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Centre For Advancement Of Stem Teaching And Learning (Castel)
X138a
T: Ext. 7710
E: Eabhnat.NiFhloinn@dcu.ie
Eabhnat Ni Fhloinn
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Contact Details
Centre For Advancement Of Stem Teaching And Learning (Castel)
X138a
T: Ext. 7710
E: Eabhnat.NiFhloinn@dcu.ie
Biography
Research Interests
Current Postgraduate Students
Student  Degree Type  Supervision Type  

Fitzsimons , Aidan  PhD  Supervisor  
Ni She , Caitriona  PhD  Supervisor 
Peer Reviewed Journals
Year  Publication  

2018  'A quantitative, longitudinal analysis of the impact of mathematics support in an Irish university'
Jacob, Maria and Ní Fhloinn, Eabhnat (2018) 'A quantitative, longitudinal analysis of the impact of mathematics support in an Irish university'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, [DOI] [Details] 

2017  'Formative assessment in mathematics for engineering students'
Ní Fhloinn, E;Carr, M (2017) 'Formative assessment in mathematics for engineering students'. European Journal of Engineering Education, 42 :458470 [DOI] [Details] 

2017  'Students’ and Lecturers’ views on mathematics resources'
Ní Shé, C.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; Ní Fhloinn, E.; O'Shea, A. (2017) 'Students’ and Lecturers’ views on mathematics resources'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 36 (4):183199 [DOI] [Details] 

2017  'Problematic topics in first year mathematics: Lecturer and Student views'
Ní Shé, C.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; Ní Fhloinn, E.; O'Shea, A. (2017) 'Problematic topics in first year mathematics: Lecturer and Student views'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48 (5):715734 [DOI] [Details] 

2016  'Gender Differences in the Level of Engagement with Mathematics Support in Higher Education in Ireland'
Ní Fhloinn, E.; Fitzmaurice, O.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; O'Sullivan, C. (2016) 'Gender Differences in the Level of Engagement with Mathematics Support in Higher Education in Ireland'. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2 (3):297317 [DOI] [Details] 

2016  'Mathematics support sessions for secondlevel students'
Donlon, M. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) 'Mathematics support sessions for secondlevel students'. MSOR Connections, 15 (1):4753 [Details] 

2016  'Adult learners and mathematics learning support'
Fitzmaurice, O., Mac an Bhaird, C., Ní Fhloinn, E. and O'Sullivan, C. (2016) 'Adult learners and mathematics learning support'. ADULTS LEARNING MATHEMATICS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 11 :720 [Details] 

2016  'Preparing Tutors for Mathematics Learning Support'
Fitzmaurice, Olivia, Cronin, Anthony, Ní Fhloinn, Eabhnat, O'Sullivan, Ciaran and Walsh, Richard (2016) 'Preparing Tutors for Mathematics Learning Support'. MSOR Connections, 14 (3):1421 [Details] 

2015  'Mathematics diagnostic testing in engineering: an international comparison between Ireland and Portugal'
Carr M.;Fidalgo C.;Bigotte de Almeida M.;Branco J.;Santos V.;Murphy E.;Ní Fhloinn E. (2015) 'Mathematics diagnostic testing in engineering: an international comparison between Ireland and Portugal'. European Journal of Engineering Education, 40 (5):546556 [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'University students' perspectives on diagnostic testing in mathematics'
Ní Fhloinn E.;Mac an Bhaird C.;Nolan B. (2014) 'University students' perspectives on diagnostic testing in mathematics'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45 (1):5874 [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'Student perception of the impact of mathematics support in higher education'
Ní Fhloinn E.;Fitzmaurice O.;Mac an Bhaird C.;O’Sullivan C. (2014) 'Student perception of the impact of mathematics support in higher education'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45 (7):953967 [DOI] [Details] 

2013  'Addressing continuing mathematical deficiencies with advancedmathematical diagnostic testing'
Carr M.;Murphy E.;Bowe B.;Ní Fhloinn E. (2013) 'Addressing continuing mathematical deficiencies with advancedmathematical diagnostic testing'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 32 (2):6675 [DOI] [Details] 

2013  'Student nonengagement with mathematics learning supports'
Mac an Bhaird, C., Fitzmaurice, O., Ní Fhloinn, E. and O'Sullivan, C. (2013) 'Student nonengagement with mathematics learning supports'. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 32 (4):191205 [DOI] [Details] 

2013  'Core skills assessment to improve mathematical competency'
Carr M.;Bowe B.;Ní Fhloinn E. (2013) 'Core skills assessment to improve mathematical competency'. European Journal of Engineering Education, 38 (6):608619 [DOI] [Details] 

2011  'The Irish Mathematics Support Network: its Origins and Progression'
Mac An Bhaird, C., Gill, O., Jennings, K., Ni Fhloinn, E. and O'Sullivan, C. (2011) 'The Irish Mathematics Support Network: its Origins and Progression'. AISHEJ: THE ALL IRELAND JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 3 :51.151.14 [Details] 

2010  'The Use of Technology in Mathematics Support: An Overview of the 4th Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres'
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) 'The Use of Technology in Mathematics Support: An Overview of the 4th Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres'. MSOR CONNECTIONS, 10 :4952 [Details] 

2009  'Novel Approaches to Refresher Courses in Basic Mathematics'
Ni Fhloinn, E. and Perkin, G. (2009) 'Novel Approaches to Refresher Courses in Basic Mathematics'. MSOR CONNECTIONS, 9 :36 [Details] 

2005  'Applications of Partial Hiding in RSA'
Ni Fhloinn, E. and Purser, M. (2005) 'Applications of Partial Hiding in RSA'. LECTURE NOTES IN INFORMATICS, 74 :8697 [Details] 
Published Reports
Year  Publication  

2014  Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support: insights from a large scale multiinstitutional survey.
O'Sullivan, C., Mac an Bhaird, C., Fitzmaurice, O. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2014) Student Evaluation of Mathematics Learning Support: insights from a large scale multiinstitutional survey. NCEMSTL, Limerick. [Details] 
Other Journals
Year  Publication  

2010  'The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services'
Gill, O., Mac An Bhaird, C. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) 'The Origins, Development and Evaluation of Mathematics Support Services' Irish Mathematical Society Bulletin, 66 :5164. [Details] 

2010  'DCU Voluntary Maths Tuition Programme'
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) 'DCU Voluntary Maths Tuition Programme' DCU LIU: Teaching Reflections, :1214. [Details] 

2009  'Alternative Forms of Continuous Assessment in Mathematics'
Carr, M. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2009) 'Alternative Forms of Continuous Assessment in Mathematics' Trends in Science and Mathematics Education (TiSME), 1 :5163. [Details] 
Conference Publications
Year  Publication  

2017  SEFI Annual Conference
Carr, M., Farrell, F. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2017) A projectbasedlearning approach to teaching firstorder and secondorder differential equations to engineers SEFI Annual Conference Azores, Portugal, , 18SEP17  21SEP17 [Details] 

2016  SEFI 2016 Annual Conference
Sheridan, D.; Beagon, U.; Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) Form, Function or Fiction: Gender and Diversity in Engineering Programmes in Ireland SEFI 2016 Annual Conference Tampere, Finland, , 12SEP16  15SEP16 [Details] 

2016  CETLMSOR 2016
Lawless, F.; O’Shea, A.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; Ní Fhloinn, E; Ní Shé, C.; Nolan, B. (2016) Assessment for learning: resources for first year undergraduate mathematics modules CETLMSOR 2016 , 06SEP16  07SEP16 , pp.4149 [Details] 

