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Professor Eileen Drew

Professor (Statistics)

Professor Eileen Drew is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Bradford. She was elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and is Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. Her research has involved the analysis of labour market and demographic statistics at national and EU level with particular reference to gender issues such as low pay, segregation and flexible working practices. She collaborated with a group of international experts on a Comparative Leadership Survey of women and men in 27 industrialised countries. Dr. Drew was a founder member of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and contributes to the M. Phil. Programme in Women's Studies. Her career has included research, training and consultancy for EU NOW and Leonardo da Vinci Projects. She undertook two research projects for the Dept. of Education and Science: 'Danger Men at Work: A Study of the Under-representation of Women in Engineering' and 'Facing Extinction: Men in Primary School Teaching'. Recent projects include: a study, commissioned by the Council of Europe, on 'Parental Leave' in 45 member states; and the formulatiion of a strategy to promote Gender Mainstreaming in the Social Security System of China, supported by the European Commission.
  Demographic and Labour Market Statistics   Demography   Disability   Equality rights   EU developments   Feminist Research Methodolgies   Gender and family, household structures   Gender and leadership   Gender Equality in Employment   Gender related policy issues in Ireland   INFORMATION-SYSTEMS   Labour market statistics and female participation   Leadership in Political and Business Life   Leave Policies and Research   Parental and Other Leave   Social security policy   STATISTICAL ANALYSIS   Surveys & Survey Research   Total Quality Management   Total Quality Management and 'E' Quality   Women and Caring   Women's studies   Work Life Balance   Work-life balance
 Men's Under-Representation in Primary School Teaching
 Parental Leave in the Council of Europe Member States
 Career Advancement of Women in Academe
 Factors Militating Against Female Participation in the Study of Engineering at Third Level
 Gender and the Legal Professions in Ireland

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Gender Expert for EUCSS Social Security Reform Project in China
Chair of Joint Equality Council for ESB 2007
Rapporteur for launch in Dublin of Babies and Bosses Reconciling Work and Family, OECD, Paris. 2003
Advisor to 'Tipping the Scales' EQUAL Project on Work Life Balance in the Workplace, North Western Health Board, Sligo 2003
Project Manager for Study on Work/Life Balance for Framework Committee, Dublin 2002
Appointed to Panel on the Workplace of the Future, National Centre for Partnership Performance 2001
Member of Equality Auditor's Panel, Equality Authority, Dublin 2001
Chair of Standing Committee One of the National Economic and Social Forum, Dublin. 1995-1998
Irish representative to IRIS Scientific Committee, Brussels. 1990-1996
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Irish representative on the International Network for Leave Policies and Research June 2004 Present
Editorial Advisory Board, Measuring Business Excellence, 2001 2001 Present
Scientific Committee, Multinational Alliance for the Advancement of Organisational Excellence(MAAOE) 2000 Present
Eileen Drew Anne Laure Humbert, Men have careers, women have babies': unequal parental care among Irish entrepreneurs, Community, Work & Family, 15, (1), 2012, p49-67 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: Strategies, Conflict and Costs in, Louise Kelly , Entrepreneurial Women New Management and Leadership Models, Volume 1,, Santa Barbara, California, Praeger, 2014, pp155 - 182, [Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Who's Minding the Kids? Work and Family Issues among Owners of Small Business Enterprises in Ireland in, editor(s)Cary Cooper and Ron Burke , Human Resource Management in Small Businesses: Achieving Peak Performance, Cheltenham, UK. Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp236 - 258, [Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert], Notes: [Series: New Horizons in Management], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert, Gender, Entrepreneurship and Motivational Factors in an Irish Context, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 2, (2), 2010, p173 - 196, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eileen Drew and Anne Laure Humbert, The Celtic Tigress: Strategies, Conflict and Costs of Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship in Ireland , Critical Management Studies, Naples, 11-13 July, 2011, pp1 - 22, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Gender Identity and ICT Entrepreneurship in an Irish Context in, editor(s)Malach-Pines, A. and Ozbilgin, M. , Handbook of Research on High-Technology Entrepreneurs, Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA, Edward Elgar, 2010, pp195 - 220, [Humbert, A. Drew, E. and Kelan E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
E. Drew, Facing Extinction? Why Men are not Attracted to Primary Teaching, Dublin, The Liffey Press, 2006, 1 - 142pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Ireland Country Report in, editor(s)Peter Moss , International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2011, London, 2011, pp144 - 149, [Eileen Drew], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Eileen Drew, Engendering Leadership for Business Excellence, Engendering Leadership Through Research and Practice, Perth Australia, 21 - 24 July 2008, edited by Jacquie Hutchinson , Consortium for Diversity at Work, University of Western Australia Business School, 2008, pp159 - 171, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Drew, E. and Humbert A. L., Squaring the Circle? Work and Family Issues among Owners of Small Business, 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, London, 2-4 November 2010, edited by ISBE , ISBE, 2010, pp1-24 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Drew, Eileen and Murphy, Candy, Women in science and technology employment, Notes: [Goodbody consultancy report, April 2001], Case Study, PUBLISHED


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One of 21 Voices for the 21st Century, Quality Progress 2000
Partner in LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme 'Diffusion' 2000-2001
National expert on ZAROF 'Women and Employment' Network, Leipzig 1999-2000
Elected to Fellowship of Trinity College, Dublin. 1999
Associate Professor/ Visiting Fellow, Centre for Management Quality Research, RMIT 1999
Key research interests . Gender equality in the professions . Work/Life Balance . Parental and other forms of leave . Gender and Social Security . Women and leadership in political and business life . Total Quality and 'E'Quality . Women, work and families . IS/IT . Disability