School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


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School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number:
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St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Associate Professor Orla Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Social, Environmental and Scientific Education. Her main teaching responsibilities are for science education and local studies on the BEd and PME primary programmes. With research expertise and a strong publication record in the area of science education, including creativity in primary science and education for sustainability through science, she has a growing international reputation in this area. She also has had success with securing funding from the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes. She also has a developing profile in outdoor learning and has secured external funding to support research projects in this area.

She is on the DCU DICE Committee for the Irish Aid funded DICE (Development and Intercultural Education) project. She is the DCU Institute of Education representative on the recently established DCU Sustainability Council. She is also Research Ethics Advisor for the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies. She is also the secretary for the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division Ireland Region Committee.