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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

Book Chapters

2015

The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context
Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í
(2015) The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context
In Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice; Anderson, S.C., USA : The Parlour Press pp. 355-363
[ULIR]

2012

The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L.
(2012) The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick
In Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places; Anderson, S. C., USA : Parlour Press pp. 261-270
[ULIR]

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.
(2014) Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams(Ed.) Online : The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing pp. 52-65
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v4i1.72
[ULIR]

2012

The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors' Perspective.
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L. (eds)
(2012) The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors' Perspective.
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.(Ed.) Online : The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing pp. 138-164
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v2i1.110
[ULIR]

2012

Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.
(2012) Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í(Ed.) Online : pp. ii-iii
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v2i1.108
[ULIR]

2010

Using corpora to enhance learners' academic writing skills in French
O'Sullivan, I
(2010) Using corpora to enhance learners' academic writing skills in French
In Revue Francaise De Linguistique Appliquee; pp. 21-35

2009

Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study
Cleary L., Graham C., Jeanneau C. & O'Sullivan I.
(2009) Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study
In AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; pp. 4.1-4.16
[ULIR]

2008

Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing
Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í.
(2008) Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing
In Supporting Academic Writing among Students and Academics, SEDA Special ; Moore, S.(Ed.) Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF : Staff and Educational Development Association, Ltd pp. 15-20
[ULIR]

2007

Enhancing a process-oriented approach to literacy and language learning: The role of corpus consultation literacy
O'Sullivan, Í
(2007) Enhancing a process-oriented approach to literacy and language learning: The role of corpus consultation literacy
In Recall; pp. 269-286

2006

Learners' writing skills in French: corpus consultation and learner evaluation
O'Sullivan, Í and Chambers, A
(2006) Learners' writing skills in French: corpus consultation and learner evaluation
In Journal Of Second Language Writing; pp. 49-68
DOI: 10.1016/j.jslw.2006.01.002

2004

Corpus consultation and advanced learners' writing skills in French
Chambers, A; O'Sullivan, I
(2004) Corpus consultation and advanced learners' writing skills in French
In Recall; pp. 158-172
[ULIR]

Conference Contributions

2017

EATAW 2017
O'Sullivan, Í. and Farrell, A.
(2017) EATAW 2017
Royal Holloway, London

2007

Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O'Sullivan, Í.
(2007) Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
University of Limerick

2007

Les fran¿ais des corpus 2
O'Sullivan, ¿.
(2007) Les fran¿ais des corpus 2

2007

Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L.
(2007) Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
University of Limerick

2007

AISHE: Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O¿Sullivan, ¿.
(2007) AISHE: Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education
Maynooth University, Ireland

2006

EUROCALL
O'Sullivan, Í.
(2006) EUROCALL
Vienna, Austria

2005

UNTELE
O'Sullivan, Í.
(2005) UNTELE
France

2005

EUROCALL
O'Sullivan, Í.
(2005) EUROCALL
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Electronic Books

2015

An Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Curriculum, AISHE Practice Guide 5
Riedner, R., Farrell, A. and O'Sullivan, Í
(2015) An Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Curriculum, AISHE Practice Guide 5
Maynooth : All Ireland Society for Higher Education/Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing.
[ULIR]

2015

An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres. AISHE Practice Guide 1
Farrell, A., O'Sullivan, I. and Tighe-Mooney, S.
(2015) An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres. AISHE Practice Guide 1
All Ireland Society for Higher Education/Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing.
[ULIR]

Thesiss

2006

New Literacies in Language Learning and Teaching: The Role of Corpus Consultation Literacy
O'Sullivan, Í
(2006) New Literacies in Language Learning and Teaching: The Role of Corpus Consultation Literacy
University of Limerick : University of Limerick