Lynne an Honorary Professor at the School of Education.
Professor Cohen's background is in school teaching where she was head of the Biology and Mathematics departments. After returning to study she achieved a Masters and a PhD in Psychology. She was employed by Edith Cowan University as a lecturer in the School of Psychology for 17 years and was the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, for the then Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, and Professor in the School of Psychology and Social Science. She was responsible for the quality of courses within the Faculty as well as assisting with curriculum development. She developed and implemented a literacy program for children with learning difficulties and trained a team of teachers to provide a service for students with learning difficulties. Lynne is a community psychologist as well as an applied social psychologist. Her research and teaching is in the area of issues in higher education and resilience. She developed and implemented a peer-mentoring and transition program within the wider university community to address issues of student attrition. Lynne was chief editor of the 'Australian Community Psychologist', the journal of the College of Community Psychologists. Lynne received an Australian Award for University Teaching, an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Contribution to Student Learning, a Fellowship from the Australian Council for University Teaching. She was made a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society in 2015.
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