Dr Lynne Hunt is Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Queensland and Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia. She commenced employment in tertiary teaching in 1970 in an experimental, four-term-year unit in Liverpool (UK). She has taught at all levels from transition to university to doctoral supervision in social science, education and health science departments. Professor Hunt has worked as an Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Professor and Leader of the Teaching and Learning Development Group at Charles Darwin University (CDU), and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Southern Queensland.
She received an Australian Executive Endeavour Award in 2009 and she is the recipient of three, university-level awards for teaching excellence. She won the 2002 Australian Award for University Teaching in the Social Science category and the 2002 Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.
She publishes in the fields of health sociology and tertiary teaching. Her co-edited book The realities of change in higher education: Interventions to promote learning and teaching was published in the UK in 2006. She is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (JTLHE) and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability.
Professor Hunt was a member of the Board of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and two of its sub-committees from its inception until March 2008. She has also served internationally as a member of an external review panel for the University of Pretoria (2009) and as an examination moderator for the University of Botswana (2003-2005). She was a HERDSA Fellow and mentor, and a member of the Academic Committee of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (2005-2006).
She is invited regularly to be a guest speaker and has presented nationally and internationally on topics including change leadership to promote university learning and teaching, faculty development planning, tertiary teaching, work-based university learning, teaching scholarship, teaching awards, the student learning journey and women’s health organisations.