Sue O'Neill

Senior Lecturer in Special Education
Senior Lecturer
  • 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

Publications

Book Chapters
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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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2017
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
2017
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 F; Marsh HW; McInerney DM; 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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2013
Conference Abstracts
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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
2014
Journal articles
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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
2019
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,
2019
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,
2019
Lonergan R; Cumming T; O'Neill S, 2019, 'Delivering inquiry learning in science classrooms: A planning tool.', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 14 - 22
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2018
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
2018
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2015
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
2014
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
2013
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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
2012
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
2011
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
2011
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/
2010
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
2009
Other
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O'Neill SC, 2015, Does my child have a learning disability?, https://theconversation.com/does-my-child-have-a-learning-disability-36550
2015
Reports
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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
2018
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
2016