Ms. Mary Dempsey


 
researcher
 

Biography

Mary Dempsey is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Engineering and Informatics. She is also an elected member of Academic Council (2018-2021).   Mary was awarded a B.E. and M.Eng.Sc from NUI Galway. Her postgraduate work was funded as part of the European Community S.P.R.I.N.T. RA302 TULIP and DEFMAT projects and focused on Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacturing Practice and Software design & Development. She has significant industry experience including a leadership role as part of a start-team of 8 personnel for an American Multi-National Enterprise (MNE) exceeding targets and reaching ambitious growth of > 300 permanent employees in a 12 month period.    Mary has over twenty years’ experience in academia and her research has been funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Ireland-China Fund and industry sources. From 1994-1995, Mary worked on a European Social Fund project collaborating with 3 SMEs and the Irish Productivity Centre. During the period 1995 to 2000, research outputs included contributions to a book, 3 conference publications and academic consultancy on an EC funded project including research and a published report. Leave period applied from 2001 - 2006. Mary’s early career established links with a number of Universities including Montana State University to develop and test inventory simulation scenarios in conjunction with Prof. Bruce Redmond, Montana University. She also established links with Sydney University and set up an international Wiki platform to facilitate project work with students from Australia, USA and Europe. Since 2012, Mary has studied the benefits of Lego Serious Play (LSP) as an enabler to develop process and conceptual frameworks. She has designed more than 25 Workshops/Seminars on invitation for national and international forums including Germany, Portugal and China where she facilitates LSP enabled design thinking processes. Since 2014, her research activity has received significant international attention from Biomedical leaders including Mr. Tom O Donnell Vice President, R&D Europe, Merit Medical Systems, Inc., who stated that; “The LSP research activity (initiated by Mary) transformed our approach to the R&D process. The activity involved all our senior team and it facilitated the development of our new product design process which is currently in test phase at our European Headquarters in Galway”. Mary also collaborates with Prof Jiju Antony, Heriot-Watt University (h-index 67) and Dr. Attracta Brennan on a Global Study into the limitations of Six Sigma which will identify the top five limitations of Six Sigma from a global online survey carried out by the authors. The findings of the study will set an agenda for further research into the limitations of Six Sigma. They are also conducting research on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education. She also collaborates with Prof. John Carey, School of Medicine and Professor Ming Yu, Tsinghua University on a research project to develop predictive models for  illness and clinical events for a global population.   Mary is an invited academic to Tsinghua University, TU Chemnitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Minho University, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences and she collaborates with NGO’s, Merit Medical, Galway Harbour Company and Medtronic. Mary has supervised 30 Postgraduate students (2010 - 2017).  In 2012, Mary co-founded NUI Galway's Youth Academy, and in 2018 she secured a donation of 250k to support this project for a further 6 years. In 2017, Mary also volunteered her time to professional societies where she had previously held officer positions at national level with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Ireland and she was one of two President’s international nominees and representative on the SME Board working group. In 2016, Mary was selected by NUI Galway for the Aurora Women's Leadership Development Program, and in 2017 she was subsequently selected by the Advance HE, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to act as a Role Model.

