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Dr. Yvonne Ryan Fogarty

PhD

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 Chapter

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
Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_41

Conference Publication

2017

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

2015
2015

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

2007
2007

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

2007
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
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.

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.

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

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.