Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group, she feels honoured to be appointed this new role
Dr Felicity Kelliher has been appointed Chair of the Irish Academy of Management which aims to promote the advancement of research, knowledge, and education in the field of organisation and management studies on the island of Ireland.
Dr Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group at the School of Business, WIT and Professor (partner faculty) at Shanghai University, China.
A Fulbright Scholar, Dr Kelliher studied at the Rural Policy Institute at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri. During her time there she worked with Prof Thomas G. Johnson, Director of RUPRI, and continues to collaborate with him and others on the research themes of rural development and entrepreneurship.
Dr Kelliher was also a recent recipient of the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Research2Business Collaborative Impact Award for her engagement with hundreds of SMEs – in particular within the tourism sector, Ireland’s second largest service industry – enabling them to adopt best practice, improve their network capabilities and integrate research findings into developing their staff and companies. Dr. Kelliher has been a Council member of Irish Academy of Management since 2012 and membership officer since 2013. Felicity is also a board member of the Irish Research Council and a Social Science Committee member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr Felicity Kelliher remarked: “I am very grateful to the council and our members for this honour, and for the support received from our outgoing Chair, Prof Margaret Linehan. I look forward to working with my fellow council members as we pursue the advancement of organisation and management studies on the island of Ireland. We are very open to new ideas from members past, present and future and welcome those engaged with these disciplines to the 21st Annual conference at UCC in September 2018”.