## Prof Ann O'Shea

### Biography

Ann O'Shea has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame Indiana. She began her career by working in the area of Value Distribution Theory in Several Complex Variables.

Currently her research interests lie in Mathematics Education. Ongoing research projects include: task design; the role of technology in formative assessment; professional development of teachers; measuring the effectiveness of mathematics support.

### Peer Reviewed Journal

Year | Publication | |
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2023 |
McJames, N.; Parnell, A.; O’Shea, A. (2023) 'Factors affecting teacher job satisfaction: a causal inference machine learning approach using data from TALIS 2018'. Educational Review, . [Link] [DOI] | |

2023 |
O’Sullivan, B.; Breen, S.; O’Shea, A. (2023) 'An analysis of Irish mathematics textbook tasks in the context of curriculum change'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI] | |

2022 |
Kinnear G.; Jones I.; Sangwin C.; Alarfaj M.; Davies B.; Fearn S.; Foster C.; Heck A.; Henderson K.; Hunt T.; Iannone P.; Kontorovich I.; Larson N.; Lowe T.; Meyer J.C.; O’Shea A.; Rowlett P.; Sikurajapathi I.; Wong T. (2022) 'A Collaboratively-Derived Research Agenda for E-assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics'. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, . [DOI] | |

2022 |
Ann O'Shea (2022) 'A Survey of Research on the Impact of the COVID-19 Closures on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level in Ireland'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 89 :29-40. [Link] | |

2022 |
Hyland, D; O' Shea, A (2022) 'The nature and prevalence of diagnostic testing in mathematics at tertiary-level in Ireland'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 41 :32-50. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2022 |
Diarmaid Hyland, Ann O'Shea (2022) 'How Well Do High-Achieving Undergraduate Students Understand School Algebra?'. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 22 :818-834. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42330-022-00256-9 [Full-Text] | |

2021 |
O’Shea A.; Breen S. (2021) 'Students’ Views on Transition to University: The Role of Mathematical Tasks'. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 21 (1):29-43. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2021 |
Hyland D.; O'Shea A. (2021) 'The student perspective on teaching and assessment during initial COVID-19 related closures at Irish universities: Implications for the future'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 40 (4):455-477. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2020 |
Garry, A., Reilly, A., Dempsey, M., & O'Shea, A. (2020) 'Auditing summative assessments: the need to increase creative reasoning in mathematics and science at lower secondary in Ireland'. The School Science Review, 102 (379):47-54. [Link] [Full-Text] | |

2020 |
Aysel, T, O'Shea, A, Breen, S. (2020) 'Students’ Attitudes to Mathematics Learning and Assessment in Turkey and Ireland'. International Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics, 7 (1):23-38. [Link] | |

2019 |
Burke O'Connell, N; Dempsey, M; O'Shea, A (2019) 'An Investigation of Students' Attitudes to Science, Mathematics and the Use of Technology in Lower Secondary Education'. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST), 7 :319-334. [Full-Text] | |

2019 |
Dempsey M.; O’Shea A. (2019) 'The role of task classification and design in curriculum making for preservice teachers of mathematics'. Curriculum Journal, 31 (3):436-453. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2018 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2018) 'Designing Mathematical Thinking Tasks'. PRIMUS, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2017.1396567 | |

2018 |
Ann O'Shea, Sinead Breen, Maria Meehan (2018) 'Decision Points in Mathematics Lectures'. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (6):650-659. [Link] [DOI] | |

2017 |
Sinead Breen, Niclas Larson, Ann O'Shea, Kerstin Pettersson (2017) 'A study of students' concept images of inverse functions in Ireland and Sweden'. NORDIC STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION/ NORDISK MATEMATIKKDIDAKTIKK , NOMAD, 22 (4):85-102. [Link] [Full-Text] | |

2017 |
Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Brien Nolan, Ann O'Shea, Kirsten Pfeiffer (2017) 'A study of creative reasoning opportunities in assessments in undergraduate calculus courses'. Research in Mathematics Education, 19 (2):147-162. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2017.1318084 [Full-Text] | |

2017 |
Caitríona Ní Shé, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ann O’Shea (2017) 'Students’ and lecturers’ views on mathematics resources'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 36 (4):183-199. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2017 |
Caitríona Ní Shé, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn, Ann O'Shea (2017) 'Problematic topics in first-year mathematics: lecturer and student views'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48 (5):715-734. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2016 |
Ann O'Shea, Sinead Breen, Barbara Jaworski (2016) 'The Development of a Function Concept Inventory'. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, . [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2016 |
Sinead Breen and Ann O'Shea (2016) 'Threshold Concepts & Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching'. PRIMUS, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2016.1191573 | |

2016 |
Breen S.; O'Shea A.; Pfeiffer K. (2016) 'Students' views of example generation tasks'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 35 (1):27-40. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2016 |
Grehan, M; Bhaird, CM; O'Shea, A (2016) 'Investigating students' levels of engagement with mathematics: critical events, motivations, and influences on behaviour'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 47 :1-28. [DOI] | |

