 2005, ECRM, 2005, pp427 - 436 Book Chapter, 2005

E. Drew and E. Murtagh, Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Addressing Gender Imbalance in Corporate Leadership, Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management, University Paris-Dauphine, 21-22 April 2005, edited by ECRM , 2005, pp123 - 133 Book Chapter, 2005

Lesley Ann Dunne, Eileen Drew and Rhona MacSweeney, An Economic Model for Additional Leave in Ireland , Dublin, ICTU, January, 2009, 1, 24 Report, 2009 URL

E. Drew, Country Note: Leave Policy and Research in Ireland, Leave Policies and Research , 2005, p80 - 86 Journal Article, 2005

E. Drew, 'E'Quality: Contributing to Business Excellence, European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management, Reading, 20-21 March 2003, 2003, pp131 - 138 Conference Paper, 2003

E. Drew and C. Healy, Implementing Quality: A Survey of Irish Organisations, Organisational Excellence: Managing Information, 3rd Multinational Alliance for the Advancement of Organisational Excellence Conference, Paisley Business School, 2002, edited by Paul Coleshill , 2002, pp165 - 175 Conference Paper, 2002

E. Drew, C. Murphy, P. Humphreys, S. Leigh-Doyle, J. O'Riordan and S. Redmond], , Employment and Career Progression of People with a Disability in the Irish Civil Service : Dublin, 2002, 248pp, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2002, 1 - 248pp Book, 2002

E. Drew, Delivering Better Government: The Challenge of Gender Equality, First Research Conference on Organisational Excellence in the Third Millennium, MAAOE, Colorado, August 2000, 2000, pp54 - 60 Conference Paper, 2000

Reconciling Divisions of Labour in, editor(s)S. Duncan and B. Pfau-Effinger , Gender, Economy and Culture in the European Union, London, UCL Press, 2000, pp87 - 111, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 2000 URL

Peter C. Humphreys, Eileen Drew, Candy Murphy, Gender equality in the civil service - gender imbalance in the Irish civil service at higher executive officer level ( HEO ) and above, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 1999, 229pp Book, 1999 TARA - Full Text

E. Drew, Feminism and Total Quality: Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership, Third International and Sixth National Conference on Quality Management, RMIT, February 1999, 1999, pp131 - 139 Conference Paper, 1999

E. Drew, Putting the 'E' into Quality, Quality Engineering, 11, (4), 1999, p625 - 637 Journal Article, 1999

A Theoretical Framework in, editor(s)M. Vianello and G. Moore , Gendering the Elites: A study on Gender and Power in Twenty-Seven Countries,, London, Macmillan, 1999, pp3 - 10, [E. Drew, R. Siemienska, G. Moore and M. Vianello] Book Chapter, 1999

Career Trajectories of Leaders: Convergence or Divergence? in, editor(s)G. Moore and M. Vianello , Gendering the Elites: Economic and Political Leadership in 27 Industrialised Societies, London/New York , Macmillan, 1999, pp50 - 65, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 1999

E. Drew, P. Humphreys and C. Murphy, Gender Equality in the Irish Civil Service , Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 1999, 1 - 229pp Book, 1999

E. Drew , Review of Gender Inequality in the Labour Market: Occupational Concentration and Segregation, by Janet Siltanen, Jennifer Jarman and Robert Blackburn , Employment and Society, 12, (1), 1998, p187-89 Review, 1998

E. Drew, In Pursuit of Excellence: Total Quality Approaches in Irish Organisations, The TQM Magazine, 10, (6), 1998, p452 - 457 Journal Article, 1998 URL

E. Drew, Reconceptualising Families in the EU: Changes In Demography, Households and The Allocation of Care, Journal of the Social and Statistical Inquiry Society of Ireland, XXVII, (IV), 1998, p253 - 287 Journal Article, 1998 URL

E. Drew, In Pursuit of Excellence: A Survey of Irish Manufacturing and Service Organisations, Irish Business Administration Review, 2, (19/20), 1998, p7 - 33 Journal Article, 1998

