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19962017
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Research

  • Lynn Kelly's research focus is child protection education and the nature of professional learning.  This academic activity reflects closely her teaching and scholarship activities.  Lynn also has an active interest in the following research areas: 

    • The media and sex offenders

    • Post qualifying social work education

    • Domestic Violence

    • Therapeutic approaches to working with sex offenders

    • Therapeutic approaches to working with children with problematic sexual behaviours

 

Teaching

  • Lynn's teaching experience has mainly been in the post qualifying arena with professionals who might be seen as working in ‘high risk’ environments such as child and adult protection and policing.  Working with such professionals demands that her teaching not only equips them to become more reflective and theoretically informed practitioners, but also inspires them to contribute to the learning of their peers and organisations.  The responsibility for professionals to contribute in a meaningful way to their organisation’s learning has become a fundamental tenet of her  teaching and the programmes that she has designed and delivered.

    Lynn has been the Programme Director for four taught postgraduate programmes:

     

    • Post Graduate Certificate, Child Care and Protection

    • Post Graduate Certificate, Adult Care and Protection

    • MSc Applied Professional Studies

    • Post Graduate Diploma Policing Studies

       

      The above programmes have been designed to be delivered on a part-time basis and attract students from a range of professional backgrounds.  The post graduate certificate programmes have on average about thirty students in each cohort while the MSc Applied Professional Studies programme has approximately one hundred students.  These programmes are all delivered by a blended approach which includes aspects of e-learning, on campus teaching and tutorials.  Lynn have contributed to the content of a range of modules on each of these programmes and is actively involved in assessment and tutorial work with students.  Lynn have also been supervising master’s level dissertations for many years and has supported a large number of students to complete this level of work.

       

      Lynn has led the formal academic review for all four programmes and introduced e-learning and blended learning methods of delivery to programme that had traditionally been delivered directly by tutors.  Dundee has had an excellent reputation for the delivery of child protection education and Lynn has  continued to lead this area within the School. 

Biography

Lynn Kelly was previously a social worker and has worked in this country and in Australia. Lynn has been responsible for managing a wide range of multidisciplinary teams and is interested in supervising and mentoring professionals working in the complex area of child protection. Lynn has worked mainly in the area of child protection but has also managed a large therapeutic service for convicted sex offenders. Lynn first joined the University in 2004 and has been Programme Director for Child Care and Protection since 2008. Lynn is now also the Programme Director for the SIPR Post Graduate Diploma in Policing Studies.

Lynn has been appointed to the Registration and Conduct Committee of the Scottish Social Services Council and has was until recently an Associate Inspector with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland. Lynn is also a member of the School Academic and Quality Assurance Committee.

Degrees & Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education (University of Dundee, on-going)

  • MSc Applied Social Research (University of Stirling)

  • MA(Hons) (University of Dundee)

  • Dip SW, CQSW, (Queen's College Glasgow)

  • Practice Teaching Award (Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work)

  • PG Module Teaching, Learning and Assessing in Higher Education

  • Scottish Social Services Council Registration Number: 1083191

    I was also a key member of the Univeristy of Dundee Fatality Investiagtion and Review Studies Team (FIRST) which was part of CAHID.  FIRST ntroduced an innovative and effective way of reviewing all child deaths in Scotland and this work will inform the  Scottish Government's review of child death systems in Scotland.  As a member of FIRST Lynn was a joint winner of the University of Dundee, ‘Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement and Research’.  This award celebrates the sharing of the world-class research and is given to University of Dundee researchers who have made the greatest contribution to public engagement in the past year. 

    In 2011 Lynn was awarded the Journal of Social Work Education, Jo Campling Award for her doctoral studies.  This prestigious and highly competitive award,  was given to doctoral candidates who were carrying out research into learning and teaching within social work education.

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Stirling

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Research Output 1996 2017

Fibromyalgia and us: Living with fibromyalgia

Jindal-Snape, D., Keiller, A., Kelly, L., Langlands-Scott, J., Murray, C., Snape, A., Snape, J. B., Snape, N., Warden, F., Whittingham, B., Balson, E., Dominiak, Z., Herd, D., Horner, R., Larkin, A., Millar, N., Robinson, H. & Wilson, L., Nov 2017, Dundee: University of Dundee. 36 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
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physiotherapist
psychologist
pain
health care
community

Policing Child Abuse: Challenges and Opportunities for Specialist Units

Martin, D., Kelly, L., Jackson, S. & Byszko, S., 23 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 3, 2, p. 132-141 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Child Abuse
Police
abuse
police
Scotland
1 Citations

Reconceptualising Professional Knowledge: The Changing Role of Knowledge and Evidence in Social Work Practice

Kelly, L., 3 Apr 2017, In : Social Work Education. 36, 3, p. 245-256 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
social work
knowledge
learning
evidence
working-day world

Risk in child protection: assessment challenges and frameworks for practice

Kelly, L., 28 Feb 2017, In : Social Work Education. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

child protection

Parental participation in statutory child protection intervention in Scotland

Jackson, S., Kelly, L. & Leslie, B., 14 Jul 2016, In : British Journal of Social Work. p. 1-19 19 p., bcw090.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
child protection
Scotland
participation
parents
Parents

Prizes

Associate Inspectore (2012-2014)

Lynn Kelly (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Appointment

Best Conceptual Paper, International Journal of Social Work Education

Lynn Kelly (Recipient), 3 Mar 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social work
education

Jo Campling Memorial Award for Doctoral Studies

Lynn Kelly (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

memorial
social work
education
student

Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Research and Public Engagement

Lynn Kelly (Recipient), 9 Jan 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2017

Launch of Fibromyalgia and Us comic

Divya Jindal-Snape (Organiser), Christopher Murray (Organiser), Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Damon Herd (Speaker), Ashling Larkin (Speaker), Ian Horton (Speaker)
1 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Australian Social Work (Journal)

Lynn Kelly (Peer reviewer)
20132015

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

Social Work in Education (Journal)

Lynn Kelly (Peer reviewer)
20122015

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

External Examiner

Lynn Kelly (Examiner)
20112015

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Press / Media

Ruby Review: keeping children in Scotland Safer

Lynn Kelly, Alyson Leslie & Sharon Jackson

3/06/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Stephen Fry Award

Lynn Kelly, Sharon Jackson & Alyson Leslie

12/01/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Towards Revalidation of the Diploma in Police Service Leadership and Management

Lynn Kelly & Sharon Jackson

19/11/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Uptake of Smoking During Transition to Adulthood

Lynn Kelly & Sharon Jackson

21/04/08

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

The nature of knowledge and evidence in child protection social work: Findings from the literature and practice

Author: Kelly, L., 2015

Supervisor: Jindal-Snape, D. (Supervisor) & Jackson, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education

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