Committee Profile

Lisa Sonter - President      

Hi - I'm Dr Lisa Sonter. I have extensive experience as an early childhood teacher, lecturer, mentor and consultant in Brisbane.  I'm really interested in supporting educators' knowledge and interest in all dimensions of sustainability. 

Lyndal O'Gorman- Secretary 

Dr Lyndal O’Gorman enjoyed a 13-year career as an early childhood teacher working in primary schools in Brisbane and Far North Queensland prior to commencing her academic career at QUT.

Lyndal completed her PhD in 2007, and her current research interests include:

  • Early childhood education for sustainability
  • Early childhood arts education
  • Queensland’s Preparatory Year
  • Play pedagogies  

Lyndal is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Arts and Education for Sustainability in the School of Early Childhood and she coordinates the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) program at QUT. Lyndal is currently involved in cross-disciplinary teaching and research projects involving sustainability. She is a committee member of the Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network.


Melindi Robertson - Treasurer.


Dr Jayne Kinley- Vice Secretary


Tracy Dean-Jones - Events co-ordinator

I am an early years teacher, working with pre-kindy and kindy aged children.  I am passionate about taking children outside to connect with nature and to appreciate how amazing the world is.  I joined QECSN to deepen my knowledge about sustainability and to inspire others to do the same.

Dr Andrea Baldwin - Membership co-ordinator


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