People management in public sector contexts including:
Healthcare service organisation and delivery
Human resource management
Leadership and change
2011-2012: 'From policy to practice: An international comparison of systemic approaches to quality and safety'. Funded by Health Research Board (Ireland), with P. Flood (Dublin City University) and L. McKee (University of Aberdeen).
2009-2011 'The HR Performance link in Irish Hospitals'. Funded by Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, with P. Flood and E. Conway (Dublin City University).
2008-2010: 'Implementing service-improvement in hospitals: The role of clinical directorates and the HR function', with M. Keating (Trinity College Dublin) and L. Fitzgerald (Manchester Business School)
2009: 'Middle management as a resource for change'. Funded by National Centre for Partnership and Performance (Ireland), with K. Monks and M. Heffernan (Dublin City University).