Mr Gavin Jinks

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Social and Community Studies

Subject area: Social and Community Studies

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Senior Lecturer in Social Work.

I teach and tutor on the BA Social Work Programme and am a tutor on the BA Social Work Programme.

I am Year 1 Tutor for the BA Social Work.

Teaching responsibilities

Module Leader for

  • Attitudes and Values
  • Applied Sociology
  • Communication Skills
  • Human Growth and Development

Also teach on the Substance Use Module.

Personal tutor to groups on both the BA and MA Social Work.

Professional interests


  • Therapeutic Social Work
  • Loss
  • Counselling
  • Inequality
  • Teaching and Assessment methods.


Research interests

Teaching and Assessment methods.

Membership of professional bodies


  • HCPC
  • Human Givens Institute.




  • BA Hons Law St Catharine's College, Cambridge June 1982
  • MA Social Work University of Nottingham 1990
  • Human Givens Diploma 2001
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Reflective Supervision University of Birmingham 2011.


Recent conferences


  • Presented on "Assessment by Discussion" at LTE Conference University of Derby 2016.


Experience in industry


  • Worked for Derby City Council as Residential Social Worker then Social Worker 1984-2004
  • Worked for Derby City Council as Training and Education Officer 2004 -2012
  • Worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of Derby 2012-Present
  • Have carried a private counselling caseload since 2001.


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