Dr Katriona O'Sullivan

Turn to Teaching, ALL Institute

Turn to Teaching Project
Lecturer

School of Education
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Biography

Katriona worked as coordinator of research and impact in the Trinity Access Programmes, and developed a significant body of work which evaluated the impact of programmes which attempt to raise the educational aspirations of underrepresented students and increase the capacity of teachers to develop teaching practices which match the 21st century workplace. Katriona has published her work in international journals and is currently partnering with Oxford Department of Education to research the impact that alternative access routes to higher education have students’ capability to participate. This project is funded by the Irish Research Council Research for Policy and Society grant, for which Katriona is the principal investigator.

Katriona herself is a graduate from the Trinity Access Programme; she completed a BA in Psychology in TCD in 2008 and a PhD in Psychology in 2012. She has held teaching positions in University City Dublin and Dublin Business School, lecturing in a range of Psychology and research method modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also taught on the Foundation Course in the Trinity Access Programmes for 8 years.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 '‘I feel like I have a disadvantage’: how socio-economically disadvantaged students make the decision to study at a prestigious university'
K O’Sullivan, J Robson, N Winters (2018) '‘I feel like I have a disadvantage’: how socio-economically disadvantaged students make the decision to study at a prestigious university'. Studies in Higher Education, :1-15 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'An IoT and Wearable Technology Hackathon for Promoting Careers in Computer Science'
Byrne, Jake Rowan and O’Sullivan, Katriona and Sullivan, Kevin (2017) 'An IoT and Wearable Technology Hackathon for Promoting Careers in Computer Science'. IEEE Transactions on Education, 60 (1):50-58 [Details]
2017 'Widening the educational capabilities of socio-economically disadvantaged students through a model of social and cultural capital development'
Hannon, Cliona and Faas, Daniel and O'Sullivan, Katriona (2017) 'Widening the educational capabilities of socio-economically disadvantaged students through a model of social and cultural capital development'. British Educational Research Journal, 43 (6):1225-1245 [Details]
2017 'A college focused mentoring programme for students in socio-economically disadvantaged schools: the impact of mentoring relationship and frequency on college-going confidence, application efficacy and aspirations'
O'Sullivan, Katriona and Mulligan, Robyn and Kuster, Megan and Smith, Ronan and Hannon, Cliona (2017) 'A college focused mentoring programme for students in socio-economically disadvantaged schools: the impact of mentoring relationship and frequency on college-going confidence, application efficacy and aspirations'. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 19 (2):113-141 [Details]
2015 'Health, perceived quality of life and health services use among homeless illicit drug users'
O’Brien, KK and Schuttke, A and Alhakeem, A and Donnelly-Swift, E and Keogh, C and O’Carroll, A and O'Sullivan, K and Galvin, R and Fahey, T (2015) 'Health, perceived quality of life and health services use among homeless illicit drug users'. Drug \& Alcohol Dependence, 154 :139-145 [Details]
2015 'The Future of Motion Design as a 21st Century Skill in Irish Classrooms'
Roche, Joseph and O’Sullivan, Katriona and Tangney, Brendan (2015) 'The Future of Motion Design as a 21st Century Skill in Irish Classrooms'. Proceedings of the 2nd Motion Design Education Summit, [Details]
2015 'Antidepressant prescribing in Irish children: secular trends and international comparison in the context of a safety warning'
O’Sullivan, Katriona and Boland, Fiona and Reulbach, Udo and Motterlini, Nicola and Kelly, Dervla and Bennett, Kathleen and Fahey, Tom (2015) 'Antidepressant prescribing in Irish children: secular trends and international comparison in the context of a safety warning'. BMC pediatrics, 15 (1) [Details]
2015 'Antidepressant prescribing in Irish children: secular trends and international comparison in the context of a safety warning'
Katriona O’Sullivan, Fiona Boland, Udo Reulbach, Nicola Motterlini, Dervla Kelly, Kathleen Bennett, Tom Fahey (2015) 'Antidepressant prescribing in Irish children: secular trends and international comparison in the context of a safety warning'. BMC Pediatrics, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Benzodiazepine prescribing in children under 15 years of age receiving free medical care on the General Medical Services scheme in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, K and Reulbach, U and Boland, F and Motterlini, N and Kelly, D and Bennett, K and Fahey, T (2015) 'Benzodiazepine prescribing in children under 15 years of age receiving free medical care on the General Medical Services scheme in Ireland'. BMJ open, 5 (6) [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Teacher Experiences of Learning Computing using a 21st Century Model of Computer Science Continuing Professional Development
Fisher, Lorraine and Byrne, Jake Rowan and Tangney, Brendan (2016) Teacher Experiences of Learning Computing using a 21st Century Model of Computer Science Continuing Professional Development Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education , pp.273-280 [Details]
2015 CodePlus—Designing an after school computing programme for girls
Sullivan, Kevin and Byrne, Jake Rowan and Bresnihan, Nina and O'Sullivan, Katriona and Tangney, Brendan (2015) CodePlus—Designing an after school computing programme for girls Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015 IEEE , pp.1-5 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 PhD Trinity College Dublin
2017 Grant for Research for Policy and Society Irish Research Council

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Board Member One Family Vice Chair 2016 / 2018

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Lecturer 06-NOV-17 /
Royal College of Surgeons Post doctoral Research Fellow 02-SEP-13 / 05-MAY-14
Trinity College Dublin Coordinator of Research and Impact, Trinity Access Programmes 01-MAY-14 / 06-NOV-17
School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin Lecturer 02-SEP-13 / 06-NOV-17
Trinity Access Programmes Course Tutor 01-SEP-08 / 06-NOV-17
Dublin Business School Lecturer 03-SEP-12 / 02-SEP-13

Consultancy

  Client Description
Committee for Education and Skills
Invited to contribute on the committees discussion for educational inequality
Senator Lynn Ruane
Research education and work related problems to support polocy development