Lecturer
Food Business & Development
Room 2.82, O'Rahilly Building
University College Cork,
Cork,
Ireland

T: +353 21 490 2070
F: +353 21 490 3358
E: b.carroll@ucc.ie
Manager, Academic
Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 4902070
E: b.carroll@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/

Bridget Carroll is a lecturer in the Department of Food Business & Development and a researcher in the Centre for Co-operative Studies.  She obtained a BA in Public Administration from University of Limerick while her postgraduate qualifications include an MSc in Co-operative Organisation and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, both from UCC.  Bridget acted as Academic Manager for distance education for several years during the development and delivery of the first degree programme delivered entirely by distance learning in UCC (the BSc Mutual & Credit Union Business). She is currently reading for a doctorate in co-operative organisation in the University of Stirling, Scotland. 

Bridget contributes to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as being particularly involved in developing and delivering flexible learning programmes for adult practitioners in co-operatives, credit unions and the broader third sector. She was the founding Academic Programme Director for the undergraduate components of “Pathways”, a suite of accredited education programmes for credit union officers across Ireland.  Pathways is an academic-industry partnership between UCC and the Irish League of Credit Unions.  It consists of six qualifications across certificate, diploma, degree and masters level.  Bridget has been involved in a number of funded research projects in the area of distance, blended and e- learning. 

Bridget has long been involved in outreach activities in her capacity as member of the Centre for Co-operative Studies and has addressed many groups on the topic of co-operative development.  She is a member of the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland (SCSI) and a former supervisor of a credit union. 



Research Interests

My research to date has focussed on organisational, legislative and regulatory aspects of co-operatives.  My MSc research focussed on worker co-operatives and led to the development of a postgraduate module on  this topic.  Recent research has expanded this work to explore the role of employee owned business in succession issues that emerge in family businesses.  My doctoral research seeks to apply a network governance perspective to co-operative development.  Other recent work includes an analysis of co-operative legislation, regulation and public policy in Ireland.  I am an associate member of SGECOL, a study group on European co-operative law based at EURICSE, University of Trento. 
I have an ongoing interest in methodologies and pedagogies of blended, on-line and distance learning. I've been involved in a number of funded EU research projects in this area. 

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Co-operatives - what relevance now?'
Carroll, B., McCarthy, O. & O'Shaughnessy, M. (2012) 'Co-operatives - what relevance now?' In: Social Enterprise in Ireland: A People's Economy?. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(2013)'Cooperative Law in Ireland'
Carroll, B. (2013) 'Cooperative Law in Ireland' In: International Handbook of Cooperative Law. London: Springer. [Details]
(2011)'Linkages between credit unions and other co-operative sectors in Ireland'
Carroll, B. (2011) 'Linkages between credit unions and other co-operative sectors in Ireland' In: The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland: Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy. Cork: Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork. [Details]
(2005)'Working for Ourselves'
Briscoe R., Carroll, B. & Hughes C. (2005) 'Working for Ourselves' In: Helping Ourselves: Success Stories in Co-operative Business and Social Enterprise. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'The Worker Co-operative Sector in Ireland: Current Status, Future Prospects'
Gavin, M., Moroney, A., Carroll, B. & Ward, M. (2014) 'The Worker Co-operative Sector in Ireland: Current Status, Future Prospects'. Journal of Co-Operative Studies, 47 (2):20-31 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)'An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland'
Byrne N.,Carroll, B. & Ward M. (2006) 'An Analysis of Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential to Contribute to the Development of the Visual Arts in Ireland'. Ica Review of International Co-Operation, 99 (1):29-* [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2010)Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Carroll, B. (2010) An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Globe icon [Details]
(2014)The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Annual Conference 2014: Co-operation within and amongst family businesses
McCarthy, O., Murphy, L., Carroll, B. (2014) No heir apparent? The worker cooperative model as a potential solution to the continuity of family businesses in Ireland The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Annual Conference 2014: Co-operation within and amongst family businesses [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)Study on the implementation of the Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society (SCE): National Report - Ireland.
Carroll, B. (2010) Study on the implementation of the Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society (SCE): National Report - Ireland. European Commission, Brussels. Globe icon [Details]

