School of Inclusive & Special Education

Ní Bhroin

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School of Inclusive & Special Education
Academic Staff
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St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Órla Ní Bhroin is an Associate Professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at Dublin City University Institute of Education.Órla has worked in teacher education across the continuum of professional development for the past eighteen years and is Coordinator of the Special and Inclusive Education option on the MEd programme. She is Deputy Director of CREATE21, the Centre for Collaborative Research across Teacher Education based 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 is vice-chair of the International Professional Development Association Ireland. Órla's 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 student support plans in practice, and evaluation of quality in professional preparation and development programmes for teachers. Órla supervises PhD and EdD students on a range of different topics, broadly focusing on issues relating to inclusion education.Órla has a BEd from St Patrick's College/UCD, MEd from University College Dublin, BSc in Psychology from Open University, and Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Special Education and PhD from Dublin City University.