Dr Aileen Ireland

Research Fellow

Education Stirling,

Dr Aileen Ireland

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About me

I have recently completed my PhD in professional education in the Faculty of Social Sciences here at the University of Stirling. Guided by the sociomaterial sensibilities provided by Actor-Network Theory, my research has explored the teaching practices of educators in their use of computerised simulated human patients in nursing education. My thesis explores the complexities of these practices and the challenges the educators must overcome in working to co-produce these complex modes of knowing in the simulation teaching and learning assemblage. Before beginning my doctoral studies, I completed a Master of Research in Educational Research, and I also have an MLitt in Postcolonial Studies. I have also worked on several research projects relating to the wellbeing of people affected by cancer. I currently work as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences.