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Annette Clancy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Quinn School of Business
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164785
Email: annette.clancy@ucd.ie

Biography

Annette earned her PhD at the University of Bath where her doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be reimagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity. She received her MSc  from the University of Sunderland where she studied systemic organisation and management. Her thesis explored the meaning of emotion in organisational contexts.

The focus of Annette's research is on emotion in organisations and in particular how unconscious dynamics influence and inform how work is performed.  Her current research relates to the emotional dynamics of research, particularly anxieties and fantasies associated with doing Grounded Theory and, how suppressed and disavowed emotions return to influence organisations.

Prior to joining UCD Annette ran her own organisational consultancy practice for over 17 years.  She consulted to and coached senior executives in over 100 organisations cross the public, private and not for profit sectors in Ireland, the UK and the USA. 

Prior to her consulting career Annette held senior management positions in the cultural sector in Ireland and the UK.

Personal Web Page  
 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2004.
Title: University of Sutherland Academy Prize for attaining the highest mark in a thesis, class of 2004

Associations

Association: EGOS, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Academy of Management, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Clancy, Annette (2018) Increasing student engagement: Using Socrative in China. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCDEdTECx talks: The realities of digital learning, UCD , 15-MAR-18 - 15-MAR-18.
Clancy, Annette (2018) What's the Story? A Reverse Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], What's the Story? A Reverse Conference, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School , 21-FEB-18 - 23-FEB-18.
Clancy, Annette (2016) [Chaired Session], 19th Irish Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD , 31-AUG-16 - 02-SEP-16.
Clancy, Annette (2016) Working at the Periphery, Leading from the Edge. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations: European Regional Meeting, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin , 01-APR-16 - 03-APR-16.
Clancy, Annette (2015) Disappointment: The Excluded Middle Ground of Emotion in Organisations. [Refereed Abstracts], OPUS: Organisational And Social Dynamics, London , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15.
Clancy, Annette (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping an Altered Landscape: Cultural Policy and Management in Ireland, University College Dublin , 25-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14.
Clancy, Annette (2012) The Organisation of Disappointment. [Oral Presentation], Irish Council for Psychotherapy: Creative Horizons, Contemporary Practice, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 26-JAN-12 - 26-JAN-12.
Clancy, Annette (2009) The Uses of Crisis: The Way Through. [Roundtable Participant], Theatre Forum Annual Conference, Opera House, Wexford, Ireland , 10-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09.
Clancy, Annette (2007) The Cyber-system in the Mind: The Importance of Idealisation in Organisational Systems. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, Regional Meeting, New York, William Alanson White Institute, New York , 27-OCT-07 - 27-OCT-07.
Clancy, Annette (2004) [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Arts and Health Conference, Dublin Castle, Ireland , 26-JUN-04 - 26-JUN-04.
   

Education

Year 2012 Institution: University of Bath, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject: Organisational Behaviour
Year 2004 Institution: University of Sunderland
Qualification: MSc Subject: Systemic Organisation & Management
Year 1983 Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Dip Communications Subject: Communication Studies
   

Outreach Activities

Seen Any Good Talks Lately? Public interview with Martin Colthorpe, Programme Director of the International Literature Festival Dublin. Mansion House Dublin, 2 March 2016.

Journals Edited

British Journal Of Management: Reviewer.
Organisational And Social Dynamics: Reviewer.
Irish Journal Of Arts Management And Cultural Policy: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Associate Editor of Organisational and Social Dynamics October, 2016 - current

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Clancy, Annette and Vince, Russ (2018) 'Theory as Fantasy: Emotional Dimensions to Grounded Theory'. British Journal of Management, . [Details]
Clancy, A. Vince, R, Gabriel, Y (2012) 'That Unwanted Feeling: A Psychodynamic Study of Disappointment in Organizations'. British Journal of Management, 23 :518-531. Link to full text [Details]