2016  18th SEFIMWG European Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education
Carr, M. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) A projectbasedlearning approach to teaching secondorder differential equations to engineers 18th SEFIMWG European Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education , 27JUN16  29JUN16 , pp.7681 [Details] 

2015  CETLMSOR Conference 2015
Ní Shé, C.;Breen, S.; Brennan, C.; Doheny, F.; Lawless, F.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; McLoone, S.; Ní Fhloinn, E.; Nolan, B. and O’Shea, A. (2015) Identifying problematic mathematical topics and concepts for first year students CETLMSOR Conference 2015 Greenwich, United Kingdom, , 08SEP15  09SEP15 , pp.7686 [Details] 

2014  17th SEFIMWG European Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education
Nahari, N.; MacDonald, B.; Ní Fhloinn, E. (2014) Has the introduction of “Project Maths” at postprimary level affected the attitudes of firstyear higher education engineering students in Ireland? 17th SEFIMWG European Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education Dublin, Ireland, , 23JUN14  25JUN14 [Details] 

2013  Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI5)
Lawless, S., Ni Fhloinn, E. and Nolan, B. (2013) Project Maths academy: Using Khan Academy's exercise platform as an educational aid in a postprimary mathematics classroom . In: Thérèse Dooley, Siún NicMhuirí, Maurice OReilly and Ronan Ward eds. Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI5) Dublin, , 05SEP13  06SEP13 , pp.179190 [Details] 

2013  Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI5)
Nolan, B. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2013) Notes on groupwork based tutorials in a large service teaching module . In: Thérèse Dooley, Siún NicMhuirí, Maurice OReilly and Ronan Ward eds. Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI5) Dublin, , 05SEP13  06SEP13 , pp.248259 [Details] 

2012  SMEC 2012: Science and Mathematics Education Conference
Ni Fhloinn, E., Mac an Bhaird, C. and Nolan, B. (2012) Appropriate settings and supports for diagnostic testing in third level mathematics . In: Paul van Kampen, Brien Nolan and Odilla Finlayson eds. SMEC 2012: Science and Mathematics Education Conference Dublin, Ireland, , 07JUN12  09JUN12 , pp.1015 [Details] 

2012  16th SEFIMWG Seminar
Carr, M., Murphy, E., Bowe, B. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2012) Addressing Continuing Mathematical Deficiencies with Advanced Mathematical Diagnostic Testing 16th SEFIMWG Seminar Salamanca, Spain, , 28JUN12  30JUN12 [Details] 

2011  SEFI Annual Conference 2011: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability, Mobility
Carr, M., Murphy, E. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2011) Assessment, Development and Consolidation of Advanced Skills in Engineering Mathematics SEFI Annual Conference 2011: Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability, Mobility Lisbon, Portugal, , 27SEP11  30SEP11 [Details] 

2010  15th SEFIMWG Seminar on the Mathematical Education of Engineers
Ní Fhloinn, E. and Carr, M. (2010) What Do They Really Need To Know? Mathematics Requirements for Incoming Engineering Undergraduates 15th SEFIMWG Seminar on the Mathematical Education of Engineers Wismar, Germany, , 19JUN10  22JUN10 [Details] 

2010  15th SEFIMWG Seminar on the Mathematical Education of Engineers
Carr, M., Bowe, B. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) Improving Core Mathematical Skills in Engineering Undergraduates 15th SEFIMWG Seminar on the Mathematical Education of Engineers Wismar, Germany, , 19JUN10  22JUN10 [Details] 

2010  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETL MSOR) Conference 2010: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) DCU Voluntary Maths Tuition Programme Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETL MSOR) Conference 2010: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Birmingham, England, , 06SEP10  07SEP10 [Details] 

2009  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETLMSOR) Conference 2009: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Carr, M. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2009) Assessment and Development of Core Skills in Engineering Mathematics Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETLMSOR) Conference 2009: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Milton Keynes, England, , 07SEP09  08SEP09 [Details] 