Flexibility, Employment and Gender in, editor(s)E. Drew, R. Emerek and E. Mahon , Women, Work and the Family in Europe, London, Routledge, 1998, pp89 - 99, [E. Drew and R. Emerek] Book Chapter, 1998

Changing Family Forms and the Allocation of Caring in, editor(s)E. Drew, R. Emerek and E. Mahon , Women, Work and the Family in Europe, London, Routledge, 1998, pp27 - 35, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 1998

Eileen Drew, Ireland, Employment Relations Research Series , 80, 2007, p187-194- Journal Article, 2007 URL

Re-conceptualising Families in, editor(s)E. Drew, R. Emerek and E. Mahon , Women, Work and the Family in Europe, London, Routledge, 1998, pp11 - 26, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 1998

E. Drew, R. Emerek and E. Mahon, Women, Work and the Family in Europe , London, Routledge, 1998, 1 - 230pp Book, 1998 URL

Mullins, Eamonn, Stuart, M, and Drew, E., Statistical Quality Control and Improvement, European Journal of Operations Research, 88, (2), 1996, p203 - 214 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Drew, E., Best practice models for the career advancement of women in academe, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, October, 2002, 1, 79 Report, 2002 TARA - Full Text

Informatics Training for Development: Experiences of the United Nations University/Trinity College Dublin Project in, editor(s)J. Rosenhead and A. Tripathy , Operational Research for Development, New Delhi, New Age International Publishers, 1996, pp328 - 341, [Eileen Drew and F. Gordon Foster] Book Chapter, 1996

E. Drew, E. Mullins and M. Stuart, Statistical Quality Control and Improvement, European Journal of Operational Research, 1996, p203 - 214 Journal Article, 1996

Informatics Training For Development: Experiences From The United Nations University/Trinity College Dublin Project in, editor(s)A. Tripathy A. and J. Rosenhead , Operational Research for Development, New Delhi, New Age International, 1996, pp328 - 341, [E. Drew and F.G. Foster] Book Chapter, 1996

Development of Information Technology in Ireland in, editor(s)Eileen P. Drew and F. Gordon Foster , Information Technology in Selected Countries, Tokyo, The United Nations University Press, 1994, pp8 - 81, [Eileen P. Drew] Book Chapter, 1994

Eileen P. Drew and F. Gordon Foster, Information Technology in Selected Countries: Reports from Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, Tokyo, The United Nations University Press, 1994, 1 - 148pp Book, 1994 URL

Eileen P. Drew, Teferi Kebede and John Moore, Ethiopia: Science and Technology Information Services, Science, Technology and Development, 10, (1), 1992, p52 - 66 Journal Article, 1992

E. Drew, Ireland, Employment Relations Research Series, (57), 2006, p150 - 155 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Eileen Drew, Ireland, International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research , 102, 2009, p222 - 229 Journal Article, 2009

E. Drew and C. Murphy, Women in Rural Development', Competitiveness, Innovation and Regional Development in Ireland, Maynooth, edited by D. McCafferty and J. Walsh , 1997, pp91 - 112 Conference Paper, 1997

Eileen Drew and Gwen Daverth, Living to Work.....or Working to Live? The Role of Managers in Creating Work-life balance in Ireland , Dublin, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, January, 2009, 1, 27 Report, 2009 URL

Eileen Drew, Ireland, International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2008, 100, 2008, p241 - 249 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Drew, Eileen and Roughneen Caroline, Danger! men at work: a study of the underepresentation of women in third-level engineering, Dublin, Department of Education and Science, December, 2004, 1, 107 Report, 2004 TARA - Full Text

Drew, Eileen, Danger! Men at work: A Study of the Under-representation of Women in Third Level Engineering, Dublin, Department of Education and Science, 2004 Report, 2004

EU Overview of Trends' in, Re-Definitions of Women's Relationship to Employment, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, 2000, pp22 - 38, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 2000

Anne Humbert and Eileen Drew, Developing a Patchwork Identity Framework to Explore the Construction of the Entrepreneur, Renaissance and Renewal in Management Studies, Liverpool, 11-14 May 2009, edited by Terry McNulty , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Eileen Drew and Aideen Keaney, Ireland FRANET National Focal Point Social Thematic Study The Situation of Roma, Vienna, Fundamental Rights Agency, June, 2013, 1, 151 Report, 2013 URL

