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Aideen O'Dochartaigh

Research Co-Ordinator

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 01-7164788
Email: aideen.odochartaigh@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Aideen O'Dochartaigh is a researcher at the UCD College of Business, specialising in sustainability accounting and responsible business. She completed her PhD on sustainability accounting at the School of Management, University of St Andrews in Scotland, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCD, funded by the Irish Research Council. Most recently she has worked on a research project exploring the possibilities of sustainability reporting at a sectoral level, funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Currently she works as Research Co-ordinator for a partnership project between the Centre for Business and Society and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), a responsible business network. Aideen is a chartered accountant who has worked in practice with Deloitte and in industry with Irish Rail and Trinity College. She has a BSc in Equine Science and an MBS (Research) from the University of Limerick.


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship
Year: 2009.
Title: School of Management Doctoral Scholarship
Year: 2004.
Title: Advanced Scholars Bursary

Associations

Association: Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Function/Role: ACA
         

Employment

Employer: Deloitte Ireland
Position: Trainee then Audit Senior
Employer: School of Management - University of St Andrews
Position: Tutor - Financial Accounting
Employer: Trinity College Dublin - Treasurers Office
Position: OIP Accountant (fixed-term contract)
Employer: Iarnrod Eireann Infrastructure
Position: Commercial Accountant (fixed-term contract)

Education

Year 2014 Institution: University of St Andrews
Qualification: PhD Subject: The Possible Role of Business Organisations in Sustainable Development: Approaches, Boundaries and Future Directions
Year 2008 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: MBS Subject: Master of Business Studies (Research)
Year 2005 Institution: Dublin City University
Qualification: PDA Subject: Professional Diploma in Accounting
Year 2004 Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: BSc Subject: Equine Science
       

Other Activities

FETAC Level 6 Project Management (Sept 2016 - present)

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Gray, R., O'Dochartaigh, A. & Rannou, C. (2016) 'Organisational Effectiveness and Social and Environmental Accounting: Through the past darkly' In: Sikka, P. N. and Haslam, J (eds). Tony Lowe: a Festschrift. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
     

Conference Publications

Gray, R. and O¿Dochartaigh, A. (2016) Paradigms, prejudice and predispositions: Problems of debate, communication and sustainability Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting (CSEAR) UK conference 2016 [Details]
O¿Dochartaigh, A. and Gray, R. (2016) Narratives of Business and Sustainability: Developing articulations and conflicts from the Organisations and Natural Environment (ONE) literature Irish Academy of Management Conference [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2016) Exploring the challenges and possibilities of supply chain sustainability reporting Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) Ireland Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
O'Dochartaigh, A. (2016) No More Fairytales: a Quest for Alternative Narratives of Sustainable Business Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) Ireland Conference, University of Limerick [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2017) Exploring the challenges and possibilities of sector-level sustainability reporting ¿Public Services and Charities: Accounting, Accountability and Governance at a Time of Change¿ Conference, Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research at Queen¿s University Belfast [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2017) Exploring the challenges and possibilities of sector-level sustainability reporting National Sustainability Summit 2017, Dublin [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2017) Sustainability Accounting and Reporting for Origin Green: A National Sustainability Programme for the Irish Food and Drink Industry ENVIRON 2017, the 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Athlone Institute of Technology [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2017) Sustainability Accounting and Reporting for Origin Green: A National Sustainability Programme for the Irish Food and Drink Industry 40th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association,10-12 May 2017, University of Valencia [Details]
O¿Dochartaigh, A., Gray, R., Milne, M & Tregidga, H. (2017) Paradigms, prejudice and predispositions: Problems of debate, communication and sustainability Presented at the Irish Academy of Management Conference, Queens University Management School, Belfast [Details]
O¿Dochartaigh, A. & Gray, R. (2017) To eco-effectiveness (and beyond)? Sustainability reporting in different types of organisation. [Awarded Best Paper] Irish Academy of Management Conference, Queens University Management School, Belfast [Details]
Maughan, R. and O'Dochartaigh, A. (2016) Sustainability Accounting and Reporting for Origin Green: A National Sustainability Programme for the Irish Food and Drink Industry Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference [Details]
                         

Newspaper Articles

Aideen O'Dochartaigh (2016) Brexit could sink the EU's corporate accountability drive. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
O'Dochartaigh, A. (2015) Multinational corporations important players in the background of COP21. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
                     

Book Reviews

O'Dochartaigh, A (2010) Pursuing Environmental Sustainability. Book Reviews [Details]
O'Dochartaigh, A (2014) Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations. Book Reviews [Details]
O'Dochartaigh, A (2015) What has Nature ever done for us? What Nature Does for Britain. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                         

Comment

Aideen O'Dochartaigh (2017) Change the World. Comment Available Online [Details]
Aideen O'Dochartaigh (2016) Sustainable Tech - Sunday Business Post Connected Podcast. Comment Available Online [Details]
                       

Research

Research Interests

Social and Environmental Accounting
Organisations and the Natural Environment (ONE)
Social Enterprise
Sustainability accounting for multiple organisations
Multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainability
 


Research Projects

Sponsor : Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust
Title : Examining Sectoral Sustainability Reporting in the Irish Food and Drink Industry.
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 19-AUG-17
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Rebecca Maughan
Prof Andy Prothero

External Collaborators

Prof Rob Gray, University of St Andrews
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI)