Professor and Foundation Director of the LH Martin Institute, Lynn was previously Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy at the University of New England. Having completed a PhD in the sociology of higher education at the University of Cambridge, he has nearly three decades experience researching higher education policy issues.
Specific research interests include governance and management, research management, diversification of higher education institutions and systems, institutional amalgamations, organisational change, and comparative study of higher education systems.
He has attracted numerous competitive research grants, is regularly invited to address international conferences and is frequently invited to be guest editor of international journals with respect to special issues on aspects of higher education policy. Lynn has published 30 books and monographs and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and book series and has worked with such international agencies as UNESCO and the OECD.