Other Journals

Clancy, Annette (2018) 'How to Disappoint' Accountancy Ireland 50 (2) :71-71. [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2018) 'How to...Manage Resistance to Change' Accountancy Ireland 50 (1) :95-95. [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Emotion: The Spoiler' Accountancy Ireland 49 (2) :19-19. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Coping with Narcissism' Accountancy Ireland 49 (6) :19-19. [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Help Introverts Excel' Accountancy Ireland 49 (5) :19-19. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) ''Difficult' Meetings' Acountancy Ireland 49 (4) :17-17. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) 'Wanted: A Scapegoat' Accountancy Ireland 49 (3) :21-21. Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2016) 'Lessons in Leadership' Accountancy Ireland 48 (4) :70-71. Available Online Link to full text [Details]

Conference Publications

Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2017) The Return of the Suppressed: How Disavowed Emotions Continue to Influence Organizations British Academy of Management Conference 2018. Reconnecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research with the social sciences Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, , 05-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17 [Details]
McGrath, Paul and Clancy, Annette (2017) Superstition and occupational anxiety: Stories from the field 33rd Egos Colloquium. The Good Organisation: Aspirations, Interventions, Struggles. Sub-theme 47: Do good (or bad) emotions equate to good (or bad) organizations? Copenhagen, Denmark, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2017) The Return of the Suppressed: How Disavowed Emotions Continue to Influence Organizations 33rd Egos Colloquium. The Good Organisation: Aspirations, Interventions, Struggles Copenhagen, , 06-JUL-17 - 08-JUL-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., and Clancy, Annette (2017) War of Words, Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 22nd Organizational Storytelling Seminar: Leadership in the Post-Truth Era: Storytelling for Good or Evil? University of Portsmouth, England, , 08-JUN-17 - 08-JUN-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., and Clancy, Annette (2017) War of Words, Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 30th Annual Irish Accounting & Finance Association Conference Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, , 18-MAY-17 - 19-MAY-17 [Details]
Brennan, Niamh M., Clancy, Annette, McGurk, Megan (2016) War of Words - Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business 19th Irish Academy of Management Conference University College Dublin, , 31-AUG-16 - 02-SEP-16 [Details]
Clancy, Annette & Vince, Russ (2016) Theory as Fantasy: Affective Dimensions to Grounded Theory 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful Anaheim, California, , 05-AUG-16 - 09-AUG-16 [Details]
Clancy, Annette: Vince, Russ (2016) Emotion, Fantasy & Grounded Theory: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Affective Dimensions of Grounded Theory EURAM 2016 Annual Conference: Manageable Cooperation Paris, , 01-JUN-16 - 04-JUN-16 [Details]
                       

Website article

Clancy, Annette (2016) The Tyranny of Satisfaction Reigns in Organisations. London: Website article Available Online Link to full text [Details]

Newspaper Articles

Clancy, Annette (2017) How to Deal With a Difficult and Disruptive Person who Threatens to Ruin a Meeting. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2003) Waiting for a Cultural Revolution. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]

Dissertations/Theses

Clancy, Annette (2012) The Organisation of Disappointment. Dissertations/Theses Available Online Link to full text [Details]
     

Invited Seminars

Clancy, Annette (2014) Disappointment in Business: The Cornerstone of Creativity?. BOUNCE (Uniting Non-Execs), Edinburgh, Scotland: Invited Seminars [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2012) Making a Case for the Arts: Reflective Practice in the Cultural Sector. The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York: Invited Seminars [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2011) Managing What We Don't Want: How Emotion Enhances and Inhibits Organisational Effectiveness. Melbourne Knowledge Management Forum, Melbourne, Australia: Invited Seminars [Details]

Workshops

Clancy, Annette and Houlihan, Maeve (2018) The Competitive Edge 2017-2018 breakfast briefings. Exploring leadership development: A beneath-the-surface perspective. Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Dublin: Workshops [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2018) Emotion at Work. Aurora Leadership Development Programme, UCD. Workshops [Details]
Clancy, Annette and Houlihan, Maeve (2017) On Being Stuck and Unstuck. UCD Research. Workshops [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) The Emotional Life of Organisations: Environmental Protection Agency. Workshops [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) Working with Teams and Groups. UCD Students' Union. Workshops [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) On Being Stuck and Unstuck. UCD HR Department. Workshops [Details]
       

Electronic Publication

Clancy, Annette (2017) The Tyranny of Satisfaction. London: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
   

