Dr Shelagh Mooney

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Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Program Leader

Phone: 09 921999 ext 5835

Email: shelagh.mooney@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room WH432

AUT City Campus

49 Wellesley Street East 1010

Auckland



Postal Address:

Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand.



Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Master of International Hospitality Mgt (First Class), AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Certificate in Adult Education, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • BSc Degree in Management Science (Hons), Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Memberships and Affiliations:

Conference streams and workshops

  • Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) Bi-annual Conference 2018: Lead stream convenor
  • Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) Bi-annual Conference 2016: Co-stream convenor
  • Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) Annual conference 2015:  Critical hospitality studies stream leader and session chair
  • The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Annual Conference 2015: Hospitality employment stream leader and session chair
  • ANZAM Conference (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management): Revie
  • CHME Conference 2016; 2017 (Council for Hospitality Management Education): Reviewer
  • CTS Conference 2017 (Critical Tourism Studies): Reviewer, workshop organiser and session chair

AUT Affiliations

  • Gender and Diversity Research Group Leadership Committee 
  • Faculty of Culture and Society Diversity Committee
  • Te Rōpū Tuwhera Advisory Committee for Tuwhera – open access platform

Editorial Boards membership

Biography:

Shelagh is Senior Lecturer and Hospitality Postgraduate Program Leader, engaged in teaching and research. Prior to entering the academic environment, she held senior executive roles in hospitality organisations across Europe. She is particularly interested in forging connections between researchers and the international hospitality industry. Her aim is to promote the building of a sustainable workforce that offers equal career opportunities for diverse groups of workers. Her research explores the organisational processes within hospitality that privilege or penalise individuals on the basis of socially ascribed categories of difference, such as gender, ethnicity, age or class.

Teaching Areas:

  • Postgraduate: Human Behaviour in Hospitality Organisations, Faculty Excellence in Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (Postgraduate) 2015
  • Undergraduate: Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour, Faculty Excellence in Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (Undergraduate) 2016.

Research Areas:

  • Intersectional research methods
  • Critical research approaches, including memory-work
  • Gendered organisations
  • Ethnicity and age in employment
  • Career privilege and penalty
  • The hospitality career construct
  • The interface between vocational education and employability in hospitality.

Research collaborations

  • Longitudinal joint research project with Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom (and three further international universities) on hospitality students’ career motivations.
  • Quantitative and qualitative study assessing the impact of leadership programs in New Zealand.

Publications:


  • Mooney, S. (2018). Illuminating intersectionality for tourism researchers. Annals of Tourism Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2018.03.003.
  • Mooney, S., & Harkison, T. (2018). Assessment for learning in university settings: Fun and games. Anatolia, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2018.1443826
  • Mooney, S., & Jameson, S. (2018). The career constructions of hospitality students: A rocky road. Hospitality & Society, 8 (1), 45–67. 
  • Mooney, S. (2018). Jobs for the girls? Women’s employment and career progression in the hospitality industry. In R. Burke & J. Christensen Hughes (Eds.), Handbook of human resource management in the tourism and hospitality industries (pp. 184–215). London, England: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Ryan, I., & Mooney, S. K. (2018). Autoethnography: Diversity and our stories. In Research methods on diversity management, equality and inclusion at work. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2017). The intersections of gender with age and ethnicity in hotel careers: still the same old privileges? Gender, Work & Organization. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
  • Strauss, P., & Mooney, S. (2016). Assessment for Learning: capturing the interest of diverse students on an academic writing module in postgraduate vocational education. Teaching in Higher Education. Retrieved from tandfonline.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/
  • Mooney, S., Harris, C., & Ryan, I. (2016). Long hospitality careers- a contradiction in terms? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(11), pp. 2589 – 2608 emeraldinsight.com/
  • Baum, T., Cheung, C., Kong, H., Kralj, A., Mooney, S., Nguyễn Thị Thanh, H., … Siow, M. (2016). Sustainability and the tourism and hospitality workforce: a thematic analysis. Sustainability, 8(8), 809. doi.org/10.3390/su8080809
  • Mooney, S. (2016).  'Nimble intersectionality in employment research: a way to resolve methodological dilemmas. Work, Employment & Society, 30(4), 708–718.
    doi.org/10.1177/0950017015620768
  • Mooney, S. (2016). Wasted youth in the hospitality industry: Older workers' perceptions and misperceptions about younger workers. Hospitality & Society, 6(1), 9–30. dx.doi.org/10.1386/hosp.6.1.9_1
  • Nakhid, C., Majavu, A., Bowleg, L., Mooney, S., Ryan, I., Mayeda, D., ... Halstead, D. (2015). Intersectionality revisited: Moving beyond the contours of race, class, gender" – Notes on an Intersectionality Symposium. New Zealand Sociology, 30(4), 190-198.
  • Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2014). What you see is not always what you get: The importance of symbolic representations in intersectional research. New Zealand Sociology, 29(2), 78-99.
  • Mooney, S. K. (2014). How the intersections of age, gender, ethnicity and class influence the longevity of a hospitality career in New Zealand (Thesis). Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from aut.researchgateway.ac.nz
  • Mooney, S. (2014). Why do people work in hospitality? Hospitality Report 2014 Edition: Reporting on New Zealand's Hospitality Industry, 54–55.
  • Strauss P, and Mooney S. (2011). Painting the bigger picture — academic literacy in postgraduate education. Journal of Vocational Education & Training 63(4)
  • Mooney, S. (2009). Children and a Career: Yeah Right! Barriers to women managers’ career progression in hotels New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management (Special Issue 3 Work, Family & Gender).
  • Mooney, S. and Ryan, I. (2009). A woman's place in hotel management - Upstairs or Downstairs? Gender in Management (24) 3.
  • Reviews, Reports and Theses
  • Mooney, S. K. (2014). How the intersections of age, gender, ethnicity and class influence the longevity of a hospitality career in New Zealand (Thesis). Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from aut.researchgateway.ac.nz
  • Mooney, S. Where Is She? A Female Manager’s Place in Australian and New Zealand Hotels.Thesis type: Master's Thesis. Supervisors: Roberts E, Ryan I. AUT University, Oct 2007. Retrieved from aut.researchgateway.ac.nz

