Dr Paula O'Kane
BSc PhD PGDCHEP (Ulster) FHEA
Prior to taking up my post as a Senior Lecturer in Management, I was a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland for five years. My PhD explored the role of technology in Organisational Communication. I have had broad teaching experience across the human resources and organisational behaviour fields and have supervised over 20 Masters Projects as well as coordinating 25 Masters Internships yearly.
Currently the main focus of my teaching is within the field of human resource management and I teach this across a number of degree programmes and levels. I also teach in the organisational behaviour arena and have designed a paper in occupational psychology for management. In the past I have taught interpersonal communication, organisational communication as well as research methods at both the under and post-graduate levels.
MANT 250: Managing People
MANT 347: Occupational Pyschology
MANT 431: Advanced Human Resource Management 1
PHCY 346: Professional Pharmacy Practice B
Postgraduate Network Co-ordinator
My current research interests fall across three broad areas. The first relates to the use of technology for communication within organisational setting, with specific focus upon the use and efficacy of social media. The second is concerned with the transfer of training from the classroom to the workplace, and considers how educators and other stakeholders can make training more effective for the individual and their organisation. The third area relates to the role of computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) within the research process.
Fa Martin-Niemi - An investigation of knowledge management within online social media environments including blogs and online social networking sites addressing the question: "To what extent do virtual environments facilitate knowledge conversion within organisations?" (Supervisors: Bronwyn Boon, Paula O'Kane, Richard Greatbanks)
Wan Noraini Wan Mansor -The Settling-in Experience of International PhD Students’ Trailing Partners within New Zealand (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Paula O'Kane)
Room: Commerce 819
Tel: 64 3 479 8181
Fax: 64 3 479 8173