Paul O'Reilly

Head of Research
DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Telephone
+353 1 4023162
Email
paul.oreilly@dit.ie

 

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College of Dublin, Paul is currently Head of Research in the College of Business. He has previously held the role of Head of Department of Management Studies at the College.  Prior to joining DIT Paul worked in Teagasc, the state agriculture and food research authority, and School of Business in University College Dublin. 

 

Teaching and Academic Programme Management Experience

Paul has taught on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in the College of Business, with his main teaching areas including Innovation Management, Research Methods, Business Policy, and Supply Chain Management.  He has led undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Management, including the B.Sc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the B.Sc. Human Resource Management and the M.Sc. Technology and Innovation Management. He has also led and taught on a number of successful industry programmes with a range of corporate partners including ICT Ireland Skillnet, Chambers Ireland and Intel Ireland.

 

Research

Paul’s research activities are primarily on management of innovation, public research management and research commercialisation.  His work has a particular focus on the roleof principal investigators and how they strategise and develop research programmes within public research systems. As part of this programme of work Paul was the principal investigator on the IRCHSS funded project An Appraisal of the Role of the Principal Investigator in their Delivery of Publicly Funded Research and co-PI on the Food Institutional Research Measure funded project Development of a Technology Commercialisation toolbox for Publicly-Funded Food Research.  He is the DIT partner on BioÉire, a study of opportunities to develop the Irish bioeconomy.  This project is led by Teagasc and also includes University College Dublin and the Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy.

 

With colleagues from NUI Galway, Grenoble Ecole de Management and the University Otago, Paul co-founded TOPIK (Translation Of Principal Investigator Knowledge), a research consortium that brings multidisciplinary approaches to better understand the experiences of principal investigators across physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, social sciences and humanities and their host organisations (www.topik.ie).

 

In 2015, Paul co-chaired the Technology Transfer Society International Conference. His research has been published in a number of journals including Long Range Planning, Journal of Technology Transfer, the International Journal of Technology Management, and Irish Journal of Management. He has also undertaken related consultancy assignments for Enterprise Ireland, European Commission, Forfas, Royal Irish Academy, and Teagasc (Irish State agriculture and food research agency).

 

Publications

Peer Review Journal Publications

Cunningham, J., P. O'Reilly, B. Cannon, C. O'Kane and V. Mangematin, 2016, Publicly funded principal investigators allocation of time for public sector entrepreneurship activities, Journal of Industrial Economics.

Cunningham, J., P. O'Reilly, C. O'Kane and V. Mangematin, 2015, At the frontiers of scientific advancement: the factors that influence scientists to become or choose to become publicly funded principal investigators, Journal of Technology Transfer, March 2015.

Cunningham, J., P. O'Reilly, C. O'Kane and V. Mangematin, 2015, Managerial Challenges of Publicly Funded Principal Investigators, International Journal of Technology Management.

O'Kane, C., J. Cunningham, P. O"Reilly and V. Mangematin, 2014, 'Underpinning Strategic Behaviours and Posture of Principal Investigators in Transition/Uncertain Environments'. Long Range Planning.

Mangematin, V., P. O'Reilly and J. Cunningham, 2014, ‘Principal Investigators as boundary spanners, science and market shapers'. Journal Of Technology Transfer, February, 2014.

Cunningham, J., P. O'Reilly, C. O'Kane and V. Mangematin, 2014, 'The inhibiting factors that principal investigators experience in leading publicly funded research'. Journal Of Technology Transfer, February, 2014.

Cantillon, P., P. O’Reilly and A. Collins, 2005, The small food manufacturing sector in the Irish grocery market: ensuring survival by closing the supplier-customer requirement gap, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 71-90.

P. O’Reilly, 2000,The celtic consumer: a review of key indicators in the Irish consumer market, European Retail Digest, Templeton College University of Oxford, Issue 28, December.

Henchion, M., O'Reilly, P. and Cowan, C.A., 2002, Organic food in Ireland: a supply chain perspective. Irish Business and Administrative Research, pp. 31-52.

Collins, A., M. Henchion and P. O’Reilly, 2000, Logistics customer service: performance of Irish food exporters, International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management.

Collins, A., M. Henchion and P. O’Reilly, 1999, Efficient replenishment: the impact of coupled-consolidation, Supply Chain Management, Spring.

O’Reilly, P., 2002, Networks and alliances. Chapter in O’Gorman, C. and J. Cunningham (ed.) Enterprise and Small Business Issues in Ireland, Oak Tree Press, Irish Studies in Management Series.

O’Reilly, P., 2000, Retail logistics and efficient consumer response. Chapter in Mangan, J. and K. Hannigan (ed.) Logistics and Transport in the Irish Economy, Blackhall Press.

O’Reilly, P., 1997, Networks and alliances. Chapter in O’Gorman, C. and J. Cunningham (ed.) Enterprise and Small Business Issues in Ireland, Oak Tree Press, Irish Studies in Management Series.

 

Guest Editorships

Special Issue of Small Enterprise Research: Commercialisation, 2017.

Special Issue of Journal of Technology Transfer: Microperspectives in technology transfer, 2017.

Special Issue of Journal of Technology Transfer: “The growing role of PIs as science, technology and market shapers”, 2014.

 

Book Chapters

Cunningham, J., P. O'Reilly, C. O'Kane and V. Mangematin, 2016, Publicly Funded Principal Investigators as Transformative Agents of Public Sector, Chapter in Al Link and David Audretsch (ed.) Essays in Public Entrepreneurship, Springer.

