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  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20062019
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Personal profile

Biography

Roisín started her teaching career in Further Education in 1997 having previously worked in the financial services industry in London for nine years.  Since 2004 she has worked as a staff and educational developer at Ulster University and is the Course Director of the Master in Education (MEd) programme and a tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP).  Roisín has also led a cross-disciplinary project team at Ulster as part of a national 'What works? Student Retention and Success Change Programme (2013-16)' involving 13 institutions across the UK. This collaborative action research has further extended our knowledge of what works in relation to improving student retention and success. She has a particular interest in student engagement and has published papers on the impact of a 'students as partners' approach on staff-student engagement. In her educational developer role, Roisín promotes a curriculum design approach that moves away from overemphasis on specific discipline knowledge to more process models of curriculum sequencing.  She has co-developed a new Integrated Curriculum Design Framework that scaffolds the student journey and that which promotes: a relational-based partnership approach, active learning, peer support, and ways of thinking and practising the discipline.  Roisin is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

External positions

Co-Chair SEDA Professional Development Framework Committee, Staff and Educational Dev Assoc (SEDA)

1 Feb 2018 → …

External Examiner, Birmingham City University

1 Jan 2016 → …

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staff Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
qualification Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

Empowering curriculum leaders to innovate: an overview and evaluation of an Integrated Curriculum Design Framework

Curran, R. & Murphy, C., 9 May 2019, SEDA SPRING TEACHING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
leader
curriculum
evaluation
student
staff

Extending and reinforcing good practice in teacher development: An Erasmus+ funded project

Davies, V. & Curran, R., 1 Dec 2018, 19, 4, p. 1-4 4 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Open Access
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Students as partners: improving student engagement

Lowe, T. & Curran, R., 12 Jun 2018, Improving Student Retention 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

student
staff
action plan
university
present

Supporting Health and Wellbeing: A new award for the SEDA Professional Development Framework

Pilkington, R. & Curran, R., 1 Jun 2018, 19, 2, p. 1-3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Prizes

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2017 Finalist

Roisin Curran (Recipient), Michaela Black (Recipient), Hazel Bruce (Recipient), Grainne Dooher (Recipient), Alison Gault (Recipient), Avril Honan (Recipient), Michaela Keenan (Recipient), Ian Montgomery (Recipient), Claire Mc Cann (Recipient), Aine Mc Killop (Recipient), Terry Quigley (Recipient) & Amanda Zacharopoulou (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

Prize

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Teaching
teamwork
learning
education
student

Distinguished Learning Support Fellowship (Team Award)

Sarah Floyd (Recipient), Roisin Curran (Recipient), Damian Mc Givern (Recipient), Colin Turner (Recipient), Greg Kelly (Recipient), Richard Millar (Recipient) & Peter Nicholl (Recipient), 2006

Prize

Activities 2006 2019

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Student Retention & Success: Sharing reflections from What Works?

Roisin Curran (Speaker)
10 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Sharing reflections from “What Works Student Retention & Success” project - lessons learnt at Ulster

Roisin Curran (Speaker)
25 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Student-faculty partnerships

Roisin Curran (Speaker)
17 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Challenge and Change in the Higher Education Learning Environment: Process and Practice

Roisin Curran (Participant)
4 Sep 20066 Sep 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...