PhD

Contact Details

LECTURER BELOW THE BAR
E: sinead.mitchell@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Sinéad Mitchell is a lecturer in Engineering at the College of Engineering and Informatics of NUI Galway. She teaches a wide range of subjects for undergraduate and post graduate level. She draws on her rich background working with industry as a  business consultant and researcher in sustainable engineering with a background in healthcare manufacturing and social enterprise development. She has participated in a number of EU funded projects, working with many different educational institutions and companies across Europe. Principal research interests include sustainability and eco-innovation, particularly in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Other research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainable procurement, waste management, life cycle assessment, product service systems/circular economy.

Research Interests

Principal interests include sustainability and eco-innovation, particularly in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Other research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainable procurement, waste management, life cycle assessment, product service systems/circular economy as well as the emerging subjects of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Manufacturing SMEs doing it for themselves: developing, testing and piloting an online sustainability and eco-innovation toolkit for SMEs'
Sinéad Mitchell, Paul O'Dowd, Aurora Dimache (2019) 'Manufacturing SMEs doing it for themselves: developing, testing and piloting an online sustainability and eco-innovation toolkit for SMEs'. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Mitchell, S., Dimache, A., & O'Dowd, P (2012) The Issue of waste in European Manufacturing SMEs 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 1st International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing
Dimache, A., Mitchell, S., & O'Dowd, P. (2011) Business Sustainability Methodology for European Manufacturing SMEs 1st International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) International Manufacturing Conference 27
Dimache, A., Mitchell, S., & O'Dowd, P (2010) TRAPSS (Transition along the product-service system route) a smart solution for manufacturing SMEs International Manufacturing Conference 27 [Details]
(2010) International Manufacturing Conference 27
Mitchell, S., O'Dowd, P., & Dimache, A. (2010) Environmental challenges and opportunities for European manufacturing SMEs International Manufacturing Conference 27 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2018/19 Research Methods for Engineers ME251 The aim of this course is to equip engineers with appropriate skills to conduct autonomous research. It is essential for the effective generation, collection analysis and interpretation of scientific knowledge.
2018-19 Engineering Design EI150
2017/18 Information and Operations Management MS217
2017/18 Operations Strategy IE319
2017/18 Logistics and Transportation IE345
2018/19 Research Methods ME520 The aim of this course is to equip candidates with appropriate skills to conduct autonomous research. It is essential for the effective generation, collection analysis and interpretation of scientific knowledge.
2018/19 Information and Operations Management MS217
2018/19 Operations Strategy IE319
2017/18 Introduction to Regulatory Affaris in Manufacturing ME3104 The module is made of of four sections: Medical Device Regulatory Affairs  Product Safety and Product Liability  Risk assessment and Risk Management  Machinery Regulations and CE Marking
2018/19 Logistics and Transportation IE345