SIPW Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) helps to safeguard the scientific quality of the research project. Members have been invited to join on the basis of their expertise in employment studies.

Throughout the duration of the project the SAB will receive updates on the progress of the project; they will see the interim research reports starting with the initial state-of-the-art papers.

In particular, members will review a first draft of the two main reports of the project. The first report focuses on the experience of precariousness in Ireland and will be completed during 2017. The second report focuses on policy responses to precarious work and will be completed at the end of the project in April 2018.


The following have agreed to join the Scientific Advisory Board:

Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly Head of the Centre for Research on Management and Employment at Brighton Business School; she currently co-ordinates an EU FP7 research project on youth unemployment in Europe.

Dr. Michelle O’Sullivan Lecturer in Industrial Relations, University of Limerick. Her work focuses on precarious work and public policy.

Dr. Mary Murphy Senior Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society, University of Maynooth. Her current work focuses on the interaction between the labour market and social welfare policies.

Professor Damien Grimshaw Professor of Employment Studies at Manchester Business School. He works on low pay in the UK in its international context.

Professor Claus Dörre Department of Work, Industrial and Economic Sociology, University of Jena. His recent research focuses on the expansion of precarious work in Germany.

Professor Joan Mique Verd. Associate Professor at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB) and director of the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work. His recent work focuses on labour market conditions and labour trajectories of young and young-adult workers in Spain.