Lynette Pretorius


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Dr Lynette Pretorius is an award-winning educator and researcher in the fields of academic language, literacy, research skills, and research methodologies. She currently works as the Academic Language and Literacy Advisor for the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Australia, teaching undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate research students. Lynette is the author of multiple journal articles and an academic book focused on the experiences of graduate research students in academia. Lynette is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – an international honour awarded to educators who demonstrate a thorough understanding of, and strong commitment to, teaching and learning approaches which foster high quality student learning.


Recent research

Building Psychological Capital in Doctoral Education
Pastoral Care in Doctoral Education
Doctoral Writing as Academic Social Practice
Academic Integrity in Doctoral Writing
Developing an Academic Identity during the PhD
Wellbeing in Doctoral Education


Research interests

Improving doctoral education
Student wellbeing
Doctoral writing groups
Pastoral care in Education
Academic writing
Learning through experience and collaboration
Learning through reflective practice

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research area keywords

  • Doctoral Education
  • Wellbeing
  • Experiential Learning
  • Reflective Practice
  • Autoethnography
  • Doctoral Writing Groups
  • Pastoral Care
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Identity
  • Academic Language
  • Academic Literacy
  • Academic Integrity
  • Belonging
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Research Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Mixed Methods