Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
Senior Lecturer

Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill

PhD (Macquarie University)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education
  • 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
Phone
+61 2 9385 2909
Location
G40 Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Cumming T; Grima-Farrell C; Strnadova I, 2020, 'Learning disabilities', in Hupp S; Jewell J (ed.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development., John Wiley & Sons, Inc, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119171492.wecad390
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Ellis T; Kyo A, 2018, 'Japanese juveniles in transition.', in O'Neill SC (ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to the community: International perspectives, Springer, Singapore, pp. 131 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0752-2_9
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Cumming TM; Strnadova I; Grima-Farrell C, 2018, 'Transitions from behind the fence to the community: The Australian experience.', in O'Neill SC (ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to the community: International perspectives., Springer, Singapore, pp. 97 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0752-2_7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, 2018, 'Transitions in the lives of incarcerated youth', in O'Neill SC (ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to the community: International perspectives., Springer, Singapore, pp. 7 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0752-2_2
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Cumming T, 2018, 'Supporting the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community: A Multi-systemic wraparound approach', in O'neill S (ed.), Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to Community - International Perspectives, Springer, Singapore, pp. 77 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0752-2_6
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, 2018, 'Transition supports and barriers to “staying out”.', in O'Neill SC (ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to the community: International perspectives., Springer, Singapore, pp. 257 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0752-2_16
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Cumming T; O'Neill S; Strnadova I, 2018, 'Youth transitioning from juvenile justice settings back into school: Leadership perspectives.', in Trimmer K; Findlay YS; Dixon R (ed.), The Palgrave handbook of education law for schools (pp.373-396). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan, Palgrave McMillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 373 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77751-1
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Martin AJ; Cumming TM; O Neill SC; Strnadová I, 2017, 'Social and emotional competence and at-risk children’s well-being: The roles of personal and interpersonal agency for children with ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorder, learning disability, and developmental disability', in Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: Perspectives, Programs and Approaches, Springer, pp. 123 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3394-0_7
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Martin A; Cumming TM; O'Neill S; Strnadova I, 2017, 'Social and emotional competence and at-risk children’s wellbeing: The roles of personal and interpersonal agency.', in Frydenberg E; Martin A; Collie R (ed.), Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Perspectives, Programs and Approaches, Springer, Sydney Australia, pp. 123 - 123
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Martin ANDREW; Strnadova I; O'Neill S; Cumming TM, 2017, 'The role of perceived competence in the lives of children with ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorder, learning disability, and developmental disability: A positive psychology perspective.', in Guay E; Marsh H; McInerney I; Craven R (ed.), SELF – Driving Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing., edn. Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, pp. 1 - 26, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000426619300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, 2017, 'Developing Teacher Competence from a Situated Cognition Perspective', in Clandinin DJ; Husu J (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, edn. 1st, SAGE, Los Angeles, pp. 853 - 868
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Martin AJ; Strnadova I; O'Neill S; Cumming T, 2017, 'The role of perceived competence in the lives of children with ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorder, learning disability, and developmental disability: A positive psychology perspective', in Guay F; Marsh H; Craven R; McInerney D (ed.), SELF – Driving Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J; Carter M, 2013, 'Evidence-Based Practices in Australia', in Cook BG; Tankersley M; Landrum T (ed.), Evidence-Based Practices (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Volume 26, Emerald Group., Bingley, UK, pp. 273 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0735-004X(2013)0000026014
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O’Neill SC; Mathur SR; Cumming TM; Griller-Clark H; Strnadová I, 2020, 'Stakeholder awareness of reintegration practices for incarcerated youth: A cross-national comparison', Preventing School Failure, vol. 65, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2020.1799184
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Uther P; Van Munster KA; Briggs N; O'Neill S; Kennedy S, 2019, 'Introducing early-phase medical students to clinical paediatrics using simulation and a flipped-classroom', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 55, pp. 1107 - 1112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14366
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Hossain S; O’Neill SC; Strnadová I, 2019, 'What really matters for students’ school satisfaction in Bangladesh?', Psychology in the Schools, vol. 56, pp. 670 - 689, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.22226
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Cumming TM; O’Neill SC, 2019, 'Using Data-Based Individualization to Intensify Behavioral Interventions', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 54, pp. 280 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1053451218819203
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Lonergan R; Cumming T; O'Neill S, 2019, 'Delivering inquiry learning in science classrooms: A planning tool.', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 14 - 22
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Cumming T; Strnadova I; O'Neill S, 2018, 'Transition Planning Processes for Young People Serving Custodial Sentences in New South Wales, Australia', Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsi.2018.1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Cumming T, 2018, 'The Ins and Outs: How principals can smooth transitions between school and juvenile justice centres', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 42, pp. 158 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsi.2018.15
