Lynn Kelly

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Senior Lecturer - Programme Director of MSc Leadership & Innovation

Bio

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.

Publications

Managing high-risk sex offenders : messages for practice
5/2019, IRISS
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Review article

Fibromyalgia and us : Living with fibromyalgia
11/2017
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

Reconceptualising Professional Knowledge : The Changing Role of Knowledge and Evidence in Social Work Practice
7/2016, Social Work Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Risk in child protection : assessment challenges and frameworks for practice
2/2017, Social Work Education
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Book/Film/Article review

Policing Child Abuse : Challenges and Opportunities for Specialist Units
2/2017, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Parental participation in statutory child protection intervention in Scotland
6/2016, British Journal of Social Work
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Serious Case Review Overview Report : Child 'AX'
1/2016
Research Output: Book Anthology > Other report

4B. Exploring the 6-part-story-method as performative reflection : ‘Why Poke the Monster in the Corner?' Reflections on the experience of reflecting
5/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Evidence based practice : what are the barriers in child protection social work?
4/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

Listening to children, young people and families involved in the child protection system in Scotland
4/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Conference contribution

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Press

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



Children and young people and families views and experiences of their involvement in the child protection system in Scotland

Lynn Kelly

4/08/14

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



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Activities

European Association of Schools of Social Work

Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Sharon Jackson (Contributor)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

European Association of Schoools of Social Work Conference Madrid 2019

Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Susan Levy (Contributor), Fiona Kumari Campbell (Contributor)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Activity Type: Talk

Social Care in Scottish Prisons

Susan Levy (Consultant), Fiona Campbell (Consultant), Lynn Kelly (Consultant), Fernando Lannes Fernandes (Consultant)
2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Activity Type: Consultancy

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

Activity Type: Attendance

Children and young people and families views and experiences of their involvement in the child protection system in Scotland.

Lynn Kelly (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Australian Social Work (Journal)

Lynn Kelly (Peer reviewer)
20132015

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

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Social Work in Education (Journal)

Lynn Kelly (Peer reviewer)
20122015

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

Activity Type: Editorial Work

External Examiner

Lynn Kelly (Examiner)
20112015

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Activity Type: Examination

Child Abuse Review (Journal)

Lynn Kelly (Peer reviewer)
20102015

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

Activity Type: Editorial Work

Scottish Social Services Council (External organisation)

Lynn Kelly (Recipient)
20092017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

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