Welcome to the personal website of 
Dr. Brendan K O'Rourke

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I currently supervise the following PhD students 

1. Martin Duffy - who is working on how meetings as a system of discourse constitute organizations. 

2. Joseph K. FitzGerald - who is researching on how economics expertise is constituted in radio news interviews

3. Diane Tangney  (jointly supervised with Dr. Olivia Freeman) - who is looking at how experts in different domains interact creatively in Ireland's science gallery  

4. Tom Soro  (jointly supervised with Dr. Tim Stott) - who is looking at the construction of value in modern art.  

5. Ewan McDonald (jointly supervised with   Dr. John Hogan ) - who is looking at the construction of enterprise policies in a comparative context.


I am interested in supervising further postgraduate researcher  that make similar good matches with my own research and have currently (Autumn, 2015) a 

Funded PhD Opportunity - Online investment crowd-funding pitches: Analysing entrepreneurial performances and communicative interactions in the constitution of new enterprises - more details here



With Dublin Institute of Technology I am very lucky to have worked with a variety of great colleagues  many of them involved in the Discourse Analysis Group and the Business, Society and Sustainability Research Centre Currently I work closely with Dr. John Hogan  (an expert in political science and policy analysis) and with Dr. Sharon Feeney (an expert in higher education policy analysis).