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.
Read about Paula and others from the Department's research about the future of work in 'Dateline Dunedin 2063' page 34 of the Otago Magazine 36.
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 Psychology
MANT 431: Advanced Human Resource Management 1
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 -Developing new knowledge in organisations: Engagement with virtual social networks in problem solving. (Supervisors: Bronwyn Boon, Paula O'Kane, Richard Greatbanks) - completed
Wan Noraini Wan Mansor -The Settling-in Experience of International PhD Students’ Trailing Partners within New Zealand (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Paula O'Kane)
Janneke Hoeke (2011). Publishing personal information online. How employers access, observe and utilise data from social networking sites in their selection process.
Amy O’Sullivan (2012). Reducing role ambiguity through performance appraisals.
View Paula's publications
Room: Commerce 819
Tel: 64 3 479 8181
Fax: 64 3 479 8173