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Dr. Anne O'Dwyer


Anne is working as a post-doctoral researcher and Science project officer in EPI-STEM.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Chemistry from the University of Limerick in 2009. She was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology.

Her PhD involved the identification of the difficulties in teaching and learning of Introductory Organic Chemistry in Ireland as well as the development of a Second-Level intervention programme to address these difficulties. She completed her PhD in 2012.

Since 2012, Anne has been working as a Science Project Officer in the NCE-MSTL. She is also teaches on the Foundation Science programme in the university.

She is working on two FP-7 funded EU projects (Chain Reaction and TEMI-Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated) as well as other local Science Education research projects such as the Mallow Schools Project. Her research interests include teaching for understanding through use of context-based learning and cognitive development tools.

Teaching Interests

Foundation Science (FS2101 & FS2102)- Lecturer and module co-ordinator (2013- 2015)
Chemistry Pedagogy (SE4006) - Lecturer (2014)