Biography

Dr Ryan's research interests include environmental assessment methodologies such as industrial ecology, material flow analysis, ecological footprint, environmental impact assessments, backcasting and ecological economics. She has applied these methods on real world problems within industry, higher education campuses and healthcare facilities.

Her previous work on industrial ecology led to the development of material flow analysis of over 20 enterprises, particularly engineering, technology and agri-food companies, identifying their inputs, processes and waste products. She has worked extensively in the NGO and voluntary sector, particularly on sustainability in higher education and was Co-ordinator of the International Green-Campus Programme for Ireland. She developed environmental education tools as well as auditing and verification methods, beoming heavily involved with the implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives in Cork University Hospital. This sparked her research interest in seeking solutions to not only manage waste more effectively in healthcare, but means to ultimately prevent environmental impact. She subsequently co-authored an Irish Environmental Protection Agency Funded research project on healthcare policy and environmental sustainability.

Research Interests

Environmental Assessment Methods
-Backcasting
-Industrial Ecology
-Scenarios
Environmental Management
Environmental Policy
Green Healthcare
Education for Sustainable Development

Professional Activities

Association

  • Member, Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland

Committee

  • UL Environmental Committee,
  • UL Green-Campus Committee,
  • University of Limerick Hospitals Group: Waste Management Steering Committee,

Employment

  • An Taisce - Green-Campus Co-ordinator
  • Limerick Institute of Technology: Tipperary - Programme Specialist

Outreach

  • Smarter Travel Workplaces Adjudicator

Books

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Book Chapters

A journey in sustainable development in an urban campus

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
2015
New York
Springer
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Development of the Green-Campus Programme in Ireland: Ensuring Continuity of Environmental Education and Action for Sustainable Development Throughout the Irish Education System

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2016
New York
Springer
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
2016
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Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
2016
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Development of the Green-Campus Programme in Ireland: Ensuring Continuity of Environmental Education and Action for Sustainable Development Throughout the Irish Education System

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2016
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Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2017
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Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2017
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Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2016
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Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2016
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Other Journals

Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for SMEs in the Mid-West Region

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2008
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Conference Publications

Industrial Areas and Sustainable Development Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2007
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European Network on Industrial Policy Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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ENVIRON 2005

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2005
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ENVIRON 2007

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2007
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Networking for Waste Prevention

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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European Network on Industrial Policy Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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Supply Network Shannon Seminar on Managing Waste Streams

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2007
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Proceedings of the European Network on Industrial Policy Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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ENVIRON

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2017
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The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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Proceedings of the European Network on Industrial Policy Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2015
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The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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ENVIRON 2006

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2015
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The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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ENVIRON 2005

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2005
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Lifelong learning: continuous education for sustainable development, proceedings of the 10th anniversary international cooperation

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
2012
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Environ 2006

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2006
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Business Strategy and the Environment 2005: Incorporating the Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management Conference.

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2005
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Mid-West Region

Dr. Yvonne Ryan
Dr. Bernadette O'Regan
2008
Wexford, Ireland
Environmental Protection Agency
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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