DR JINKI TREVILLIAN is an educator, writer and researcher with extensive experience in community arts and event management. Joining the Centre for Social Impact UNSW as an Education Focussed Senior Lecturer in 2019, Jinki stepped up to the role of Director of Education in 2020 and led the Education team through an exciting and challenging year. Her passion for learning has encouraged Jinki to draw on many disciplines and some undisciplined innovations.
Jinki is committed to work which contributes to increased understanding between individuals, institutions and communities. Research for her doctoral thesis, ‘Talking With The Old People; Histories of Cape York Peninsula, 1930s-1950s’, took Jinki from the government archives of southern cities to remote communities in far North Queensland; her aim to learn about history as told by the people who lived through it. She is passionate about communication, education and community engagement.
With a focus on communication Jinki has worked across a range of platforms incorporating experience in media, teaching, professional writing and research. In addition to a lifelong dedication to academic work Jinki has over 20 years of experience working on festivals and events. Her career in education has encompassed volunteer teaching in India, to ESL for migrants and university tutoring in diverse disciplines from business to architecture and humanities. As a casual academic Jinki previously worked at UNSW, University of Sydney business school on their MBA course in Critical Thinking, ANU and University of Canberra. The current focus of her research and teaching is social impact and systems thinking.