Victoria Styan

Victoria Styan

  • University Of Huddersfield


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Personal profile


Vicky is an experienced Social Worker and Team Manager who has practised in statutory and voluntary sectors for the past 15 years. Vicky has experience in many aspects of safeguarding and child protection. This includes the area of sexual abuse, including harmful sexual behaviour and online abuse. Vicky has also worked with disabled children, parents with learning difficulties, and parents with mental health difficulties.

Vicky joined the University of Huddersfield in 2021 as a Lecturer in Social Work, and is the Module Leader for the modules Think Family and Strength Based Approaches and Statutory Social Work Methods and Approaches. 

Vicky is currently completing a PhD exploring the statutory social work responses to online child sexual abuse. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • child protection practice
  • sexual abuse
  • online abuse