Juliet MacMahon

Personal Profile

Dr Juliette Mc Mahon is a Lecturer in industrial relations at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She is an honorary fellow of the National Anti-Bullying Research and resource Centre in Dublin City University (DCU), and is a current member of the KBS research committee. She is a committee member of the mid-west branch of the Chartered Institute of personnel and Development (CIPD) She was Course Director of the University of Limerick level 7 Diploma in HRM and the level 8 BA in HRM from 1998 to 2019. Juliette has participated in many research projects. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she co principle investigator in a series of annual surveys commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Ireland capturing the views of HR personnel nationwide on key HR issues in Ireland. In 2019 she was part of a team commissioned by the Finacial services Union to examine the impact of technology on financial sector workers. 

In 2015 and 2016 she co- led an in-depth study into workplace climate and well-being in the Irish Defence Forces. This was commissioned by the department of Defence and the Irish Defence Forces in partnership with the representative organisations representing Officers and other Ranks. This work resulted in two reports; The first detailing the results of a survey and the second detailing the results of in-depth focus groups. In 2015, she was also part of a team commissioned by the Irish Government to investigate the prevalence and effect of zero hours contracts in Ireland. The study was titled “A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts among Irish Employers and their Impact on Employees”. She was also principle investigator in a study commissioned by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association (INMO) in 2010 entitled Workplace Bullying in the Irish Nursing profession. This survey elicited a response from 3000 nurses and formed the basis of book chapters and journal articles, a detailed report to the INMO and led to the development of a ‘stay safe’ policy and guidelines by the INMO.

Research Interests

Juliette’s primary research interests are in the field of workplace bullying, zero hours work, employment law and workplace climate. 

Selected Publications

Murphy, C. and MacMahon, J. (2020) Is resilience really a good thing for Employees? RTE brainstorming Jan 9th. Available at: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0108/1105180-is-resilience-really-a-good-thing-for-employees/ 

MacMahon, J. and Dundon, T. (2019) Just when you thought it was safe to sign a zero-hours contract. The Irish Times, [online] Available at: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-to-sign-a-zero-hours-contract-1.3855957 

MacMahon, J., O’Sullivan, M., Murphy, C., Ryan, L. and MacCurtain, S. (2018). Speaking up or staying silent in bullying situations: the significance of management control. Industrial Relations Journal, 49(5-6), pp.473-491. 

MacCurtain, S., Murphy, C., O’Sullivan, M., MacMahon, J. and Turner, T. (2017). To stand back or step in? Exploring the responses of employees who observe workplace bullying. Nursing Inquiry, 25(1), p.e12207. 

McMahon, J. and O’Brien, M. (2019). Diversity and Equality in the Workplace. In: R. Noe, J. Hollenbeck, B. Gerhert and P. Wright, ed., Human resource Management. London: MacMillan International, Red Globe press. 

MacMahon Juliet. (2013). Equality in the Workplace. In: R. Carbery and C. Cross, ed., Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

McMahon, J., MacCurtain, S. and O’Sulivan, M. (2009). Bullying in Healthcare Organizations. In: J. Braithwaite, P. Hyde and C. Pope, ed., Culture and Climate in Health Care Organizations. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.