Dr. Ashley O’Donoghue combines industry and academic experience to deliver research informed Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisation Development (OD) practice. Ashley has extensive HRM and OD experience working across both public and private sectors and is Head of Staff Development at DIT (Technological University Dublin). Ashley specialises in the design and implementation of equality strategy and associated actions plans and works with diverse stakeholders including senior management, staff and unions to gain active support and commitment for equality initiatives.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and H.Dip. Ed. from Maynooth University and a Masters in Human Resource Strategies from Dublin City University. In 2011 she won a PhD Scholarship from Dublin City University to investigate leadership, employee emotions, engagement and well-being at work. She has used this research to inform the successful design and delivery of a Leadership Development programme for Higher Education. Ashley lectures in HRM, Organisation Behaviour, Leadership and Managing Equality & Diversity, and has designed and reviewed undergraduate and postgraduate programme modules. She is a Chartered member of the CIPD and a member of the Academy of Management (Gender & Diversity in Organisations and Organisation Behaviour Divisions).