2009  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETLMSOR) Conference 2009: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2009) The Role of Student Feedback in Evaluating Mathematics Support Centres Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETLMSOR) Conference 2009: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning Milton Keynes, England, , 07SEP09  08SEP09 [Details] 

2009  3rd National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI3)
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2009) Diagnostic Testing in DCU: A FiveYear Review 3rd National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI3) Dublin, Ireland, , 24SEP09  25SEP09 [Details] 

2008  MEE 2008: 14th SEFI(MWG)/IMA Conference on Mathematical Education of Engineers
Carr, M., Shiels, D. and Ni Fhloinn, E. (2008) Reducing Choice = Increasing Learning or Decreasing Marks? MEE 2008: 14th SEFI(MWG)/IMA Conference on Mathematical Education of Engineers Loughborough, England, , 06APR08  09APR08 [Details] 

2008  Mathematical Education of Engineers (MEE 2008)
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2008) Supporting Engineering Students within a Maths Learning Centre Environment Mathematical Education of Engineers (MEE 2008) [Details] 

2007  Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM 14)
Carr, M. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2007) Increasing learning by decreasing choice: What do students think? Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM 14) [Details] 

2007  ALM 14: International Conference on Adults Learning Mathematics
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2007) Assisting Adult Learners within a Maths Learning Centre ALM 14: International Conference on Adults Learning Mathematics Limerick, Ireland, , 26JUN07  29JUN07 [Details] 

2007  INTED 2007  International Conference on Technology, Education and Development
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2007) Easing the Transition to ThirdLevel for FirstYear Mathematicians INTED 2007  International Conference on Technology, Education and Development Valencia, Spain, , 07MAR07  09MAR07 [Details] 

2007  International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2007)
Carr, M. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2007) Alternative Forms of Continuous Assessment in Mathematics International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2007) [Details] 

2006  Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM 13)
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2006) Making Maths More Meaningful: Successful Support Structures for Struggling Students Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM 13) [Details] 
Conference Contributions
Year  Publication  

2016  CETLMSOR 2016,
Walker, P. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) Student attitudes towards revision. [], CETLMSOR 2016, Loughborough,U.K , 06SEP16  07SEP16 [Details] 

2016  CETLMSOR 2016,
Ní Shé, C., Breen, S., Mac an Bhaird, C., Ní Fhloinn, E., and O'Shea, A. (2016) Using ThinkAloud taskbased interviews to evaluate interactive Geogebra tasks. [], CETLMSOR 2016, Loughborough, U.K , 06SEP16  07SEP16 [Details] 

2016  13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13),
Fitzsimons, A. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) Examining Ireland's New SecondLevel Mathematics Syllabus and How it Caters for the High Achiever. [], 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13), Hamburg , 25JUL16  30JUL16 [Details] 

2016  13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13),
Ní Fhloinn, E., Walker, P., Jacob, M. and Yeomans, A. (2016) Revision Strategies of Undergraduate Mathematics Students. [Poster Presentation ], 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 13), Hamburg , 25JUL16  30JUL16 [Details] 

2015  CETLMSOR 2015,
Ní Shé, C., Breen, S., Brennan, C., Doheny, F., Lawless, F., Mac an Bhaird, C., McLoone, S., Ní Fhloinn, E., Nolan, B. and O’Shea, A. (2015) Identifying topics and concepts that First Year students struggle with in Mathematics. [], CETLMSOR 2015, Greenwich, U.K , 08SEP15  09SEP15 [Details] 

2015  CETLMSOR 2015,
Nahari, N., Mac Donald, B. and Ní Fhloinn, E. (2015) Designing a mathematical diagnostic test using paired questions and certaintybased marking approach. [], CETLMSOR 2015, Greenwich, U.K , 08SEP15  09SEP15 [Details] 

2014  Launch of IMLSN Report on Student Evaluation of MLS,
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2014) http://imlsn.own.ie/imlsnreportlaunch/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Launch of IMLSN Report on Student Evaluation of MLS, Dublin City University , 21NOV14  21NOV14 [Details] 

