Andrea McNamara was awarded her PhD in August 2014 without corrections at Waterford Institute of Technology. Her supervisor was Dr. Sheila O Donohoe. She received the Irish Accounting and Finance Association’s nomination to attend the American Accounting Association Doctoral Colloquium 2013 in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada. She has presented at several refereed conferences and doctoral colloquiums both at an international and national level. These include INFINITI, the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), University of Strasbourg/ LaRGE Research Center, the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) and the Irish Academy of Management (IAM). She currently is working as a post doctoral researcher on the ‘Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe’ in NUI Galway.