Lecturer - Programme Leader - BEng in Manufacturing Eng. (WD208) & BEng in Mechanical Eng. (WD207)
Engineering - Engineering Technology
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My education as an Engineer started in Bolton Street, DIT, with an honours degree in Production Engineering and MA in Mathematics from TCD. In addition I have added a MEng, MEng and Technical Doctorate to my qualifications. I am a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland for over 20 years.
During the first ten years of my career as a Production/Manufacturing Engineer I worked in the area of new products in the automotive industry in the Loire Valley, France, the toy industry in Waterford, Ireland and the sunglasses industry also in Waterford, Ireland.
Around this time I also was involved in a Brite Euram research project in the Department of Experimental Physics, Maynooth College, Co Kildare, I lectured in Bolton St. DIT in the evenings and undertook a research Masters in Engineering in Dublin City University.
I am currently the Programme Leader for the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering course (WD208) and the BEng in Mechanical Engineering (WD207) . I have an interest in the following areas: inclusion, diversity and equality in engineering, mentoring, engineering ethics, environmental design and effective communications skills
Over the past number of years I have strived to involve local industries into our courses through site visits and industry – specific student projects.
In 2019-2020 I was Chair of Engineers Ireland South East Region, 2018-2019 Vice Chair, and from 2016-2018 Secretary. I am the WIT third level Advocate for Engineers Ireland and have coordinated EI STEPS Transition Year programmes.
I am an active volunteer for STEPS for over 20 years.
Since 2017 I have sat up and coordinated four Erasmus exchange programmes for the School of Engineering: IUT Dijon/ Université de Bourgogne, IUT Aix-Marseille Université, Czech, University of Life Sciences Prague and Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2019 I was nominated Chair of the International Federation Automatic Control (IFAC)Technical Committee 9.5 Working Group on Inclusion and Diversity and in 2020 the Chair of iFAC's D&I Committee.
I am a member of The Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture (INSYTE) is an interdisciplinary, cross-school research centre in the field of information systems and organizations.
Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
2014 – present - Programme Leader, BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Engineering Technology.
2000 - present - Lecturer in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Engineering Technology.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1.
1995 - 1997 - Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in Bolton Street, School of Engineering, DIT .