Research Impact

Oireachtas Committee
2022 ‘Working Conditions and Skills Shortages in Ireland’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector’.
Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media (2022)


Book Chapters & Reviews
2022 ‘Cheffes de Cuisine: Women and Work in the Professional French Kitchen’.
European Journal of Food Drink and Society: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 7. Doi:
2020 ‘The gendered roles and work environments in the chef profession in Ireland’.
Gorman, C. ed. Mis-representation Women Literature, Sex and Culture. Doi:

Conference Publication

2016 ‘Is it possible to uncover evidence of a gender revolution within food studies and professional culinary literature?’

Conference Paper Presentations

2023 ‘Giving Voice to Hospitality Workers in the Push for Fair and Decent Work’.
41st International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
2022 ‘Occupational Segregation in the Chef Profession in Ireland contributes to the Chef Shortage in the Hospitality Sector’.
10th Annual National Economic Research Institute (NERI) Labour Market Conference, University College Dublin
2018 ‘Empirical Evidence of Gender Inequality in the Chef Profession in Ireland’.
British Sociology Association, Work, Employment and Society Conference, Belfast.
2017 ‘Women Chefs and Domestic Cooks: how can we understand their relationship to the culinary in two distinct spheres, the public and private through analysis of an All-Ireland National Chef Survey?’
British Sociology Association, Food Study Group, Westminster University.
2017 ‘Irish Women Chefs and Domestic Cooks: How can we Understand their Relationship to the Culinary in two Distinct Spheres, the Public and Private?’
Women of Ireland Research Network (WOIRM), Waterford Institute of Technology.
2017 ‘Overview of Research: A critical Investigation into the Gender Disparity of Head Chef Positions/Leadership Roles in the Irish Restaurant Industry’.
7th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium. Technological University Dublin.
2017 ‘Gender Equality in the Chef Profession in Ireland, Survey Analysis’.
College of Arts and Tourism Annual Research Showcase. Technological University Dublin.
2016 ‘From Theory to Action, a Framework for Change for Women’.
Sibéal Annual Conference, University of Limerick.
2016 ‘Civilization Interrupted- Gender Bias in Hierarchical Professional Kitchens, the Embodiment of Hegemonic Masculinity among Elite Professional Chefs’.
6th International Food Conference, Berkeley University California.
2016 ‘Identifying the Challenges facing Women Chefs as Revealed through the Literature‘.
Empowering Women in the Culinary Arts, Athrú, Symposium’, Galway.
2016 ‘An Overview of the Key Challenges for Women’s Progress to Leaderships Roles in the Hospitality Industry’. ‘Women and Leadership Conference’. Oxford University.
2015 The Invisible Lines Connecting Two Food Writers Separated by Three Centuries.
Sibéal Annual Conference, University of Limerick.

Dissemination Of Research: Media And Interviews

2021 ‘Why are there so few women chefs’.
The Irish Times [online].
Falvey, Deirdre
2019 ‘Show us your boobs and you’ll get a tip’: An Irish waitress’s life.
The Irish Times [online].
Falvey, Deirdre
2018 ‘Inside Irish restaurants: Bullying, burnout and sex harassment’,
The Irish Times.
Digby, Marie Clare
2018 Number of Chefs Rise by 25% in five years, but more needed’.
The Irish Times.
Farrell, Mary
2018 ‘Bullying and burnout contributing to chefs shortage’.
The Irish Times.
Paul, Mark
2016 ‘A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen: The Rise of the Chef: The Skill of Cooking Become more Complicated’.
Farrell, Mary
2016 ‘Why are more women should be running our restaurant kitchens’.
The Examiner.
McNamee, Joe

Collaboration And Recognition

2019 ‘Women Of The Irish Food Industry’.
Proper Food [online].
Valdeau, Katia
2017 ‘Sample a 17th century banquet’, Irish Times [online].
McGuinness, Katy
2017 ‘50 people to watch in 2017’.
The Irish Times [online].