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Dr Ciara O’Driscoll

Dr Ciara O’Driscoll, Assistant Professor at UOWD

Dr Ciara O’Driscoll

Assistant Professor

Dr Ciara O’Driscoll is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Computing Analysis, Materials in Design, Engineering Design 1 and Machine Dynamics at undergraduate level. During her career she has taught at three different levels...

Qualifications: PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Limerick, Ireland; B. Eng (Biomedical Engineering), University of Limerick, Ireland

Telephone Number: +971 4 278 1917

Email: [email protected]

Dr Ciara O’Driscoll is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Computing Analysis, Materials in Design, Engineering Design 1 and Machine Dynamics at undergraduate level. During her career she has taught at three different levels, post primary, third level undergraduate and postgraduate level and this has given her an insight into common patterns of learners at all levels

Dr O’Driscoll’s philosophy of teaching is always evolving and is shaped by her experiences as a learner and as a teacher over the years. According to her, the key traits of a great teacher are knowing how to empower learners; knowing how to inspire learners; seeking to bring learners to their full potential and engaging in a way of teaching that is student-centred. It is her belief that real learning comes from doing and so in her teaching, she aims to design as much student-centred, problem-based lessons as possible.

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr O’Driscoll worked for Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland as Lecturer in Mathematics Support Unit; Lecturer for a Professional Diploma course in Mathematics for Teaching and as third-level tutor.

She has a successful career record as an industry specialist and worked for companies such as Stryker Neurovascular, Cork, Ireland; Protiviti Middle East Firm, UAE and Major Projects Group-Global, Dubai, UAE since completing her PhD in 2013. She also co-developed online courses for industry professionals during her time with MPG Global.

Dr O’Driscoll obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Limerick, Ireland specialising in ‘The evaluation of strain at an internal point: Investigating the accuracy and precision of different patterns of three-dimensional strain transducers’.

Her current research interests are in Experimental Mechanics, Experimental Stress Analysis with Biomedical Applications and Biomedical Engineering.

Her recent publications include:

O’Driscoll, C., Stanley, W and Little, E.G. (Currently In Preparation)
Procedures for the validation of a Three Dimensional Experimental Stress Analysis of the Cement Mantle
Supporting collar and collarless Hip Prostheses Using Model Testing.

O’Driscoll, C., Stanley, W. and Little, E.G. (2013);
An Examination of Various Methods of Minimising Strain Gradients in 3D Embedded Strain Gauge Analysis. Strain, 49: 507–520. 
Strain (An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics)

O’Driscoll, C., O’Donnell, E., Stanley, W., O’Donnell, P. and Little, E. G. (2012);
A comparison of three-dimensional embedded strain transducers, compression tested within the same strain field while offset at an angle with the principal axes, Strain, 48: 375–387. 
Strain (An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics)

Mulvihill, D. M., O’Driscoll, C., Stanley, W. and Little, E. G. (2011);
A Comparison of Various Patterns of Three-Dimensional Strain Rosettes; Strain, 47: e447–e456.
Strain (An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics) 

O’Driscoll, C., Stanley, W., and Little, E.G. (2011) 
“Development of four three-dimensional strain transducers with application to analysis of cement mantle in a femoral model of a total hip replacement”. Proceedings of NUI Galway and UL Alliance Engineering and Informatics Research Day, 7th April 2011. 

O’Driscoll, C., Mulvihill, D., Stanley, W., and Little, E.G. (2009) “Development of 3D strain rosettes with application to analysis of cement mantle stresses in a femoral model of a total hip replacement of collared and collarless prostheses”. Proceedings of Bioengineering in Ireland 15: The Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Limerick, Ireland, Jan 30th-31st.
 

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