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Dr. Patricia Maher

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

Business - Accountancy And Economics

Telephone:

+353 0 51302247

Room Name/ Num:

Office D19 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Dr. Patricia Maher joined the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology in 2003. Patricia has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her main subject areas include supply chain management, data analysis, quality management and continuous improvement, and SAP/Enterprise systems skills. Patricia's main research interests include product affordance design, product development management, product quality conformance,receptiveness and responsiveness. In 2020, Patricia was awarded her PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Patricia's PhD examined affordance development improvement in existing product designs.    During her academic career, Patricia has presented at a number of international conferences.   

Patricia’s other academic qualification include a Master of Business Studies (By Research) in Supply Chain Management (2005) and a Bachelor of Business Studies in Industrial Purchasing Management (2001).

Research

Conference Paper & Presentations:

AFFORDANCE AND TOTAL PRODUCT DESIGN, Event: 21ST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Limerick, Ireland.

DESIGN FOR INTEGRITY: A RELATIONAL DESIGN CHALLENGE, Event: 20TH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Paris, France.

DESIGN FOR AESTHETICS: MOTIVATIONS AND CONSTRAINTS AT THE FUNCTION/FORM INTERFACE, Event: 19TH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Teaching

Waterford Institute of Technology: September 2003 - Present. Lecturer in MIS and Supply Chain Management

Carlow Institute of Technology: February 2002 - September 2003. Lecturer in Management Accounting

Professional

Accounting Technician: Arda Multimedia, Tullow Street, Carlow

Account Payable & Expenses: DMR Consulting, Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin

Junior Buyer: Loctite Ireland, Tallaght Business Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24