Business School


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

Academic biography

 Yseult Freeney is a Professor of Organisational Psychology in Dublin City University Business School in Ireland and completed her PhD in Psychology in University College Dublin as a Scholar. Her research agenda is driven by a passionate interest in the well-being of employees and in helping them to thrive at work. More specifically, her research contributes to our understanding of how organisations can foster sustainable work engagement and work-life enrichment for employees against a backdrop of increasing work intensification, as well as managing engagement during individual and organisational transitions.

 Yseult was awarded an IRCHSS Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in 2009 to continue her work in the area of work engagement in Trinity College Dublin. Yseult has extensive experience in leading cutting edge healthcare research. For almost a decade, her work has focused on the practice environment of nurses and midwives,  leading an investigation of work engagement in the Dublin maternity hospitals. Her work has also included a large scale study of junior physicians' experiences of work and professional training. Yseult Freeney’s publications to date include Organization Science, Human Relations, Public Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Learning and Individual Differences, and the British Educational Research Journal.  Yseult was a Co-Editor of the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Management-Organisational Behaviour Volume, an internationally renowned source of state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject. Finally, Yseult was most recently been awarded a regional teaching fellowship and served as Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning between May 2018 and December 2021.


Research interests

Work engagement, well being, performance, job design, relational perspectives, individual differences, career progression and development