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Gavin Tucker
BA, MSc, PGCert (HETL)

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

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Gavin has been a social work lecturer since 2013. Prior to joining Solent University in January 2016, Gavin worked at London Metropolitan University and Havering College.

In addition to being a full-time lecturer, Gavin is also a PhD research student at Southampton University. His PhD research is focused on the special educational needs of young people who have spent time in custody.

Further information

Gavin is a qualified and registered social worker. Prior to academia, he worked in child protection, the voluntary sector with families, and youth justice. His last practice role, before becoming a lecturer, was as a practice manager in a London youth offending team.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Social Work

Make a positive change and pursue a fulfilling career in social work: on this degree you will gain the knowledge and practical experience key to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.