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Dr Annette Clancy


Annette Clancy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Art History and Cultural Policy
01 716 8404
University College Dublin, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


The focus of my research is on emotion in organisations and in particular how unconscious dynamics influence and inform organisational structure and behaviour. I earned my PhD at the University of Bath where my doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be re-imagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity. I received my MSc from the University of Sunderland where I studied systemic organisation and management. Prior to joining UCD I ran my own organisational consultancy practice for over 17 years. I consulted to and coached senior executives in over 100 organisations cross the public, private and cultural sectors in Ireland, England and the USA. Prior to my consulting career I held senior management positions in the cultural sector in Ireland and England.


  • Member of the College of Art and Humanities International Committee
    University College Dublin, College of Arts and Humanities, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Management/Organisational Behaviour
    University College Dublin, College of Business, Dublin, Ireland1 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2018


  • CEO
    Interactions: Creative Strategies for Business, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 1998 - 30 Jun 2015
  • Artistic Director
    Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland1 Jul 1995 - 30 Sep 1998
  • Marketing Manager
    Rough Magic Theatre Company, Dublin1 Jan 1994 - 1 Jan 1995
  • Programme Administrator
    Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland1 Aug 1989 - 1 Jan 1993
  • Administrator
    Soho Theatre Company, London, England1 Jun 1986 - 1 Aug 1989


  • Dip Communications
    Dublin Institute of Technology
  • MSc
    University of Sunderland
  • PhD
    University of Bath UK
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • Belbin Team Roles Inventory Accredition
    Xenergie Consulting2016