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Alison Sheridan

Acting Head of Department of Business and Management

  • asheridan@ait.ie
  • Room: B04
  • Building: Business
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business & Hospitality

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from NUIG, and an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management from Sheffield Hallam University. In 2010 I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Learning & Teaching with DIT. My industry experience was gained in HR roles in the private sector in the UK and as HR Manager in AIT from 1994-2006. Subsequently, I spent two years as Acting Head of Department before moving to a lecturing role in 2008.

My current research is focused on the operation of HR Practices in SMEs, with a specific interest in companies within a service context.

Undergraduate:

Human Resource Management

Marketing

Postgraduate:

Human Resource Management

I have completed modules on Principles of Research Methodology and Advanced Studies in Qualitative Research Methods in DCU in 2012 & 2013 respectively.

I am actively involved as a member of the Midlands CIPD Committee which provides a forum for HR specialists within the region and I attend approximately five events each year on a range of HR- related topics. In addition, I maintain links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development through my work as Programme Leader for the professional courses that are currently offered by AIT on a part-time basis.

I have been a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development since 1993.

  • Biography

    I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from NUIG, and an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management from Sheffield Hallam University. In 2010 I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Learning & Teaching with DIT. My industry experience was gained in HR roles in the private sector in the UK and as HR Manager in AIT from 1994-2006. Subsequently, I spent two years as Acting Head of Department before moving to a lecturing role in 2008.

  • Research & Consultancy

    My current research is focused on the operation of HR Practices in SMEs, with a specific interest in companies within a service context.

  • Teaching Experience

    Undergraduate:

    Human Resource Management

    Marketing

    Postgraduate:

    Human Resource Management

  • Interests & Professional Development

    I have completed modules on Principles of Research Methodology and Advanced Studies in Qualitative Research Methods in DCU in 2012 & 2013 respectively.

    I am actively involved as a member of the Midlands CIPD Committee which provides a forum for HR specialists within the region and I attend approximately five events each year on a range of HR- related topics. In addition, I maintain links with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development through my work as Programme Leader for the professional courses that are currently offered by AIT on a part-time basis.

  • Membership of Academic/Professional Bodies

    I have been a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development since 1993.