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Dr Órla Ní Bhroin

Inclusive & Special Education

Name: Dr Órla Ní Bhroin
Department: Inclusive & Special Education
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2125
Email Address: orla.nibhroin@dcu.ie
Room: F317
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

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. She an elected member of the International Committee of the International Professional Development Association and vice-chair of IPDA Ireland. 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, and evaluation of quality in professional preparation and development programmes for teachers. 

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