Portrait of  Lyn Boyd Lyn Boyd

l.m.boyd@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478107



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

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Interests

Policy and practice in youth and community work: Social Policy, youth work practice and young people’s ‘employability’.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Boyd, L (2011) ‘Whose Night Off? An Exploration of the Issues involved in Youth Work on Friday and Saturday NightsA 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




  • Member of TAG, the Association of Lecturers in Community and Youth Development Education
  • Member of the Secretariat of  TAG, the Association of Lecturers in Community and Youth Development Education
  • Fellow of the  Higher Education Academy


  • Member of EUTAG:  The European Youth and Community Work Education and Training
  • Secretary of  EUTAG:  The European Youth and Community Work Education and Training

External Examiner

  • Foundation Degree in Youth and Community Work, Staffordshire University

Other Activities

Santander Scholarship Study Visit Autonomous University of Barcelona

Erasmus Plus Staff Training Girona 2016

Erasmus Plus Staff Training Helsinki 2015

  • Previous Youth & Community Research Projects:
  • ‘Economic and Social development by Young People’, Project involving young people and partners from England, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
  • ‘European Youth Reaction’, Project for vocational curriculum development involving young people and practitioners from England, France, Germany, Portugal and Sweden.
  • ‘Ma Karrierre Europeanne’ Project for European education and work experience.
  • European Voluntary Service Scheme.

Research Degree Supervision

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.