School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


Primary Department
School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Dr 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, and recent publications on 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.

She is the DCU Management Committee representative on the Irish Aid funded DICE project. She is the DCU Institute of Education representative on the newly 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.