Directors of the Science Learning Centre

Claire O Brien, Director of the Science Learning Centre

Director Science Learning Centre
Claire O'Brien - MRes, PgDip, BSc(Hons), FHEA

Claire has been the Director of the Science Learning Centre (SLC) since May 2022. Her duties include the management of the SLC staff and directing various activities at the Centre. 

Claire's research background is in the Biological Sciences. Claire's professional background includes four years of lecturing at various HE institutions across the UK, as well as three years experience as a learning technologist due to her interest in the growing use of technology in the education sector. 


Academic Director of the Science Learning Centre
Dr. Audrey O' Grady - Dept. of Biological Sciences

Dr. Audrey O' Grady is a lecturer in Biology and Science Education at the University of Limerick since 2010. Her research expertise are in the fields of Science Education and Ecology (particularly Ant Ecology). 

Audrey commenced in the role of Academic Director in September 2022. Her duties include the facilitation of collaborative efforts between academic faculties and the Science Learning Centre, promoting Science Learning Centre support services to UL students, and recruitment of tutors.

Current SLC Tutors

Our SLC tutors are typically UL postgraduate students who are researching and teaching in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering. They often have previously studied on the modules that we support as undergraduates themselves. They may work in the Drop-in or as support tutorials tutors or both. They are the SLC's most valuable resource.

You can either drop-in to the centre at our scheduled times or book a session with one of our experienced tutors via our SULIS Site.

Please note: Students cannot request to meet a tutor outside the SLC. Any such queries should be sent to

Becoming an SLC Tutor

Physics Tutors

Engineering Tutors

Chemistry Tutors

Process Technology/Chemical Engineering Tutors

Biology Tutors

Science Learning Group

Contact the Science Learning Centre

Our Location: Science Learning Centre, Room B0-021A, Main Building, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Phone: Off-campus/Mobile/International: +353 (0)61 202933 | Campus Landline: ext no. 2933