Ellen Lynch

PhD Candidate
AFHEA
B Eng (Hons)
+61 2 6125 0108

I believe engineers are integral to creating inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies. I'm interested in how we create socio-technically capable engineers of the future to tackle emerging wicked problems and improve the lives of others. My research aims to understand the role of humility in how engineers build and maintain professional relationships, and in turn, the impact on outcomes for all involved in projects. Through my work, we hope to help professional engineers be life-long, self-aware learners, who successfully collaborate with all they interact with. Aside from my research, I am personally interested in how we can increase diversity and inclusion in engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and the application of improvisation to foster skills in STEM professionals.  

Tutor: 

  • ENGN1211 - Discovering Engineering (2017, 2019)
  • ENGN2300 - Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design (2020, 2021)
  • VCUG3001 - Unravelling Complexity (2020)
  • EXTN1005 - ANU Extension (2018-2020)

Lecturer/ Co-convenor: 

  • EXTN1005B - ANU Extension Year 12, System Dynamics Unit (2020-2021)
  • engineering education
  • humanitarian engineering
  • Indigenous knowledge systems 
  • professional practice
  • threshold concepts
  • teaching and learning

Ellen Lynch, Jeremy Smith. (2020). Evolution of Humanitarian Engineering in Australia. In Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference. Montréal, Canada.

Ellen Lynch, Jeremy Smith. (2020). Humility’s role in modern engineering. In Annual Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA). Montréal, Canada.

Ellen Lynch, Jeremy Smith, Kim Blackmore, Sara Beavis. (2019). Enabling cross-discipline learning in project-based courses. In 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (EEAA2019). Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Brisbane, Australia.

Ellen Lynch, Chris Browne. (2018). A framework for promoting equal voices in STEM Outreach activities. In 29th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (EEAA2018). Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Ellen Lynch, Chris Browne. (2018). A Method for Promoting Equal Participation in STEM Outreach Programs. In Annual Research Conference of Engineers Without Borders Australia. Melbourne, Australia.

Ellen Lynch, Chris Browne. (2017). Student perceptions of generic skills and attributes development. In Annual Conference of Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS). Adelaide, Australia. 

Best Paper, "Integration" Theme, Australiasian Association for Engineering Educaton Annual Conference 2019

  • CECS Community and Inclusion Committee (2019-2021)

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