Department of Psychology

Dr Jeff Gavin

Jeffrey Gavin

Senior Lecturer
Director of Studies MRes Psychology

10West 4.26
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6591

Personal website


Dr Jeff Gavin is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychology. As a Critical Social Psychologist, he has an established programme of research examining how identities are constructed and negotiated through online communication. He is particularly interested in internet dating, social networking sites, and online support. His work involves both textual and visual analyses of online interactions, as well as the design and implementation of online support in collaboration with colleagues in Human-Computer-Interaction. Dr Gavin currently has funding from the National Institute for Health Research and the University Teaching Development Fund.

Research interests

  • Self & identity online
  • Online relationships, Social networking sites, and online support
  • Research ethics online


Read publications by Jeffrey Gavin

View more publications »