Dr. Helen Hughes

Waterford Institute of Technology

Research Supervisors

ORBITAL: Member of Supervisory Board; Member of Research and Ethics Sub-Committee

Dr. Helen Hughes – Lecturer – Department of Science
Dr. Hughes is Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry & Quality Management in the Department of Science at WIT.
Helen has been teaching at WIT since 1994 in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Good Laboratory Practice and Quality Management, including Lean Manufacturing, and has extensive experience in practical laboratory training in synthetic, analytical, inorganic and good laboratory techniques.
Dr. Hughes has organised undergraduate seminars and information events, and has been course leader and work placement coordinator for the B.Sc. (H) in Pharmaceutical Science, Year 3 programme for the last number of years.

Professional/Research Experience

Supervised 15 PhD and 2 MSc students to completion
Currently supervising 5 PhD students
Leveraged over €10 million in competitive research funding in the past 10 years
Published 30 peer reviewed articles and research outputs appear in over 60 conference proceedings
2009 WIT Annual Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision
Founding member of the PMBRC, an EI-funded ARE centre in 2008 and the Eco-Innovation Research Centre (EIRC) at WIT, (PRTLI funded 2010)
Acted as an expert reviewer for high impact journals and funding agencies including IRCSET
Extensive industrial collaboration with both national and international organisations
Involved in Forfás Future Skills and research prioritisation Requirements of Biopharma-Pharmachem Sector exercise
Member of the National panel to review all IRCSET applications for 2012
Member of the WIT Strategy Working Group 2017 – 2018

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