Research Interests

My Research Vision aims to address the major challenges facing our society and the world, now and in the future. I use my engineering, research and mentoring skills and collaborations as enablers of solutions and discovery. Collaborators include undergraduates and graduate students and local and international colleagues. My research domain is the study of engineering systems and the solution of challenges of great societal importance, for example as postulated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including; poverty, inequality, prosperity and peace through the improvement of the quality of life. My research intersects the social sciences and considers the study of human behaviour in addition to quantitative reasoning. My research is divided into 3 areas; Operational Excellence, Predictive Medical Systems and Engineering Education. Together they achieve to develop methodologies and process optimisation that together aim to increase efficiencies for better performance.
Operational Excellence 
I collaborate with Prof Jiju Antony, Heriot-Watt University (h-index 67) and Dr. Attracta Brennan, School of Computer Science, NUI Galway on a Global Study into the limitations of Six Sigma which will identify the top five limitations of Six Sigma from a global online survey carried out by the authors. The findings of the study will set an agenda for further research into the limitations of Six Sigma. Our research  aims  to  understand  the  limitations  of  Lean Six  Sigma  through  a  global  empirical  study  followed  by  setting  a  clear  agenda  about  how  to  address  such  limitations  or  gaps. The  aim  of  our  research  is  to  critically  evaluate  the  most  common  limitations  of  Six  Sigma  in  the  eyes  of  leading  practitioners  and  academics.   There  are  two  objectives  which  include:  To  understand  the  major  limitations  of  Six  Sigma  from  strategic,  operational,  and  tactical  points  of  view  and to  set  up  an  agenda  for  developing  further  research  in  order  to  address  some  of  the  existing  gaps  in  the  current  literature  on  Lean Six  Sigma  Research (2018). We are also conducting research on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education environments.
Predictive Medical Systems
I collaborate with Prof. John Carey, School of Medicine and Professor Ming Yu, Tsinghua University on a research project to develop predictive models. Our research focuses on creating models to identify predictors of multiple illnesses, and common predictors of illness to identify those most amenable to intervention.
Lego Serious Play 
Since 2012, I studied the benefits of LSP as an enabler to develop process and conceptual frameworks. I designed and delivered more than 25 Workshops/Seminars on invitation for national and international forums including Germany, Portugal and China where I presented an LSP enabled design thinking process. My research activity has received significant international attention from Biomedical leaders including Mr. Tom O Donnell Vice President, R&D Europe, Merit Medical Systems, Inc, who stated that; “The LSP research activity (initiated by Mary) transformed our approach to the R&D process. The activity involved all our senior team and it facilitated the development of our new product design process which is currently in test phase at our European Headquarters in Galway”.  
Engineering Education
I have established links with a number of Universities across Europe and beyond. I worked with Montana State University to develop and test inventory simulation scenarios in conjunction with Prof. Bruce Redmond.  I established links with Sydney University and set up an international Wiki platform to facilitate project work with students from Australia, USA and Europe.
Applied Research
During the period 1995 to 2000, my research outputs included contributions to a book, 3 conference publications and academic consultancy on an EC funded project including research and a published report. My early career established links with a number of Universities including Montana State University to develop and test inventory simulation scenarios in conjunction with Prof. Bruce Redmond.  

