Dr Lisha O’ Sullivan

LINC Module Content Developer

Dr Lisha O’ Sullivan BA Early Childhood Studies (UCC), Dip. Womens Studies (UCC) MA Non-Directive Play Therapy (University of York), PhD (University of Cambridge) is a lecturer in the Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies, Mary Immaculate College. Lisha lectures on the BA Early Childhood Practice, BA Early Childhood Care and Education and Bachelor of Education programmes and supervises undergraduate, Masters and PhD research. Lisha is a consultant supervisor on ECCE practice placements. Prior to joining the Faculty of Education in 2005, Lisha worked in the areas of special education, community childcare, family support and play therapy. Lisha’s research interests include play therapy, the role of play in learning and development, metacognition and self-regulation development in the early years and pedagogical practices which support young children’s development as self-regulated learners.