Research Profile

Laura Lee

Biography

Dr Laura Lee is the Research Support Officer in the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). In this role she is responsible for the identification and development of research initiatives, and provides support for the national and international research projects CIRTL is a partner on. She also coordinates new initiatives enacted by the CIRTL team. 

Her current research interests include professional development in teaching and learning in higher education, research ethics in teaching and learning, learning spaces, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is currently working on an international project focussing on assessment in large first year classes in HE, and the influence of learning spaces on teaching practice.

Laura completed a BA in Applied Psychology in UCC in 2010. She went on to earn a PhD in Applied Psychology (2017). The focus of her PhD was reading fluency development among monolingual and bilingual primary school children.  

Research Interests

Professional development in teaching and learning in higher education, research ethics in teaching and learning, learning spaces, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Developing an international language of teaching and learning spaces to enhance student learningHigher Education Authority (HEA)01-MAY-1831-DEC-18€8,640.00
Assessment Tools for New Learning Environments in Higher Education InstitutionsERASMUS01-OCT-1701-OCT-20€988,000.00
Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrollment First Year EducationERASMUS10-OCT-1610-OCT-19€508,118.00

Publications

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2017)Connecting, Listening, and Enhancing: Placing Student Perceptions of their Educational Experience at the Heart of Decision Making at UCC.
Lee, L., O' Halloran, J., Noonan, E., Byrne, M., & Irwin, S. (2017) Connecting, Listening, and Enhancing: Placing Student Perceptions of their Educational Experience at the Heart of Decision Making at UCC. University College Cork, Cork.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'The Effects of Mindfulness Interventions on Prenatal Well-being: A Systematic Review'
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Lee, L., Murphy, G., & Murphy, L. (2016) 'The Effects of Mindfulness Interventions on Prenatal Well-being: A Systematic Review'. Psychology and Health, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'When teaching is not enough: Exploring educational computer games as a method of improving reading ability'
Lee, L. (2014) 'When teaching is not enough: Exploring educational computer games as a method of improving reading ability' The Boolean, :56-61. [Details]

Professional Activities

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2017University College Cork PhDApplied Psychology
2010University College Cork BA - PSYCHOLOGY - UCCApplied Psychology

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Research Support Officer17-JUL-17 /
Dublin City University Undergraduate Research Tutor20-OCT-17 /
Office of the Vice President for Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Research Assistant01-FEB-17 / 30-JUN-17
St. Nicholas Montessori College Lecturer01-SEP-16 / 31-JAN-17
School of Applied Psychology, UCC Research Assistant01-JUN-16 / 31-AUG-16
Librazo Ltd Researcher01-JUN-16 / 31-MAR-17
School of Applied Psychology, UCC Lecturer01-SEP-15 / 31-JAN-16
School of Applied Psychology, UCC Teaching Assistant01-SEP-11 / 30-SEP-14

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Learning Spaces: Cutting Edge Research at UCL,
Lee, L. (2018) Rethinking Learning Spaces Together: Reflections on a Research and Practice Exchange between University College Cork, University College London, and University of Bergen. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Learning Spaces: Cutting Edge Research at UCL, University College London , 20-NOV-18 - 20-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Lee, L., & O Mahony, C. (2018) Professional Development in Teaching and Learning: Interpreting Experiences and Responding to Needs. [Poster Presentation], International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bergen, Norway , 26-OCT-18 - 26-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Supple, B., & Lee, L. (2018) “We Shape Our Buildings and Afterwards the Buildings Shape Us”: Space as a Catalyst for SoTL. [Poster Presentation], International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bergen, Norway , 26-OCT-18 - 26-OCT-18. [Details]
(2017)European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology,
Linehan, C., Dockray, S., & Lee, L. (2017) “Anyone shout at you today Mum?”: Mapping the physiological and subjective impacts of emotional labour demands on pharmacy staff. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2016)PhD Symposium,
Lee, L. (2016) Reading fluency: Exploring a critical reading construct in monolingual and bilingual learners. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], PhD Symposium, Maynooth University . [Details]
(2015)Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference,
O’ Leary, K., Lee, L., Murphy, G., & Murphy, L. (2015) A Review of Mindfulness Intervention Effects on Prenatal Stress, Depression and Anxiety. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)The Psychological Society of Ireland Conference for Early Career Psychologists,
L. Lee (2015) Evaluating Reading Interventions in Real Life Settings: What Works?. [Poster Presentation], The Psychological Society of Ireland Conference for Early Career Psychologists, National University of Ireland Galway , 28-FEB-15 - 28-FEB-15. [Details]
(2014)Postgraduate Research Conference, Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences University College Cork,
L. Lee (2014) Supplemental Reading Fluency Instruction: What works?. [Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Research Conference, Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences University College Cork, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)28th International Congress of Applied Psychology,
L.Lee, M. Szczerbinski, A. Ní Cheartaigh, H. O' Donoghue (2014) Going Back to Basics: Evaluating Paired Reading as a Method of Improving Reading Fluency and Comprehension. [Oral Presentation], 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris , 08-JUL-14 - 13-MAR-15. [Details]
(2013)Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections,
L. Lee, M. Szczerbinski , J. Piotrowska, A. Keurulainen (2013) The use of computerised intervention to support reading fluency development in primary school children. [Poster Presentation], Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections, University of Reading , 04-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA),
L. Lee, M. Szczerbinski , J. Piotrowska, A. Keurulainen (2013) Online computer games as a tool for reading fluency training. [Poster Presentation], The 14th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA), University College Cork , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Member27-JUN-18 /

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences
2013Conference Bursary Teaching and Learning Centre, University College Cork
2008College Scholar University College Cork
2007Entrance Scholarship University College Cork

Other Activities

 Description

May 2018: Reviewer, Teaching & Learning Research and Enhancement Fund 2018 

February 2017 - April 2018: Reviewer, Psychology of Language and Communication Journal

June 2015: Reviewer, The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play

June 2015: Reviewer, The Boolean Journal

July 2013 - Sept 2013: Volunteer, Together Razem Centre. I offered weekly individual support sessions to a 6-year-old bilingual child struggling with English spoken language and reading.

Sept 2012 - June 2015: Advisor, Suas Educational Development.  I collaborated with the Suas Educational Development organisation to facilitate the development of the Suas Literacy Support Programme. My responsibilities involved advising on effective literacy interventions, training Suas mentors in the practice of Paired Reading, and evaluating the effectiveness of Paired Reading programmes using both quantitative and qualitative means.

Sept 2008 - Jan 2009: Volunteer, Suas Educational Development Homework Club. I offered weekly support sessions to primary school children, assisting them with their school work.

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