Supervision of > 30 Postgraduate students (2010 - 2017).
Collaborations on Funding Bid/Proposals with colleagues and Industry to H2020, SFI, Wellcome Trust and Google.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
YOUTH ACADEMY STEM MARY DEMPSEY 01-APR-14 31-DEC-18
SFI SCHOLARSHIP 09 JS 1713 MARY DEMPSEY CLIONA FLOOD 01-OCT-09 30-SEP-15
08/JS/1487 SFI Scholarship 2008 - Mary Dempsey 01-OCT-08 30-SEP-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Incremental learning in a capstone project: not all mature students are the same'
John McAvoy, Mary Dempsey, Edward Quinn (2019) 'Incremental learning in a capstone project: not all mature students are the same'. International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, [Details]
(2019) 'Leanness assessment in Scottish manufacturing MSMEs: A Case based approach'
J. Antony, M. Dempsey, A. Brennan. (2019) 'Leanness assessment in Scottish manufacturing MSMEs: A Case based approach'. International Journal Of Quality And Reliability Management, [Details]
(2019) 'A study into the reasons for process improvement project failures: results from a pilot survey'
Antony, J., Fabiane, F.L., Fernandes, M., Dempsey, M.,Brennan, A. (2019) 'A study into the reasons for process improvement project failures: results from a pilot survey'. International Journal Of Quality And Reliability Management, [Details]
(2019) 'An Exploratory Study into the use of Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Medication Errors in the Norwegian Public Healthcare Context'
Antony, J., Forthun, S., Trakulsunti, Y., Farrington, T., Dempsey, M., Brennan, A. (2019) 'An Exploratory Study into the use of Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Medication Errors in the Norwegian Public Healthcare Context'. International Journal For Quality In Health Care, [Details]
(2018) 'P-PAC (PARTNERSHIP IN PEDAGOGY, ACCREDITATION, AND COLLABORATION): A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENT TRANSITION TO EMPLOYABILITY IN INDUSTRY. A LEAN SYSTEMS CASE STUDY'
Brennan, A,Dempsey, M (2018) 'P-PAC (PARTNERSHIP IN PEDAGOGY, ACCREDITATION, AND COLLABORATION): A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENT TRANSITION TO EMPLOYABILITY IN INDUSTRY. A LEAN SYSTEMS CASE STUDY'. Management and Production Engineering Review, 9 :35-47 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'An evaluation into the limitations and emerging trends of Six Sigma: an empirical study'
Jiju Antony, Michael Sony, Mary Dempsey, Attracta Brennan, Tom Farrington, Beth Cudney (2019) 'An evaluation into the limitations and emerging trends of Six Sigma: an empirical study'. The TQM Journal, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Tomorrow's Engineers graduate from Youth Academy'
Dempsey, M (2013) 'Tomorrow's Engineers graduate from Youth Academy'. Engineers Ireland, [Details]
(2011) 'Using Wikis To Facilitate Team Work: German and Irish Students’ Perspectives'
Dempsey, M., Gormley, P., Riedel, R. (2011) 'Using Wikis To Facilitate Team Work: German and Irish Students’ Perspectives'. AISHE-J, 3 (2):pp41-48.8 8 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Information and Operations Management (Compiled).
Hogan, M., Dempsey, M. (2017) Information and Operations Management (Compiled). UK: Pearson. [Details]
(2007) Information and Operations Management (Compiled).
McDwyer, L., Barry, C., Dempsey, M. (2007) Information and Operations Management (Compiled). UK: Pearson. [Details]
(2000) Management of Organisational Change (Compiled).
Dempsey, M., Hilliard, R. (2000) Management of Organisational Change (Compiled). UK: Pearson. [Details]
(1996) Business Matters.
Executive MBA Graduates of University College Galway (1996) Business Matters. Mayoralty House, Galway: O'Hanlon & Co. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: INNOVATIVE AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL-LOCAL WORLD, PT 1
Dempsey, M;Riedel, R;Kelly, M (2014) Serious Play as a Method for Process Design ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: INNOVATIVE AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL-LOCAL WORLD, PT 1 [Details]
(2018) 12TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED)
O'Dea, M;Brennan, A;Dempsey, M (2018) SUPPORTING ONLINE STUDENTS THROUGH THE LIMINAL SPACE FROM FACILITATED ONLINE MODULES TO SELF-STARTING A THESIS 12TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED) , pp.6701-6708 [Details]
(2014) Serious Play as a Method for Process Design
Dempsey, M,Riedel, R,Kelly, M,Grabot, B,Vallespir, B,Gomes, S,Bouras, A,Kiritsis, D (2014) ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: INNOVATIVE AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL-LOCAL WORLD, PT 1 Serious Play as a Method for Process Design , pp.395-402 [Details]
