Dr Lynette Vernon
Lynette Vernon holds a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellowship (2020–22) at Edith Cowan University, after having worked at the NCSEHE for three years as a Research Fellow. Originally a high school science teacher, Lynette worked in schools across Australia for 20 years and completed her Graduate Diploma in Psychology online through Charles Sturt University. Her PhD thesis, completed at Murdoch University, examined the developmental implications for adolescent wellbeing, schooling and sleep quality when using technology at night. Lynette collaborated with colleagues at Murdoch and Griffith Universities to develop Australia's Biggest Smartphone Survey sponsored by the ABC. Global media highlighted Lynette's research and she was awarded a prize for the paper with the highest media impact, reaching an audience of over two million people in Australia alone. Lynette continues to collaborate with the NCSEHE, in particular using quantitative methodology with a focus on the impact of disruptions on the wellbeing of students in higher education.