Dr Kelly qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has worked as a social worker and social work manager in the UK and Australia. Her social work practise has been in the areas of child protection and criminal justice. Lynn is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at a Scottish University and was the programme Director of the SIPR Postgraduate Diploma in Policing Studies. Her research interests include child fatality and case review processes, professional learning and education, child protection and public protection. Lynn was also a Member of the Scottish Social Services Registration and Conduct Committee and was an Associate Inspector of Constabulary with HMICS. Lynn was appointed to the Board in August 2015.