Business School


Primary Department
Business School
Lecturer in HRM
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
HR Management Group
Phone number:
01 700
Room Number

Academic biography

Margaret Heffernan (BBS, MBS, MCIPD, PhD) is Associate Professor in HRM at Dublin City University Business School. Prior to this she lectured in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at National University of Ireland, Galway and worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Limerick. Margaret is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a FAS accredited trainer. She is also certified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to administer a range of psychometric instruments. Her main research interests focus on strategic human resource management, organisational justice and employee outcomes, compassion at work, return to work after illness and psychological contracts. She has presented at numerous academic and professional conferences and published book chapters and academic journal articles in such journals as Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review and International Journal of Human Resource Management.  Margaret is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the Irish Journal of Management and is also a member of Editorial Review Board for Employee Relations. She is currently Vice Chair of the Irish Academy of Management. 

Research interests

High Performance Work Systems and Employee Wellbeing; Organisational Justice and HRM; Psychological contract; Returning to work after long term illness