researcher

Jacqueline Sinclair

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Graduate School of Business
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Tel: +353 1 7168850
Email: jackie.sinclair@ucd.ie

Biography

Jackie Sinclair has been a lecturer in the Industrial Relations/Human Resources subject group at the School of Business, UCD, since 1996 teaching in the areas of Industrial Relations, and Equality in Employment. Her previous academic career included research posts at the Universities of Warwick and Keele in the UK, and a lecturing post at Bristol Business School,  University of the West of England.   
Jackie was a mature student at Newbattle Abbey Adult College in Scotland, and later at Warwick University gaining a BA in Politics and then an MA in Industrial Relations, with Distinction.  She has subsequently completed a PhD on the subject of Multi-Union Workplaces and Work Reorganisation, at the National University of  Ireland, Galway.


Prior to her studies and academic career she worked as a secretary in a variety of organisations including the headquarters of a trade union in London.  She has held several lay officer  positions in white collar trade unions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1989.
Title: Economic and Social Research Council Bursary for MA

Associations

Association: British Universities Industrial Relations Association, Function/Role: Member of Equality and Diversity Committee.
Association: Irish Industrial Relations Association, Function/Role: Member; co-track Chair, Industrial Relations Stream, 2009 IAM Conference
Association: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Function/Role: Referee, academic articles
Association: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Function/Role: Referee academic article
     

Conference Contributions

Sinclair, J. ; (2007) Multi-Unionism and Changing Workplace Practice in Ireland: A Suitable Case for Reform?. [International Refereed Conference], Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, Athens University of Economics and Business , 01-JUL-07.
Sinclair, J.; (2005) Multi-Unionism in Ireland: Some Background Data, and Myths Uncovered. [International Refereed Conference], 8th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management, GMIT, Galway, Ireland , 07-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05.
Sinclair, J.; (2000) Restructuring of Work Practices in a Multi Union Environment: A Case Study of the Gas Board in Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], 15th Annual Conference, Employment Research Union Conference, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University , 07-SEP-00 - 09-SEP-00.
Pearson, E., Sinclair, J & Tailby, S.; (1996) The South West Industrial Relations. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Conference of Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Services (ACAS) South and West Region Survey at entitled `Partnership in the Workplace Myth or Reality?', Weston-super-Mare , 08-SEP-96 - 10-SEP-96.
Sinclair, J., Pearson, E. & Tailby, S.; (1996) Workplace Industrial Relations in the South-West: Preliminary Survey Findings. [International Refereed Conference], British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Bradford , 04-JUL-96 - 06-NOV-96.
Ironside, M., Seifert, R. & Sinclair, J.; (1993) The Restructuring of non-teaching jobs in schools: the two-pronged attack of CCT and LMS. [International Refereed Conference], Employment Research Unit Conference, University of Wales College of Cardiff , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04.
Ironside, M., Seifert, R & Sinclair, J.; (1993) Classroom struggle? Market oriented education reforms and their impact on teachers professional autonomy, labour intensification and resistance. [International Refereed Conference], 13th Annual International Labour Process Conference, Blackpool , 09-APR-93 - 11-SEP-93.
Ironside, M., Seifert, R.& Sinclair, J.; (1992) Performance-related redundancy: schoolteacher layoffs as management control strategy. [International Refereed Conference], British Universities Industrial Relations Conference, University of Durham , 06-JUL-92 - 09-JUL-92.
   