O’Reilly, P., 2002, Networks and alliances. Chapter in O’Gorman, C. and J. Cunningham (ed.) Enterprise and Small Business Issues in Ireland, Oak Tree Press, Irish Studies in Management Series.

O’Reilly, P., 2000, Retail logistics and efficient consumer response. Chapter in Mangan, J. and K. Hannigan (ed.) Logistics and Transport in the Irish Economy, Blackhall Press.

O’Reilly, P., 1997, Networks and alliances. Chapter in O’Gorman, C. and J. Cunningham (ed.) Enterprise and Small Business Issues in Ireland, Oak Tree Press, Irish Studies in Management Series.

 

Commissioned Research and Project Reports

O’Reilly, P. D. Pandya and S. Burke, 2013, EUROSME 2013 Dublin Declaration, Enterprise Ireland.

O’Reilly P., S. Kelly, D. Pandya and C. Noonan, 2012, Issues in Higher Education Governance: Submission to Minister for Education and Skills, Royal Irish Academy.

Henchion, M., P.O’Reilly, M. Buckley and D. Kelly, 2009, Improving Technology Transfer and Research Commercialisation in the Irish Food Innovation System, Teagasc.

Henchion, M., P. O’Reilly, M. McCarthy, Consumer, retail and distribution challenges and opportunities for 2030, Teagasc Foresight 2030 Volume 2, Teagasc, 2008.

O’Reilly, P. and D. Pandya, 2006, Review and Evaluation of National Support System/National Contact Points for the EU 7th Framework Programme for Forfás Science and Technology.

O’Reilly, P., B. McIntyre, M. Henchion, and J. Ryan, 2002, Supply chain analysis: the intermediate chain members’ perspective in Ireland, report for SUPPLIERS, EU Fifth Framework Research Programme Contract QLK5-CT-2000-00841, Teagasc, Dublin.

Pitts, E. and P. O’Reilly, 2002, Strategic directions for the Irish dairy industry in a freer market, Teagasc.

O’Reilly, P., P. Cantillon and A.Collins, 2001, Irish Retail Grocery Buyers Evaluation Of Products And Suppliers, The National Food Centre Research Report Series.

O’Reilly, P., M. Henchion, and C. Cowan, 2000, Action plan to develop organic agriculture and food production in the Western Region, report for the Western Development Commission.

Pandya, D., P. O’Reilly and J. Cunningham, 2000, A review of issues with respect to the commercialisation of non-commissioned research in Ireland (prepared for Irish Council for Science and Technology Commercialisation of Research Taskforce) Published as part of Government Statement – 9th April 2001.

Pitts, E., J. Crowley, P. O’Reilly, A. Collins, M. Henchion and R. Keary, 1999, Logistics efficiency of Irish food exports, Non-Commissioned Food Research Programme, Department of Agriculture.

Henchion, M. and P. O’Reilly, 1999, Increasing value added in the Irish food industry through optimising transport, inventory and processing costs, The National Food Centre Research Report Series.

 

Selected Fund Research Projects

An evaluation of development opportunities, policies and initiatives shaping Ireland’s transformation to a sustainable low carbon bioeconomy – Funded by Food Institutional Research Measure (€299,488). Partners: Teagasc, University College Dublin and the Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy.

Appraisal of the role of the principal investigator in publicly funded research projects - Funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (€98,237). Partners: NUI Galway and Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Development of a technology commercialisation toolbox for publicly funded food research (in collaboration with Teagasc, Funded by Food Institutional Research Measure, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (€259,000). Partner: Teagasc.

The contribution of innovation in food SMEs to the dynamic of local development with Universidade do Algarve (Portugal), Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier (France), Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (Poland), University of Bath (UK) and University of Ghent (Belgium).  Funded by EU Fifth Framework Research Programme.

An investigation of logistics practices of Irish food exporters with The National Food Centre (Teagasc), University College Dublin and University College Cork.  Funded by Non-Commissioned Food Research Programme, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development - £280,000.

 

Selected External Appointments since January 2011

Conference Co-Chair – Annual International Conference of Technology Transfer Society, October 2015.

Guest Editor - Special Issue of Journal of Technology Transfer: “The growing role of PIs as science, technology and market shapers”, 2014.

Guest Editor – Special Issue of Journal of Technology Transfer: “Microperspectives in Technology Transfer”, 2017 (in progress).

Guest Editor – Special Issue of Small Enterprise Research: “Commercialisation”, 2017

External Examiner – PG Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management, University College Cork (appointed 2016).

External Examiner – Institute of Bankers (appointed 2013).

External Examiner - M.Sc. Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Waterford Institute of Technology (appointed 2011).

External Evaluator - Teagasc Research Projects and Walsh Fellowship programmes (appointed 2010).

Steering Group Member - InterTradeIreland Innovation Community.

Expert Evaluator, Rapporteur and Vice Chair in various Horizon 2020 programmes.

Facilitator – Global Irish Forum, Dublin Castle – facilitated workshops on behalf of Department of Foreign Affairs (2013).

Facilitator and Rapporteur – Royal Irish Academy – facilitated workshops with external Stakeholders in preparation of Royal Irish Academy Strategic Plan 2013-2018.

Rapporteur - Prepared EUROSME 2013 Dublin Declaration from EU Presidency Conference on SMES for submission to European Commission DG Research and Innovation.

Rapporteur for Week of Innovation Regions in Europe Conference 2013 Report for submission to European Commission as part of EU Presidency.

Facilitator for Strategy Development workshops with senior management at Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc. 

Report Commission - Preparation of Royal Irish Academy submission Issues of Higher Education Institutional Governance following request from Minister for Education and Skills.