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IPA Research Team Biographies

Joanna O'Riordan joined the research division of the IPA as a research officer in 2000. Prior to joining the IPA, Joanna worked with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and as a consultant with Fitzpatrick Associates, Economic Consultants where she was involved in research work for a wide range of public and private sector clients. On completion of her Masters in Comparative Politics at UCD, Joanna also spent a year working in the Irish Business Confederation on their graduate training programme.

Selected Publications

  • "Guidelines for the Production of HR Strategies in the Civil Service", Report on behalf of the Department of the Taoiseach (2001)
  • "The Career Progression of People with Disabilities in the Irish Civil Service", Report carried out by the IPA in conjunction with Goodbody Economic Consultants and Trinity College Dublin, 2001
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (Nov 1999) A report for the Development Co-operation Division on the potential for the participation of Irish Business in aid to Developing Countries.