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Research Interests

My research interests focus on social work education. This includes students’ ability to convey critical thinking in their written work, the way race issues are understood by students, use of assessment tools and the effective delivery of feedback.

Personal Statement

Gavin Heron qualified as a social worker in 1992.  He worked in residential child care and became an accredited practice teacher in 1996.  After completing a PhD in 2000 Gavin became a lecturer with the University Of Strathclyde. He teaches mainly on the undergraduate and postgraduate social work qualifying courses. He is also the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Social Work and Social Policy.

Personal Statement

Has expertise in:

  • teaching and learning

  • student assessment and feedback practices

  • equality and discrimination

Personal Statement

My teaching on the social work qualifying courses includes: poverty and deprivation; theory and practice and lifelong learning. I also have a tutoring role in supporting students on practice placements and supervise students undertaking undergraduate and postgradure dissertations.

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Projects 2011 2015

Research Output 2002 2020

Referral and Consultation
discourse analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Digital storytelling using co-production with vulnerable young people

Heron, G. & Steckley, L., 3 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Social Work. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Decision Making
Child Care
Administrative Personnel
Social Work

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CELCIS: Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care

Claire Cassidy (Participant), Gavin Heron (Participant)
7 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children

Claire Cassidy (Participant), Gavin Heron (Participant)
27 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference