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Dr Lorraine Harbison

STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

Name: Dr Lorraine Harbison
Department: STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2324
Email Address:
Room: C215
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Lorraine joined the Church of Ireland College of Education in October 2011 where she took on the position as Head of Mathematics, Mathematics Methods and ICT. With the advent of the four year B.Ed. Lorraine also took on the role of Head of Assessment.
When CICE incorporated into DCU in 2016, Lorraine joined the vibrant Mathematics Education team in the School of STEM, Global Studies and Innovation. She continues to lecture CICE legacy students and supervise them on school placement.
She supervises research at undergraduate level as well as M.Ed. (Sp.Ed.) and M.Ed. in Mathematics Education. She would welcome interest from those who wish to pursue a Doctorate in Mathematics 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. 

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