Researcher

Dr Susan Catherine O'Neill

My Expertise

Transitions of people with special needs.

Managing challenging behaviours

Teacher preparation in classroom management

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

  • Sue O'Neill is a Senior Lecturer in Special Education in the School of Education.
  • Sue's research interests and activities include:
  • Pre-service Teacher Preparation in Evidenced-Based Classroom and Behaviour Management Practices and Programs
  • Pre-service Teachers' Sense of Efficacy and Preparedness in Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Beginning Teacher Experiences that Lead to Attrition and Burnout
  • Positive Behaviour Interventions and...view more
  • Sue O'Neill is a Senior Lecturer in Special Education in the School of Education.
  • Sue's research interests and activities include:
  • Pre-service Teacher Preparation in Evidenced-Based Classroom and Behaviour Management Practices and Programs
  • Pre-service Teachers' Sense of Efficacy and Preparedness in Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Beginning Teacher Experiences that Lead to Attrition and Burnout
  • Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports
  • Functional Behavioural Assessments
  • Managing Challenging Behaviours
  • Inclusive and Special Education
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Transitions of people with disabilities
  • Transitions of incarcerated youth from custody to the community
  • Theory/Research to Practice Gap in Classroom and Behaviour Management Training and Development
  • Collaboration Interests: Improving teacher education in classroom and behaviour management, Juvenile Justice Transitions, Universal Design for Learning
  • Supervision Interests: Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support adoption in NSW schools, Functional Behavioural Assessments for Individuals Displaying Challenging Behaviours, Teacher efficacy, Juvenile Justice Transitions

My Grants

O’Neill, S., Strnadová, I., & Cumming, T. (2015). How Juvenile Justice and Education support the transition of school-aged youth from within a custodial environment to the community: Lessons to be learned and celebrations to share.Total $60,000: UNSW Australia: School of Education Research Grants Program ($20,000), NSW Department of Education ($20,000), and NSW Department of Juvenile Justice ($20,000).

O’Neill, S. (2015). Changes in pre-service, high school teachers’ classroom management sense of efficacy and preparedness from completing focused coursework and professional experience. UNSW Australia: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Education Research Grants Program ($6000).


My Qualifications

PhD (Macquarie University)


My Awards

Ralph Rawlinson Award for Education of Students with Disadvantage. Australian College of Educators Inner Sydney Region Award, 2017

Macquarie University Professor Jennifer Bowles Prize for Highly Commended Publication for 2014

UTS Human Rights Award: Social Inclusion Award. High Commendation, 2010

Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2010 

UTS Vice Chancellors Teaching and Learning Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2009

The Lee Mills Teacher Education Encourgament Award, Australian Association of Special Education Inc, 2009

 

 

 


My Research Activities

2015-2018: Chief Investigator 1 in a collaborative research project investigating the transition planning and supports for young people serving custodial sentences in NSW.

 


My Engagement

Member of the Special and Inclusive Education Research Group - UNSW

Member of the Australasian Association of Special Education, NSW Chapter committee member

Member of the Australian Education Research Association, Inclusive Education Special Interest Group

Member of the American Educational Research Association, Classroom Management Special Interest Group

 

Book review editor for the Australasian Journal of Inclusive and Special Education

Editorial Board Member for Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

Reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education

Reviewer for Australasian Journal of Inclusive and Special Education

Reviewer for the International Journal of School Dissaffection

Reviewer for Australian Educational Research Association Conference

Reviewer for the Australian Association of Special Education Conference


My Teaching

EDST4084 Managing the Classroom Environment

EDST5138 Inclusive Education: Policy, planning and pedagogy

EDST5129 Transitions in Lives with Students with Disabilities

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