Dr Órla Ní Bhroin
Inclusive & Special Education
|Name:||Dr Órla Ní Bhroin|
|Department:||Inclusive & Special Education|
|Phone Number:||01 884 2125|
|Campus:||DCU St Patricks Campus|
Órla Ní Bhroin is an Associate Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education.
She has worked in teacher education across the continuum of professional development for the past fifteen years and is Deputy Director of CREATE21 (Collaborative Research across Teacher Education) in the Institute of Education. She is external examiner for the MA Education: Special Educational Needs and the EdD Special and Inclusive Education programmes at the University of Exeter and is a member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Steering Group on level 1 Priority Learning Units and Assessment Framework. Her research interests are wide-ranging and include practices and pedagogy for inclusion, teacher educator pedagogy for developing student teachers' understanding of special educational needs and of practices for addressing diversity and inclusion, the impact of continuing professional development on teachers' understanding and use of the individual education plan in practice, evaluation of quality in professional preparation and development programmes for teachers, and qualitative research theory and practice.