Dublin City University

Business School

Janin Bosak


Dr Janine Bosak is an Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at DCU Business School, Director of Doctoral Studies, and Director of Research of the Leadership and Talent Institute (LTI) at DCU, Janine also currently serves as Executive Committee Member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP).

Janine completed her PhD with summa cum laude at the Department for Psychology, University of Bern/Switzerland. During her doctorate, Janine worked at the Northwestern University/USA and at the University of Cambridge/UK as a visiting research scholar. Prior to joining DCU as a lecturer in 2009, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Psychology at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg in Switzerland. Janine was also a visiting Research Fellow at Boston University/USA in 2015, a James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor at HEC Montreal/Canada in 2016, and she is currently a Visiting Professor at the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing/China.

Janine conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of 1.) Women and Leadership; and 2.) Employee Well-being in Organizations. She is also a certified and trained coach who advances the systemic and solution-focused approach to coaching.

Her articles appear in journals including the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), Human Resource Management (US), Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ), International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM), British Journal of Management (BJM), British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP), and the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP). Her work further features in The Irish Times and the London School of Economics (LSE) blog.

Janine’s research programme has attracted several fellowships, grants and awards from bodies such as the European Science Foundation (ESF), Swiss National Foundation (SNF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) and the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF). Currently, Janine is a Consulting Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JOOP) and she serves on the editorial boards of the German Journal of Human Resource Management and the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, People and Performance (JOEPP). She is also a member of the Academy of Management, the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology, and the European Association of Social Psychology.

Fields of interests

Female talent, leadership, gender equality, employee wellbeing

Proposition of common research in GETM3

Janine researches in the area of gender and leadership and so is particularly interested in the gender work package. She also explores talent management and gender and leadership which holds implications re employer demands and requirements in managing talents, but also the role of HEIs in promoting equal opportunity and reducing bias

Important Publications