Postgraduate Students - CFBR
Aisling completed her PhD in 2016 with the AIB CFBR. Her research explored the working lives of bankers and the cultural transformation in banking from the 1960s and was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Seán Byrne and Dr. Ray Griffin. Her thesis can be found on the WIT Library repository.
Aisling is currently a postdoctoral researcher on the project ‘Understanding Unemployment in the Era of Big Data’ which is funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons Interdisciplinary Research Fund. This research is exploring the organisation of unemployment through the PEX (probability of exit) algorithm and is being led by Dr Ray Griffin, Dr Aoife Hennessy (Dept. Mathematics & Computing) along with Dr Tom Boland (School of Humanities) and the WUERC research group.
My current research is focused on unemployment and the labour market and how big data and algorithms organise opportunities for jobseekers. We are expanding this research to an international level and are interested in opportunities to collaborate with researchers across this topic. We are preparing proposals for the final 2018-2020 work packages in Horizon 2020 with a particular focus on SC6- Europe in a changing world.
My broad research interests include the organisation of labour and work, especially the formation of identity through work and careers. I also have an interest in organisations and how their culture and form is linked to the prevailing norms and transformations of society and the economy.
Boland, T., Shearer, R. & Tuite, A., 2015. Media: Nothing to be said. In T. Boland and R. Griffin (eds.), 2015.The Sociology of Unemployment. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Tuite, A., 2014. Reflections on the management consultant as the liminal outsider.International Political Anthropology, 7(1), pp. 95-107.
2014. Tuite, A., Griffin, R. and Byrne, S. Foolish wisdom in the bankers’ court. Best Developmental Paper: Organizational Transformation, Change and Development. British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Belfast.
Selected Conference Papers
Tuite, A., Griffin, R. & Byrne, S. Towards an understanding of change and organisational culture in a major Irish bank. Paper presented at Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast, 29th – 30th May 2014.
Tuite, A., Griffin, R. & Byrne, S. On the changing symbolic order of play in bankers’ lives. Paper presented at Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism (SCOS) Annual Conference, Utrecht University, 7th – 10th July 2014.
Tuite, A., Griffin, R. & Byrne, S. From Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft: The story of modernisation, change and careers in banking. Paper presented at Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Annual Conference, University of Limerick, 3rd – 5th September 2014.
Tuite, A., Griffin, R. & Byrne, S. 2014. Foolish wisdom in the bankers’ court. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast, 9th – 11th September 2014.
Tuite, A., Griffin, R. & Byrne, S. An alternative banking inquiry: Stories from workers in an industry in crisis. Forthcoming paper for British Sociological Association: Work, Employment and Society (WES) Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 6th – 8th September 2016.