Boyle, Lynn


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


University of Dundee

I have been with the University since 2007 and have developed a wide network of colleagues and friends across the University. I run the University staff club for learning and teaching The Friday Fry Up which runs on the last Friday of most months. 

TESTA - Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment

I am the lead officer for TESTA for the University of Dundee which focuses on developing best practice in assessment and feedback based upon a review and student feedback 

BA Childhood Practice

I am module leader for Personal Learning and Professional Development in Childhood Practice and Literature Review. I particularly enjoy working with students as they begin their studies and supporting students to participate through the widening access agenda. I believe in a degree led profession for Childhood Practice and work both locally and nationally with practitioners to improve the experiences of early years education and care for our youngest children.  


I worked for many years across the Early Years sector before lecturing at Dundee and Angus College and then at the University of Dundee. I lived and worked in Italy and London before coming back to Dundee. I strongly believe in continuous professional education and in encouraging study throughout the Early Years workforce. 

I am interested in all aspects of Teaching In Higher Education and have actively participated at all levels of Teaching in HE to develop my own teaching practice 


I am currently a Professional Doctorate student. My study is based around the the Self Perception of Childhood Practice students, on the first year of the BA Childhood Practice in Higher Education. The rationale for this study evolved as I am currently a lecturer in Early Years at the University of Dundee and have taught students entering onto the programme of study for the past 10 years. Previously, I was an Early Years Lecturer in Further Education following a career as an Early Years Practitioner. In this respect I see myself as an insider researcher considering factors within my own teaching and learning community.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, University of Dundee

Bachelor of Arts, University of Dundee


  • L Education (General)
  • Early Years
  • Childcare
  • Higher Education
  • Feedback and Assessment

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Projects 2015 2015

Research Output 2011 2016

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Other
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
183 Downloads (Pure)

Dusting off the reading list: is it fit for purpose?

Boyle, L. & Mitchell, D., 2016, In : Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 4, 1, p. 82-86 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Assessment design and learner transitions: from programme entry and progression to entering professional practice

Boyle, L., Walker, D. & Smyth, K., 9 Jun 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

group cohesion

LEGO storytelling: an initial observational study to enable children to become partners in their own assessment

Boyle, L. & Hine, N., 2014, ICERI2014 Proceedings: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Seville, Spain. 17-19 November, 2014. Gomez Chova, L., Lopez Martinez, A. & Candel Torres, I. (eds.). IATED, p. 1261-1268

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

video recording
new technology
research project

Creating a community of learners online: Engaging online learners online

Boyle, L., Walker, D. & Walsh, L., 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

distance learning
1 Citation (Scopus)

Informing TEL strategy through formal and informal channels: a case study

Walker, D., Sloan, D., Boyle, L. & Walsh, L., Aug 2011, In : Campus-Wide Information Systems. 28, 4, p. 289-293 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning strategy


School Learning and Teaching Awards Nominee

Dianne Cantali (Recipient) & Lynn Boyle (Recipient), May 2016

Prize: Other distinction


Senate Award Excellence in Teaching, 2011-2012

Lynn Boyle (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

best practice

Student Led Teaching Awards 2018 (Nominee)

Lynn Boyle (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

UOD College of Arts and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award

Lynn Boyle (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social science

Activities 2009 2018

University of Dundee Development of the Reflective Analysis for ELIR 4

Lynn Boyle (Participant)
30 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

QAA Focus On: Feedback from Assessment

Lynn Boyle (Invited speaker)
22 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

Lynn Boyle (Peer reviewer)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

EDULEARN18 (Event)

Lynn Boyle (Editorial board member)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

University of Glasgow

Lynn Boyle (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution