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Dr Steven Kilroy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of HR Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands. He  previously worked as an Assistant Professor of HRM at Queens University Belfast and obtained his PhD at Dublin City University. His expertise and research intersts are in the areas of HRM and Organisational Psychology. Specifcally his research interests focus on the impact of HRM practices on employee well-being and performance as well as topics related to leadership, commitment, burnout and change management. 

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Research interests

Steven’s primary research focuses on the interrelationship between HRM practices, employee well-being and performance. He explores how and when high-involvement or high performance work practices lead to desirable employee outcomes such as lower burnout and organizational outcomes such as lower absenteeism and increased task performance. He is also interested in the topics of leadership and change management as well as new employment relationships and how this affects workplace commitment. Stevens work appears in high-profile journals such as Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and the Journal of Business Research among others.   


Steven is the course coordinator for the International Business Administration (IBA) students for the module in Human Resource Management. In addition, he teaches courses such as organizational psychology (BSc) and Human Resource Management (MSc) and supervises Master’s students. He has international experience teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education in the areas of HRM and organisational behaviour. 


  • HRM
  • Burnout
  • Leadership
  • Commitment
  • High-involvement management

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Research Output

Performance management

Kilroy, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Human resource management: A concise introduction . Carbery, R. & Cross, C. (eds.). Bastingstoke: Palgrave/MacMillan

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Time to recover: The moderating role of psychological detachment in the link between perceptions of high-involvement work practices and burnout

Kilroy, S., Bosak, J., Flood, P. & Peccei, R., 2020, In : Journal of Business Research. 108, p. 52-61

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    The moderating effect of team psychological empowerment on the relationship between abusive supervision and engagement

    Kirrane, M., Kilroy, S. & O' Connor, C., 2019, In : Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. 40, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • The relationship between attachment style and creativity: the mediating roles of LMX and TMX

    Kirrane, M., Kilroy, S., Kidney, R., Flood, P. & Bauwens, R., 2019, In : The European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 28, 6, p. 784-799

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review