Dr Julie Dunne

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e-mail: Julie.Dunne@dit.ie

Biographical Details

 

JulieDunne

  • 2006 –present Lecturer, DIT
  • 2013-2015 MA in Higher Education
  • 2013: College of Science Teaching and Assessment Resource Coordinator, DIT.
  • 2012-2013 DIT Teaching Fellowship
  • 2011 Presidents Teaching Excellence Award, College of Science
  • 2010-2011 DIT Teaching Fellowship
  • 2009-2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Teaching and Learning
  • 2003-2006 Assistant Lecturer, DIT
  • 2001-2002 Research Chemist, Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland
  • 1998-2001 PhD Chemistry
  • 1994-1998 BSc (Hons) Chemistry

 

 

Background

Dr. Dunne holds the BSc (Hons) Chemistry from the National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD) and was awarded her PhD in Chemistry from the same university for studies into the Design and Synthesis of Novel Carbohydrate-based HIV Protease Inhibitors. She subsequently worked as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. She joined the School of Food Science and Environmental Health in 2003 as a lecturer in Food Chemistry and Analysis. She is the Chairperson of the Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies (DT425). She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Third Level Teaching and Learning and was awarded DIT Teaching Fellowships in 2010 and 2012. In 2011 she won the DIT College of Science President’s Teaching Excellence Award. Her pedagogical research interests include integration of technology, novel feedback mechanisms, peer learning, and graduate attributes in undergraduate science education. She is currently undertaking an MA in Higher Education. Additional research interests include the development of novel antimicrobials based on carbohydrate synthesis.

Research Interests

  • Carbohydrate derivatives as antimicrobials
  • Work-placement learning
  • Community based learning

Current Research Projects

  • Use of blogs to enhance work placement through reflection, provide tutor and peer feedback and develop a Learning Community in pharmacy technician education. Dr. Julie Dunne
  • SwitchOnSTEM.ie: Resources to support Higher Education Engagement activities

Previous Research Projects

  • Development of reusable learning resources for biochemistry teaching and learning. Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Barry Ryan, Dr. Steve Meany, Dr. Jane Irwin (UCD) and Dr. Glynis Robinson (TCD).
  • Synthesis and evaluation of fatty acid derivatives of carbohydrates as anti-microbial agents: Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. Gary Henehan, Dr. Sarah Rawe
  • Effect of feedback and use on blended learning in undergraduate science laboratories. Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Barry Ryan
  • OVERSEAS: Outgoing Erasmus Student Enhancement Study. Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr. Julie Dunne, Dr. Barry Ryan.

 

Publications

Full Paper Publications

  1. Dunne, Julie L. (2014). Peer teaching in the food chemistry laboratory: student-produced experiments, peer and audio feedback, and integration of employability skills, International Journal of Food Studies, 3(2), pp.145-159.
  2. Dunne J. and Ryan S. (2013). Work placement blogs to harness diverse learning experiences, provide timely assessment & feedback, and foster a community of practice. In: DIT Teaching Fellowship Reports (2012-2013): Supporting strategic themes of diversity, modularisation and eLearning. ISBN: 978-1-900454-54-438-43, pp. 46-52.
  3. Dunne, Julie and Ryan, Barry (2012) "Learning in the Science Lab: a New Approach," Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 2.
  4. Dunne J. and Ryan B.J. (2012). Improving the undergraduate laboratory experience. In: DIT Teaching Fellowship Reports (2010-2011): Supporting strategic themes of diversity, modularisation and eLearning. ISBN: 978-1-900454-51-3, pp. 46-52.
  5. In Vitro antimicrobial activity and mechanism of action of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives against S aureus and MRSA.. Nobmann, P ., Bourke, P*., Dunne, J., Henehan, G.Journal of Applied Microbiology 2010 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04622.x
  6. The antimicrobial efficacy and structure activity relationship of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives against Listeria spp. and food spoilage microorganisms.
  7. Patricia Nobmann, Aoife Smith, Julie Dunne, Gary Henehan, Paula Bourke* International Journal of Food Microbiology, 128, 3, 2009, 440-445Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of carbohydrate and polyhydroxylated non-carbohydrate fatty acid ester and ether derivatives. Aoife Smith, Patricia Nobmann, Gary Henehan, Paula Bourke, Julie Dunne*Carbohydrate Research, 343, 15, 2008, 2557-2566
  8. Syntheses of peptidomimetics based on pyranose and polyhydroxylated piperidine scaffolds. Julie L. Dunne and Paul V. Murphy,* Curr. Org. Synth. 2006, 3, 403-437
  9. Synthesis of peptidomimetics based on an iminosugar and β-D-glucopyranoside and inhibition of HIV-protease. Florence Chery, Linda Cronin, Julie O’ Brien and Paul V. Murphy,* Tetrahedron, 2004, 60, 6597-6608.
  10. A general synthesis of iminosugars, Ciaran McDonnell, Linda Cronin, Julie L. O’ Brien and Paul V. Murphy, J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 3565-68.
  11. Synthesis of Novel HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors Based on Carbohydrate Scaffolds; Paul V. Murphy, Julie L. O’ Brien, Lorraine J. Gorey-Feret, Amos B. Smith, III, Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 2259-71
  12. Structure Based Design and Synthesis of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors Employing b-D-Mannopyranoside Scaffolds; Paul V. Murphy, Julie L. O’ Brien, Lorraine J. Gorey-Feret, Amos B. Smith, III, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2002, 12, 1763-66
  13. Novel Synthesis of the Glycosidase Inhibitor Deoxymannojirimycin and of a Synthetic Precursor D-lyxo-Hexos-5-ulose; Julie L. O’ Brien, Manuela Tosin and Paul V. Murphy, Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 3353-6.
  14. Stereospecific synthesis of b-D-allopyranosides by dihydroxylation of b-D-erythro-2,3-dideoxyhex-2-enopyranosides, Paul V. Murphy, Julie L. O’ Brien, Amos B. Smith, Carbohydr. Res. 2001, 334, 327-335.
  15. A simple and effective separation and purification procedure for DNA fragments using Dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide McLoughlin DM, O'Brien J, McManus JJ, Gorelov AV, Dawson KA. Bioseparation 2000, 9 (5) 307-313

