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Aoife McDermott Professor of Human Resource Management

Organisation: Cardiff University

  • Harkness Fellowship
Aoife McDermott

About me

Aoife McDermott is a 2022–23 UK Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

She is a professor of human resource management at Cardiff University, where her work considers the role of people management in supporting service delivery and improvement in health and social care.

Her current research portfolio focuses on the employment relationships and retention of health care staff. A committed teacher, she was founding programme director of the MSc/Diploma in health care planning, commissioned by the Welsh Government and NHS Wales to provide a talent pipeline in this space. McDermott previously coordinated the multidisciplinary Cardiff Health Organisation and Policy Studies (CHOPS) research group and is trustee of the Learned Society for Studies in Organising Healthcare. She has organised the society’s biannual International Organisational Behavior in Healthcare Conference, and edited book and special issue collections produced from these meetings.

Educated at Trinity College Dublin, McDermott was a Trinity Scholar, awarded a gold medal, and completed her PhD as a Government of Ireland Research Scholar. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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