Education

Year 2011 Institution: NUI Galway, IRL
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University of Warwick
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: University of Warwick
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1977 Institution: Newbattle Abbey Adult Education College
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Liberal Studies
       

Other Activities

Journal referee:
Articles refereed for  
International Journal of Human Resource Management (2012)
British Journal of Industrial Relations (2002) 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Sinclair, J.; (2003) 'Employee Representation: Trade Unions' In: Hollinshead, G., Nicholls, P. & Tailby, S (eds). Employee Relations. [Details]
Sinclair, J.; (1999) 'Employee Representation: Trade Unions' In: Hollinshead, G., Nicholls, P. & Tailby, S (eds). Employee Relations. [Details]
Sinclair, J., Seifert, R. & Ironside, M.; (1995) 'Market-driven reforms in education: Performance, quality and industrial relations in schools' In: Kirkpatrick, I. & Martinez, M (eds). The Politics of Quality in the Public Sector. [Details]
Edwards, P., Newsome, K., Sinclair, J., Sisson, K. & Waddington,, J.; (1991) 'Minimum wage fixing in Britain and the prospects of a statutory minimum wage' In: * (eds). Minimum Wage: An Analysis of the Issues. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

with J. Holgate et al; (2012) 'Equality and diversity in employment relations: do we practise what we preach?'. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An international journal, 31 (4):323-339. [Details]
Sinclair, J.; (2006) 'An Obstacle to Management Innovation? Some Myths Uncovered on Multi-Union Workplaces in Ireland'. IRISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, Special Issue 2005 :33-55. [Details]
Ironside, M., Seifert., R & Sinclair, J; (1997) 'Teacher union responses to education reforms: job regulation and the enforced growth of informality'. The Journal of Industrial Relations, 28 (2):120-135. [Details]
Sinclair, J., Ironside, M. & Seifert, R.; (1996) 'Classroom struggle? Market oriented education reforms and their impact on the teacher labour process'. Work, Employment and Society, 10 (4):641-661. [Details]

Other Journals

Hannon, E. and Sinclair, J.; (1999) 'The implications of the Employment Equality Act 1998' European Industrial Relations Observatory . [Details]
Seifert, R. & Sinclair, J.; (1993) 'Money for Value?' Managing Schools Today 2 (9) :8-9. [Details]

Conference Publications

Tony Royle and Jackie Sinclair (2016) Partnership light? Trade union negotiated change to work and employment practices in US owned MNCs in the Republic of Ireland International Labour Process Conference Berlin, [Details]
Jackie Sinclair; (2011) Job Controls and Trade Union Influence over Work Reorganisation in Multi-Union Workplaces British Universities Industrial Relations Association University of Greenwich, London, [Details]
J. Sinclair; (2007) Multi Unionism and Changing Workplace Practice in Ireland: A Suitable Case for Reform? Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, Athens, Greece [Details]
Sinclair, J.; (2005) Multi-Unionism in Ireland: Some Background Data, and Myths Uncovered Irish Academy of Management Galway, Ireland, , 07-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05 [Details]
J. Sinclair; (2000) Restructuring of Work Practices in a Multi Union Environment: A Case Study of the Gas Board in Ireland 15th Annual Conference, Employment Research Unit, Cardiff Bus School, University of Wales [Details]
J. Sinclair, R. Seifert and M. Ironside; (1995) Performance-Related Redundancy: schoolteacher layoffs as management control strategy British Universities Industrial Relations Association Durham, UK, [Details]

Published Reports

Pearson, S., Sinclair, J. & Tailby, S.; (1997) Employee Relations in the South West: The ACAS, University of the West of England, University of Plymouth workplace survey. ACAS, London. [Details]
               

Invited Seminars

Jackie Sinclair; (2011) Issues in Gender Equality and Diversity in Employment. Invited Seminars [Details]
Sinclair, J. ; (2007) Conflict, Cooperation and changing workplace practices: a comparison of management-union relations in multi and single union workplaces. Invited Seminars [Details]
           

Book Reviews

Sinclair, J (2000) The making of NIPSA: A history of the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance: 1919-1974. Book Reviews [Details]
Sinclair, J (1997) Shaping women's work: Gender, employment and information technology - Webster,J. Book Reviews [Details]
   

Seminar

Sinclair, J.; (1995) Taylorism in the Public Services, Seminar paper for British Universities Industrial Relations Group, Public Sector Group. Seminar [Details]
                                                 

Research

Research Interests

PhD research Multi Unionism in Irish Workplaces

     

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