Suzanne practised as a solicitor until 2010, having obtained the degrees of LL.B (Trinity College Dublin, 1995) and LL.M (Queen's University Belfast, 1997). Having practised law for over a decade, and having established her own solicitor's firm, Suzanne returned to education to pursue her interest in management and business. In 2013, she was awarded a Bachelor in Business & Entrepreneurship (Hons). Suzanne is a full time Ph.D. student at UCD Smurfit Business School, having commenced in the Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resources in September 2013.
Supervisor: Dr Colm McLaughlin
Research Interests: Legal Profession, Intensification and Commercialisation of professional/knowledge intensive work; Alternative Career Structures, Female Career stagnation and stalling; Culture and management in law firms, role of the client in management in law firms
Thesis Title: Failure to Progress: Women’s Career Advancement in Irish Law Firms. Developing a Framework for an Availability Work Culture