Lindsey Conner Plenary Speaker at IN4OBE Summit
Prof Lindsey Conner is an internationally renowned education expert who is known for her research on innovation in education and teaching. Currently at Flinders University, Prof Conner is Professor in Digital Education and Innovation. She was the Dean People and Resources until end of June 2019 (all matters related to staffing, budgets and staff development) and since February 2019, concurrently the Dean Education (academic development and course quality assurance) in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders. Lindsey was previously the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Associate Dean Postgraduate Research and Dean (Education – teaching and learning) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Prof Conner has a strong international profile and led the 7 country Pacific Circle Consortium research project on Teacher Education for the Future. In 2013 Prof Conner was invited as a consultant to NIER (Japan) working with the Ministry of Education Japan on infusing competencies across the curriculum. Prof Conner was also a funded visiting teaching and research fellow at SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang Malaysia (2013) and a consultant in the development of science teaching standards for the South East Asian Ministries of Education (2014). Prof Conner has developed courses and supported researchers from universities in Bangladesh, China, Malaysia and Korea. She has over 186 research outputs.
Her research on the application of technologies in a wide range of educational contexts and translational research for teaching, has had outstanding impact. For example, Prof Conner was the New Zealand coordinator for the OECD Innovative Learning Environments Project and Education Commissioner for the New Zealand Olympic Committee. Prof Conner has also led an international partnership project on implementing ICT in schools and was Director of the Science and Technology Education Research Hub at the University of Canterbury.