Lynn’s area of expertise is in Teacher Education with a focus on pre-service teacher development, teacher qualities, non cognitive capabilities, teacher identity formation and mentoring.
Lynn completed her PhD in 2012.Her PhD thesis titled: Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of ‘Teacher Qualities’ in Secondary Education: A Mixed Method Study was a comprehensive mixed method study that looked a pre-service teachers changing perceptions as they progressed through their course of study.
Lynn’s current research at UOW involves:
- Collaborative project in the area of non-cognitive teacher qualities with national and international partners.
- Research into supervising teachers judgment making and the use of situational Judgment Testing ( SJT) and Think Alouds to support understanding in the reasoning behind judgment making in teaching
- Research into mentoring in teacher education
- A longitudinal study into the effectiveness of the Masters of teaching
Prior research projects include: a two-year study collaborative research project on teacher mentoring (AIS/UNSW - 2012-2013), which resulted in the development of a series of mentoring tools for schools and teachers; a National Carrick (ALTC - $200, 000) project in 2007, that looked at the support of sessional staff in universities; and research and use of digital eportfolios in teacher education at UNSW.