- 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
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
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).
Transitions of people with special needs.
Managing challenging behaviours
Teacher preparation in classroom management