Lynn joined UNSW after a long corporate career in Learning and Development as well as Human Resources. Holding Masters qualifications in both Education (Training and Development, with a focus on aligning personal and organisational values) and Labour Law and Relations (focusing on transmission of business) Lynn’s PhD looked at the “Psychological constructs underpinning retrenchment and how outplacement ameliorates these”.
As an education focused academic, Lynn changes the learning experience through engaging with how students learn and personalising the learning experience. Her great interest is in exploring the world of work and how people engage in this. In co-creating the Masters course, Professional Skills and Ethics, Lynn looked to bring her corporate experience to university learning. A continual innovator, Lynn uses technology to connect with her students and personalise their experience. Known for sharing her practice locally and globally, she is regularly invited to present to other faculty, across faculty and to the Education Focused Community. Much of Lynn’s work has driven change across the university particularly in the online and blended learning space.
She co-authored the first Australian and New Zealand Edition (2020) of Organisational Behaviour: Engaging people and organisations published through Cengage.
As an award winning teacher and researcher she has earned Best Australian Researcher Published by the Australian Journal of Career Development in 2010, Facilitation, Teaching Excellence Award for the Masters of Business and Technology (MBAx) and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011 as well as the 2014 Outstanding Technology Enabled Teaching Innovation Award and the School of Management Teaching Excellence Award 2019 for a large course. She is also Internationally recognised for her use of technology as the Turnitin Global Innovation Awards winner for Australia & New Zealand, 2019. In 2020 she was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) by Advance HE (UK). Achieving SFHEA constitutes internationally accredited and quality-assured professional recognition that has successfully evidenced ‘a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching … as a key contribution to high quality student learning’, including through peer engagement, influence, leadership, and a scholarly and evidence-based reflective practice. Of 130,000 Higher Education Academy fellows globally (April 2020), fewer than 10% are Senior Fellows, of whom only 30 are at UNSW.