Deirdre Curran, PhD, has been employed as an academic at NUI Galway since 1998. She is actively involved in research and her primary area of research interest is workplace dispute resolution processes, particularly mediation.

Deirdre is a founding member of the KIWMRG and believes passionately that mediation practice in Ireland should be informed by a solid foundation of empirical research and that the KIWMRG has the potential to transform the workplace mediation context in Ireland.

The unique collaborative approach to research adopted by the Group generates energy and enthusiasm, which Deirdre believes will result in high quality research that will inform mediation policy and practice. Deirdre is currently working on a research project which explores the factors impacting mediator style and behaviour in different institutional contexts, both public and private.