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Dr. Ide O'Sullivan

Biography

Dr. Íde O'Sullivan is a Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Transformative Learning, where she is Curriculum Development Support Lead and Course Director of the Graduate Diploma/MA in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. In this role of Curriculum Development Support, Íde will lead on the development of a curriculum development framework for UL in close collaboration with the Associate Vice President Academic Quality and Regulations, Associate Vice President Student Engagement and the Associate Deans Academic Affairs and Graduate & Professional Studies. Íde teaches Curriculum Design on and leads three scholarship modules on the Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. She also works with academic staff on the development of their professional writing for publication.

From 2007 to 2019, Íde co-directed the Regional Writing Centre where she led the design, delivery and evaluation of writing-support interventions at UL, grounding writing centre initiatives in good practice and sound theory. She is a founding member and co-chair of the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW). She is the elected secretary of the executive committee of the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) and a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

Her current research focuses on curriculum design, professional development of academic staff, writing transfer, institutional work of writing centres, and adapting academic writing development to particular national contexts. Other areas of interest include writing pedagogy, writerly identity, writing assessment, second language acquisition research and the development of new literacies.

Research Interests

Íde's current research focuses on curriculum design, professional development of academic staff, writing transfer, institutional work of writing centres, and adapting academic writing development to particular national contexts. Other areas of interest include writing pedagogy, writerly identity, writing assessment, second language acquisition research and the development of new literacies.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2016 Executive committee member (elected) , Education Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN)
  • 2012 Co-chair (elected), European Assoiciation for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)
  • Co-chair (nominated), Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing

Education

  • 2006 University Of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 2001 University of Limerick - MA
  • 1998 University of Limerick - BA

Language

  • French
  • German

Publications

Conference Contribution

2017

EATAW 2017
O'Sullivan, Í. and Farrell, A.

2007

Les fran¿ais des corpus 2
O'Sullivan, ¿.

2007

AISHE: Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O¿Sullivan, ¿.

2006

EUROCALL
O'Sullivan, Í.

2005

UNTELE
O'Sullivan, Í.

2005

EUROCALL
O'Sullivan, Í.

Other Publication

2015

An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres. AISHE Practice Guide 1
Farrell, A., O'Sullivan, I. and Tighe-Mooney, S.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2010

Using corpora to enhance learners' academic writing skills in French
O'Sullivan, I
Revue Francaise De Linguistique Appliquee

2008

Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing
Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í.
Supporting Academic Writing among Students and Academics, SEDA Special

2006

Learners' writing skills in French: corpus consultation and learner evaluation
O'Sullivan, Í and Chambers, A
Journal Of Second Language Writing DOI: 10.1016/j.jslw.2006.01.002