2015 |
Berry, E, Mac an Bhaird C.; OShea A. (2015) 'Investigating relationships between the usage of mathematics learning support and performance of at-risk students'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34 (4):194-204. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2014 |
Breen, S; McCluskey, A; Meehan, M; O'Donovan, J; O'Shea, A (2014) 'A year of engaging with the discipline of noticing: five mathematics lecturers' reflections'. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 :289-300. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2013 |
Gráinne Burke, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2013) 'The effect of a monitoring scheme on tutorial attendance and assignment submission'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44 (4):545-553. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2012.756553 | |

2012 |
Burke G.; Macan Bhaird C.; O' shea A. (2012) 'The impact of a monitoring scheme on engagement in an online course'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 31 (4):191-198. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2011 |
Martin Grehan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2011) 'Why do students not avail themselves of mathematics support?'. Research in Mathematics Education, 13 (1):79-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2011.550736 [Full-Text] | |

2010 |
Breen. S. & O'Shea, A. (2010) 'Mathematical Thinking and Task Design'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 66 :39-49. [Full-Text] | |

2010 |
Joan Cleary, Sinead Breen, and Ann OShea (2010) 'Mathematical literacy and self-efficacy of first year third level students'. MSOR Connections, 10 :41-44. [DOI] [Full-Text] | |

2009 |
Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Tadhg Morgan, Ann O'Shea (2009) 'The impact of the mathematics support centre on the grades of first year students at the National University of Ireland Maynooth'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 28 (3):117-122. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrp014 [Full-Text] | |

2009 |
Breen S.; Cleary J.; O'Shea A. (2009) 'An investigation of the mathematical literacy of first year third-level students in the Republic of Ireland'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40 (2):229-246. [DOI] | |

2006 |
Dr Ann O'Shea (2006) 'Encouraging Good Mathematical Writing'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37 :101-104. | |

2003 |
Ann O'Shea (2003) 'A defect relation for slowly moving target hypersurfaces'. COMPLEX VARIABLES THEORY AND APPLICATION, 48 :19-41. | |

1999 |
Buckley, SM; O'Shea, J (1999) 'Weighted Trudinger-type inequalities'. Indiana University Mathematics Journal, 48 :85-114. [Full-Text] |

### Book Chapter

Year | Publication | |
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2021 |
María Trigueros, Stèphanie Bridoux, Ann O’Shea, Laura Branchetti (2021) 'Challenging issues in the teaching and learning of Calculus and Analysis' In: Research and Development in University Mathematics Education. Oxon : Routledge. | |

2018 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2018) 'Threshold Concepts and Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching' In: The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017. Princeton and Oxford : Princeton University Press. [Full-Text] | |

2011 |
Mac an Bhaird C.; O'Shea A. (2011) 'The role of technology in mathematics support: A pilot study' In: Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies. PA, USA : IGI Global. [DOI] |

### Other Journal

Year | Publication | |
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2015 |
Brien Nolan, Majella Dempsey, James Lovatt, Ann O'Shea (2015) 'Developing Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) for pre-service teachers: a study of students developing thinking in relation to the teaching of mathematics' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 35 (1) :54-59. [Full-Text] | |

2015 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2015) 'Transition through Tasks' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 35 (1) :19-24. [Full-Text] | |

2012 |
O'Sullivan,B. , Breen, S., O'Shea, A. (2012) 'A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 32 :70-75. [Full-Text] | |

2011 |
S. Breen, T. Aysel, A. O'Shea (2011) 'A classification of questions from Turkish and Irish high-stakes examinations' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 31 :13-18. [Full-Text] | |

2011 |
S. Breen, A. O'Shea (2011) 'The use of mathematical tasks to develop mathematical thinking skills in undergraduate calculus courses - a pilot study' Looking ahead: the future of the country house: The Attingham Trust’s 60th Anniversary conference papers, 31 :43-48. [Full-Text] | |

2011 |
S.Breen, A. McCluskey, M.Meehan, J, ODonovan, A. O'Shea (2011) 'Reflection on Practice, in Practice: The Discipline of Noticing' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 31 :7-12. [Full-Text] | |

2010 |
M.Grehan, C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea (2010) 'Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at NUI Maynooth' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 30 :254-258. [Full-Text] | |

2010 |
S. Breen, J. Cleary, A. O'Shea (2010) 'Measuring Students Persistence on Unfamiliar Tasks' Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 30 :19-24. [Full-Text] |

### Conference Publication

Year | Publication | |
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2021 |
Diarmaid Hyland; Ann O'Shea; Sinead Breen; Brien Nolan; Paul van Kampen (2021) Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland . In: Mary Kingston;Paul Grimes eds. Dublin City University, [DOI] The Design of an Algebra Concept Inventory | |

