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Prof. Hughes has been teaching in Waterford Institute of Technology since 1994 in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Good laboratory Practice and Quality Management, including Lean Manufacturing. She has extensive experience in practical laboratory training in synthetic, analytical, inorganic and good laboratory techniques.

Prof. Hughes has organised undergraduate seminars and information events. I have been course leader and work placement coordinator for the B.Sc. (H) in Pharmaceutical Science, Year 3 programme for the last number of years. She is the contact point for transition year work placement in the Department of Science and have organised this position for numerous students.

Research Interests

Professor Hughes has been teaching in Waterford Institute of Technology since 1994 in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Good laboratory Practice and Quality Management, including Lean Manufacturing. She has extensive experience in practical laboratory training in synthetic, analytical, inorganic and good laboratory techniques.

Prof. Hughes has organised undergraduate seminars and information events. I have been course leader and work placement coordinator for the B.Sc. (H) in Pharmaceutical Science, Year 3 programme for the last number of years. She is the contact point for transition year work placement in the Department of Science and have organised this position for numerous students.

Prof. Hughes is a founding member of the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway centre established in 2008 and the Eco-Innovation Research Centre (EIRC) at WIT.  She has acted as an expert reviewer for high impact journals and funding agencies including IRCSET.  Professor Hughes also has extensive industrial collaboration with both national and international organisations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Dublin City University

Award Date: 01 Sep 1993

Bachelors Degree, Dublin City University

Award Date: 01 Sep 1990

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