Lynda Holyoak

Lynda Holyoak

Principal Lecturer

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB102

+44 (0) 1772 89 3429

Lynda is the School of Psychology's student experience coordinator, and much of her current research revolves around the student experience of higher education.

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1984 B.A. (Hons) Psychology (Upper Second Class), Preston Polytechnic

1987 MSc (Eng) Work Design & Ergonomics, Birmingham University

1991 C.G.L.I. 7307 Certificate of Teaching in Further Education (Part 1)

1994 MSc Occupational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London

2005 Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Levels A and B

2006 PGCert Research Student Supervision

2009 onwards Undertaking PhD in Dept of Educational Research, Lancaster University


Wallace, C. A., Powell, S. C. Holyoak, L. (2005) Development of methods for standardised HACCP assessment. British Food Journal, 107, 10 – 11, 723 – 742.

Wallace, C. A., Powell, S. C. Holyoak, L. (2005) Post-training assessment of HACCP knowledge: its use as a predictor of effective HACCP development, implementation and maintenance in food manufacturing. British Food Journal, 107, 10 – 11, 743 – 759. (This article was given a ‘Highly Commended’ Award by the Emerald Literati Network in 2006.)

Wallace, C. A., Holyoak, L., Powell, S. C. and Dykes, F. C. (2012). Re-thinking the HACCP Team: an investigation into HACCP team knowledge and decision-making for successful HACCP development. Food Research International, 47, 236 – 245.

More publications


Experience of higher education for students with ADHD; learning from internships, students' responses to feedback.


Occupational psychology and qualitative research methods.


Member of the Higher Education Academy, September 2000 onwards. Fellow as of 2007