Dr. Fenn- Lavington's 30+ years in Education include primary and secondary teaching, Sport Coordinator, School Co-Ordinator and Acting Deputy Principal as well as teaching at Griffith University with the School of Education. An accomplished musician, he has played guitar and sung on campus since 2006 with the Desperados Band. Alan is also a keen sportsman involved with surfing, athletics, rugby league and has played State Level Touch Football.
Alan has been an Academic with SCU since 2006 teaching with School of Education, PSP and Social Science as well as a short time with Sport Management and Surfing Studies. Alan was a vital part of the PSP Teaching Team that gained the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement as part of the Preparing for
Success Program 2007 which included a National Citation. He describes himself as a classroom practitioner.
Alan is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.
His Doctoral Study draws on ideas from the Activity Theory by Engestrom (developed in part from Vygotsky’s work) and is specifically in the area of Student Engagement and Retention at University. Alan's Research investigates, but is not limited to, students’ learning capabilities and success via Online, On Campus and Blended methods at University.
Although primarily a classroom practitioner, Dr. Fenn- Lavington has a solid recent Research Portfolio that includes acceptance for presentations and/or publications at JCU Conference Townsville QLD; Flinders University SA; ICERI Conference, Seville Spain ; APIAR Research Conference Indonesia and Oxford University in August 2022.