Shanghai Forum for Education
Excellence 2022 (SFEE 2022)



Dr. Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

An Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Visiting Professor at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta in Indonesia


Short Bio

Elizabeth Hartnell-Young is an Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and has been a Visiting Professor at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

A keen learner who has completed several MOOCs, she also designs, presents and supports professional learning for educators. As Director of the ACER Institute at the Australian Council for Educational Research, she led the registration, development and online provision of post graduate courses. She previously managed a large portfolio of projects relating to teaching and learning as Director of Research and Evaluation in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Her interest in physical and virtual spaces has led to research in the use of technologies and new learning spaces during periods of rapid development in these fields in England and Australia. She has written numerous articles and book chapters, and has served on several editorial boards, including BJET. Recent publications include Reimagining school education in McCalman, J. & Dawson, E. (Eds,). What Happens Next: Reconstructing Australia after COVID-19. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, and Technology to Improve Assessments of Learning in Class, School and Nation in Marcus-Quinn, A. & T. Hourigan. (Eds.) Handbook on Digital Learning for K-12 Schools, published by Springer International.

Elizabeth has worked towards gender equality for many years, co-founding Honour a Woman in 2017. She has worked with women to increase their technology skills, and published frequently, including Using a portfolio approach to support each other in navigating academia in Mahat, M. (Ed.). Women Thriving in Academia, published by Emerald