School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


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Academic biography

Lorraine is an associate professor in Mathematics Education in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies.Prior to incorporation into DCU in 2016, Lorraine was Head of Mathematics, Mathematics Methods, ICT and Assessment in the Church of Ireland College of Education.
Lorraine is currently involved in a number of collaborative local, national and international research projects. These include looking at mathematics curriculum design to support teacher efficacy; examining the factors that contribute to the successful transition in mathematics education for pupils moving from primary to post-primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland; a cross border study supporting ITE students to integrate technology into their mathematics teaching so as to enhance learning; and an international study on embedding literature in mathematics teaching and learning.
Lorraine holds an honors B.Ed. degree and a Higher Certificate in Froebel Education. She obtained her Doctorate in Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where she focused on mathematical understanding in the lower primary years.