Dr Yvonne Kavanagh

BSc HDipEd MSc PhD

Assistant Registrar

Carlow Campus
e: Yvonne.kavanagh@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175709

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5098-4277

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

  • Electronic and Photonic Thin Films
  • Sol Gel Deposition Methods
  • Electroluminescent displays

 

Publications

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Kavanagh Y., Gilheany S., McLoughlin E., Byrne M., Tobin L., Poppenhaeger K., Arredondo-Arechavala M., (2017) ‘Celebrating Success of Women in Physics in Ireland’, (in Press) International Conference for Women in Physics

Farrelly T., Murphy A., Kavanagh Y., ‘Exploring issues facing International Students making the transition into Irish Higher Education’, Journal of International Students (Approved, awaiting publication)

Kavanagh Y.  and D.  Raftery D. , (2017). Physical Physics – Learning and Assessing Light Concepts in a novel way. MRS Advances, pp. 1-6. doi:10.1557/adv.2017.589

Kavanagh Y., O’Hara N., Palmer R., Lowe P., Raftery D., (2017) ‘Physical Physics: Getting Students active in Learning Materials Science’. MRS Advances, 2(31-32), pp. 1635-1641. doi:10.1557/adv.2017.61

Kavanagh Y., Alam M. J., Cameron D. C., (2004) ‘The characteristics of thin film electroluminescent displays produced using sol–gel produced tantalum pentoxide and zinc sulfide’, Thin Solid Films, Volumes 447-448 pp. 85-89

Kavanagh Y., D.C. Cameron D. C., Ryan B., Tobin G., (2002) ‘The luminescent characteristics of sol-gel produced zinc sulphide thin films’, Proceedings of Opto-Ireland.

Kavanagh Y., and Cameron D. C. (2001) ‘Zinc sulfide thin films produced by sulfidation of sol–gel deposited zinc oxide’, Thin Solid Films, Volumes 398-399, pp. 24-28 

Kavanagh Y., Brazil D., Dowling D., Noonan G., Bree RT., Healy E., Maguire M., Faller D., Harding N., Mulvihill A., Akande A., Doyle D., Bird J. Studying Student Experience of Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in Science and Health in Ireland. 2017 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Bree RT, Healy E, Maguire M, Faller D, Harding N, Mulvihill A, Brazil D, Dowling D, Kavanagh Y, Noonan G et al..  2017.  Introducing technology enhanced assessment methods (TEAM) to health and science practical settings; bringing digital skills to laboratory and clinical skill sessions. European Science Education Research Association (ESERA). http://keynote.conference-services.net/resources/444/5233/pdf/ESERA2017_1304_paper.pdf

Bree RT, Healy E, Maguire M, Faller D, Harding N, Mulvihill A, Brazil D, Noonan G, Kavanagh Y, Dowling D et al..  2017.  A Science and Health discipline specific network in action: An update on the Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) project. EdTech 2017 ; TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies. http://programme.exordo.com/edtech2017/delegates/presentation/112/

Bree RT, Healy E, Maguire M, Faller D, Harding N, Mulvihill A, Brazil D, Noonan G, Kavanagh Y, Dowling D et al..  2017.  Student experiences and perceptions of digital technology in science practical assessments. EdTech (2017) TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity - Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies. http://programme.exordo.com/edtech2017/delegates/presentation/41/

Bree RT, Healy E, Maguire M, Faller D, Harding N, Mulvihill A, Brazil D, Dowling D, Kavanagh Y, Noonan G et al..  2017.  Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM) in Science and Health Practical sessions: a progress report on an Irish multi-institutional initiative. Assessment in Higher Education Conference 2017. http://cdepp.conference-services.net/reports/template/onetextabstract.xml?xsl=template/onetextabstract.xsl&conferenceID=5228&abstractID=1037123

Books and Book Chapters

Bree R.T., in Embracing alternative formats, assessment strategies and digital technologies to revitalise practical sessions in Science & Health, edited byAkande A., Brazil D., Doyle D., Harding N., Maguire M., Mulvihill A., and Kavanagh Y., TEAM Project Publication, in publication

McQuaid B., Ramsbottom S., Kavanagh Y., Homan E., Meaney A. ,Dignam D. and Bradley S., eds, (2017) Collaborative Education in Action. Selected Essays on Leadership Management and Defence Forces Ireland, Dublin, Defence Forces Printing Press

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Kavanagh Y., D.C. Cameron D. C., Ryan B., Tobin G., (2002) ‘The luminescent characteristics of sol-gel produced zinc sulphide thin films’, Proceedings of Opto-Ireland.

Bree R.T., Healy E., Maguire M., Faller D., Harding N., Mulvihill A., Brazil D., Dowling D.,     Kavanagh Y., Noonan G., Akande A., Doyle D., and Bird J., presented at the 2017 AHE Conference. Available at: http://teamshp.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TEAM-AHE-poster.pdf

Research Projects

Current: Technology Enhanced Assessment Methods (TEAM):    Funded by the Teaching & Learning Forum.  The consortium involves IT Carlow, Sligo IT, Athlone IT and led by Dundalk IT. Website:  http://teamshp.ie/partners/

Completed: Digital Supports for Transitioning International students into the Irish Higher Education Sector, Live and Learn in Ireland:

Funded by the Teaching & Learning Forum, T&L Enhancement Fund 2014.  The partners are the Southern Cluster which involved IT Carlow, Cork IT, Waterford IT, UCC and led by IT Tralee.

Details:  http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/digital-supports-for-transitioning-international-students-into-the-irish-higher-education-sector/

Website: www.liveandlearninireland.net

Awards

Received the American Vacuum Society Bunshah Award.

Further details can be accessed here

 

International Learners: www.liveandlearninireland.net

Use of Technology in Education: www.teamshp.ie

Gender Equality in STEM: http://www.iopireland.org/news/17/jul/file_69919.pdf

Research Supervision

PhD, MSc and MEng supervision

Engagement and Collaboration

Committee member of the Impact of Materials on Society Committee. Formulating policy, leading groups to ensure maximum exposure to this programme across the world.  Adapting this programme for other cohorts. This includes developing a ‘Material Girls’ programme to encourage girls to consider Engineering as a career.