Munster Technological University, Ireland

Fiona Boyle

2021

Dr Fiona Boyle is Head of Department- STEM (Director of REEdI) within the School of STEM at MTU- Kerry Campus. Fiona has a B.Sc. (Hons) and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from NUI Galway and a M.Sc. in Biomedical Science from University of Ulster Coleraine. Fiona’s recent experience focuses on agility and innovation in development and delivery of education ensuring the talent pipeline can meet the future skills needs of the manufacturing Industry. This involves the use of VR/AR technologies, eLearning, and the inclusion of significant work-based project centric learning in undergraduate programmes. Fiona’s early research centred on the topic of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens in clinical and environmental settings. Fiona’s Industry experience spans over 14 years in the MedTech and Pharma sectors, holding key roles in the areas of Terminal Sterilization (across Ethylene Oxide, Gamma, E-Beam and Gas Plasma modalities), Microbiological quality and Biocompatibility of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.