Staff profile - Julianne Lynch

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Dr Julianne Lynch

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Warrnambool Campus
Phone: +61 3 55633246 +61 3 55633246



  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Education, Deakin University, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Monash University, 1994

Personal website


Teaching Interests

Teaching with new technologies; innovative pedagogies

Learner diversity; learner identity; learning theories

Curriculum theory; curriculum innovation

Knowledge areas

  • Curriculum innovation
  • Educational technology
  • Teacher practice
  • Scholarship of teaching

Recent research projects

  • Fluker Post Schools Project, Telematics Trust 2014-2015, Fluker, Augar & Lynch
  • A techno-historical trail of Peek Whuurong historical sites created by local students, Telematics Trust 2013-2014, Lynch & Redpath
  • Teaching science to diverse learners: Responses to the Australian Curriculum, CREFI RDG 2014, Herbert & Lynch
  • Teachers’ uses of mobile touch-screen devices in early primary school, DEAKIN CRG 2014, Lynch & O'Mara
  • iPreps: Supporting early years' literacy learning with iPods and iPads, School of Education 2010-2010, Lynch & Redpath
  • Academic skills and mentoring program: University and School partnerships, 2011-2013
  • Supporting educational achievement and aspiration through 'real' science in a low SES primary school, DUPPP 2011-2013, Lynch, Herbert & Redpath
  • Leading curriculum change, AITSL 2012,

Conferences and seminars

Recent conference presentations:

Redpath T & Lynch J (2015) Locating Learning: Making Connections Between Virtual and Physical Spaces with Mobile Touch-Screen Devices [invited speaker], AERA, Chicago, April 2015.

Redpath T & Lynch J (2014) Locating Learning: Making Connections Between Virtual and Physical Spaces with Mobile Touch-Screen Devices [featured symposium], AARE, Brisbane, November 2014.

Lynch J & Herbert S (2013) Negotiating place and space in a school-wide curriculum innovation: a place for the animals, AARE, Adelaide, November 2014.

Arenas E & Lynch J (2013) Pedagogical principles for the design of virtual learning spaces in higher education, HERDSA 2013: The place of learning and teaching: Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2013 Conference (pp. 26-36) Milperra, N.S.W.

Arenas E & Lynch J (2012) Techno-literacy and learning in blended, multicultural course environments, E-Learn 2012 :Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1-10), Montréal, Québec.

Media appearances

30 August 2013 Warrnambool tertiary-primary partnership earns science award:

26 July 2013 Hold the phone: I can hear university calling:

3 July 2013 Past meets present on the techno-trail:

29 April 2013 Warrnambool East Primary School science up for top award:

22 February 2013, 'Governor keen to return to Warrnambool as a tourist':

Article in the Warrnambool Standard, 9 February 2013, 'Fishing for our future scientists':

Article in the Warrnambool Extra, 27 March 2012, 'School fostering future scientists'

Article in the Warrnambool Standard, 26 December 2011, 'Warrnambool school leads the way':

Article in the Warrnambool Standard, 8 August 2011 Picture this: School students get a new image of life at uni

Article in the Warrnambool Standard, 2 February 2011 Learning how to think:


Research interests

Technology and school education
Innovative pedagogies
Engaging diverse and 'at risk' cohorts
Innovation, technology and the scholarship of university teaching
'Practice' theories

Research page



Recent publications:

Lynch J & Herbert S 2015 'Affirming irregular spaces in a school-wide curriculum initiative: A place for the animals', Curriculum Inquiry, Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 285- 303.

Lynch J, 2015, Researching With Heart In Ed-Tech: What Opportunities Does The Socially Indeterminate Character Of Technological Artefacts Open Up For Affirming Emergent And Marginalized Practices? In S. Bulfin, N.J. Johnson & C. Bigum (eds), Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education (pp. ). Palgrave-Macmillan.

Lynch J, Walker-Gibbs B, & Herbert S (2015) Moving beyond a ‘bums-on-seats’ analysis of progress towards widening participation: reflections on the context, design and evaluation of an Australian government-funded mentoring programme, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37 (2): 1-15.

Lynch J & Redpath T (2014) 'Smart technologies' in early years literacy education : A meta-narrative of paradigmatic tensions in iPad use in an Australian preparatory classroom, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, vol. 14, pp. 147-174.

Greaves K & Lynch J (2012) Is the lecturer in the room? a study of student satisfaction with online discussions in practical legal training, Legal Education Review, vol. 22, pp. 147-175.

Rowan L & Lynch J (2011) The continued underrepresentation of girls in post-compulsory information technology courses : a direct challenge to teacher education, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 39, pp. 83-95.

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