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Christine O'Leary

Dr Christine O'Leary

Principal Lecturer And Subject Group Leader For Languages And Cultures Subject Area


I am a Principal Lecturer in the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University. Following my appointment at Sheffield Hallam University in 1993, I have held a number of leadership and management roles including programme leadership, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Co-ordinator, and more recently Associate Director for the Centre for Excellence in Promoting Learner Autonomy (CPLA), Director of Sheffield Business School's Centre for Pedagogic Research and Innovation (CPRI) Faculty Teaching Fellow with responsibility for assessment. I am currently Subject Group Leader for the Languages and Cultures Subject Area. I serve on a number of University Committees, including the University's Academic Board and until recently the Board of Governors. I am presently Vice-chair of the Sheffield Business School's Information and Consultation Committee.

Outside the University, I am a member of a number of professional associations including the HE Academy, the British Educational Research Association and the national UK Association for Language Learning (ALL). I represent the UK/ ALL  on the Western Commission of the International Federation of French Teachers (CEO-FIPF) and was Vice-chair and Treasurer of the Commission until July 2012. I am now a trustee of the FIPF.

I am an active researcher and participant in local, national and international research networks relating to the development of learner/ teacher autonomy within formal educational contexts and assessment. I have presented papers at both national and international conferences, and published articles in refereed publications in these areas since the mid 1990s.

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