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EQI: Centre for Evaluation,Quality & Inspection
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Academic biography

Dr. Denise Burns is researching culturally responsive assessment in a project of the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection.  Denise is lecturing in a semester two module of the BSc in Education and Training entitled 'Policy and Structure in Irish Education.'  Denise completed her PhD in Trinity College with a thesis focused on the intellectual skill in the Irish Leaving Certificate. Denise was principal of Sancta Maria College, a secondary college in Ballyroan, Dublin 16.  Previous to that role, Denise was researcher and report writer in the Commission on School Accommodation, producing reports for the Minister.   Denise worked as principal of St. Monica's College, a secondary college in Cairns, North Queensland and also as a central office administrator in Brisbane Catholic Education.  Denise's research interests include, inter alia, curriculum design, assessment,document analysis, school improvement.

Research interests

Curriculum design; assessment design;  culturally responsive assessment; intercultural competence; document analysis, educational reform; personal epistemology;