• Speakers

Plenary 3 - Learning / Education / Employment

Dr Lynette Riley

Senior Lecturer
School of Education & Social Work
The University of Sydney

Lynette Riley a Wiradjuri & Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree; a Senior Lecturer, in the Sydney School of Education & Social Work, The University of Sydney.

Lynette trained as an infants/primary teacher through Armidale CAE 1975-1977. She has been a classroom teacher in primary and high school; a consultant for schools; an Aboriginal Development Manager for VET; Manager of the Dubbo TAFE Campuses; State Manager for NSW DET, Aboriginal Education; and a senior lecturer at UNE and Sydney University. Her career focus has been in improving educational delivery for Aboriginal students and educating the wider public about Aboriginal people.

Lynette had her PhD conferred with ACU, in May 2017, with her research on “Conditions of Academic Success for Aboriginal Students”. Lynette seeks to find solutions creating sustainable change for Aboriginal programs, entwining understandings, knowledge of cultural education and competence.

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