Rebecca Roper

I am a Lecturer in a number of related disciples; my primary expertise is in the creative and performing arts. My professional practice as a casting director informs my work in the NFS. I also developed the IADT First Year Matters (FYM) programme, an extended orientation programme supporting students in their transition into higher education.


Casting 'Batman Begins', directed by Christopher Nolan, Casting 'Alexander' directed by Oliver Stone, Casting 'Arthur and the Invisibles' directed by Luc Besson, Casting 'Peter Pan' directed by P.J. Hogan, Casting 'The Actors' directed by Conor McPherson, Casting 'Shrooms' directed by Paddy Breathnach, 'Patrick's Day directed by Terry McMahon


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My research interests are in education, transition into higher education, performance, resilience, acting pedagogy, creativity and innovation. I am a DRHEA Research Fellow.

FYM : the first four years of a successful transition programme in Irelandcurrent
From the Ground Up: Extended Orientation and Irish Higher Education (paper presented in European First Year Experience, Helsinki)2013


TAI Madrid Erasmus Direction of Actors 2016
'Belonging: Teachi'
‘A Systematic Review of Institutional Interventions Intended to Enhance The First Year Experience’. (Co-Author) Submitted – Higher Education, 2013.
‘Paved With Good Intentions: Seeking an Institute-Wide FYE Strategy’. (Co-Author)
LIN (Learning Innovation Network) Conference

TAI Madrid Erasmus 'Directing Actors Revisited'2016
'Belonging: Teaching to Transition' IADT2014
'Technology and Formative Feedback' Barcelona EduLearn2013
European First Year Experience (Session Chair) Presented research on Transitioning into Higher Education in Ireland Nottingham Trent, Helsinki Finland2013/2014
SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) Conference ‘Higher Education As If the World Mattered’ Edinburgh, Scotland2013
International First Year Experience Vancouver2012

Awards & Achievements

DRHEA Research Fellow

Additional Info

  • Member of Student Led Learning Steering Group
  • Women in Film
  • TUI
  • Aishe