Research Profile

Ultan Sherman

Biography

Dr. Ultan Sherman (C.Psychol., Ps.S.I) lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. His research interests lie broadly in the relationship between work and psychology with specific focus on the psychological contract. His research has been published in leading international journals such as Group & Organization Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management Before joining UCC, Ultan completed a Ph.D in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. He was a postdoctoral researcher in Dublin City University working on a 'tacit knowledge' project for the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research. He also held a lecturing position in Maynooth University. A Chartered Psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland, Ultan has worked with major MNC's in the areas of employee development, selection and team dynamics. He is the Co-Chair of the 21st Irish Academy of Management Conference, hosted in CUBS in September 2018.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection between psychology and work. Specifically, I have two main interests. First, the psychological contract, an increasingly prominent issue for organisations. Second, knowledge circulation in organisations and the individual factors that influence it. I am also interested in organisational socialisation and personality theory.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Workforce Planning & Talent Management'
Sherman, U.P. (2018) 'Workforce Planning & Talent Management' In: R. Carbery & C.Cross (eds). Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2016)'Work- Related Attitudes and Values'
Sherman, U.P. (2016) 'Work- Related Attitudes and Values' In: Organisational Behaviour: A Concise Introduction. London: Palgrave. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Organizational Inputs to the Formation of the Expatriate Psychological Contract: Towards an Episodic Understanding'
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2016) 'Organizational Inputs to the Formation of the Expatriate Psychological Contract: Towards an Episodic Understanding'. International Journal of Human Resource Management, [Details]
(2015)'On the formation of the psychological contract: A schema theory perspective'
Sherman, U. P.; Morley, M. J. (2015) 'On the formation of the psychological contract: A schema theory perspective'. Group & Organization Management, 40 (2):160-192 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)UFHRD: International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice
MacKenzie, C., Carbery, R., O'Brien, E., Sherman, U. and Linehan, C. (2017) Masking the Cracks: Above, Behind, and Beneath the Perceived Diversity & Inclusion Issues at a large US MNC UFHRD: International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Lisbon, , 07-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17 [Details]
(2016)European Academy of Management Annual Conference
Sherman, U (2016) Accessing the Psychological Contract using Repertory Grid European Academy of Management Annual Conference Paris, [Details]
(2015)University Forum for Human Resource Development
Sherman, U.P. (2015) The antecedents to knowledge exchange in organisations: a psychological contract perspective University Forum for Human Resource Development [Details]
(2010)Irish Academy of Management
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2010) The Psychological Contract Formation Process Irish Academy of Management [Details]
(2012)Irish Academy of Management
Sherman, U; Morley, MJ (2012) Psychological Contract Formation: A Schema Theory Analysis Irish Academy of Management [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)Tacit Knowledge Processes and Influencers Audit Report: Case Company 5.
Gubbins, C.; Kelly, G. Sherman, U (2012) Tacit Knowledge Processes and Influencers Audit Report: Case Company 5. Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research, Kildare. [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2016)Organisational and Individual inputs to Knowledge Exchange: Published in Training & Development.
Sherman, U.P. (2016) Organisational and Individual inputs to Knowledge Exchange: Published in Training & Development. Magazine article [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Academy of Management Member01-SEP-10 /
The Psychological Society of Ireland Registered Psychologist01-SEP-08 /
University Forum for Human Resource Development International association for researchers in Human Resource Development01-SEP-14 /

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008Registrar Doctorate Scholarship University of Limerick
2016Outstanding Paper Group & Organization Management

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Business School Task Force on new website Advisor2015 /
Business School Task Force on Student Engagement Advisor2014 /
UFHRD Conference 2015 Organising Committee2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dublin City University Postdoctoral Reseacher14-MAY-12 / 13-JUL-12
National University of Ireland Maynooth Lecturer in Management01-SEP-12 / 01-AUG-14

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2013University of Limerick Ph.D.Organisational Psychology
2016University College Cork Certificate in Teaching & LearningTeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2006University College Cork BAApplied Psychology
2008British Psychological Society CertificateLevel A & Level B in Psychological Testing
2008University of Limerick MScHuman Resource Management

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
MNC's in Ireland
Worked as a psychologist on a number of different projects including: Employee Development, Team Dynamics, Work-Life Balance and Recruitment & Selection

Outreach Activities

 Description

Deliver free 1:1 career development to job seekers throughout the year.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Group & Organization Management Referee01-OCT-14 -
Human Resource Management Journal Referee01-DEC-16 -
European Journal Of Training And Development Referee01-DEC-14 -

Other Activities

 Description

Trainer in Psychometric Testing at Level A & Level B on a number of different programmes in Dublin City University, University of Limerick and University College Dublin

Conference Chair, 21st Irish Academy of Management Conference, September 2018

December 2015: Guest Speaker at Irish Institute of Training & Development 'Guru Series'

Guest Speaker at the Donegal County Childcare Committee Conference in May 2014

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I teach a number of modules in the Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management fields at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Modules include:

MG2001: People & Organisation

MG6305: People & Organisations
MG6020: Changing, Leading & Developing Organisations

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Duggan James Michael Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019People and Organisations MG6305People and Organisations
2019People and Organisation MG2001People and Organisation
2019Changing, Leading and Developing Organisations MG6020Changing, Leading and Developing Organisations

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Ronan Carbery University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Elaine O Brien University College CorkIRELAND
Prof. Anthony McDonnell University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. David McKevitt University College CorkIRELAND
Dr. Cliodhna MacKenzie University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof. Michael Morley University of LimerickIRELAND

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