My research project
I am undertaking research for my PhD which explores professional-client interactions in the care of horses at risk of or diagnosed with laminitis. The study adopts an ethnographic approach using mixed methods for collecting and analysing data, including grounded theory and discourse analyses. I am particularly interested in how professional conversations, in the care of horses, are similar and different to conversations in other professional healthcare contexts, and what this might reveal about the social practices which are involved.
Affiliations and memberships
I have extensive experience of working in higher education in senior management, teaching and academic consultancy roles. I have managed a programme of psychology modules across the South East for the Open University which including leading a large team of psychology associate lecturers and authoring module materials, as well as online resources. I have developed practitioner research into higher education particularly focusing on approaches to online learning, as well as supporting widening participation in higher education. I teach psychology, specialist communication and research skills at the University of Surrey and The Open University. I have developed an innovative online programme of webinars for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology, and am consultant to a number of projects developing online professional training resources in workplace settings. I am developing a specialism in coaching psychology, with a particular interest in leadership and performance coaching.
Selected Conference Papers, Presentations and Workshops
Lynden, J. (forthcoming) Farriers’ roles in ‘making every contact count’: a tale of integration for a mixed methods study design using NVivo, 3rd Word Congress on Qualitative Research, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lynden, J. (December, 2017) Farriers making every contact count in supporting horse owners to prevent and manage laminitis: a qualitative research study. The 10th Asia for Animals Conference, Changing Human behaviour, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Lynden, J. (May, 2017) Developing powerful communication skills which have an impact on everyday workplace conversations. Division of Occupational Psychology, The British Psychological Society, Online.
Lynden, J. (May, 2017) Laminitis Supporting Understanding, Prevention and Care. House & Jackson Equine Veterinary Practice, Essex, Joint Equine Vet and Farrier CPD workshop. Lynden, J. (April, 2017) Making Every Contact Count & Difficult Client Encounters. Voorjaarsdagen 50th Anniversary European Veterinary Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Lynden, J. (2014, December). Exploring telephone coaching conversations: a multi-method approach. Paper presented at the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology 4th International Congress of Coaching Psychology, Bloomsbury, London, UK.
Lynden, J., Parkinson, S., Western-Williams, H. & Williams, A. (2013, June). Exploring higher education students’ experiences of motivation for study tasks. Workshop presented at Associate Lecturer Conference, Tonbridge, UK.
Lynden, J. & Hassan, I. (2009, November). On-line Collaborative Support Offered to Associate Lecturers Involved in a Programme of Action Research/Action Learning and the Ethical Implications Raised. Paper presented at the SEDA 14th Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK.
Lynden, J. (2008, June). Online action learning using FlashMeeting. Workshop held at the Sussex Learning Network Second elearning and Technology Conference, Bramber House, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Lynden, J. & Taylor, C. (2008, February). On-line action learning sets project. Workshop presented at the SLN eLearning Project: Exploring Learning Technologies Conference, Brighton Creativity Centre, University of Brighton, Sussex, UK.
Lynden, J. & Catt, R. (2007, October). Open Education and the Sussex Learning Network: a partnership perspective. OpenLearn: Researching open content in education, The OpenLearn Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Catt, R. & Lynden, J. (2007, May). Co-chairs welcome address, Sussex Learning Network elearning and Technology Conference, Bramber House, Sussex University, Sussex, UK.