The Team

Fiona Scott Hayward

Senior Researcher

Fiona Scott Hayward

Fiona Scott-Hayward is a Senior Researcher in Circular Economy, Education, Innovation and Ecosystem Development at Munster Technological University. Working across two research teams – CIRCBIO and CERT (Circular Economy for Regenerative Tourism), Fiona takes a cross-disciplinary approach to research with circular economy at the core.

As part of the CIRCBIO team, Fiona is working on the BIObec project, a Horizon 2020 EU project to create bio-based education centres across Europe with a view to bridging the gap between education, innovation and industry. MTU and our Irish partners IBF are tasked with creating the plans for the pilot Irish “BBEC”. As part of the CERT team at MTU, Fiona is working on the EU co-funded CE4RT (Circular Economy For Regenerative Tourism) project which directly supports tourism SMEs across the 5 partner countries (Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Poland and The Netherlands) in their transition to circular economy and regenerative tourism. The programme provides a training course in circular economy, sustainability and regenerative tourism and funding for them to progress their sustainability journey through coaching and certification.

Fiona’s educational background is in Chemical Engineering (UCD) with an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Loughborough University) and she has a wealth of experience in project management.