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Qualifications: BA(Hons), Dip Soc Admin, MEd, PGCE, FHEA.
Lyn Boyd is a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Work and teaches on a range of related courses in the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield. Lyn joined the University of Huddersfield in 2001 and has a wide range of experience of designing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate youth and community work modules in higher education institutions. Lyn's current research is focused on social policy, youth work practice and young people’s ‘employability’. Lyn's professional background includes work as a youth and community worker in the voluntary sector and as a researcher involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of a number of European funded projects. Lyn has also taught in further and adult education
Current Roles: Course Leader, Module Leader, Personal Tutor, Examinations Tutor
Current Teaching Interests and Experience: Youth and Community Work Practice, Youth Welfare and Social Policy, Perspectives on Youth Transitions, Work with Individuals and Groups, Developmental Supervision, Guidance, Counselling, Youth and Community Work Management, Volunteering.
Research and Scholarship
Current Research Interests
Policy and practice in youth and community work: Social Policy, youth work practice and young people’s ‘employability’.
Boyd, L (2011) ‘Whose Night Off? An Exploration of the Issues involved in Youth Work on Friday and Saturday Nights’ A Journal of Youth Work (8), pp. 7-26. ISSN 1469-0780
Boyd, L. and Hatton, J. (2010) ‘Facing Reality: students insights into challenges for young people practitioners’. In: Training Agency Group: Youth and Community Work Annual Conference 2010, June 2010, University of Durham
Santander Scholarship Study Visit Autonomous University of Barcelona
Erasmus Plus Staff Training Girona 2016
Erasmus Plus Staff Training Helsinki 2015
Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.