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Dr. Yvonne Ryan Fogarty

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

Teaching Interests

ER4407: Environmental Management 1
ER4408: Environmental Management 2
ER4417: Environmental Impact Assessment
ER4405: Conservation Ecology

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

Publications

Book Chapters

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, M. J., O'Regan, B.
(2016) Development of the Green-Campus Programme in Ireland: Ensuring Continuity of Environmental Education and Action for Sustainable Development Throughout the Irish Education System
In Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level; New York : Springer
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32928-4_19

2015

A journey in sustainable development in an urban campus
Reidy, D., Kirrane, M., Curley, B., Brosnan, D., Koch, S., Bolger, P., Dunphy, N., McCarthy, M., Poland, M., Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Halloran
(2015) A journey in sustainable development in an urban campus
In Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level; New York : Springer
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_41

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services
Ryan-Fogarty, Y,Becker, G,Moles, R,O'Regan, B
(2017) Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services
In Waste Management; pp. 405-414
DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.12.029

2017

Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., Becker, G., Moles, R., O'Regan, B.
(2017) Backcasting to identify food waste prevention and mitigation opportunities for infant feeding in maternity services
In Waste Management; pp. 405-414
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.12.029
[ULIR]

2016

Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2016) Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital
In Journal Of Cleaner Production; pp. 248-259
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.079

2016

Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital
Ryan-Fogarty, Y,O'Regan, B,Moles, R
(2016) Greening healthcare: systematic implementation of environmental programmes in a university teaching hospital
In Journal Of Cleaner Production; pp. 248-259
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.079
[ULIR]

2016

Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact
Becker, G., Ryan-Fogarty, Y.
(2016) Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact
In Children-Basel;
DOI: 10.3390/children3030014

2016

Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact
Becker, G,Ryan-Fogarty, Y
(2016) Reliance on Pumped Mother's Milk Has an Environmental Impact
In Children-Basel;
DOI: 10.3390/children3030014

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
(2016) Development of the Green-Campus Programme in Ireland: Ensuring Continuity of Environmental Education and Action for Sustainable Development Throughout the Irish Education System
In Teaching Education For Sustainable Development At University Level; pp. 269-284
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32928-4_19

Other Journals

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
(2008) Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for SMEs in the Mid-West Region
In Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, (http://erc.epa.ie/safer/reports);

Conference Publications

2017

ENVIRON
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles R.
(2017) ENVIRON

2015

Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles R
(2015) Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference

2015

Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference
Ryan-Fogarty, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles R., Becker, G
(2015) Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference

2012

Lifelong learning: continuous education for sustainable development, proceedings of the 10th anniversary international cooperation
Madison, O., Ryan, Y.
(2012) Lifelong learning: continuous education for sustainable development, proceedings of the 10th anniversary international cooperation
Lobanov, N. A., Skvortsov, V. N(Ed.) pp. 112-114 Saint-Petersburg, Russia: Leningrad State University

2007

Supply Network Shannon Seminar on Managing Waste Streams
Ryan, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2007) Supply Network Shannon Seminar on Managing Waste Streams

2007

Industrial Areas and Sustainable Development Conference
Ryan, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2007) Industrial Areas and Sustainable Development Conference

2007

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

2006

Networking for Waste Prevention
McLoone, A.; Byrne, P.; O' Regan, B.; Moles, R.; Ryan, Y.
(2006) Networking for Waste Prevention
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
Ryan, Y.; O'Regan, B.; Moles, R.
(2006) The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P.; O¿Regan, B.; Moles, R.; Ryan, Y.; McLoone, A.
(2006) European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
Ryan, Y., O'Regan, B., Moles, R., Byrne, P.
(2006) The Corporate Responsibility Research Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

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
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs
Ryan, Y., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2006) The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

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
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

Environ 2006
Ryan, Y., Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2006) Environ 2006
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs
Ryan, Y., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2006) The Oslo Research Workshop 2006 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Innovation Policy - a Look at SMEs

2006

ENVIRON 2006
Ryan, Y., Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R.,
(2006) ENVIRON 2006
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
Byrne, P., O¿Regan, B., Moles, R., Ryan, Y., McLoone, A.
(2006) European Network on Industrial Policy Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

ENVIRON 2005
Ryan, Y., O Regan, B., Moles, R.,
(2005) ENVIRON 2005
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Business Strategy and the Environment 2005: Incorporating the Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management Conference.
Ryan, Y., Byrne, P., O Regan, B., Moles, R.
(2005) Business Strategy and the Environment 2005: Incorporating the Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Management Conference.
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

ENVIRON 2005
Ryan, Y., O Regan, B., Moles, R.,
(2005) ENVIRON 2005
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Published Reports

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.
(2008) Establishing an Eco-Industrial Network for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Mid-West Region
Wexford, Ireland : Environmental Protection Agency