Dr Jinki Trevillian is an educator, researcher, and writer with extensive experience in community arts and events. Through her diverse working experiences with intangible cultural heritage and values, Jinki has developed a powerful appreciation of the importance of education and knowledge sharing as a lever for social impact.
Passionate about communication, education, and community engagement, Jinki is committed to work that contributes to increased understanding between individuals, institutions and communities. Her career in education has encompassed cross-cultural communication and subject specialisation, including volunteer teaching in India, ESL for migrants, and university teaching in diverse disciplines ranging from business to design theory, and the humanities.
Jinki has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University. Her PhD is entitled ‘Talking With The Old People; Histories of Cape York Peninsula, 1930s-1950s’, the research for which took her from the government archives of southern cities to remote communities in far North Queensland with the aim of learning about history as told by the people who lived through it.
In addition to a lifelong dedication to academic work, Jinki has over 20 years of experience working on festivals and events with a focus on community involvement and cultural exchange, including Woodford Folk Festival and The Dreaming - Australia's International Indigenous Arts Festival.
Jinki joined the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW in 2017, where she teaches across the centre’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs with a specialisation in online learning. In 2019 she was appointed as a senior lecturer, education focussed academic.Back to Our People