2012  7th Annual Conference in Mathematics and Statistics Service Teaching and Learning,
Ni Fhloinn, E., Fitzmaurice, O., Mac an Bhaird, C. and O'Sullivan, C. (2012) Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network: Measuring Support Nationwide. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], 7th Annual Conference in Mathematics and Statistics Service Teaching and Learning, Maynooth, Ireland , 28MAY12  29MAY12 [Details] 

2010  SMEC 2010: Science and Mathematics Education Conference,
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) This conference was aimed at all parties involved in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics and addressed the issues, concerns and experiences of inquirybased learning. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], SMEC 2010: Science and Mathematics Education Conference, DCU, Dublin, Ireland , 16SEP10  17SEP10 [Details] 

2010  23rd Annual Meeting of Irish Mathematical Society (IMS),
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) Mathematics Support and Other Strategies for Tackling Issues in the ThirdLevel Mathematics Classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], 23rd Annual Meeting of Irish Mathematical Society (IMS), Dublin, Ireland , 02SEP10  03SEP10 [Details] 

2010  Women in Mathematics Day,
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2010) From Making Sense of Mathematics to Making Mathematics Make Sense. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Women in Mathematics Day, Limerick, Ireland , 27APR10 [Details] 

2010  Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETL MSOR) Conference 2010: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning,
Ni Fhloinn, E., Mac An Bhaird, C. and Nolan, B. (2010) Students' Perspectives of Diagnostic Testing. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Maths, Stats and OR Network (CETL MSOR) Conference 2010: Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Birmingham, England , 06SEP10  07SEP10 [Details] 

2009  4th Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres,
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2009) Conference Organising Committee Chairperson. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 4th Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres, Dublin, Ireland , 04DEC09  04DEC09 [Details] 

2006  1st Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres,
Ni Fhloinn, E. (2006) Founded and ran the first of an annual series of workshops on mathematics support in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1st Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres, Dublin, Ireland , 06NOV06 [Details] 
Newspaper
Year  Publication  

2016  So you think you’re bad at maths? Think again.
Humphreys, J. (2016) So you think you’re bad at maths? Think again. Newspaper [Details] 

2016  Why maths counts: Ten ways to make maths add up in college.
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) Why maths counts: Ten ways to make maths add up in college. Newspaper [Details] 
Online Article
Year  Publication  

2016  An Introduction to Mindsets.
Ní Fhloinn, E. (2016) An Introduction to Mindsets. Online Article [Details] 
Thesis
Year  Publication  

2006  Biometric retrieval of cryptographic keys.
Dr. Eabhnat Ni Fhloinn (2006) Biometric retrieval of cryptographic keys. Trinity College Dublin: Thesis [Details] 
Professional Associations
Association  Function  From / To  

Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network (IMLSN)  Inaugural Chair  01JAN09 / 01JAN11  
European Women in Mathematics  Ordinary Member  /  
Irish Mathematics Learning Support Network (IMLSN)  Public Relation Officer (PRO) (2011to date)  01JAN11 /  
Irish Mathematics Society  Ordinary member  01SEP07 / 
Education
Year  Institution  Qualification  Subject  

2001  Trinity College Dublin  B.A. (Mod.)  Mathematics  
2006  Trinity College Dublin  Ph.D.  Biometric retrieval of cryptographic keys (Mathematics) 
Enterprise Engagement
Area  Client  Description  

Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection 
Media
Title  Year  Type  Authors  

Why maths counts: Ten ways to make maths add up in college  2016  Newspaper article (Print)  Ní Fhloinn, E.  
So you think you’re bad at maths? Think again  2016  Newspaper article (Print)  Humphreys, J.  
Taking the fear out of maths by giving students more confidence  2015  Newspaper article (Print)  Donnelly, K. 