Sean O'Brady

Dr. Sean O'Brady

Assistant Professor
  • Human Resources and Management
  • Faculty
  • Tags:
  • phd

Contact Information

Office: DSB 406
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24540
Website: Visit

Dr. Sean O’Brady’s research focuses on how labour relations, human resource management practices, and institutions affect job quality in low-skilled service work. He has also developed an interest in work and technology. Sean’s research has received awards from the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, and the Confédération des syndicats nationaux. His work can be found in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, European Journal of Industrial Relations, and elsewhere. He is a co-researcher with the Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), and an expert researcher with the Tompkins County Living Wage Working Group. Prior to his appointment at McMaster University, Sean completed postdoctoral research at Cornell University, and a PhD from Université de Montréal.