Refereed conference presentations and proceedings

  • Mooney, S. (2017). Decent work for young people in the New Zealand hospitality sector? Yeah/nah! In Proccedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.
  • Mooney, S. (2018). The complexities of researching class, age and gender(d) intersections in service organisations. In Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference Abstracts Booklet, Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Meyer, B. & Pringle, J.  (2018). The ‘no problem’ problem: Progression through leader development. In Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference Abstracts Booklet, Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University, Australia. 
Mooney, S. (2018). The problem with the phrase ‘female leadership in hospitality'. In H. Osman, & D. Buhalis (Eds.), The Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) 2018 Conference book of abstracts. Bournmouth, United Kingdom: Bournmouth University, United Kingdom
  • Mooney, S., & Harkison, T. (2017). The games people play-the transformational effect of games as assessments. In Proccedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.
  • Darukhanawalla, P, Williamson, D., & Mooney, S. (2017). The career patterns of graduates of hospitality management degrees in New Zealand. In Proceedings of the 27th Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.
  • Mooney, S. (2016). Avoiding the Medusa effect: Using innovative methodologies to explore gender and other differences in organisations. In D. Kerfoot, & D. Knight (Eds.), Gender, Work and Organisation Abstracts (pp. 1-369). Printed copy of proceedings: Gender, Work and Organisation. Staffordshire, UK: Keele University.
  • Yong, S., & Mooney, S. (2016). Risky business: Ethnicity and tax compliance practices of small business operators. In 30th ANZAM Conference. Brisbane, Australia. (Restricted publication)
  • Mooney, S. (2015). Global or local-an intersectional analysis of hotel careers in New Zealand. In ANZAM Conference 2015. Queenstown.
  • Mooney, S. (2015). Wasted youth in the hospitality industry? Older workers' perceptions and
    misperceptions about younger workers. In J. Poulston, & P. Kim (Eds.), Hospitality and Tourism in a Greening World: Proceedings of the 13th Asia Pacific CHRIE Conference (pp. 1235-1245). Auckland, NZ.
  • Mooney, S. (2015). Whose choice is it anyway? The significance of age, gender, ethnicity and class in hospitality career longevity. In L. Minnaert, M. Pritchard, & S. Causevuic (Eds.), International Critical Tourism Conference V-Opatje, Croatia (pp. 86-87). Conference Proceedings: Academy of Hope.
  • Mooney, S. (2015). Blurred lines: The intersection of age, gender and ethnicity in a hospitality career. In A. -M. Munar, T. Pernicky, & T. Vahr (Eds.), 2nd Tourism Postdiciplinary Conference: Freedom, Art, Power (pp. 16-17). Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School.
  • Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2015). Are you a member of my family? In Handbook for AIRAANZ Conference (Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand) 2015 (pp. 1-90). Auckland: AIRAANZ 2015.
  • Mooney, S. (2014). Traps for the unwary-a field guide to navigating the jungle of intersectional research practice. In Centre of Work, Organisation and Wellbeing: Gender in the workplace Symposium. Queensland, Australia.
  • Mooney, S. (2014). What you see is what you get: The importance of symbolic representations in organisational research. In Intersectionality Symposium: Intersectionality revisited: Moving beyond the contours of race, class and gender (pp. 17 pages). Auckland.
  • Mooney, S., & Ryan, I. (2014). Views from the top and below: an exploration of what intersectionality brings to sectoral research.. In 2014 International Intersectionality Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Ryan, I., & Mooney, S. (2012). Not our class darling: examining the practices of privilege in large hotels. In C. Gomez, N. Rocha-lawton, & J. Rodriguez (Eds.), Gender, Work and Organisation: Abstracts 1-350 (pp. 11). Staffordshire, UK: Keele University.
  • Mooney, S. How did we get here and why did we stay? An intersectional approach to career journeys. In proceedings of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2011 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 7-8 Feb 2011 (p. 40) Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.
  • Mooney, S. Where we have come from: Stories that reflect career journeys In proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 2010 (p.275). (CD-ROM). Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.
  • Mooney, S., & Ryan, I. (2010, 8-11 February 2010). The Boundaryless Career-Hotels had it first. In proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference: Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania
  • Ryan, I., & Mooney, S. (2010, 14-16 July 2010). Upstairs (not downstairs) to privilege and inclusion. In proceedings of the 3rd Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria.
  • Mooney, S. (2009). Have Skills –Will Travel-The relevance of geographical mobility to women hotel managers' careers In CAUTHE, Proceedings of the 19th Annual CAUTHE Conference, Carlsen, J., Hughes, M., L., Holmes, K., and Jones, R., (Eds.) [CD-ROM], Curtin University, Fremantle, Western Australia, 10-13 February. ISBN: 186308 152 6
  • Strauss, P., & Mooney, S. (2009, 5-7 April). EAP: Its role in postgraduate hospitality studies. Paper presented at the meeting of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes BALEAP Biennial Conference, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
  • Mooney, S. (2008). Holding out for a hero: Female management role models in hotels. In ANZAM, Proceedings of 22nd Annual  Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008, Auckland: 2-5 Dec[CD-ROM] University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. (ISBN: 186308 148 8)
  • Mooney, S. (2008). The Demise of the old boy network in Australian and New Zealand Hotels: Fact or fiction? In CAUTHE, Proceedings of the 18th Annual CAUTHE Conference, Richardson, S., Fredline, L., Patiar, A., and Ternel, M., (Eds.) [CD-ROM], Griffith University, Gold Coast, 11-14 February. ISBN: 978-1-921291-33-3. Conference, Panel and Workshop Presentations and Published Abstracts.

Reports and Reviews

  • Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Myers, B. and Pringle, P. (2017). Innovative directions for leadership development and research: Stage one – review of quantitative data [Evaluation report for Leadership New Zealand]. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Ryan, I., Mooney, S., Myers, B. and Pringle, P. (2017). Innovative directions for leadership development and research: Stage two – review of interview data [Evaluation report for Leadership New Zealand]. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Mooney, S. (2014). Why do people work in hospitality? In Hospitality Report 2014: Reporting on New Zealand's Hospitality Industry. Auckland, New Zealand: Restaurant Association of New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Industry presentations

  • Mooney, S. (2018) Industry panel convener discussing “Issues with migrant employment and exploitation in Auckland” at the Critical Hospitality Symposium, July 2-4, 2018 at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Jones, D. and Mooney, S. (2018).  Summing up and closure of one-day seminar “Looking back to move forwards: Celebrating 10 years of the Gender & Diversity Research Group”. Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Mooney, S. (2011, July). Panel Presentation Women Rule, OK! Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Hotel Management Conference (ANZPHIC) 2011. Offices of Horwath Sydney: Horwath THL Australia.

Awards:

Professional and academic honours and achievements

EFMD 2014.
  • Best Conference Paper Award (all streams) at the Council of Hospitality Management Research Conference 2018, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.
  • Highly Commended Faculty of Culture and Society Emerging Researcher Award 2017
  • Faculty Excellence in Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (2016 and 2015)
  • Best Paper Award at ApacChrie Conference (2015): Highly commended
  • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (2014): Highly commended