Research Team

Dr. Richard Boyle

Position
Head of Research, Publishing & Corporate Relations

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...

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Joanna O’Riordan

Position
Research Officer

Joanna carries out research and consultancy work in the area of public management, with a particular focus on reform and modernisation in the area of human resource management. Joanna is also the editor of Administration, the journal of the Institute of Public Administration.

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Orla O’Donnell

Position
Research Officer

Her primary work since joining the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in 1999 has been for the IPA Research series and the Committee for Public Management Research (see publications). Specifically, in the public management area, this has included studies of innovation, e-government, ethics, organisational development, organisational culture, decentralisation,

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Laura Shannon

Position
Research Graduate

Laura has worked in the Institute since April 2016. ​The primary functions of her role are to provide support to research projects, analysis and report writing.

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