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Jean Hatton is a Senior Lecturer in youth and community work. She has been teaching full-time at the University of Huddersfield since 2004.

Jean began her career as a Youth and Community Worker in 1982 within the voluntary sector in Inner London. It was whilst working in the East End of London that she began to specialise in using outdoor education as a tool in personal development. This continues to be an area of personal, and sometimes professional, interest.

Jean has been involved in Youth and Community Work training and education since 1990 when she began working in Kirklees as a Youth work trainer and outdoor pursuits instructor. She has undertaken a wide range of roles in many different settings within the context of informal education, including developing a mentoring project and acting as an evaluation worker in a primary health care setting.

Jean is responsible for the management of the Fieldwork elements of all the Youth and Community Work programmes at the University and teaches on the fieldwork modules as well as some of the academic module.


Research Expertise and Interests

  • The ‘use of self’ for professional youth and community workers and lecturers in HE
  • How LGBTQ identity might impact on the ‘use of self’ within youth and community work and HE contexts
  • The effects of dyslexia on the self-confidence of youth and community work students both in their academic and in their professional setting

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Research Output 2019 2019

Insights from an intersectional view of the self for non-heterosexual female youth workers

Hatton, J. & Monro, S., 11 Feb 2019, In : Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 38, 1, p. 107-120 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
youth worker
social class

Activities 2014 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation

How do cisgendered lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) women youth workers use their self in youth work settings?

Jean Hatton (Speaker)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Voices of LGBQ practitioners:How they use their self in their youth work?

Jean Hatton (Speaker)
19 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

‘The Use of Self’ in a Youth Work Context

Jean Hatton (Speaker)
28 Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation