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Staff Profiles

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Dr. Richard Boyle

Position: Head of Research, Publishing & Corporate Relations
Area of Expertise: Richard has worked with the IPA since 1986. His research interests focus on public service modernisation, managing for results in the public sector and developing and implementing effective performance management and evaluation systems. He has researched and written extensively on public service reform. He has worked widely with Irish central and local government, the OECD and the World Bank. He has published numerous books and papers on public service management. He is a member of the International Evaluation Working Group on policy and programme evaluation. On the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Sector Management. On the board of the European Evaluation Society (2002-2005), and chair of the Irish Evaluation Network.
Email: rboyle@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Siobhán Bradley

Position: Senior Leadership and Management Consultant
Area of Expertise: Siobhán focuses on the design and delivery of bespoke blended capacity building programmes focused on Leadership and Management Development. Siobhán is an accredited Coach and can provide executive and conflict coaching. She is also accredited in workplace mediation and is licensed to work with a number of management and leadership diagnostic tools, e.g. Leadership Effectiveness Assessment (LEA) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Email: sbradley@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00353 1 240 3642
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Dr. Philip Byrne

Position: Senior Local Government Specialist
Area of Expertise: Local Government Training and Education
Email: pbyrne@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3631
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Dr. Mark Callanan

Position: Lecturer
Area of Expertise: Lecturer on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the IPA, including the BA in Public Management, the Diploma in EU Studies, the MA in Public Management, the Masters of Economic Science in Policy Analysis, and the Doctorate in Governance. Mark is also a guest lecturer on postgraduate programmes at a number of Irish universities.
Email: mcallanan@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3632
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Dr. Dearbhla Casey

Position: Lecturer
Area of Expertise: Dearbhla is currently a lecturer on multiple academic programmes in the IPA in the areas of in health strategy and policy and leadership and management in healthcare. She is course director for the MA in Healthcare, Diploma in Healthcare Management and Diploma in Health Services Policy. She also has expertise as an organisational consultant in the areas of strategy development and implementation, leadership development, and change management.
Email: dcasey@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3634
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Teresa Casserly

Position: Senior Consultant and Director, Training & Development and International Services
Area of Expertise: Design and development of learning initiatives, development of mentoring frameworks, evaluation of training and learning, training of frontline staff in quality service and the development of training and learning practitioners and facilitators.
Email: tcasserly@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3641
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Dr. Cedric Chau

Position: Lecturer
Area of Expertise: Leadership and Human Resource Management. Cedric holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering, a Master of Business Studies, and a Doctorate in Public Sector Leadership. He is responsible for the Human Resource Management streams on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Whitaker School of Government and Management at the IPA. Prior to joining the Institute, Cedric worked in both industry and academia and was a visiting academic to a number of Universities in Ireland, England and China
Email: cchau@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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James Connington

Position: Lecturer
Area of Expertise: Equality & Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Human Rights, Dignity at Work-Workplace Bullying & Harassment and Recruitment & Selection.
Email: jconnington@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3679
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Noreen Fahy

Position: Senior Finance Specialist
Area of Expertise: Financial reporting, accrual accounting and its implementation, budgeting and financial management, international financial reporting standards, internal financial control systems
Email: nfahy@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3685
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Aidan Horan

Position: Director, Training, Development & Consultancy Services
Email: ahoran@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Edwin Maguire

Position: Senior Human Resource Management Specialist
Email: emaguire@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3678
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Dr. Margaret Malone

Position: Director, US Programme in European Studies, Belgium. Lecturer in European Studies
Area of Expertise: European Union Governance, the principle of subsidiarity and the role of national parliaments in the EU, regulation of lobbyists and the issue of transparency in the EU, constitutional development in the European Union , institional reform in the European Union, enlargement of the European Union, european Citizenship and National Identity, parliamentary reform in Ireland
Email: mmalone@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600 / 32 16 310 430
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Dr. Nicolas Marcoux

Position: Head of International Services
Area of Expertise: Nicolas joined the International Services Unit of the IPA in June 2004, providing strategic advice and overall guidance in the design and delivery of the projects managed by the Unit.
Email: nmarcoux@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3677
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Christine McNally

Position: Human Resources Manager
Email: cmcnally@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3647
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Sinead McNamara

Position: Lecturer (Accounting & Economics)
Area of Expertise: Sinead has a BComm from University College Cork, an MA in Public Management from the IPA and is a member of ACCA. She lectures in accounting and economics on the IPA’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. After being employed in the civil service, she joined a start-up company in 1999 and worked for over two years as a consultant in the private sector in Ireland and the UK before joining the IPA.
Email: smcnamara@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Michael Mulreany

