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Research Biography

Prof Lindsey Conner is an internationally renowned education expert who is known for her research on innovation in Education and teaching. Her commitment to social justice and prioritisation of specific actions (in a creative frame of "what else can we do to make a difference?") underpins her philosophy and leadership to empower people to stretch their potential for social mobility. She strongly believes that it is through education that people can achieve great things and have greater life chances.

Lindsey was previously the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Associate Dean Postgraduate Research and Dean (Education) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Prof Conner has a can do attitude and a passion for leading change. Her leadership in Education is drawn from nearly 26 years as a researcher and teacher educator in science education, including research on the application of technologies within disciplines and in cross disciplinary contexts. 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 which has had international aclaim.

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 an invited consultant to NIER (Japan) working with the Ministry of Education Japan on infusing competencies across curriculum. Prof Conner was also a funded visiting fellow at SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang (2013) and a consultant in developing science teaching standards for the South East Asian Ministries of Education (2014) which have been implemented in 11 Countries. Prof Conner has developed courses and supported researchers from universities in Bangladesh, China, Malaysia and Korea.

Previously, Prof Conner was the New Zealand coordinator for the OECD Innovative Learning Environments Project and Commissioner for the New Zealand Olympic Education Committee.

Research Interests

Professor Conner's specialised areas of research include science education, STEM, the use of ICT in science education and developing innovative pedagogies more generally, especially in the Higher Ed sector.

Prof Conner is frequently invited to be a guest speaker locally, nationally and internationally.

Fields of Research

  • Innovative pedagogy
  • Academic Leadership
  • Futures Education
  • Learning and Teaching in Science Education

Key Methodologies:

  • Mixed qualitative
  • National Survey Analysis
  • modelling

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • A Case study on the junior graduation programme at Years 9 and 10 of one school involved with the Schools Making a Difference (SMAD) project
  • Inspiration, concept, mapping and inquiry: supporting higher order thinking for Year 7 and 8 students
  • The praxis of initial secondary service teacher education in Seychelles and New Zealand: a comparison between the National Institute of Education and the University of Canterbury College of Education

Supervisory Interests

  • Pedagogical innovation
  • Science education


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