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Strnadova I; Cumming TM; O'Neill S, 2017, 'Young People Transitioning from Juvenile Justice to the Community: Transition Planning and Interagency Collaboration', Current Issues in Criminal Justice -Sydney-, vol. 29, pp. 19 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2017.12036083
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Strnadova I; O'Neill SC; Cumming TM, 2017, 'A snapshot of education behind the fence: Supporting engagement in education of incarcerated youth in Australia', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 85, pp. 33 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2017.06.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; STRNADOVA I; Cumming T, 2017, 'Systems barriers to community re-entry for incarcerated youths: A review', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 79, pp. 29 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.025
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SCO; Strnadova IS; Cumming TMC, 2016, 'Evidence-based transition planning practices for secondary students with disabilities: What has Australia signed up for?', Australasian Journal of Special Education., vol. 40, pp. 39 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2015.15
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Cumming TM; Gardener J; O'Neill S; strnadova I, 2016, 'Combining universal design for learning with evidence based practices and technology enhanced instruction to support students with emotional and behavioural disabilities', Special Education Perspectives, vol. 25, pp. 31 - 41
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, 2015, 'Preparing Preservice Teachers for Inclusive Classrooms: Does Completing Coursework on Managing Challenging Behaviours Increase Their Classroom Management Sense of Efficacy?', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 40, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2015.10
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Stephenson J, 2014, 'Evidence-Based Classroom and Behaviour Management Content in Australian Pre-service Primary Teachers' Coursework: Wherefore Art Thou?', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 39, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n4.4
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J, 2013, 'One Year on: First-Year Primary Teachers’ Perceptions of Preparedness to Manage Misbehaviour and Their Confidence in the Strategies They Use', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 37, pp. 125 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2013.15
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J, 2012, 'Classroom behaviour management content in Australian undergraduate primary teaching programmes', Teaching Education, vol. 23, pp. 287 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10476210.2012.699034
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J, 2012, 'Does classroom management coursework influence pre-service teachers' perceived preparedness or confidence?', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 28, pp. 1131 - 1143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2012.06.008
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J, 2012, 'Exploring Australian pre-service teachers sense of efficacy, its sources, and some possible influences', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 28, pp. 535 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2012.01.008
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    Stephenson J; O'Neill S; Carter M, 2012, 'Teaching students with disabilities: A web-based examination of preparation of preservice primary school teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 37, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n5.5
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Stephenson J, 2011, 'The measurement of classroom management self-efficacy: A review of measurement instrument development and influences', Educational Psychology, vol. 31, pp. 261 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2010.545344
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Stephensen J, 2011, 'Teacher Classroom Behaviour Management Preparation in Undergraduate Primary Education in Australia: A Web-based Investigation', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, vol. 36, pp. 35 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2011v36n10.3
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Stephensen J, 2011, 'Teacher classroom behaviour management preparation in undergraduate primary education in Australia: A web-based investigation', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 36, pp. 35 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2011v36n1.2
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Stephenson J, 2010, 'The use of Functional Behavioural Assessment for students with challenging behaviours: Current patterns and experience of Australian practitioners.', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, vol. 10, pp. 65 - 82, http://www.newcastle.edu.au/journal/ajedp/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill S; Stephenson J, 2009, 'Teacher Involvement in the Development of Function-Based Behaviour Intervention Plans for Students With Challenging Behaviour', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 33, pp. 6 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/ajse.33.1.6
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Cumming TM; Strnadova I, 2018, Transition planning framework for New South Wales youth in custody, UNSW School of Education, Sydney, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:51779/bin1857be32-9ae2-4292-8b99-268aa80ab491?view=true
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC; Strnadova I; Cumming T, 2016, 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., UNSW Australia, School of Education, Sydney
  • Other | 2015
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, 2015, Does my child have a learning disability?, https://theconversation.com/does-my-child-have-a-learning-disability-36550
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Dr Sue Catherine O'Neill
    O'Neill SC, (ed.), 2014, 'Changes in Beginning Teacher's Sense of Efficacy in Classroom Management: A One-Year Follow-Up Study', in The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy, 2014 Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7 2014, American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vol. #AERA 14, pp. 1 - 20, presented at American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting : The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 02 April 2014 - 07 May 2014, http://www.aera.net/Publications/OnlinePaperRepository/AERAOnlinePaperRepository/tabid/12720/Owner/884859/Default.aspx

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

 

 

 

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).

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