Dr Lynnel Hoare


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College of Design and Social Context


Lynnel (Lyn) Hoare

Key activities

Lyn Hoare is an associate of the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning. In this capacity, Lyn works with Higher Degree by Research students, teaches in the course ‘Organisational Studies’, and participates in a range of research projects particularly in relation to higher education, transnational education and intercultural communication. Lyn also taught in the Schools of Education and Management, developing and coordinating courses such as ‘Human Resource Development’, ‘Working with Diversity’ and most recently teaching into the ‘International Business’ program. Lyn has coordinated courses and taught in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Shanghai and Vietnam.

Her research focuses on international education and intercultural aspects of learning and teaching, particularly in relation to the Asia Pacific Region.


  • PhD (University of Melbourne), 2006
    Thesis: ‘So near and yet so far’: An ethnographic evaluation of an Australian transnational education program
  • M.Ed. (University of Melbourne), 2000
    Thesis: “Confucian Confusion: A Western analysis of the efficacy of contemporary workplace training methods in a multicultural environment”.
  • Graduate Diploma: Adult Education and Training (University of Melbourne), 1994
  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor Category IV (University of Melbourne), 2000

Professional interests

Lyn is a member of the International Education Association of Australia.

Accomplishments/ achievements

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, RMIT University, Global Cities Institute
  • RMIT Teaching and Research Awards – Certificate of Achievement, Higher Education Discipline Category
  • Postgraduate Overseas Research Scholarship (PORES), The University of Melbourne (Funded six months PhD field work at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Australian Post Graduate Award (Government PhD Scholarship)
  • John and Elizabeth Robertson Award for most meritorious research essay. The University of Melbourne (M.Ed. Thesis).

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