Personal details

Dr Lyndal O'Gorman
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Other Education
+61 7 3138 3621
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology), Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian Association of Environmental Education
  • Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network

Arts, Conceptions, Early childhood education, Education for sustainability, Parents, Phenomenography, Preparatory Year, Queensland

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Lyndal O’Gorman has worked in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education casually since 2004 and full-time from 2007. Prior to this she taught in Education Queensland primary schools in Brisbane and Far North Queensland. Lyndal was involved in the introduction of the Preparatory Year in Queensland through her as a key member of the Queensland Teachers’ Union and as a researcher at QUT during the trial and implementation of Prep. Lyndal’s PhD research employed phenomenography to explore parents’ views of the Preparatory Year in a non-government school. Lyndal’s current teaching and research endeavours at QUT include the topics of early childhood and primary arts education, education for sustainability, play pedagogies, interdisciplinary learning and teaching, and early childhood leadership. Lyndal is building a substantial track record of research investigating the intersection of the arts and education for sustainability and her work in this space is recognised internationally. She is co-leader of the Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability. Lyndal’s research leadership at QUT is demonstrated by her role on the leadership team of the Centre for Child and Family Studies research group. Lyndal’s impact at QUT is demonstrated in her work in university-wide teaching programs such as the Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice, in which she taught scholarly approaches to learning and teaching to early career academics from across the university, and supported their disciplinary research skill development.

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Lyndal specialises in teaching in the following areas:

  • Early childhood and primary visual and media arts education
  • Education for Sustainability

Lyndal has been a member of an award-winning Scholarship of Teaching team that conducted research investigating the experiences of students with English as an additional language as they undertook field experience in Australian schools. As Program Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Years) course, Lyndal lead a teaching team that won the Education Faculty’s inaugural Teaching and Learning Award for Teaching Excellence (Team Award) in 2009. This was achieved as a result of the team’s innovative work with the Graduate Schools Program. Lyndal is an experienced Arts educator who has lead large teaching teams in the Faculty of Education across multiple campuses. Her teaching expertise was recognised through a secondment to the university’s central Learning and Teaching Unit (2016/17) where she worked in the Academic Development Team to provide professional development to early career academics from across QUT.

Lyndal is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching (QALT).

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Lyndal has been a key member of research and teaching teams that have implemented innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning at QUT. She was a co-initiator of the Lone Pine Koala Centre project in which students from the Faculties of Education and Design worked together to design an early education centre to be built on the grounds of a local wildlife sanctuary.

Lyndal is a key member of the committee of the Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network (QECSN). QECSN provides professional development and advocacy for Queensland early childhood teachers as they implement education for sustainability in their centres.


This information has been contributed by Dr Lyndal O'Gorman.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Current supervisions

    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Neal Dreamson

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)