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Professor John Geary


John Geary

Full Professor, Head of the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group
College of Business
University College Dublin, School of Business, Graduate School of Business Carysfort Avenue Blackrock Co. Dublin


John Geary is Full Professor of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management at University College Dublin School of Business. He is currently head of department. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna Business School and Honorary Professor at the Marco Biagi Foundation, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. He is a graduate of the University of Maynooth and studied for his D.Phil (Sociology) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. In the past, John worked at Warwick Business School, held visiting professorships at the Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia and at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo. He was also Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. He was the first Director of UCD's College of Business and Law Graduate School and was also Director of Doctoral Studies at the UCD School of Business. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has published in the leading journals in the field of work and employment relations, including Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society (Berkeley); The British Journal of Industrial Relations; Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal; Industrial Relations Journal; International Journal of Human Resource Management; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of International Management, Work, Employment and Society; and Economic and Industrial Democracy. He is the author of the book Partnership at Work: The Quest for Radical Organizational Change (with Bill Roche), Oxford: Routledge, 2006. He has contributed to the coverage of news stories on work and employment on TV and radio, including RTE's Prime Time, The Business, and This Week programmes, and in The Irish Times and the Industrial Relations News. His areas of research interest include work and employment, employment practices and human resource management in multinational companies, employee voice, union organisation and pay determination.


  • Head of the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Group
    College of Business, Ireland2017


  • Director
    University College Dublin College of Business and Law Graduate School1 Jan 2004 - 1 Jan 2007
  • Jean Monnet Fellow
    European University Institute, Florence1 Jan 2001 - 1 Jan 2002
  • Research Fellow
    Industrial Relations Research Unit, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick1 Jan 1990 - 1 Jan 1993


  • BA
    Maynooth University
  • MA
    Maynooth University
  • DPhil
    University of Oxford