Jennifer Fane

Education Advisor

PhD in Education, Public Health and Social Policy, Bachelor of Education, BC Certified Teacher

Jenn (she/her) is the Lead Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada in the Education and Skills Knowledge Area, leading the Neurodiversity research program. Jenn was an outstanding member of the LDS team as the Director of Education from 2021 – 2023.

Jenn holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in education, public health, and social policy from Flinders University (Australia) and a Bachelor of Education degree from Simon Fraser University. She passionately advocates for responsive and transformative education, prioritizing learners’ needs and goals. She began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher in the New Westminster School District and has worked in various educational settings such as schools, early years centres, and universities in Canada and Australia for the past 18 years. She is a published author and scholar in education, early years, and teacher education, authoring over 20 peer-reviewed academic publications and a co-authored book.

Her work as a teacher educator has been recognized nationally through the Australian Awards for University Teaching, where she was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In her roles as a teacher, teacher educator, professor, and educational researcher, Jenn is keenly aware of the challenges children, parents, and schools alike face in supporting children with diverse ranges of abilities and the genuine struggle this creates for children and families with diagnosed or suspected learning disabilities.

You can see a full listing of Jennifer Fane’s published research articles here: