Michael Doherty joined the Department of Law at Maynooth University in 2013. He lectures and researches in the areas of employment and labour law, industrial relations law and policy, and EU law.
He is a frequent media contributor on labour relations issues. He is a National Rapporteur on Employment Law to the International Academy of Comparative Law, and a member of a number of EU networks relating to Labour Law and policy. He is a past President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers.
He is currently supervising a number of PhD students working on projects relating to employment rights, public procurement processes, youth unemployment and the implementation of human rights instruments, and welcomes applications from students interested in employment law and policy.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B), Queens’ College Cambridge (LL.M) and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (called to the Irish Bar in 2002). He also holds a PhD (on Irish Trade Union Membership) from Trinity College Dublin. From 2004-2013, he worked at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies (2007-2010) and Director of Law (2011-2013).
He is a passionate supporter of the Irish football team, which he has followed all over the world, and hopes, one day, to improve on his very basic Spanish.