Over recent years many countries and organisations have introduced legislation and policies to support whisteblowers, yet the challenges remain. Although a vital function of any organisation, whistleblowing can have significant personal and professional impacts. In this episode we speak to Professor Kate Kenny of NUI Galway about her research into whistleblowing and discuss both the challenges and opportunities.
Kate Kenny is Professor of Business and Society at National University of Ireland Galway.
She has held research fellowships at the Edmond J. Safra Lab at Harvard University and Cambridge's Judge Business School. Her research focuses on organization studies, specifically political and psychosocial approaches.
Kate's recent book ‘Whistleblowing: Toward a New Theory’ (Harvard University Press, 2019) examines whistleblowing with a focus on the financial sector.
Her book ‘The Whistleblowing Guide’ (Wiley, 2019) with Professors Wim Vandekerckhove and Professor Marianna Fotaki is aimed at practicing managers, coaches and others working in this space.
Watch a short video on the findings from research into best practice in Speak-Up/ Whistleblowing arrangements, mentioned in the podcast.
Short pieces on Covid-19, healthcare and whistleblowing, featured in the The Conversation and RTE Brainstorm
Reports, videos and research from Professor Kenny are all on www.whistleblowingimpact.org