(2018) SUPPORTING ONLINE STUDENTS THROUGH THE LIMINAL SPACE FROM FACILITATED ONLINE MODULES TO SELF-STARTING A THESIS
O'Dea, M,Brennan, A,Dempsey, M,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC (2018) 12TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED) SUPPORTING ONLINE STUDENTS THROUGH THE LIMINAL SPACE FROM FACILITATED ONLINE MODULES TO SELF-STARTING A THESIS , pp.6701-6708 [Details]
(2018) 5th European Lean Educator Conference
Tawalbeh, M; Riedel, R; Dempsey, M; Emanuel, C (2018) Lego® Serious Play® as a Business Innovation enabler 5th European Lean Educator Conference Portugal, , 14-NOV-18 - 15-NOV-18 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
A. Brennan, M. Dempsey (2018) THE STUDENT VOICE: THE STUDENTS OWN VIEWS ON SMARTPHONE USAGE AND IMPACT ON THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, , 05-MAR-18 - 07-MAR-18 , pp.7709-7718 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
A. Brennan, M. Dempsey, M. O'Dea (2018) THE LINK BETWEEN OFF CAMPUS WORK FOR STUDENTS, REDUCED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, , 05-MAR-18 - 07-MAR-18 , pp.6052-6060 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
M. O'Dea, A. Brennan, M. Dempsey (2018) SUPPORTING ONLINE STUDENTS THROUGH THE LIMINAL SPACE FROM FACILITATED ONLINE MODULES TO SELF-STARTING A THESIS 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, , 05-MAR-18 - 07-MAR-18 , pp.6701-6708 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
M. Dempsey, A. Brennan, M. O'Dea (2018) RE-BOOT LEARNING: PROVIDING AN E-TIVITY SCAFFOLD FOR ENGAGEMENT FOR EARLY RESEARCH ACTIVITY THROUGH BLOG TECHNOLOGY EMBEDDED WITHIN TEACHING AND LEARNING 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, , 05-MAR-18 - 05-MAR-18 , pp.7046-7052 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
M. Dempsey, A. Brennan (2018) EMPOWERING LEARNERS WITH SELF-SELECTING LEARNING TOOLS 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Valencia, , 05-MAR-18 - 07-MAR-18 , pp.7740-7745 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 15th CELT Symposium on Higher Education - Learning Communities, Collaboration, and Collegiality
Dempsey, M., Flynn, S., Kelly, M. (2017) Professional Development Portfolio Process 15th CELT Symposium on Higher Education - Learning Communities, Collaboration, and Collegiality [Details]
(2017) 15th CELT Symposium on Higher Education - Learning Communities, Collaboration, and Collegiality
Dempsey, M., Burns, D., Flynn, S., Gupta, A., Hogan, M., MacLochlainn, M., O’Connell, J., Ó Sealbhaigh, F. (2017) MISFITS: Lego, Wool, Art, Equations agus Seanfhocail 15th CELT Symposium on Higher Education - Learning Communities, Collaboration, and Collegiality [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dempsey, M., Brennan, A. (2017) Turbocharging The Journey Into The Liminal Space And Beyond . In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres eds. 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Spain, , 06-MAR-17 - 08-MAR-17 , pp.4315-4324 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference APMS
M Dempsey, R Riedel , M Kelly (2014) Serious Play as a Method for Process Design . In: APMS eds. IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference APMS France, , 20-SEP-14 - 24-SEP-14 , pp.395-402 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 12th Symposium on Higher Education
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M. (2014) Lego Serious Play as an Education Tool - A focus on student learning 12th Symposium on Higher Education NUI Galway, , 20-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
(2013) 11th Symposium on Higher Education
Dempsey, M. (2013) Lego Serious Play Workshop - push through traditional boundaries and think about innovative teaching and challenge the curriculum 11th Symposium on Higher Education Galway, , 24-JUN-13 - 26-JUN-13 [Details]
(2012) 10th Symposium on Higher Education
Dempsey, M. (2012) Serious Play Workshop - Academic process flow 10th Symposium on Higher Education NUI Galway, , 28-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]
(2011) 21st International Conference on Production Research ICPR - Innovation in Product and Production
Dempsey, M., Gormley, P., Riedel, R. (2011) Supporting Global Collaboration Teams through innovative Web 2.0 Technologies 21st International Conference on Production Research ICPR - Innovation in Product and Production Stuttgart, Germany, , 31-JUL-11 - 04-AUG-11 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech 2010
Dempsey, M., Gormley, P., Riedel, R. (2010) An Analysis of Third Level Multi-cultural Interdisciplinary Student Learning Outcomes Using Wiki Technology- An Evaluation of Germany and Ireland University students . In: EDTECH eds. 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech 2010 Athlone Institute of Technology, , 20-MAY-10 - 21-MAY-10 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 9th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech
