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School of Education - VC Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University

Dr Lynette Vernon is a School of Education - Edith Cowan University, Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow. She leads research into establishing healthy sleep routines and controlling technology use before bedtime for our youth to achieve adequate and good quality sleep. Her interest in technology use and sleep has led to collaborations with her colleagues at Murdoch and Griffith Universities to develop Australia's Biggest ABC smartphone survey. Lynette's work has been translated by media outlets around the world, including: CBS News - 'Late-night screen time puts teens' sleep and mental health at risk', The Guardian (UK) and The Journal - Ireland. Recently, she collaborated with Child Trends News Service in the US to complete a script and video to expand Latino parents’ access to child development research through the news media. She won a travel award to present the findings at the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) and a certificate of recognition from Wiley Journal for the top downloaded article in Child Development. Lynette obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from Murdoch University in Psychology with research interests in the developmental implications of using technology at night. Lynette has a Bachelor of Science from UWA and Diploma in Education from Edith Cowan University. She has taught in regional and metropolitan schools for the Department of Education in WA and QLD for over 20 years, and while teaching completed my Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Charles Sturt University. Lynette managed $5 million equity project supporting the aspirations of students from low SES backgrounds. Lynette worked as a research fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education based at Curtin University.


  • –present
    National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education Research Fellow , Curtin University


  • 2017 
    Curtin University, Equity