Position: Assistant Director General & Registrar
Email: mmulreany@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Ashling Newberry

Position: Project Manager
Area of Expertise: Ashling works in the International Services Unit of the IPA, managing IPA consultancy and training programmes with an international dimension.
Email: anewberry@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3670
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Dr. Marian O'Sullivan

Position: Director General
Email: mosullivan@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Denis O’Brien

Position: Assistant Registrar
Email: dobrien@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Maebh O’Connor

Position: Human Resource Management Specialist
Area of Expertise: Maebh’s core activity is the design, development and delivery of employee effectiveness programmes to maximise workplace productivity. Topics include assertive communications, motivation, team working, competency based interviewing, managing performance and effective time managment. Maebh also delivers freedom of information and data protection awareness training.
Email: moconnor@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3658
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Orla O’Donnell

Position: Research Officer
Area of Expertise: Policy development issues, quality accreditation/management issues, flexible working methods, economics related areas, survey analysis
Email: oodonnell@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3759
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Jane O’Reilly

Position: Leadership and Management Specialist
Area of Expertise: Jane’s area of interest is in developing managers’ potential to optimise their own performance and that of their staff within organisations. She has extensive experience in developing and facilitating a range of management interventions for public sector organisations in Ireland and internationally. These include management development, people management, team building, interpersonal skills, time management and change management programmes.
Email: joreilly@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 2403648
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Joanna O’Riordan

Position: Research Officer
Area of Expertise: Human resource management, equality of opportunity
Email: joriordan@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3757
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Lily Regan

Position: Human Resource Management Specialist
Area of Expertise: Lily is a Human Resource Management Specialist in the IPA’s Human Resource Management Training and Consultancy Unit and Director Mediation Training Programmes and Services. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and holds an MSc. (Distinction) in Human Resource Management & Training from Leicester University, UK. She is an Accredited Mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) and the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII).
Email: lregan@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Martin Speers

Position: Head of IT Training and Education
Area of Expertise: Martin has extensive experience in training and consultancy across the private and public sector in Ireland and abroad. He is also the Programme Director for the Certificate and Diploma in Project Management and the Diploma in Computer Studies (Accredited by UCD).
Email: mspeers@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3651
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Dr Cyril Sullivan

Position: Director of Finance and Support Services/Company Secretary
Area of Expertise: Cyril Sullivan has been Director of Finance and Support Services at the IPA since 2000. Previous to the IPA, he was Head of Support Services at the National Roads Authority, a senior accountant with Eircom plc and an auditor with the Comptroller and Auditor General's Office in Dublin Castle. Cyril is a qualified accountant (FCCA and ACMA), has a BSc (Comp. Sc) and an M(Econ) Sc from TCD/IPA, an MBA from the Smurfit Business School in UCD and a Doctorate in Governance From Queens University in Belfast.
Email: csullivan@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Patricia Trotter

Position: Librarian
Area of Expertise: Patricia holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin, an MSc in Information Studies from the University of Sheffield, and a Graduate Diploma in Public Management from the IPA.
Email: ptrotter@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Paul Turpin

Position: Governance Specialist
Area of Expertise: Paul is involved in developing services to promote good governance in public interest bodies, managing the IPA Governance Forum, carrying out governance related projects and training and supporting the Forum of Chairpersons of State Bodies.
Email: pturpin@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3602
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Nathy Walsh

Position: Lecturer (Financial Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Marketing & Management)
Area of Expertise: Co-ordinate financial analysis, quantitative analysis, marketing and management related subjects on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Supervise dissertations on accountability and managerial related themes at post-graduate level
Email: nwalsh@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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Dr. Stephen Weir

Position: Lecturer
Area of Expertise: Stephen's research interests focus on Institutional Economics, Policy Change, Regulation, Transport Policy and Health Policy. He co-ordinates the Economics programmes and subjects on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Whitaker School of Government and Management at the IPA. He holds both a PhD and a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.Econ.Sc from University College Dublin. He lectures in Microeconomics, Public Sector Economics, Health Economics, Business Economics, Economic Growth and Research Methods on the Institute's, undergraduate postgraduate and doctoral programmes. He has also lectured in UCD, QUB, and DCU. Stephen is the Programme Director for the IPA's Diploma in Health Economics.
Email: sweir@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3600
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