Ms. Mary Dempsey


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering
ENG-2048
Engineering Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2258
E: mary.dempsey@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Mary Dempsey is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She obtained a B.E. and M.Eng.Sc from NUI Galway where her postgraduate work focused on Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacturing Practice and Software design & Development as part of the European Community S.P.R.I.N.T. RA302 TULIP and DEFMAT projects. Mary has over twenty years experience in academia. Her research was funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise  Ireland and industry sources. She also has significant industry experience and was part of an American multinational company start-up team.  Mary held officer positions at national level with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Ireland and was one of two President’s international nominees and representative on the SME Board working group. She 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 Merit Medical, Galway Harbour Company and Medtronic. In 2012, Mary co-founded NUI Galway's Youth Academy, and also secured a significant donation in 2018 to support this project for a further 6 years. In 2016, Mary was selected by NUI Galway for the Aurora Women's Leadership Development Program and in 2017 she subsequently selected by the Advance HE, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to act as a Role Model. Mary is also an elected member of Academic Council (2018-2021).

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
(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
(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
(2018) INTED2018,
Dempsey, M. (2018) E-Assessment. [Chaired Session], 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]

Guest Lectures

  Year Publication
(2017) Blackboard Festival Invitation: Assessment - A 10 year journey.
Dempsey, M. (2017) Blackboard Festival Invitation: Assessment - A 10 year journey. Guest Lectures [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) 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
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.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Mr. Martin Conroy Medtronic Global IRELAND
Operational Excellence
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