Lecturer in Textiles, Fashion and Design

Lecturer in Textiles, Fashion and Design


B.Ed. Home Economics;
Dip. Fashion Design;
M.Ed. Home Economics;


Ursula is a lecturer in Textiles, Fashion and Design who lectures and is a School Placement tutor to all years of the BA PME in Home Economics in St. Angela’s since 1991. Team leader of the Textiles and Fashion Design staff team in St. Angela’s College. Coordinator of applications for Teaching Council top up courses for Textiles, Fashion and Design. Coordinator of part-time courses in Textiles, Fashion and Design. Programme director of the Certificate in Specialist Sewing for the Medical Device Technology Sector.


Ursula’s research interest includes: Home Economics; Specialist Sewing for the Medical Device Technology Sector; Sustainable and Ethical Textiles; Fashion and Design in Education; Development Education. 

2018-2021
Project: The Design Brief Process for Use in Home Economics.
Partners: St. Angela’s College, Maguire, H., O Shea, U., Doherty, P.
Funder: St. Angela’s College. €2,000 

2015
Project: Certificate in Specialist Stitching for Medical Implant Technology
Partners: St. Angela’s College, Mc Cloat A. O Shea, U., Maguire, H., IDA Ireland,
Funder: HEA Springboard+ (€36,000) 

2014
Project: Certificate in Specialist Stitching for Medical Implant Technology
Partners: St. Angela’s College, Mc Cloat A. O Shea, U., Maguire, H., IDA, Ireland
Funder: HEA Springboard+ (€27,000)


Maguire, H., O’ Shea, U & Doherty, P. (2021). The Design Brief Process for Use in Home Economics. Copyright, School of Home Economics, St. Angela’s College Sligo. 

Promoting Development Education in Teacher Education, Ubuntu Network Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Dialogue Day, University College Cork, May 2018. McSweeney, K. & Lehane, L. (PI), Campbell, M., Maguire, H., Maher Dowling, E., McCloat, A., Mohan, K., Mylotte, L., O’ Mahony, B. & O’Shea, U

Re-imagining Home Economics Textiles, Fashion and Design Modules for a Sustainable Future IFHE Region Europe – Conference 30 & 31 August 2018 Osnabrück, Germany. Maguire H. & O’Shea U.

Innovative Sewing Skills for Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles, Paper presented at the ‘IFHE Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles Policy, Pedagogy and Practice’, Conference. St. Angela’s College, Sligo; 24th March Ireland, 2017.

Partnerships for Wellbeing, Bringing Sewing Skills to Life. Paper presented at IFHE/EAHE/University of Malta Conference, University of Malta 20th March 2015. (2015) Maguire H. & O’Shea U.

 

 

  • Member of the Association of Teachers of Home Economics, the International Federation for Home Economics and the European Association for Home Economics. St. Angela’s College representative on the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.
  • Coordinator of Stand-Alone Module applications in Home Economics for registration with the Teaching Council;
  • Programme Director of the Certificate in Specialist Sewing for the Medical Device Technology Sector;
  • St. Angela’s College representative on the Lily Lolly Craft Festival Committee 2013-2021.
  • Member of the steering committee for the Roscommon Women’s’ Network Textile Upcycling Programmes.