Paper presentations:

  1. Dunne, J. L. (2013) ‘Peer teaching: taking the recipe out of food analytical chemistry’. Oral presentation. 5th Eurovariety in Chemistry Education 2013, Theme: “Smarter Teaching-Better Learning” 3rd – 5th July 2013. University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
  2. Dunne, J. and Ryan, B.J. (2012). Harnessing Technology to make Learning (and Teaching) more fun. Proceedings from 5th Annual International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy. Dublin, Ireland.
  3. Dunne, J. L. (2011) Work placement blogs to harness diverse learning experiences and foster a community of practice, LIN October 2011
  4. Dunne, J.L. Edulearn (2011), 4622-4630 Putting the student in charge: Adding value to the food chemistry laboratory through student generated experiments, integration of transferable skills, and peer and audio feedback. (ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1)
  5. Ryan, B.J.* and Dunne, J.L. Edulearn (2011), 4507-4515 Integrating formative feedback into individual and group assessments in a first year organic chemistry module. (ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1)

Conference oral and poster presentations:

  1. Dunne, J.L. (2014). Experiences with the DIT-Larkin College Pharmacy Technician tutoring community learning project. Oral presentation. Students Learning With Communities Summer School, Dublin Institute of Technology, 19th June 2014.
  2. Dunne, J.L. (2014). What’s wrong with my soap? Chemistry Alive through Community Engagement. Oral presentation. RSC Irish Variety in Chemistry Education, Dublin Institute of Technology, 6th May 2014.
  3. Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2014). Enhance employability skills in work placements with the use of blogs as a reflective peer-peer learning tool: lessons learned. Oral presentation. HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh 30th April to 1st May 2014.
  4. Dunne, J. L,Ryan, S. (2014). Supporting the transition from third level education to employment by peer-peer learning through online reflective blog assessment. Oral presentation. 15th Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association (EdTech), University College Dublin May 29-30th May 2014
  5. Dunne, J. L,Ryan, S. (2014). To enhance student engagement and employability skills for undergraduate food industrial work placements with the use of blog assessment as a reflective peer-peer learning tool. Poster presentation. 3rd International ISEKI_Food Conference, Athens, May 21-23, 2014.
  6. Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2013). Work placement blogs to harness diverse learning experiences, provide timely assessment & feedback, and foster a community of practice. Oral presentation. IOSTE mini-symposium Dublin 25-26th October 2013
  7. Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2013). Enhancing student engagement while on work placement: Resources and implementation of a workshop on reflective blogging for peer learning. Poster presentation. – Sustainable Models of Student Engagement – Rhetoric or Achievable? 6th Annual Learning Innovation Network Conference October 17th 2013. Dublin, Ireland
  8. Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2013). Teaching Fellowship Presentation. Oral presentation.13th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning. Dublin, Ireland.
  9. Dunne, J.L. (2012). College of Science Teaching Award Presentation. Oral Presentation. 12th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning. Dublin, Ireland
  10. Dunne, J.L. (2012) . ‘Engaging first years’ workshop, Oral presentation. STEERS (Student Transition; Expectations; Engagement; Retention)
  11. Dunne, J.L.* and Ryan, B.J. (2011) Listen. Re-listen. Podcasting for Feedback (and Feedforward) of Undergraduate Laboratory Reports. (poster). EdTech 2011. Waterford, June 1-2
  12. Ryan B.J.* and Dunne. J.L. (2011). Improving the undergraduate laboratory learning experience through on-line pre-lab resources, assessment redesign and formative feedback. (poster). EdTech 2011. Waterford, June 1-2
  13. Ryan B.J.* and Dunne. J.L.* (2011). Formative feedback strategies to improve science laboratory learning, its good to talk! The 11th Annual Dublin Institute of Technology Showcase of Teaching and Learning Innovations. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland.
  14. Ryan B.J.* and Dunne. J.L. (2010). Classroom Response Devices (“Clickers”): Interactive quizzes for the common functional groups of organic chemistry. NDLRFest 2010: National Showcase of Digital Teaching and Learning Resources. Dublin, April 14.
  15. P. Nobmann*, J. Dunne, G. Henehan and P. Bourke. (2009)In vitro antimicrobial activity and mechanisms of action of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. FEMS 2009. 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists, Gothenburg-Sweden, June 28-July 2 2009
