Research Profile

Helena O'Connor

Biography

Helena O’Connor works as e-learning co-ordinator in Adult Continuing Education with research interest in online learning for adult learners. She previously worked as programme coordinator across blended and distance learning diploma and degree programmes. She holds a BSc (Food Business), MSc (Sustainable Development), Post graduate certificate and diploma (Teaching & Learning) (All UCC) and has recently completed an MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning (UL 2018, award pending). Prior to returning to education to undertake a primary degree in 1999, she worked for 15 years in the food sector.




Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Technology Enhanced Learning, the biggest change in Adult Learning, what are the Challenges?'
O'Connor,H (2019) 'Technology Enhanced Learning, the biggest change in Adult Learning, what are the Challenges?'. Adult Learner (Aontas) Journal, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)2nd Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium, 31st August 2010, University College Cork
O' Connor, H., O'Shaughnessy, M., and Enright, P., ; (2010) An examination of the impacts of the current recession on rural farm and non-farm households 2nd Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium, 31st August 2010, University College Cork UCC, , 31-AUG-10 - 31-AUG-10 [Details]
(2010)2nd Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium
O'Connor, H; O'Shaughnessy, M; Enright, P.; (2010) An examination of the impacts of the current recession on rural farm and non-farm households 2nd Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium [Details]
(2007)The potential of Corporate Social Responsibility to support the implementation of the EU Sustainability Strategy
O'Connor, H. and N. Chisholm; (2007) The Perceptions of Environmental Policy among the Agricultural and Food Co-operatives in rural Ireland The potential of Corporate Social Responsibility to support the implementation of the EU Sustainability Strategy Fondazione Eni Erico Mattei Milan, , 14-JUN-07 - 16-JUN-07 [Details]
(2005)Rural Enterprise and Sustainability Conference at UCC January 29th 2005
Callan, S., Cuddy, M., Howlett, B., Eske, E., Chisholm, N. Enright, P., O’Reilly, S., O’Shaughnessy, M. and O’Connor, H.,; (2005) “Innovative Approaches to the Needs of Rural Areas” . In: * eds. Rural Enterprise and Sustainability Conference at UCC January 29th 2005 University College Cork, , 29-JAN-05 - 29-JAN-05 , pp.*-* [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2012)EU Support for Farmers Co-operatives - Ireland Country Report.
O'Shaughnessy, M., O'Connor,H. Smiddy, C (2012) EU Support for Farmers Co-operatives - Ireland Country Report. DG Agriculture, Brussels.   [Details]
(2004)The Contribution of Community Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development.
O' Connor, H., Chisholm, N. & M. O' Shaughnessy ; (2004) The Contribution of Community Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development. UCC, UCC.   [Details]

Electronic Book

 YearPublication
(2012)Food Business.
H.O'Connor (2012) Food Business. Cork: Electronic Book [Details]
(2011)Rural Organisations.
O'Connor H. (2011) Rural Organisations. Cork: Electronic Book [Details]
(2006)Food Business.
O' Connor, H. & O'Shaughnessy M. (2006) Food Business. NUI: Electronic Book [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2004)The Contribution of Community-Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development.
O'Connor, H., Chisholm, N., and O'Shaughnessy, M.; (2004) The Contribution of Community-Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)Rural Enterprise Development and Sustainability: the role of rural development agencies in supporting enterprise and innovation.
Callanan, S., Cuddy, M., Howlett, B., Eske, E., Chisholm, N, Enright, P , O’Reilly, S., O’Shaughnessy, M. and O’Connor, H.; (2004) Rural Enterprise Development and Sustainability: the role of rural development agencies in supporting enterprise and innovation. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Technical Publication

 YearPublication
(2004)The Role of Rural Development Agencies in Supporting Enterprise and Innovation.
Callanan, S., Cuddy, M., Howlett, B., Chisholm, N., Enright, P., O' Reilly, S., O' Connor, H. & M. O' Shaughnessy ; (2004) The Role of Rural Development Agencies in Supporting Enterprise and Innovation. UCC: Technical Publication [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap,
O'Connor,H. (2017) Airfield Estate Food Series. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap, Dublin, Ireland , 07-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Innovation in Irish Food and Drink, Past, Present and Future,
O'Connor,H & Smiddy, C. (2017) Farmers: innovators, adopters or adaptors?. [Oral Presentation], Innovation in Irish Food and Drink, Past, Present and Future, University College Cork , 10-MAR-17 - 12-MAR-17. [Details]
(2005)The Regional Studies Association Conference,,
O' Connor, H., Chisholm, N. and M. O' Shaughnessy, ; (2005) Contribution of Community Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development. [Oral Presentation], The Regional Studies Association Conference,, Aalborg, Denmark , 28-MAY-05 - 31-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Regional Studies Association Conference,
O' Connor, H., Chisholm, N., & O' Shaughnessy, M.; (2005) Contribution of Community Owned Renewable Energy to Sustainable Rural Development. [Oral Presentation], Regional Studies Association Conference, Aalborg, Denmark , 28-MAY-05 - 31-MAY-05. [Details]
(2004)Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association: Europe at the Margins, EU Regional Policy, Peripherality and Rurality,
Chisholm, N. and O'Connor, H.; (2004) Ireland's Rural Environment Protection Scheme -a Success for Agri-Environment Policy?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association: Europe at the Margins, EU Regional Policy, Peripherality and Rurality, Angers, France , 14-APR-04 - 17-APR-04. [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Helena has a post graduate diploma in teaching and learning (NFQ Level 9) and teaches across fulltime students and extensively across part time, adult learners, distance learning, online and at outreach in sustainable development, rural development, food business. community development, social enterprises, inclusion and accessibility.

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