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Dr. Audrey O'Grady


Dr. Audrey O' Grady is a lecturer in Biology and Science Education at the University of Limerick since 2010. She is responsible for all of the Biology Pedagogy as well as being course director for the Science Education programme. She represents her department on the University Research Committee and is engaged in the screening of research proposals in the College of Science and Engineering. Her research expertise are in the fields of Science Education and Ecology (particularly Ant Ecology). She is currently supervising four postgraduate students and teaches on five undergraduate modules. She has been shortlisted for the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Excellence Award in both 2013 and 2014. At present she is the Irish PI on the Consus Tempus project Connecting Science- Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations.

Teaching Interests

Dr Audrey O'Grady Teaches on 5 Modules

BY4001- Biology 1
BY4023- Animal Diversity
BY4104- Ecology 1
SE4024- Teaching Science 1
SE4006- Science Teaching 3


Conference Publication


17th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium
O'Grady, A. Schmidt, O., Breen, J.


3rd European Congress on Social Insects.
O¿Grady, A. and J. Breen

Peer Reviewed Journal


Why change to active learning? Pre-service and in-service science teachers' perceptions
O'Grady, A,Simmie, GM,Kennedy, T
European Journal Of Teacher Education DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2013.845163