Joanna O’Riordan

Position: Research Officer
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3757

Joanna joined the IPA in 2000. She carries out research and consultancy work in the area of public management, with a particular focus on reform in the area of human resource management. Joanna has an MA in Public Policy from UCD and an MBS in human resource management from DCU. Joanna presents her research findings and teaches on various IPA programmes. She is also the editor of Administration, the journal of the Institute of Public Administration -  see Degruyter.


  • A case study on the establishment of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, on behalf of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 2017

  • Organisational Culture and the Public Service, IPA State of the Public Service Series, 2015

  • A Case-study of the Tipperary County Council Merger, Local Government Research Series, 2015

  • Public Service Motivation, IPA State of the Public Service Series, 2015

  • Capacity and Competency Requirements in Local Government, 2013

  • Workforce Planning in the Irish Public Service, IPA State of the Public Service, 2012

  • O’Riordan J and Humphreys P (forthcoming), Career Progression in the Irish Civil Service, CPMR Research Report, IPA Dublin.

  • Guidelines for the Production of HR Strategies in the Civil Service, Report on behalf of the Department of the Taoiseach (2001)

  • The Career Progression of People with Disabilities in the Irish Civil Service, Report carried out by the IPA in conjunction with Goodbody Economic Consultants and Trinity College Dublin, 2001

  • Department of Foreign Affairs (Nov 1999) A report for the Development Co-operation Division on the potential for the participation of Irish Business in aid to Developing Countries

  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation (May 1999) Who has gained from the Celtic Tiger? A report examining the distribution of benefits in the Irish ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy.

  • The Arts Council, Dublin (April 1999) Preparation of a plan for CSF Submission highlighting the regional development potential of the Arts in Ireland.

  • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Dec 1998) Costing of the Recommendations of the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities

  • The Ireland Funds (May 1998) A Study investigating the socio-economic impact of the Ireland Funds in Ireland and Northern Ireland between 1976 and 1998.

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