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Professor Philip O'Connell


Philip O'Connell

Director Of The Geary Institute, Director Of Academic Centre - Geary Institute
Geary Institute
01 716 4614
University College Dublin, Geary Institute, Geary Institute Belfield Dublin 4


Philip J. O'Connell is Director of the UCD Geary Institute and Professor of Applied Social Science at University College Dublin. Prior to that, he was Research Professor and Head of Social Research at the ESRI and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He received his doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington and taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has served as a consultant to the European Commission and the OECD. He is a government-appointed member of the Irish national Labour Market Council. Most of his work focuses on the labour market and on migration. He has an enduring interest in equality at work and in access to employment, publishing papers in the leading journals on wage inequality, on working conditions and workplace practices, on the transition from unemployment to work, and on the experience of migrant workers in Ireland.


  • BA
    University College Cork
  • MA
    University College Cork
  • PhD
    Indiana University IN. USA