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RCSI Institute of Leadership welcomes Dr Mary Collins and Dr Pauline Connolly to the team

Prof Ciaran O'Boyle is pleased to announce that Dr Mary Collins and Dr Paulne Connolly have joined the RCSI Institute of Leadership in Dublin and Dubai respectively.

Mary has been working in the Organisation Development/Talent Management field for over 14 years. She joined Deloitte in 2006 as the Head of Talent Development & Learning. Prior to that, she had a range of different Organisational Development roles in the telecoms sector. Her role in the Institute involves working with senior leaders in the healthcare sector to develop their management and leadership capabilities through a range of executive development approaches e.g. executive coaching, 360 feedback, master classes etc. Mary is also involved in academic work with the IOL including lecturing on a range of Masters programmes and also conducting research for the Institute.

She currently lectures part-time on a range of OD/HR topics on the MSc in Management in DCU and MSc. in Human Resource Development in NUI Maynooth. Mary also supervises research at masters and doctoral levels. She completed the Professional Doctorate Programme in Dublin City University in 2010. Her research focus was looking at enhancing the psychological contract of Generation Y in the professional service sector to enhance performance and engagement levels. She is now a regular conference and key note speaker in this area.

Mary is an accredited coach with the Association of Coaching (AC) and is qualified in the use of a range of psychometric and personality assessment instruments. She is also a Licensed Business NLP Practitioner and holds an Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy. Mary is co-authoring a book due to be published in Spring 2014 with the Institute of Chartered Accountants titled 'Managing Smart People and Other Professionals.'

Mary Collins             Pauline Connolly

Dr Mary Collins                              Dr Pauline Connolly


Dr Pauline Connolly joined the Institute of Leadership in January 2014 as a Senior Lecturer/Programme Director, coming from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation where she held a senior management role.  From 2007 to 2013 she was employed as a specialist in Leadership & Management, delivering executive development and leadership programmes to a wide range of senior public sector managers, as well as providing organizational and team consultancy. Prior to that Pauline was employed as a lecturer in the Business faculty of Griffith College Dublin.

Pauline brings extensive international experience having lived and worked in the UK and Australia. She has lectured in South Korea at Sookmyung Women’s University as a Visiting Professor and delivered leadership programmes to government ministers and heads of government in Lesotho.

Pauline gained an honours Social Science degree from University College Dublin, a Masters from Queens University Belfast, a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from the University of Technology Sydney, a postgraduate Diploma in Personnel from Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and her PhD was gained from the National College of Ireland under the supervision of Dr Freda Donoghue from the School of Nonprofit Management in the Business Faculty of Trinity College Dublin.

Pauline has published widely in peer reviewed international and national journals. She is co-editor of a book and has contributed chapters to books on a range of topics from entrepreneurship to hospitality management. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a trained Workplace Mediator and is accredited for the Myers Briggs Typology Inventory (MBTI).