Ide O'Sullivan


 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Íde O’Sullivan is a senior educational developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning and co-director of the Regional Writing Centre at UL. Íde is course director of the Graduate Diploma/MA in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. Since 2007, she has led the design, delivery and evaluation of writing-support interventions at UL, grounding writing centre initiatives in good practice and sound theory. She also works with academic staff on the development of their professional writing for publication. She is a founding member and co-chair of the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW). She is the elected secretary of the executive committee of the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) and a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). Her current research focuses on adapting academic writing development to particular national contexts and on enhancing peer tutoring in academic writing. Other areas of interest include curriculum design, writing to learn, writerly identity, writing assessment, second language acquisition research and the development of new literacies.

Research Interests

 

Íde's research focuses on teaching and researching academic writing and on adapting academic writing development to particular national contexts. Other areas of interest include academic literacies, writing to learn, writerly identity, writing assessment, peer tutoring and learning, corpus linguistics, second language acquisition research and the development of new literacies.

                                     

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context'
Cleary, L. and O’Sullivan, Í (2015) 'The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context' In: Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Anderson, S.C., USA: The Parlour Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick'
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L. (2012) 'The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick' In: Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places. Anderson, S. C., USA: Parlour Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement'
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L. (2014) 'Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement'. Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, 4 (1):52-65 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education'
O’Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L. (2012) 'Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education'. Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, 2 (1):ii-iii [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors’ Perspective'
O’Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L. (eds) (2012) 'The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors’ Perspective'. Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, 2 (1):138-164 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Using corpora to enhance learners' academic writing skills in French'
O'Sullivan, I (2010) 'Using corpora to enhance learners' academic writing skills in French'. Revue Francaise De Linguistique Appliquee, 15 :21-35 [Details]
2009 'Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study'
Cleary L., Graham C., Jeanneau C. & O'Sullivan I. (2009) 'Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1 (1):4.1-4.16 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing'
Cleary, L. and O’Sullivan, Í. (2008) 'Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing'. Supporting Academic Writing among Students and Academics, SEDA Special, 24 :15-20 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Enhancing a process-oriented approach to literacy and language learning: The role of corpus consultation literacy'
O’Sullivan, Í (2007) 'Enhancing a process-oriented approach to literacy and language learning: The role of corpus consultation literacy'. Recall, 19 (3):269-286 [Details]
2006 'Learners' writing skills in French: corpus consultation and learner evaluation'
O'Sullivan, Í and Chambers, A (2006) 'Learners' writing skills in French: corpus consultation and learner evaluation'. Journal Of Second Language Writing, 15 (1):49-68 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Corpus consultation and advanced learners' writing skills in French'
Chambers, A; O'Sullivan, I (2004) 'Corpus consultation and advanced learners' writing skills in French'. ReCALL, 16 (1):158-172 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2005 EUROCALL,
O'Sullivan, Í. (2005) Can corpus consultation contribute to a process-oriented approach to literacy and language learning?. [Chaired Session], EUROCALL, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland , 24-JUL-05 - 27-AUG-05 [Details]
2005 UNTELE,
O'Sullivan, Í. (2005) Corpus consultation skills - a new literacy?. [Chaired Session], UNTELE, France , 24-MAR-05 - 26-MAR-05 [Details]
2006 EUROCALL,
O'Sullivan, Í. (2006) Integrating corpora into writing centres: establishing a framework for L2 writers. [Chaired Session], EUROCALL, Vienna, Austria , 04-SEP-06 - 07-SEP-06 [Details]
2007 Les fran¿ais des corpus 2,
O'Sullivan, ¿. (2007) L'enseignement de la grammaire francaise: l'exemple de dont. Les fran¿ais des corpus 2, , 13-JAN-07 [Details]
2007 AISHE: Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education,
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O¿Sullivan, ¿. (2007) The potential of a writing centre in developing academic and professional writing. [Chaired Session], AISHE: Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, Maynooth University, Ireland , 30-AUG-07 - 31-AUG-07 [Details]
2017 EATAW 2017,
O’Sullivan, Í. and Farrell, A. (2017) Shape shifting: exploring alternative approaches and institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, research and writing development. [Chaired Session], EATAW 2017, Royal Holloway, London , 19-JUL-17 - 21-JUN-17 [Details]
2007 Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes,
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L. (2007) A One-day Symposium on Writing and Writing Pedagogy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes, University of Limerick , 03-DEC-07 - 03-DEC-07 [Details]
2007 Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes,
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O’Sullivan, Í. (2007) A One Day Symposium on Writing and Writing Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes, University of Limerick , 03-DEC-07 - 03-DEC-07 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2006 New Literacies in Language Learning and Teaching: The Role of Corpus Consultation Literacy.
O'Sullivan, Í (2006) New Literacies in Language Learning and Teaching: The Role of Corpus Consultation Literacy. University of Limerick: Thesis [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
2015 An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres. AISHE Practice Guide 1.
Farrell, A., O’Sullivan, I. and Tighe-Mooney, S. (2015) An Introduction to Higher Education Writing Centres. AISHE Practice Guide 1. Electronic Book [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 An Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Curriculum, AISHE Practice Guide 5.
Riedner, R., Farrell, A. and O’Sullivan, Í (2015) An Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Curriculum, AISHE Practice Guide 5. Maynooth: Electronic Book [ULIR Link] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Assoiciation for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) Co-chair (elected) 18-JUN-12 / 30-JUN-12
Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing Co-chair (nominated) /
Education Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) Executive committee member (elected) 01-MAY-16 / 31-MAY-18

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 University Of Limerick Ph.D.
2001 University of Limerick MA
1998 University of Limerick BA

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Functional Functional Functional
French Fluent Fluent Fluent