Ms Linda Judith

Ms Linda Judith Wannan

La Trobe Business School (Department of Economics and Finance) , Lecturer, Level B, part-time contract

University centres

Melbourne, Melbourne (Bundoora)


B.Sc (Maths) (University of Auckland, NZ), B.Comm (Economics) (University of Auckland, NZ), Grad. Dip Education – Secondary (University of Melbourne, Australia), M.Business (International Trade) (Victoria University, Australia)



Membership of professional associations

ESA Economic Society of Australia, HETSA History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, MAV Maths Association of Victoria

Brief profile

Linda Wannan, formerly Wannan-Edgar, has over 25 years' senior advisory and management experience in a wide range of industries: manufacturing, airline, logistics, health computing and economic consulting, predominantly with international firms based in New Zealand. While in those industries full-time she also taught tertiary level Economics and Business Mathematics part-time. In her role at La Trobe University, Linda is a Lecturer Level B on casual contract with the La Trobe Business School, Department of Economics and Finance.

Since moving to Melbourne she has focussed on teaching Mathematics and Economics.  Prior to joining the University full-time as a Student Learning Lecturer (2010-2016) she was a sessional lecturer and tutor within the School of Economics and Finance at La Trobe University Melbourne campus. She recently, late 2016, returned to sessional work for the La Trobe Business School.

Linda has a strong interest in raising numeracy as well as literacy standards of students. This includes teaching a credit-earning first year Business Numeracy subject, and mentoring subject lecturers.

Her current research involves the economics of the Australian International Education industry, post-enrolment numeracy assessment, intervention strategies for at-risk students, embedding numeracy, literacy and information skills within curricula, and the effect of ethnic diaspora networks on facilitating international trade. Linda is also a director of a water-infrastructure start-up Plains Water Pty Ltd.  

Teaching units

BUS1BUN Business Numeracy and BUS1BUF Business Foundations, both first year credit subjects

'Bridgeworks' Numeracy Skills and Statistics workshops for Business and Economics students

'Maths & Graphs' workshops for second-year micro (ECO2MIT/CFC) , quantitative analysis (ECO2IQA) and third -year microeconomics (ECO3CMF) students

OER open education resources scripted and produced such as videos for students, some uploaded to her YouTube Channel. (Search on 'YouTube Linda Wannan') 


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Research projects

"Numeracy Toolkit: Improving numeracy skills for students with below standard proficiency in quantitative areas", with Craig Taylor, funded by La Trobe University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Teaching and Learning Grant Fund number 2, awarded March 2011.

‘Literacy and Numeracy Development’ with Peter Vitartas and Suzanne Fegan, funded by HEPPP grant 2013/2014. Development of curriculum, pedagogy and materials for new first year subject BUS1BUN Businesss Numeracy for low-maths-achieving low-SES students. Implemented the pilot subject semester 2 2014.