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Professor Lorraine Ling

TPTC (Frankston), BA (Deakin), B Ed (Deakin), M Ed (Deakin), PhD (Deakin)

PVC (Associate), Towards Success

Professor Lorraine Ling is PVC Associate, Towards Success. She  was previously the Dean of the College of Education at Victoria University.

She was the foundation Executive Dean of Education at La Trobe University the ten years prior, having joined La Trobe University in 1985. This followed a career as a teacher in primary, secondary and technical schools in metropolitan and rural areas.

She has held many roles as well as Executive Dean including head of school, Director of Educational Engagement, Director of Bendigo Campus, and has established teacher education programs across several regional and remote campuses in Victoria. She has worked as a World Bank consultant in Indonesia and has undertaken educational consultancies in many countries. Lorraine is a past chairperson of the Research and Development Centre for Professional Development within the Association for Teacher Educators in Europe.

Her research focuses on education policy and the policy construction process, values in education, higher education and teacher education, the changing nature of academic work, educational leadership and management, and networks and partnerships in education.

Professor Ling has edited and authored several books and journal articles and is currently co-editing a book focusing on the Methods and Paradigms in Education Research.

Recent publications

Stephenson, J., Ling L. (Eds) (2013). Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times.  International perspectives. Routledge, London and New York.

Ling, L. (2014) Knowledges, Discontinuities, Spirals and Universities in Tanya Fitzgerald (Ed) Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times. IGI Global, Hershey.

Ling, L. & Stephenson, J. (2012) Teacher Education the global financial crisis (GFC) – where has the shoe pinched, Educational Research, Vol. 54, (2), pp. 2119-124

Stephenson, J., Ling, L., (2013) ‘Introduction’, in Joan Stephenson and Lorraine Ling (Eds) Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times.  International perspectives, Routledge, London and New York

Ling, L., (2013) Values based education in Australia’ in Values – based school.  Practices in Estonia and in the World, Eesti Keele Siohtasutus, Estonia.

Ling, L (2012) Teacher education, the global financial crisis, frogs and bicycles, Educational Research, Vol. 54, (2), 213-224

Ling, L. & Stephenson, J. (2012) Teacher Education the global financial crisis (GFC) – where has the shoe pinched, Educational Research, Vol. 54, (2), pp. 2119-124

Professional memberships

  • Associate for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)
  • Australian Teaching Education Association (ATEA)
  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)

Industry experience

Primary, secondary and technical school teacher.

Areas of expertise

  • Educational leadership and management
  • Educational policy
  • Philosophy of education
  • Research methods
  • Teacher education
  • Values education

Contact details

Jasmina Bajramovic
+61 3 9919 5647

Senior project coordinator