Dr Nuala Whelan (MUSSI and Department of Sociology) has been awarded the prestigious Division of Work & Organisational Psychology (DWOP) Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Early Career Researcher Peter Saville Award for Advances in Organisational Psychology.
The award comprises the Peter Saville medal, the award certificate and a €2000 research or career development bursary. The award is for Dr Whelan’s work titled What works and for whom in Employment Services: the case for a Capability-led Work-Life Inspired Public Employment Guidance Service.
This work has been developed through the Irish Research Council (IRC) funded Coalesce ACAPES project, A Collaborative Approach to Public Employment Services. The project is led by Principal Investigator, Professor Mary P Murphy (Department of Sociology), and based in Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute.
“We are delighted to see Dr Nuala Whelan’s work recognised. In this pandemic context, the issue of what works and for whom in employment services is more important than it has ever been. Dr Whelan makes a strong evidence-based argument for a ‘Capability-led Work-Life Inspired Public Employment Guidance Service.’ We hope this award will help strengthen the policy impact of Dr Whelan’s work and Maynooth University based IRC funded ACAPES project,” said Professor Mary Murphy.
The presentation of the award took place at the online PSI DWOP conference on Thursday, 19th November 2020.