Technical Publication

YearPublication
(2014)People Management in Member-based Organisations.
O'Reilly, M. (2014) People Management in Member-based Organisations. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Lending & Loan Recovery in Credit Unions.
Casey, Wl. (2013) Lending & Loan Recovery in Credit Unions. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Regulation & Compliance in Credit Unions.
Farrell, S. (2013) Regulation & Compliance in Credit Unions. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Compliance & Risk Management in Credit Unions.
O'Mahony, R. & O'Leary, S. (2013) Compliance & Risk Management in Credit Unions. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)Credit Union Ethos, Structure & Core Activities.
ILCU (2012) Credit Union Ethos, Structure & Core Activities. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Strategic & Financial Management in Credit Unions.
Mathews, D. (2013) Strategic & Financial Management in Credit Unions. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)The Legal & Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions.
ILCU (2012) The Legal & Regulatory Framework for Credit Unions. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)Credit Union Operations & Controls.
ILCU (2012) Credit Union Operations & Controls. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)Principles of Credit Union Governance & Finance.
ILCU (2012) Principles of Credit Union Governance & Finance. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Worker Co-operative Strategies.
Carroll, B. (2013) Worker Co-operative Strategies. Technical Publication [Details]
(2013)Credit Union Insurance.
Shanahan. P. (2013) Credit Union Insurance. Technical Publication [Details]

Working Paper

YearPublication
(2010)An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland.
Carroll, B. ; (2010) An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland. ISTR website: Working Paper Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013President's Award for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching President's Office, UCC
2004Improving the use of on-line resources among distance learning students. Quality Promotion Unit, UCC
2004Presidents Award for Research in Innovative Forms of Learning for a project entitled Enhancing Blackboard for Distance Learning Programmes in UCC (in conjunction with my colleague Olive McCarthy). SNDC Committee, UCC
2004Training for Trainers Fund to organise a workshop for university staff on the writing of course material in a distance learning format and the development of interactive course material for on-line di HEA

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)Co-operatives in local and regional development. The International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Conference,
Carroll. B. (2014) Co-operative development; network perspectives. [Oral Presentation], Co-operatives in local and regional development. The International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Conference, Pula, Croatia , 25-JUN-14 - 28-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)EdTech 2013: The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA),
Carroll, B. & McCarthy O. (2013) Developing a blended and accredited pathway for an off-campus student cohort. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], EdTech 2013: The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA), UCC , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)International Conference on Co-operative Studies of the Association of Co-operative Research Institutes,
Bridget Carroll (2012) ICCS Conference. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Co-operative Studies of the Association of Co-operative Research Institutes, Vienna University of Economics and Business , 18-SEP-12 - 20-SEP-12. [Details]
(2010)An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland,A paper to the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 7-10, 2010,
Carroll, B.; (2010) An analysis of the co-operative sector in Ireland,A paper to the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 7-10, 2010, . [Details]
(2010)Co-operation at Work, Annual Conference of the UK Society for Co-operative Studies,2-3 October 2010, Northern College, Yorkshire,
Carroll, B. (2010) Co-operative Studies - a perspective from ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Co-operation at Work, Annual Conference of the UK Society for Co-operative Studies,2-3 October 2010, Northern College, Yorkshire, Northern College, Yorkshire , 02-OCT-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2007)The Current Scope of Co-operatives in the Irish Economy,
B. Carroll ; (2007) A paper presented to the Inaugural Seminar of the Forum for the Co-operative Movement of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Current Scope of Co-operatives in the Irish Economy, Centre for Co-operative Studies , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2006)13th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation,
Carroll, B.; (2006) Developments in Workers' Co-operatives in Ireland: The Family Firm Transfer Model. [N/A], 13th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Mondragon, Spain , 13-JUL-06 - 15-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Promoting and Supporting the Sustainability and Growth of the Social Economy,
B. Carroll ; (2006) conjunction with the Social Economy Agency, Northern Ireland and the cross-border Rural Initiative for the Social Economy (RISE) project. [Invited Oral Presentation], Promoting and Supporting the Sustainability and Growth of the Social Economy, Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork , 06-APR-06 - 06-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Reclaiming the Economy: The Role of Co-operative Enterprise, Ownership and Control,
Carroll, Bridget; (2006) Developing the Workers’ Co-op Sector in Ireland – the Family Firm Transfer Model. [Oral Presentation], Reclaiming the Economy: The Role of Co-operative Enterprise, Ownership and Control, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales , 06-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Developing the Workers¿ Co-op Sector in Ireland ¿ the Family Firm Transfer Model. A paper to: Reclaiming the Economy: the Role of Cooperative Enterprise, Ownership and Control, An International Conference on Co-operative Forms of Organization ¿ University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales, 6th - 8th September 2006,
Carroll, B. ; (2006) Developing the Workers¿ Co-op Sector in Ireland ¿ the Family Firm Transfer Model. A paper to: Reclaiming the Economy: the Role of Cooperative Enterprise, Ownership and Control, An International Conference on Co-operative Forms of Organization ¿ University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales, 6th - 8th September 2006, . [Details]
(2005)XXI International Co-operatives Research Conference: The Contribution of Cooperatives to Community Culture,
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward. M.; (2005) Artists Co-operatives And Their Potential For The Development Of The Visual Arts Sector In Ireland. [Oral Presentation], XXI International Co-operatives Research Conference: The Contribution of Cooperatives to Community Culture, UCC, Cork , 11-AUG-05 - 14-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)International Co-operative Alliance XXI International Co-operative Research Conference The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture Local Organisers: ,
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M.; (2005) Artists co-operatives and their potential to contribute to the development of the visual arts sector in Ireland. [N/A], International Co-operative Alliance XXI International Co-operative Research Conference The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture Local Organisers: , Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork , 11-AUG-05 - 14-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars,
Carroll B. & O. McCarthy; (2005) Enhancing Blackboard for distance learning programmes in UCC. [Oral Presentation], Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars, UCC , 03-MAR-05 - 03-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)UCC Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars,
Carroll B. & O. McCarthy; (2005) Enhancing Blackboard for Distance Learning Programmes. [Oral Presentation], UCC Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars, UCC , 03-MAR-05 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2005)International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Research conference, The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture,,
Carroll, B; (2005) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Research conference, The Contribution of Co-operatives to Community Culture,, University College Cork , 11-AUG-05 - 14-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential for the Development of the Arts in Ireland,
Byrne, N., Carroll, B. & Ward, M.; (2005) Artists' Co-operatives and their Potential for the Development of the Arts in Ireland, . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Academic Council e-Learning Sub-Committee Member2011 / 2015
Outgoing Supervisory Committee, Fermoy Credit Union Secretary/
Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Board of Studies Board member2010 / 2015
Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland Member, former Secretary2010 / 2014