Ireland Country Report in, editor(s)P. Moss , International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2012, London, International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research, 2013, pp157 - 162, [Eileen Drew] Book Chapter, 2013 URL

Anne Pépin, Jeanne Collin, Maria Teresa Pontoisa, Eileen Drew, Claire Marshall, Virginija idlauskienė, Gintautas Jazdauskasc, Anke Lipinsky, Andrea Löther, Maria Schäfer, Fostering Gender Equality in Research Institutions through Transformational-Gender Action Plans, 8th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Vienna, 2-5 September 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Ireland country note in, editor(s)P. Moss (ed.) , International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2014, London, International Leave Network, 2014, pp167 - 172, [E. Drew] Book Chapter, 2014 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Drew, Eileen and Murphy, Candy, Women in science and technology employment Case Study, TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

Key research interests . Gender equality in the professions . Work/Life Balance . Parental and other forms of leave . Gender and Social Security . Women and leadership in political and business life . Total Quality and 'E'Quality . Women, work and families . IS/IT . Disability

Projects

  • Title
    • INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research (INTEGER
  • Summary
    • INTEGER is an FP7-funded project which develops and implements Gender Action Plans to create sustainable structural transformation in Trinity College Dublin, to improve the career progression of women scientific researchers. The Transformational Gender Action Plans (TGAPs) set out how College can maximise its resources and partnerships, and harness its research and academic staff to optimise their scientific excellence. The partners are: Trinity College, Dublin Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Siauliai University Centre for Gender, Lithuania Center of Excellence Women and Science, Germany (GESIS) (independent evaluator) The project began in March 2011 and runs for five years. It involves research and practical action and reflection across four key areas: Engagement of decision makers Organisational structures Career progression, development and support Work-life balance In addition to creating lasting change, the aim is to create a legacy of learning and guidance which can be shared with other institutions seeking to improve the position and progression of women in science, engineering and technology research and eduction institutions. The funding for this project has been secured through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, Science in Society (SiS-2010-2.1.1.1) call 'Implementing Structural Change in Research Organisations/Universities'.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • February 2011
  • Date To
    • June 2015
  • Title
    • Men's Under-Representation in Primary School Teaching
  • Summary
    • This study was the Department of Education and Science to address an urgent policy issue in education where women dominate in primary teaching and fewer men are entering the profession. It involved a review of available literature to identify the key factors to be explored in the empirical data collection, followed by a survey men and women who entered the profession in the last 10 years. The study was completed in April 2005. The study has been used in the formulation of policies at Government level.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dept. of Education and Science
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Parental Leave in the Council of Europe Member States
  • Summary
    • Following nomination, by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, as a National Expert on Work/Life Balance and Parental Leave I was invited by the Council of Europe to prepare a research report on Parental Leave in the 45 member states. The research involved an examination of policies, availability and uptake of parental leave in 45 member states, and identification of better practice models. I presented Interim and Final Reports at meetings of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in June and November 2004 and submitted my report, now published on the Council of Europe's web site in December 2004. The research report was a major contribution of the Council of Europe's input to the Beijing Platform discussions in the US in March 2005. While undertaking this research I was invited to become the Irish representative on the International Network for Leave Policies and Research. I presented the findings of my Council of Europe study at the annual meeting of this Network in London in November 2005
  • Funding Agency
    • Council of Europe
  • Date From
    • June 2004
  • Date To
    • December 2004
  • Title
    • Career Advancement of Women in Academe
  • Summary
    • The Equality Committee, Trinity College Dublin, sponsored research to identify best practice models for the advancement of women in academic posts. This involved desk research and study visits to institutions in the Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) and Australia. A report was submitted to College in October 2002. This report has been used in the WISER-T research project conducted in Trinity College in 2005. I was a member of the WISER-T Steering Committee and supervised the design and implementation of a survey of Trinity College staff across the Faculties of Science and Engineering. Funding is being sought from the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2006 to support further initiatives in the area of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin/Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Factors Militating Against Female Participation in the Study of Engineering at Third Level
  • Summary
    • While the intake of female students to science courses in the Irish third level institutions is almost equal to, if not greater than, that of male students, this is not the case for engineering. This study was sponsored by the Dept. of Education and Science. It involved a review of the literature and a national survey of Careers Guidance Teachers. This was followed by a national survey (conducted in c. 90 schools) of c. 3,500 male and female pupils in sixth class who are taking their Leaving Certificate exams. The objective of the school survey, and interviews/focus groups conducted in 2004, was to ascertain the real or perceived obstacles to girls taking up engineering at university level. To date, the evidence from most countries, including Ireland, is that female representation among engineering students is c. 1 in 5. The report to the Department of Education and Science identified practical measures that could lead to an increase in female entrants of engineering at third level with a view to ensuring a better gender balance.
  • Funding Agency
    • Dept of Education and Science
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2004
  • Title
    • Gender and the Legal Professions in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This project was undertaken jointly by the Law School, Trinity College, (Ivana Bacik and Cathryn Costello) and Department of Statistics to examine gendered careers within the legal profession and in legal training/education. A major national survey was completed providing quantitative and qualitative data on women's representation and participation, career progression and segregation in the law. This survey was supplemented by interviews and focus groups. In addition, the study contains a wealth of both historical and comparative data about women lawyers in other countries.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • Work/Life Balance
  • Summary
    • The focus of this research was to examine issues relating to a family friendly workplace and work/life balance policies and practices, including the analysis of concepts, exploration of usage and take-up, identification of barriers and processes in implementation. It provides practical information on Work/Life Balance availability and take-up in Irish organisations. The project involved a range of research techniques: review of literature and available EU statistics, survey of employers, survey of employees, interviews with key informants and focus groups in some organizations. The study culminated with the publication of Off the Treadmill: Achieving Work/Life Balance. There has been considerable interest in this work by politicians, policy makers, Equality/HR personnel, the media and wider public.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Framework Committee on Family Friendly Working Arrangements, Department of Enterprise, Trad
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2003