Dempsey, M.,Gormley, P., McDwyer, L. (2009) An analysis of third-level multi-cultural interdisciplinary student learning outcomes using Wiki technology . In: ILTA eds. 9th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech National College of Ireland, , 21-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-09 , pp.22-23 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1999) WWW Track 1999 Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting
Bruce, R., Dempsey, M. (1999) A comparison of student outcomes from an internet-based inventory . In: Western Decision Sciences Institute eds. WWW Track 1999 Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting Puerto, Vallarta, , 06-APR-99 - 10-APR-99 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1996) Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee
Dempsey, M., Donnellan, P., O'Kelly, M.E.J. (1996) Operations Strategy Development And Implementation: - A Self Assessment Matrix . In: Irish Manufacturing Committee eds. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee , pp.945-956 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1995) Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee
Dempsey, Mary., Gallagher, Norbert., O'Kelly, M.E.J. (1995) Environmental Business Management . In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee. Cork: Conference Paper eds. Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee University College Cork, , 06-SEP-95 - 08-SEP-95 , pp.1131-1140 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2009) Review of the Executive Masters in Business Administration.
Wood, G., Beech, N., Broder, F., Dempsey, M., Boyd, A. (2009) Review of the Executive Masters in Business Administration. NUI Galway, Ireland. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) Review of the Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis.
Blake, R., Coughlan, C., Dempsey, M., Duignan, S., Stengel, D. (2008) Review of the Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis. NUI Galway, Ireland. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1994) Evaluation of the Irish Productivity Centre Environmental Business Management (E.B.M).
M.E.J. O'Kelly, M. Dempsey (1994) Evaluation of the Irish Productivity Centre Environmental Business Management (E.B.M). Human Factors Resesarch Unit, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2019,
Dempsey, M. (2019) Advisory Board Member. [Program Committee], 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2019, Spain , 11-MAR-19 - 13-MAR-19. [Details]
(2019) 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2019,
Dempsey, M. (2019) Peer Reviewer. [Program Committee], 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2019, Spain , 11-MAR-19 - 13-MAR-19. [Details]
(2017) Innovation at Play,
Attracta Brennan, Mary Dempsey, Lorna Farren, Ruth Hynes, Martina Kelly, Geraldine Marley, Marguerita MCGovern, Fionn O'Sealbhaigh, Natalie Walsh, (2017) Experiential learning symposium focused on exploring play for the purpose of innovation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Innovation at Play, NUI Galway , 26-OCT-17 - 26-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) National Forum Professional Development Celebration, National Forum Conference,
Dempsey, M. (2017) Professional Development Framework: Personal Communication and Dialogue in Teaching and Learning. [Keynote Address], National Forum Professional Development Celebration, National Forum Conference, Mansion House , 01-SEP-17 - 01-SEP-17. [Details]
(2018) 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED2018,
Dempsey, M. (2018) Chair of E-Assessment Session. [Chaired Session], 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED2018, Spain , 05-MAR-18 - 05-MAR-18. [Details]
(2017) National Forum Professional Development Colloquium,
Dempsey, M. (2017) Lego Serious Play - A support for Professional Development in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. [Invited Paper], National Forum Professional Development Colloquium, Mansion House, Dublin , 01-SEP-17 - 01-SEP-17. [Details]
(2014) IES2014 Conference/Lean Symposium,
Dempsey, M. (2014) Peer reviewer and sponsorship from The Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE). [Other], IES2014 Conference/Lean Symposium, NUI Galway , 15-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14. [Details]
(1999) Society of Manufacturing Engineering,
Dempsey, M. (1999) National Secretary, SME National Conference Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Society of Manufacturing Engineering, Cork , 03-JUN-99 - 06-JUN-99. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2011) Operations Management.
Stephenson (2011) Operations Management. UK: Book Review [Details]