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer/Academic Manager (Distance Learning)01-JAN-00 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007University College Cork Postgraduate CertificateTeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2005University College Cork MScCo-operatives
1998University College Cork Postgraduate DiplomaCo-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development
1992UL BAPublic Administration

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Spanish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Czech University of Life Sciences

Delivery of 5 credit "Co-operative Business" module on MSc Economics & Management

Outreach Activities

 Description

Bridget has been involved in outreach activities for over ten years meeting with many groups around the country interested in the co-op model and presenting/participating at various events.   She is a former Secretary of the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland (SCSI) and a volunteer in her local credit union. A recent example of such work includes: 

Co-organised and co-chaired with the Society for Co-operative Studies in Ireland, TSA Consultancy, RESCoop and the Co-operative Alliance seminar entitled Co-op Power – opportunities for community-owned energy production in Ireland, on 8 April 2014 in Dublin City Council offices. Over 90 people attended this event including 20 members of RESCoo-op, a federation of groups and co-operatives of citizens involved in renewable energy in Europe. The purpose of the seminar was to highlight how communities can develop renewable energy co-operatives. The seminar was opened by Dr. Brian Motherway, CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Presentations featured European as well as Irish projects. 


                     

Teaching Interests

Bridget currently teaches and/or acts as module co-ordinator on the following courses: 

  • FE 1101 Introduction to Food Business & Development (Co-operative Business), B. Comm.
  • FE 3101 SMEs & Local Development, BSc International Development & Food Policy
  • FE 6707 Worker Co-operative Strategies, MBS Co-operative & Social Enterprise
  • FE 6503 Co-operative Business, MBA
  • ERE 32E Co-operative Business,  MSc Economics & Management, Prague
  • FE6109 Co-operative Organisation, theory and concepts, PG Diploma Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development
  • FE 2820 Lending & Loan Recovery for Credit Unions, Diploma in Credit Union Governance/Operations
  • FE 3824 People Management in Member-based Organisations, BSc Credit Union Business/MBS Co-operative & Social Enterprise/ MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management
  • FE 1837 Corporate Governance, Diploma in Corporate Governance