Ellen obtained a BA in Industrial Relations from the National College of Industrial Relations, Dublin, winning the Labour Relations Commission Gold Medal Award for the ‘Most Outstanding Dissertation in the field’. She was later awarded a scholarship by the LRC to pursue the Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. After working in industry for a number of years, Ellen pursued and obtained a degree in Law and later post-graduate diploma from the Law Society of Ireland. She also obtained an MA in Mediation and Conflict Management from Maynooth University.
She has a keen interest in education and as part of an MA programme conducted research into the field of second chance education in order to analyse its success in terms of providing a bridge into further education or to the workplace. Over the past twenty years Ellen has been lecturing in the field Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Communications and Negotiation and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She also has a Diploma in Teaching and Learning Strategies.
In her spare time Ellen is a regular exhibitor at Vintage Car Shows, is an avid football fan and enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family and her three dogs
Human Resource Management, Professional Development