Research Seminars

Brennan, Niamh M., Clancy, Annette, McGurk, Megan (2016) War of Words - Words of War: Ethical Implications of Combat Metaphors in Business, Griffith University, Brisbane, 29 July 2016. Research Seminars [Details]
 

Presentation

Clancy, Annette (2017) The Organisation as an Emotional Arena: Much More than Words HR Breakfast Meeting. Presentation [Details]
     

Media

Edwards, Elaine (2018) Quoted in: Fake News Will Not be Tackled Without Financial Penalties. Media Available Online [Details]
Gallagher, Conor (2018) Quoted in: Michael Colgan ran Gate Theatre as personal fiefdom for decades. Media Available Online [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) RTE News. Media [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) RTE, Claire Byrne Live. Media [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) RTE Morning Ireland. Media [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) RTE Prime Time. Media [Details]
Clancy, Annette (2017) Today FM, The Last Word with Matt Cooper. Media [Details]
Keogh, Olive (2017) Quoted in: Saying No in the Workplace Takes Practice. Media Available Online [Details]
Keogh, Olive (2017) Quoted in: Are You the Office Doormat? Learn the Art of Saying No. Media Available Online [Details]
Keogh, Olive (2017) Quoted in: When Being Obstructive at Work is a Positive Thing. Media Available Online [Details]
Ryan, Jennifer (2016) Quoted in: Friendship and Colleagues: Can Work Colleagues Become Real Friends? The Journal.ie. Media Available Online [Details]
Gleeson, Colin (2016) Quoted in: Goodbye Job For Life, Hello Temporary Worker. Media Available Online [Details]
Taylor, Charlie (2015) Quoted in: Tech Firms Offer Bewildering Free Perks: But Do They Work?. Media Available Online [Details]
Taylor, Charlie (2015) Quoted in: Companies Move to Ditch the Dreaded Performance Review. Media Available Online [Details]
                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

We tend to think of organisations as rational places in which decisions are made on the basis of external, observable data.  Organisations are of course partly that but they are also emotional, political and messy places prone to confusion and disruption.  My broad area of research is emotion in organisations and psychodynamic theories and approaches assist in looking 'under the surface' of organisational life. My doctoral research investigated disappointment (frequently assumed to be a 'negative' emotion) and explored how it might be reimagined as a catalyst for organisational learning and creativity. 

I am particularly interested in experiential learning and in the application of arts methodologies in business and management education.
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that students learn most effectively and meaningfully when they are afforded opportunities for reflexive engagement with content and process: Drawing from their own experiences to illuminate class process/content and applying that engagement back into their work environments

Modules Coordinated

201700   BMGT44250     Business Management: Managing Leading & Coach. Chng
201700   BMGT45100     Business Management: Managing Group & OrgBehaviours
201700   CULP40010     Cultural Policy: Business 1 (Management)
201700   CULP40270     Cultural Policy: Business 3 (Strategic Plan)

Enhancement of Teaching

I review the content and structure of modules on an annual basis and update reading lists with new and relevant research. I use informal and formal feedback from students (including assignment outputs) to inform the design of assessment strategies. The most successful aspects of my modules are those that encourage students to draw on their lived experience in groups, teams, family of origin and at University. It is my belief that students bring a wealth of knowledge to the learning encounter and it is my job to assist them leverage that knowledge in the teaching/learning encounter. I have created video introductions to modules that include an introduction to me and my research, module aims, learning outcomes and my hope that students will join me in creating an atmosphere conducive to creative risk taking and learning.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I have a particular interest in the application of arts methodologies in the learning environment. I have invited practising artists to share their working philosophies and methodologies as it relates to innovation and creativity. I have also commissioned bespoke artistic interventions to deepen and enhance the learning experiences for students.

Developing as a Teacher

I am accredited to administer the Belbin Team Roles Inventory (2016). In April 2018 I will complete UCD's Professional Diploma in University Teaching and Learning.

Innovation & Leadership

Nominated for College of Business T & L award 2017. In April 2018, I will complete UCD's Professional Diploma in University Teaching and Learning.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Professor Niamh Brennan
Dr Orla Byrne
Dr Paul McGrath 

External Collaborators

Professor Russ Vince, University of Bath, UK
Dr Brian Melaugh, NUI Maynooth