Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham
Lynn is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham, UK and Co-Director of ConnectFutures. Her background is in teaching at primary, secondary and teacher education levels, in Mauritius and Malaysia as well as UK. Research and consultancy interests lie in the broad field of education governance and equity, but with a particular focus on conflict, extremism and security across a range of international contexts. This involves consultancy and evaluation work in capacity development, in rights, citizenship and school democracy, to build education for resilience and social cohesion, particularly in contexts of fragility. Recent research has been interviewing former extremists (far right and Islamist) about their family backgrounds, and evaluating a project on mentoring Muslim prisoners.