Staff profile

Gavin Jinks

Senior Lecturer

Gavin Jinks


Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Social Work.

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

I am Year 1 Tutor and Year 2 Tutor for the BA Social Work.

Teaching responsibilities

Module Leader for

Also teach on the Substance Use Module.

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

Professional interests

Research interests

Teaching and Assessment methods

Student Mentoring

Creative teaching

Developing students' self-belief

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

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

Presented on Assessment by Discussion at Higher Education Academy Conference in 2017

Presented on Student Mentoring at ICERI conference in Seville in 2017

Presented on Student Mentoring at UKAT Conference in 2018

Presented on Student Mentoring at IPIE Conference in 2018

Presented on 'Record, Pause, Rewind' skills technique at IPIE Conference in 2018

Experience in industry

International experience

Presented at ICERI Conference in Seville in 2017.

Recent publications

Learning Imaginatively in Higher Education (2017) Human Givens Journal Vol 24 No. 1

Cultivating Self-Belief in Students published in December 2018 in the Human Givens Journal (Jinks. G & Harber. A.D.)