Professor Lori Lockyer is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice and an expert in education. She is responsible for the strategic leadership, governance, and financial management of the faculty which teaches over 10,000 students and employs over 1,100 academic and professional staff.

Lori has been a leader in the Australian higher education for more than two decades. At the University of Wollongong, Lori held a number of roles including Associate Dean (Research and Graduate) in the Faculty of Education and helped establish the Graduate School of Medicine as its foundation Director of Educational Development. At Macquarie University, as Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Chair in Teacher Education and Head of the School of Education, she provided leadership through a period of significant state-based initial teacher education reform. At the University of Technology Sydney, as Dean of the Graduate Research School, Lori led major policy and procedure transformation and industry engagement initiatives for research students across the UTS programs and within the Australian Technology Network of Universities. Lori has been appointed to several key committees including the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge Expert Working Group, the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts and ERA Research Evaluation Committees.

Lori holds a PhD in Education from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario.  Lori’s research explores how technology can be used to support learning by investigating how educators design learning experiences for their students, how students engage with technology for their learning, and how learning analytics and a range of measures can help to understand educational experiences and outcomes. Lori has attracted in excess of $18M in research funding and disseminated her work in more than 150 publications attracting over 5,000 citations.

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