  16. P. Nobmann*, A. Smith, J. Dunne, G. Henehan and P. Bourke (2008). Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives on food pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms. Food Micro conference 2008, Aberdeen-Scotland, 1st – 4th September 2008
  17. P. Nobmann, A. Smith, P. Bourke, J. Dunne and G. Henehan (2008). Synthesis, antimicrobial efficacy and structure/activity relationship of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives. 60th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, University College Cork, 11th-13th June 2008
  18. A. Smith, P. Nobmann, J. Dunne, P. Bourke and G. Henehan (2007). Synthesis of novel carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives and the relationship of structure with anti-microbial efficacy. 59th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, Dublin City University, 14th-15th June 2007
  19. O’Brien, J.L. and Murphy, P.V. Symposium Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Conway Institute, December 17th 2002 ‘Design and synthesis of Novel Carbohydrate based HIV Protease Inhibitors’ (poster)
  20. O’Brien, J.L. and Murphy, P.V. Lipid Mediators of Inflammation and Thrombosis: From Chemical Synthesis and Bioactions to Novel Therapeutics, Conway Institute, September 12th 2002
  21. O’Brien, J.L. and Murphy, P.V. Synthesis of β-D-allopyranosides by dihydroxylation of β-D-erythro-2,3-dideoxyhex-2-enopyranosides. Eurocarb XI,Lisbon, Sept 2-7 2001
  22. Enright, P., O’Brien, J.L. and Murphy, P.V. Some novel hydroboration and oxidation reactions of glycals (PA056) Eurocarb X,Galway, July 11-16 1999

                              Funding Grants

                              Dunne, J. L. (2014). Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme

                              Dunne, J. L. (2014). Learning technologies: Design for impact. UK SBRI Technology Strategy Board

                              Dunne, J. L. (2013). College of Science Teaching and Assessment Resource Coordinator. Dublin Institute of Technology Learning, Teaching and Assessment Project Funding.

                              Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2013). National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Resource development to support blogs for work placement assessment LIN (Learning Innovation Project) funding.

                              Dunne, J. L, Ryan, S. (2012). Dublin Institute of Technology SIF II Enhancement of Learning Teaching Fellowship. * contributed equally

                              Dunne, J (2012) DIT Students Learning with Communities development grant

                              Bourke, P., Frias, J., Dunne, J. and Ryan B.J. (2012). OVERSEAS: Outgoing Erasmus Student Enhancement Study. Dublin Institute of Technology Learning, Teaching and Assessment Project Funding.

                              Dunne, J. L, Ryan, B. and Meany, S. (2011). National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Pick and Mix Suite: A one-stop-shop for all you need to create innovative and engaging biochemistry practicals. LINCS Project partners : TCD, UCD.

                              Dunne, J.L. (2011). Dublin Institute of Technology's Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) Personal Response Units Award (a.k.a. 'Clickers').

                              Dunne, J.L.*and. Ryan B.J.* (2010). Dublin Institute of Technology SIF II Enhancement of Learning Teaching Fellowship. * contributed equally.

                              Dunne, J.L., Bourke, P & Henehan, G. (2005) Design, synthesis and evaluation of anti-microbial activity of carbohydrate fatty acid derivatives. TERS: Strand 1

                              Dunne, J.L. (2004) Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel anti-tuberculosis drug candidates. TERS: Strand 1

                              Reusable Learning Objects

                              1. Solutions, dilutions and buffers
                              2. Extraction of lipid from milk chocolate
                              3. Introduction to Spectrophotmetry
                              4. Introduction to Chromatography
                              5. Introduction to enzyme kinetics
                              6. Introduction to enzyme assays
                              7. Digestion and metabolism practical
                              8. Blood analysis: Measurement of cellular and non-cellular components of blood
                              9. Introduction to renal function, urinalysis and assay of pathological components of urine

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

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