Keywords

Demographic and Labour Market Statistics; Demography; Disability; Equality rights; EU developments; Feminist Research Methodolgies; Gender and family, household structures; Gender and leadership; Gender Equality in Employment; Gender related policy issues in Ireland; INFORMATION-SYSTEMS; Labour market statistics and female participation; Leadership in Political and Business Life; Leave Policies and Research; Parental and Other Leave; Social security policy; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS; Surveys & Survey Research; Total Quality Management; Total Quality Management and 'E' Quality; Women and Caring; Women's studies; Work Life Balance; Work-life balance

Recognition

Representations

Gender Expert for EUCSS Social Security Reform Project in China 2008-2011

Chair of Joint Equality Council for ESB 2007

Rapporteur for launch in Dublin of Babies and Bosses Reconciling Work and Family, OECD, Paris. 2003

Advisor to 'Tipping the Scales' EQUAL Project on Work Life Balance in the Workplace, North Western Health Board, Sligo 2003

Project Manager for Study on Work/Life Balance for Framework Committee, Dublin 2002

Appointed to Panel on the Workplace of the Future, National Centre for Partnership Performance 2001

Member of Equality Auditor's Panel, Equality Authority, Dublin 2001

Chair of Standing Committee One of the National Economic and Social Forum, Dublin. 1995-1998

Irish representative to IRIS Scientific Committee, Brussels. 1990-1996

Awards and Honours

One of 21 Voices for the 21st Century, Quality Progress 2000

Partner in LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme 'Diffusion' 2000-2001

National expert on ZAROF 'Women and Employment' Network, Leipzig 1999-2000

Elected to Fellowship of Trinity College, Dublin. 1999

Associate Professor/ Visiting Fellow, Centre for Management Quality Research, RMIT 1999

Memberships

Irish representative on the International Network for Leave Policies and Research June 2004 – Present

Editorial Advisory Board, Measuring Business Excellence, 2001 2001 – Present

Scientific Committee, Multinational Alliance for the Advancement of Organisational Excellence(MAAOE) 2000 – Present