BA(Hons), MA, DipEd (Melb), MEd (Bristol), PhD (La Trobe),


LYN YATES is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Curriculum at the University of Melbourne. Her research is concerned with:

  1. changing configurations of knowledge and students in school curriculum policies since the 1970s;
  2. forms and effects of education research assessment and steering in higher education;
  3. young people, education and the changing world
  4. Education inequalities.
  • Associate Professor, La Trobe University, 1994 - 1999
  • President, Australian Association for Research in Education, 1998
  • Professor of Teacher Education and Associate Dean (Research), University of Technology Sydney, 2000 - 2004
  • Foundation Professor of Curriculum, University of Melbourne, 2005 - 2018
  • Associate Dean, Research, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 2006 - 2007
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Melbourne, 2007 - 2013
  • Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor University of Melbourne 2016
  • Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Emeritus Melbourne Graduate School of Education 2017-
  • Chair Academic Board, Collarts 2022-

Honorary Filosofie Hedersdoktor (Umea, Sweden 1999)

McLean Davies, L., Doecke, B., Mead,P., Sawyer, W. & Yates, L. (2023) Literary Knowledge and the Making of English Teachers. (Routledge)

Yates, Lyn, Woelert, Peter, Millar, Victoria and O’Connor, Kate (2017) Knowledge at the Crossroads? Physics and History in the Changing World of Schools and Universities.(Springer, Singapore).

Maasen, Peter, Nerland, Monika and Yates, Lyn (ed.) (2018) Reconfiguring Knowledge in Higher Education (Springer Nature).

Yates, Lyn, Collins, Cherry and O’Connor, Kate (2011) Australia’s Curriculum Dilemmas: state cultures and the big issues (Melbourne University Press, Carlton).

Yates, Lyn and Grumet Madeleine (2011) Curriculum in Today’s World: configuring knowledge, identities, work and politics. Routledge World Yearbook of Education 2011. (Routledge, London).

McLeod, Julie & Yates, Lyn (2006). Making Modern Lives: subjectivity, schooling and social change. SUNY Press, Albany New York.

Yates, Lyn (2004). What does good educational research look like? Situating a field and its practices. Open University Press, Maidenhead.