Dr. Yvonne Hennessy

Lecturer and Programme Coordinator at TUS Athlone Campus on the BA (Hons) in Animation and Illustration

Dr Yvonne Hennessy is a Lecturer and Programme Coordinator at TUS Athlone Campus on the BA (Hons) in Animation and Illustration. She has 20 years’ experience in the film and animation industry in roles across a slate of global co-productions. Her industry experience has been both practical and managerial on roles spanning animated series and feature films, as well as dramas, documentaries, puppetry series, motion graphics, architectural visualisations and virtual heritage projects. These are the skills she brings with her into many aspects of my lecturing position at TUS Athlone Campus.

Yvonne has written industry reports commissioned by Screen Ireland  to help plan for future growth, with a specific focus on training and development in collaboration with universities and private training bodies.  She is writing the undocumented Irish animation history which spans 100+ years from the 1870s!