Case

  Year Publication
(2011) Operations Management: With Connect Plus Card (UK Higher Education Business Operations Management) Paperback.
Steve Paton (Author), Ben Clegg (Author), Juliana Hsuan (Author), Alan Pilkington (Author) (2011) Operations Management: With Connect Plus Card (UK Higher Education Business Operations Management) Paperback. UK: Case [Details]
(2011) The Management and Creation of Knowledge: Do Wikis Help?.
Bruen, C., Fitzpatrick, N., Gormaly, P., Harvey, J., McAvinia, C. (2011) The Management and Creation of Knowledge: Do Wikis Help?. USA: Case [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Operations Strategy: Third-Level Interdisciplinary Collaborative Student Learning.
Donnelly, R., Harvey J., O'Rourke, K.C. (2010) Operations Strategy: Third-Level Interdisciplinary Collaborative Student Learning. USA: Case [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) High Ability Youth Academy Programme. Global University Network Innovation Conference 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education (HE), Let's build transformative knowledge to drive social change.
Marley, G., McIlrath, L., Heary, C., Dempsey, M. (2013) High Ability Youth Academy Programme. Global University Network Innovation Conference 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education (HE), Let's build transformative knowledge to drive social change. Conference Paper [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
(2014) Input to NUI Galway President's Report to Department of Education and Skills - Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics.
Dempsey, M. (2014) Input to NUI Galway President's Report to Department of Education and Skills - Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics. NUI Galway: Gov. Report or Document [Details]
(2013) Engineering as a Science subject for Honours Engineering Degrees.
Dempsey, M., O'hEachteirn, P. (2013) Engineering as a Science subject for Honours Engineering Degrees. Gov. Report or Document [Details]
(1998) Dempsey, M., Hunt, I., Mahoney, P., (1998). National Institute of Transport and Logistics (NITL) application to Government.
Dempsey, M., Hunt, I., Mahoney, P. (1998) Dempsey, M., Hunt, I., Mahoney, P., (1998). National Institute of Transport and Logistics (NITL) application to Government. Ireland: Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2017) Large Class Teaching: Good, Bad and Ugly.
Dempsey, M. (2017) Large Class Teaching: Good, Bad and Ugly. CELT, NUI Galway: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2017) Leaning on Operations Strategy at Technische Universitat Chemnitz.
Dempsey (2017) Leaning on Operations Strategy at Technische Universitat Chemnitz. Technische Universitat Chemnitz: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2016) Operations Strategy: A Lean Ingredient (Technische Universitat Chemnitz).
Dempsey, M. (2016) Operations Strategy: A Lean Ingredient (Technische Universitat Chemnitz). Technische Universitat Chemnitz: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015) Operations Strategy: A Moving Dartboard (Technische Universitat Chemnitz).
Dempsey, M. (2015) Operations Strategy: A Moving Dartboard (Technische Universitat Chemnitz). Technische Universitat Chemnitz: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014) Operations Strategy: Across the Line (Technische Universitat Chemnitz).
Dempsey, M. (2014) Operations Strategy: Across the Line (Technische Universitat Chemnitz). Invited Lectures [Details]
(2013) Operations Strategy: Game of Chess at Technische Universitat Chemnitz.
Dempsey, M. (2013) Operations Strategy: Game of Chess at Technische Universitat Chemnitz. Technische Universitat Chemnitz: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012) Operations Strategy: Go at the Stop Sign (Technische Universitat Chemnitz).
Dempsey, M. (2012) Operations Strategy: Go at the Stop Sign (Technische Universitat Chemnitz). Invited Lectures [Details]
(2011) Operations Strategy: No Way Back (Technische Universitat Chemnitz).
Dempsey, M. (2011) Operations Strategy: No Way Back (Technische Universitat Chemnitz). Invited Lectures [Details]
(2001) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (2001) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2000) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (2000) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Invited Lectures [Details]
(1999) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (1999) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Invited Lectures [Details]
(1998) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (1998) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(1997) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (1997) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Invited Lectures [Details]
(1996) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (1996) Logistics Lecture Series: Mikkeli University. Finland: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2017) Empowering Learners through “knowledge resource banks” Overall impact?.
Dempsey, M. (2017) Empowering Learners through “knowledge resource banks” Overall impact?. Blackboard Festival, NUI Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) Ireland- An Island off an Island off Mainland Europe: a Logistics Perspective - Seminar to Duquesne University Faculty, USA.
Dempsey, M. (2010) Ireland- An Island off an Island off Mainland Europe: a Logistics Perspective - Seminar to Duquesne University Faculty, USA. Cairnes Business School, NUI Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) Cultural Exchange.
Dempsey, M. (2010) Cultural Exchange. Technische Universitat Chemnitz: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007) Academic Synergies China-Ireland: Tsinghua University.
Dempsey, M. (2007) Academic Synergies China-Ireland: Tsinghua University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007) Seminar on Process Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Dempsey, M., Mulligan, D. (2007) Seminar on Process Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Beijing, China: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2002) Logistics Seminar: Minho University.
Dempsey, M. (2002) Logistics Seminar: Minho University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2001) Service Operation: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (2001) Service Operation: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2001) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (2001) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering. Shannon School of Catering: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2001) Logistics Seminar: Minho University.
Dempsey, M. (2001) Logistics Seminar: Minho University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2000) Service Operations: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (2000) Service Operations: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2000) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (2000) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering. Shannon School of Catering: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2000) Logistics Seminar: Minho University.
Dempsey, M. (2000) Logistics Seminar: Minho University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(1999) Logistics Seminar to Chinese MBA Executives.
Dempsey, M. (1999) Logistics Seminar to Chinese MBA Executives. Invited Seminars [Details]
(1999) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (1999) Operations Management Seminar: Shannon School of Catering. Shannon School of Catering: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1999) Service Operations: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (1999) Service Operations: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1998) Service Operations: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (1998) Service Operations: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1998) Logistics Seminar: Mikkeli University.
Dempsey, M. (1998) Logistics Seminar: Mikkeli University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(1998) JIT Workshop Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (1998) JIT Workshop Shannon School of Catering. Invited Seminars [Details]
(1997) Logistics Seminar: Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (1997) Logistics Seminar: Shannon School of Catering. Shannon School of Catering: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1997) Service Operations: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (1997) Service Operations: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1996) Just in Time Seminar: Shannon School of Catering.
Dempsey, M. (1996) Just in Time Seminar: Shannon School of Catering. Shannon School of Catering: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1996) Service Operations: St Angela's College.
Dempsey, M. (1996) Service Operations: St Angela's College. St Angela's College, Sligo: Invited Seminars [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2011) Logistics Potential in Galway Harbour.
Dempsey, M. (2011) Logistics Potential in Galway Harbour. Ireland: Media [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2010) Meetings between the Executive and Academic Deans and the President of NUI Galway. An Irish Marine Microbiology PhD student joined the ship in the USA. Meeting with the Dean on Board the SAS.
Dempsey, M., Sheridan, B. (2010) Meetings between the Executive and Academic Deans and the President of NUI Galway. An Irish Marine Microbiology PhD student joined the ship in the USA. Meeting with the Dean on Board the SAS. Meeting [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
(2013) Co-founder Remarks at Inaugural Youth Academy Summer School Graduation.
Dempsey, M. (2013) Co-founder Remarks at Inaugural Youth Academy Summer School Graduation. St Angela's College, Sligo: Presentation [Details]
(2013) Co-founder Remarks at Youth Academy graduation.
Dempsey, M. (2013) Co-founder Remarks at Youth Academy graduation. NUI Galway: Presentation [Details]
(2013) Embedding entrepreneurship in first year curriculum - Enterprise Ireland.
Dempsey, M. (2013) Embedding entrepreneurship in first year curriculum - Enterprise Ireland. Presentation [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2016) BlackStone LaunchPad.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M. (2016) BlackStone LaunchPad. NUI Galway: Report [Details]
(2007) Ireland-China Report.
Dempsey, M., Mulligan, D. (2007) Ireland-China Report. NUI Galway: Report [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2013) MyOMLab - Essentials of Operations Management.
Dempsey, M. (2013) MyOMLab - Essentials of Operations Management. UK: Reviews [Details]