2021 |
Diarmaid Hyland; Ann O'Shea (2021) Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland . In: Mary Kingston;Paul Grimes eds. Dublin City University, [DOI] [Full-Text]The Student Perspective on COVID-19 Related Closures at Irish Universities with a Focus on Accessibility and Engagement | |

2019 |
Dempsey M., O'Shea, A. (2019) Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland . In: Harbison, l., & Twohill, A eds. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]BEING ABLE TO DO MATHS BUT YET FEELING KIND OF FREE: USING THE FLAGWAY GAME TO LEARN MATHEMATICS | |

2019 |
Sinead Breen and Ann O'Shea (2019) Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland . In: L. Harbison, & A. Twohill eds. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED IN LECTURING UNDERGRADUATE CALCULUS | |

2019 |
Sinead Breen, Caitriona Ni She, Ann O'Shea (2019) The Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education . In: Jankvist, U. T., Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M., & Veldhuis, M eds. [Link] [Full-Text]Conjecturing tasks for undergraduate calculus students | |

2018 |
Sinead Breen, Maria Meehan, Ann O'Shea and Tim Rowland (2018) INDRUM 2018 - Second Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics [Link] [Full-Text]An Analysis of University Mathematics Teaching using the Knowledge Quartet | |

2017 |
Meehan, M; O' Shea, A; Breen, S (2017) PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10) "What you see and don't see, shapes what you do and don't do": Noticing in first year mathematics lectures | |

2017 |
Dempsey, M; O' Shea, A (2017) PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME10) Critical evaluation and design of mathematics tasks: Pre-service teachers | |

2015 |
Breen, S; Larson, N; O' Shea, A; Pettersson, K (2015) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME9) Students' concept images of inverse functions | |

2017 |
Maria Meehan, Ann O'Shea and Sinead Breen (2017) CERME 10 - Proceedings of the tenth congress of the European Society for Mathematics Education [Link] [Full-Text]“What you see and don’t see, shapes what you do and don’t do”: Noticing in first year mathematics lectures | |

2017 |
Dempsey, M & O'Shea A. (2017) CERME10 Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Dublin, 01/02/2017- 05/02/2017 [Link] [Full-Text]Critical Evaluation and Design of Mathematics Tasks: Pre-Service Teachers | |

2016 |
Dempsey, M., O'Shea, A, & Burke, N. (2016) Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC) [Link] [Full-Text]Role of technology in promoting formative assessment practices in science and mathematics classes | |

2016 |
Safia Hamza and Ann O'Shea (2016) INDRUM 2016 - First Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics [Link] Concept Images of Open Sets in Metric Spaces | |

2011 |
Breen, S; O' Shea, A (2011) PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (CERME 7) THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATHEMATICAL TASKS TO PROMOTE ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL THINKING | |

2015 |
Sinead Breen, Niclas Larson, Kerstin Pettersson, Ann O'Shea (2015) Proceedings of the ninth congress of the European Society for Mathematics Education, Prague, 2015 [Full-Text]Students' concept images of inverse functions | |

2014 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference [e-publication] [Full-Text]Designing tasks to aid understanding of mathematical functions | |

2013 |
Brendan O'Sullivan, Sinad Breen, Ann O'Shea (2013) Proceedings Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education MEI 5 [Full-Text]We never did this: A framework for measuring novelty of tasks in Mathematics textbooks | |

2013 |
Sinead Breen, Kirsten Pfeiffer, Ann O'Shea (2013) Proceedings of the Eight Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education [Full-Text]The use of unfamiliar tasks in first year calculus courses to aid the transition from school to university mathematics | |

2012 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2012) Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th Annual NAIRTL Conference [Full-Text]Designing tasks to aid understanding of functions | |

2012 |
S. Breen, K. Pfeiffer, A. O'Shea (2012) Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul An Evaluation of the Impact of Non-Standard Tasks on Undergraduate Learning | |

2012 |
M. Grehan, C. Mac an Bhaird, A. O'Shea (2012) Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul The effect of fear on engagement with mathematics | |

2012 |
A. O'Shea, D. Wraith (2012) Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul The Use of Problem-Solving Techniques as a Learning Tool in University Mathematics Courses | |

2011 |
Safia Hamza, Ann O'Shea (2011) Proceedings of the fourth conference on Research in Mathematics Education [Full-Text]Students' misconceptions regarding infinity | |

2011 |
Martin Grehan, Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Ann O'Shea (2011) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education [Full-Text]The effects of social interactions on engagement in mathematics | |

2011 |
Sinead Breen, Ann O'Shea (2011) Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education [Full-Text]Designing rich sets of tasks for undergraduate calculus courses |

### Conference Contribution

### Article

Year | Publication | |
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2009 |
O'Shea, Ann and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran (2009) [Article] [Full-Text]Is mathematics support worthwhile? An overview of the 3rd Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres. | |

2007 |
Sinead Breen, Joan Cleary, Ann O'Shea (2007) [Article] Mathematics Education Experiences. |

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