Lynda Lawson is Manager (Training and Knowledge Transfer) at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining. She is an applied linguist and behavioral scientist with 25 years experience designing and delivering training programmes for industry and government and in the science and engineering disciplines of the tertiary sector. Much of this training has been delivered in international settings, in France or to international staff and students in Australia. She has a strong record in creating innovative solutions to training needs. She is an experienced researcher using both quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
She has studied, worked and lived in Africa, UK, France, Thailand and Cambodia. She speaks fluent French and is an active member of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the QLD Narrative Research Network. Her research interest is mining and development in francophone West Africa. She is involved in community development work with students and refugees.
She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from QUT, a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex, a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in History from James Cook University.
She has extensive experience working with francophone Africa and conducting training in diverse and challenging situations.