Research Seminar

  Year Publication
(2013) Enterprise Ireland Think Outside The Box Awards.
Dempsey, M. (2013) Enterprise Ireland Think Outside The Box Awards. Research Seminar [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(1993) Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture Practice.
Dempsey, M. (1993) Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture Practice. Ireland: Thesis [Details]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
(2017) Professional Development Pilot: National Framework of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dempsey, M., Burns, D., Flynn, S., Gupta, A., Hogan, M., MacLochlainn, M., O’Connell, J., Ó Sealbhaigh, F. (2017) Professional Development Pilot: National Framework of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2017) LSP for PD in Action.
Dempsey, M., Burns, D., Flynn, S., Gupta, A., Hogan, M., MacLochlainn, M., O’Connell, J., Ó Sealbhaigh, F. (2017) LSP for PD in Action. Mansion House, Dublin: Video recording / TV [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2017) Professional Development Pilot : National Framework of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dempsey, M. (2017) Professional Development Pilot : National Framework of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Workshops [Details]
(2016) Lego Serious Play (LSP) Workshop: BlackstoneLaunchPad.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M. (2016) Lego Serious Play (LSP) Workshop: BlackstoneLaunchPad. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2015) Workshop to facilitate and capture MedTech process re-design improvement metrics.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M., O'Dwyer, C., Riedel, R. (2015) Workshop to facilitate and capture MedTech process re-design improvement metrics. Workshops [Details]
(2015) Innovation Through Play - An Ice-breaker EXPLORE.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, Martina. (2015) Innovation Through Play - An Ice-breaker EXPLORE. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2014) Workshop to facilitate MedTech NPD Process Re-Design.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M., Riedel, R. (2014) Workshop to facilitate MedTech NPD Process Re-Design. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2013) Law Regulations Redesign Process.
Dempsey, M., Kelly, M. (2013) Law Regulations Redesign Process. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Nominated for NUI Galway's President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching NUI Galway
2018 Nominated for NUI Galway President’s Awards for Societal Impact NUI Galway
2013 Youth Academy Mayoral Award Nomination Galway City Council
2013 Irish Laboratory Finalist - Contribution to Industry Irish Laboratory Awards
2013 Academic Prize for Academic Achievement Enterprise Ireland and Northern Ireland Invest
2013 AHECS Nomination AHECS
2010 Inaugural “Lecturer of the Year 2010” presented by the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe T.D. on behalf of the Eastern Section of the Chartered Institute Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Ireland
2010 Higher Education Authority Cultural Exchange Nominee International Section of the Department of Education and Science
1998 Education Award - Presented by the Junior Minister for Transport on behalf of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Institute of Transport and Logistics
1997 SME Board President's International Nominee Society of Manufacturing Engineers USA

