TeachLab Team

David Lynch

Professor David Lynch

TeachLab Research Leader

Professor David Lynch
David Lynch is Professor of Education in the School of Education and is located at the Gold Coast campus. He is the author of numerous books and articles on teacher education and teaching improvement: specializing in Whole of School Teaching Improvement. David’s background is in primary education having been a teacher and senior state school principal in early professional life.

His academic career includes positions as professor of education, head of campus, sub-dean, and head of the school of education at a number of universities. He was awarded Southern Cross University’s Education Researcher of the Year in 2017. Two of David's key books include "Creating the Outstanding School" (2015) and "Preparation Teachers in Times of Change" (2012).

David’s research/ project income is circa $3M.

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Tony Yeigh

Dr Tony Yeigh

TeachLab Deputy Research Leader

Dr Tony Yeigh

Dr Yeigh is a research associate with the Centre for Children and Young People (SCU), member of the Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME) and Teacher Education Research Group (SCU). He also led the Learning Sciences Research Group (LSRG), which focuses on the cognitive-psychological, social psychological and cultural-psychological foundations of human learning, as well as on the teaching/learning nexus and the design of positive learning environments. Research involving Dr Yeigh currently includes ‘It's part of my life: Engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education’, a school improvement project in WA, a blended learning project in Japan and a project seeking to identify risk factors in first year university education. Dr Yeigh also reviews for several education research journals, including the journals Instructional Science and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.

Dr Tony Yeigh has been appointed Deputy Research Leader of Teach Lab. Aside from supporting the Research Leader, Tony will have oversight of generating Cat1 and 2 research proposals as well as leading professional learning activities for Teach Lab members.  In the start-up phase of Teach Lab Tony will have a particular focus on creating a research environment conducive to high quality sustainable research outputs.

Research profile

Lewes Peddell

Dr Lewes Peddell

TeachLab Leader, Strategic Partnerships

Dr Lewes Peddell

Dr Lewes Peddell is Lecturer in the School of Education, with a focus on Mathematics Education. Prior to coming to SCU in 2018, he was Director of Research, Learning and Enterprise at Canterbury College (QLD) where he also served as Director of Arts Academy, Acting Director of Curriculum and taught Music

and Mathematics. Before these positions, Dr Peddell resided in the USA from 1999-2007. During this time he studied with Craig Kirchhoff (now Emeritus Professor) at the University of Minnesota completing his Master in Music (Wind Conducting) and PhD with foci on Music Education and Conducting. From 2002-2007, Dr Peddell was Director of Bands and Orchestra at the Sunderman Conservatorium of Music, Gettysburg College where he was an Assistant Professor delivering courses in the Bachelor of Music Education degree program. The first 10-years of his teaching career were at a large co-educational independent school where from 1992 served as Director of Music.

Lewes Peddell has been appointed Leader, Teach Lab Strategic Partnerships. A key component of our 20/21 TL Strategic Plan  is the development of strategic relationships  with schools, education organisations and systems so that research projects can be established. The goal of this strategy is to first promote TeachLab as an opportunity for such organisations and to then secure increasing Cat 3 research funds. Lewes  will lead and coordinate this activity and has a target of $1m per year.

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