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Dr. Bernadette O'Regan

B.Tech., M.Tech., PhD.

Biography

Dr Bernadette O Regan, Environmental Scientist, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Centre for Environmental Research, University of Limerick. Lectures in Environmental Management, Material Flow Management, Sustainable Development, Systematic Environmental Science, Environmental Impact Assessment, Conservation Ecology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research expertise in system dynamics modelling, LCA, sustainability modelling/metrics and environmental/sustainability indicator development. Project leader for Sustainable Settlements Research, Waste Management in Healthcare, Material Flow Management and Resource Efficiency, Metabolism and Material Flow Management Project for EU, UL team leader for two EU funded projects on waste management and carbon reduction.Supervised 14 PhD Candidates and three Research MSc Candidates, as well as six, taught MSc students, mentor for two Postdoctoral Researchers and two Research Assistants. Grantee EU, EPA, Local Authorities, Department of the Environment, Higher Education Authority, Irish Research Council, Industry. Office: B3 047 Main Building University of Limerick, IRELAND. Phone: + 353 61 202552, email: bernadette.oregan@ul.ie, http://www.ul.ie/~cer/https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5873-6390

Research Interests

Environmental Science; Environmental Management; Simulation Modelling; Sustainability; Environmental Management Systems;

Teaching Interests

I lecture five full modules, I am Coordinator for another two modules and contribute 25% of lectures to a further module. Of these, two are taught MSc modules, the rest are at undergraduate level. I have authored two of the four UL modules on the joint UL/NUIG taught MSc in Sustainable Resource Management and I have supported and effectively taught international students in this programme as well as at undergraduate level. I work on Research Projects and teach Project Management skills to these MSc students over the summer months (May-August).
I read published research in education for technical subjects, and undertake experimentation to continually enhance teaching effectiveness. In response to feedback from students, I adopt a wide spectrum of teaching and assessment methods (reports, presentations, posters, blogs, resource logs, documentaries, TED talks, etc) in the context of changes in student prior-knowledge, learning strategies and information sources, technologies, student numbers, and mixed group classes.
As an environmental scientist, I am strongly motivated to equip my students to find worthwhile jobs and to undertake further study. My research and partnership with industry and government departments ensure that my teaching is cutting edge within a rapidly developing field.

Publications

Book Chapter

2011

Sustainable Wheelchair Provision
Gowran RJ, Murray E, Sund T, Steel E, McKay EA and ORegan B
Everyday Technology for Independence and Care - AAATE 2011 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-814-4-1241

Conference Publication

2017

ENVIRON
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles R.

2015

Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles R., Becker, G

2015
2013
2013

AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting
Gowran, RJ; McKay, E; ORegan, B

2012

Irish Conference Occupational Therapy
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2011

All Ireland Occupational Therapy Conference
Gowran,RJ; Flynn, A; McKay,EA; ORegan, B

2011

EVERYDAY TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENCE AND CARE Association of Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe AAATE 2011
Gowran, RJ;Murray, E;Sund, T;Steel, E;Mckay, E; O'Regan, B; Gelderblom, GJ;Soede, M;Adriaens, L;Miesenberger, K
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-814-4-1241

2010

26th International Seating Symposium
Gowran, R; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2010

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
McMahon, M; Fitzpatrick, C; Fowler, E; Moles, R; ORegan, B; Gowran, RJ

2010

Posture and Mobility Conference
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B; SeatTech Enable Ireland

2009

ESS conference
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2009

Irish Aid Conference Sustainable Global Development
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2009

European Seating Symposium
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2009

CAPE Forum
Walsh, C., Jakeman, P., O¿Regan, B. and Moles, R.

2009

International Seating Symposium
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2009

Interantional Seating Symposium
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan, B

2008

Qualitative Research Conference
Gowran, RJ; McKay, EA; ORegan,B

2007
2007

ENVIRON 2007
Ryan, Y., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.

2007
2006

Networking for Waste Prevention
McLoone, A.; Byrne, P.; O' Regan, B.; Moles, R.; Ryan, Y.

2006

The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
Ryan, Y.; O'Regan, B.; Moles, R.

2006

European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P.; O¿Regan, B.; Moles, R.; Ryan, Y.; McLoone, A.

2006

The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
Ryan, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles, R., Byrne, P.

2006

Proceedings of the European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R., Ryan, Y., McLoone, A.

2006

Proceedings of the European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R., Ryan, Y., McLoone, A.

2006

Environ 2006
Ryan, Y., Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.

2006

Environ 2006
Knaus, M., O'Regan, B., Moles, R., Lenihan, H.

2006

ENVIRON 2006
Ryan, Y., Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.,

2006

European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R., Ryan, Y., McLoone, A.

2005

ENVIRON 2005
Ryan, Y., O Regan, B., Moles, R.,

2005

ENVIRON 2005
Ryan, Y., O Regan, B., Moles, R.,

Other Journal

2008

Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for SMEs in the Mid-West Region
O'Regan, B; Moles, R; Zhelev, T; Byrne, P; McLoone, A; Ryan , Y
Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, (http://erc.epa.ie/safer/reports)

Peer Reviewed Journal

2016

Development of the Green-Campus Programme in Ireland: Ensuring Continuity of Environmental Education and Action for Sustainable Development Throughout the Irish Education System
Ryan-Fogarty, Y,O'Carroll, D,O'Mahony, MJ,O'Regan, B,Filho, WL,Pace, P
Teaching Education For Sustainable Development At University Level DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32928-4_19

2010

Charges in the Industrial Water Sector: Comparison Between Ireland and Spain
Mejias, C.R., Lenihan, H. and O'Regan, B.
Environmental & Resource Economics DOI: 10.1007/s10640-009-9308-2

2008

A comparison of carbon dioxide emsiions associated with motorised transport modes and cycling in Ireland
Walsh, C; Jakeman, P; O'Regan, B; Moles, R
Transportation Research Part D: Transport And Environment

Published Report

2008

Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Mid-West Region
O'Regan, B., Moles, R., Zhelev, T., Byrne, P., McLoone, A., Ryan, Y.