MRS Orla Walsh


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Social Sciences

T: 071 9155689


Orla Walsh is a lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at the Institute of Technology, Sligo since 2000. Before taking up a post as lecturer in third level education, Orla worked with children and their parents in clinical and education settings in London and in two of Ireland’s Paediatric hospitals. Orla currently teaches Psychology modules on the B.A. (Joint Majors) in English and Psychology, B.A. in Social Care Practice, B.A. and M.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programmes. She has held the position of Programme Chair on both full time and part time undergraduate Early Childhood courses. She was a founding member of Pedagogy Learning and Education (PLÉ), an umbrella organisation of third level higher education institutions who deliver degree programmes in ECCE, and has represented the Institute of Technology, Sligo on this committee. Orla is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and is a committee member of its Division of Academics, Teachers and Researcher in Psychology.  She is also a member of the PSI’s Special Interest Group in Media, Art and Cyberpsychology. Her research interests include childhood resilience, the impact of digital technologies on child development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has delivered national and international conference presentations and has peer reviewed international publications in these areas.