Other Activities

  Description

Appointed by the President of SME USA as one of two international representatives on SME Board 1998-1999

Teaching Interests

My Teaching and Learning (T&L) philosophy is to build sustainable learning communities of Systems Engineering professionals who are resilient and adaptable in a dynamic environment and who are committed to, and passionate about, lifelong learning. My students’ voice is very important to me. In challenging my diverse range of students to achieve learning outcomes (LOs), I develop a partnership approach with them, employing the principles of fairness, engagement, guidance, support and encouragement in my teaching. I simultaneously challenge my students in their learning to enable them to develop academic rigor and to be the best they can be. In order to enhance my students’ capacity to act as responsible global citizens and ethical leaders, I endeavour to embed opportunities and scaffolds to nurture exemplary graduate attributes including; independent critical thinking, teamwork, innovation, visualisation and analytical skills. Values of honesty, care, dignity, inclusion, empathy and respect underpin my T&L philosophy. I base my teaching on the Community of Inquiry framework which combines Social, Cognitive and Teaching presences (M. Koehler and P. Mishra, 2009) and provides me with a structure to deepen my students’ educational experience and I inject a seasoning of fun in my T&L to enhance the experience. I also employ the Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge framework for technology integration (Mulryan Kyne, 2010) to extend my T&L scholarship. This combined focus challenges me to deepen my responsibility to provide a more positive student learning experience and align with NUI Galway’s Strategic Plan Vision 2020 and HEA Strategy. 
                         
I was a visiting academic to Mikkeli University (on a bi-annual basis) from 1995 to 2001 where I taught many international students (including Chinese executives at MBA level). I was also invited to give seminars to groups of international students as part of an international speaker’s series in University of Minho, Portugal from 1999 to 2018. Since 2005 I have co-ordinated the Erasmus exchange between TU Chemnitz and NUI Galway for the provision of staff and student mobility. I also co-ordinated the Malaysian students who enrolled in third year of the Industrial Engineering programme. I was invited to visit Tsinghua University, Beijing as part of the Ireland-China programme in 2007 and 2018.

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr Martina Kelly
LSP
Prof Kieran Conboy
Industry Innovation
Prof John Carey
Global Medical Informatics
Dr Attracta Brennan
Majella O'Dea
T&L

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Mr. Martin Conroy Medtronic Global IRELAND
Operational Excellence
Professor Pedro Miguel Ferreira Martins Arezes University of Minho PORTUGAL
National co-ordinator of the MIT Portugal Programme
Dr. Alexandre Ferreira da Silva Univeristy of Minho PORTUGAL
Mandy Tawalbeh TU Chemnitz GERMANY
Factory Planning and Factory Management
Prof Jiju Antony Heriot-Watt University SCOTLAND
Lean Limitations
Mr. Mark Butler and Mr. Fred Lampropoulos Merit Medical Systems Inc. U.S.A.
Youth Academy
Mr. Tom O'Donnell Merit Medical Galway IRELAND
New Process Development Process Framework
Prof Ming Yu Tsinghua University CHINA
Health Informatics
Marion Minnich University of Applied Science FH Upper AUSTRIA
International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women
Prof Ralph Riedel TU Chemnitz GERMANY
Factory Planning and Logistics