Dr Tina Salter

Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences 

Tina Salter

I have been teaching youth and community work in a number of educational settings since 2004. I qualified as a youth and community worker in 1994 and have gone on to be awarded a Masters and Professional Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University. I developed a keen interest in mentoring and coaching as this was an area I specialised when working as a youth work and manager in the area of youth inclusion. Part of my doctoral research looked at comparing different mentoring and coaching disciplines and more recent research suggest that greater opportunities to coach young people using strengths-based approaches might be more effective than depending on older, deficit mentoring models.

I took up my position as Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences in 2020 and enjoy supporting students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to think creatively and critically about effective ways of supporting young people, particularly those who may find their adolescent years a challenge.

The course units that I design and teach and my research are deeply intertwined. I passionately believe that the realities of our contemporary world and its challenges have been impacted in recent times by cuts to services for children and young people. Therefore, it is important that students are equipped with the skills needed to effectively support children and young people in a multiple range of settings.

Other References


  • Professional Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring, Oxford Brookes University
  • MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice, Oxford Brookes University 

  • Diploma in Mentoring, Leeds Metropolitan University 

  • Youth and Community Work Qualification, Oasis College

Teaching Expertise

  • Tutor, BA in Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Tutor, MA in Childhood and Youth: Applied Perspectives

Research Interests

  • Childhood and Adolescents
  • Coaching and Mentoring

External Roles

  • External Examiner at University of Gloucestershire
  • Editor, Youth & Policy Journal www.youthandpolicy.org
  • Member of the National Youth Agency’s Research Hub


  • Salter, T. (2018), Mixing Young People, Collaborative Art-Making and Work Experience Placement: Lessons learned from the Youth Forum project by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Youth & Policy, June 2018, available online: www.youthandpolicy.org/articles/yp-collaborative-art-making
  • Salter, T. (2017), What no Coaching? Challenging the dominance of mentoring in work with young people, Youth & Policy, Issue 116
  • Salter, T. & Gannon, J. (2015), Exploring Shared and Distinctive Aspects of Coaching and Mentoring Approaches through Six Disciplines, European Journal of Training and Development, Vol.39 Iss.5, pp.373-392
  • Salter, T. (2015), Equality of Mentoring and Coaching Opportunity: Making both available to pre-service teachers, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, Vol.4 Iss.1
  • Salter, T. (2015), The Place and Use of Mentoring with Young People, in Stanton, N. (Ed), Innovation in Youth Work: Thinking in practice, London: YMCA George Williams College
  • Salter, T. (2014), Mentor and Coach: Disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches, International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Special Issue 8. Available online: http://ijebcm.brookes.ac.uk/documents/special8-paper-01.pdf
  • Belton, B., Hill, J., Salter, T., &Peaper, J. (2011), Supervision: Praxis and Purpose: Developing a critical model of practice for those working with children and young people post Munro, Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing
  • Salter, T. (2008), Exploring Current Thinking within the Field of Coaching on the Role of Supervision, International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Special Issues No.2, November 2008.

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E: tina.salter@beds.ac.uk


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