The School of Law, University of Limerick, is delighted to welcome Dr Fernando Ballester for the academic year 2018/19. Dr Ballester is a Senior Lecturer and an expert on Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Alicante (Spain) and will be completing research for the coming year at the School of Law, Limerick.
In the field of management, he was academic secretary at the School of Labour Relations (1991-2003) and the School of Law (2005-2008), as well as director of the University Venue of Villena (2008-2012). He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Revista General de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social (2006-2014); he joined its external committee of peer reviewers in 2014. He is also a member of the external committees of Peer reviewers from other journals, such as Alternativas. Cuadernos de Trabajo Social (since 2016), Revista Internacional y Comparada de Relaciones Laborales y Derecho del Empleo, ADAPT (since 2017), Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales (2017) and Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo (2017). His latest research considers the employment contracts of academic and research staff in Spain. These studies, which have resulted in various publications on the subject in national and international journals, are the basis for the research purpose to be developed at the University of Limerick, entitled “Regulation on recruitment and promotion of academic staff at universities: A comparative study between Ireland and Spain”.