Gavin Millar

Senior Lecturer (Social Work)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Department:School of Education and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy

Gavin is a (part-time) Senior Lecturer and doctoral candidate with Anglia Ruskin University. He is also a (part-time) Senior Social Worker, Practice Educator (PE) and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).


Gavin began his social work career as a local authority Forensic (Mental Health) Social Worker in 2001, and went on to work in secure-hospital settings before broadening his experiences via positions in Early Intervention Services (Psychosis), Child Protection and Discharge Planning (Addenbrookes hospital). Gavin joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2009 and splits his time between the University and local authority community mental health social work.

Research interests

Gavin's research is in evaluating the Blended Context Theory Model which he introduced to support practice educators and student social workers in developing comprehension, and application, of theory with social work practice.


Gavin is module leader for ‘Mental Health Law’ and ‘Statutory Mental Health Practice’ which comprise the learning components of Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) training, which is delivered in partnership with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).


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