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Staff Profile

Dr Geraldine Lane

Dr Geraldine Lane Dr Geraldine Lane
Position Ongoing Sessional Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Education
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 209

Brief Summary

Dr Lane works as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Education and teaches in a range of units, both in the on campus and online modes. Geraldine has a long background in teaching at University level and was an inaugural staff member in the Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (CAVI), where she delivered online Computer networking and IT instruction to students (world wide) who are blind or vision impaired. Geraldine has a special interest in online learning and won the 2010 award for online Tutor Excellence for Open Universities Australia (OUA), (this award was based on positive student feedback). 

Geraldine has a variety of research interests and she completed her PhD through the Faculty of Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia.  Geraldine's thesis examined potential health benefits of working with a dog guide and is titled 'Theres more to a Dog Guide than meets the Eye': A Mixed Methods Investigation into the Health Benefits of Having a Dog Guide.

Memberships, Awards and Training


Member of the Gold Key Honour Society Alumni: Flinders University Chapter; South Australia.

Member of the Australian Braille Authority (WA chapter). Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Executive Committee member of Dog Guide Handlers Australia

Executive Committee member of Blind Citizens of Western Australia


OUA Tutor Award (2010) for excellence in online teaching.

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Teaching - Undergraduate

Geraldine teaches undergraduate students in Education topics including:

Teaching - Postgraduate

Geraldine teaches Masters level students in Education topics.

Geraldine is a supervisor of Research Students (PhD)

Teaching - Administration

Academic Coordinator/Advisor (OUA): Unit Coordinator


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Research Interests

Research Interests

Although teaching is my first love. I also have a strong interest in research. My current research interests are - online learning; formative assessment, mentoring and current issues in medicine and applied gerontology.

Research Projects

Geraldine completed her PhD in Health Science, through the Faculty of Medicine at Flinders University . Her thesis is based on the health benefits of working with a guide dog and is titled 'Theres' more to a Dog Guide than meets the Eye'.

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Specialty Areas

Special Education


Blindness and Vision Impairment

Disability Studies

Applied Gerontology

Palliative Care

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Conference Articles (Research)

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