Dr. Richard Davies

Higher Education Research and Development Lead

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

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Subject Areas: Education, Philosophy

Richard is an academic, educationalist and informal educator. He is primarily concerned with helping other academics develop their research in teaching and learning in higher education. Richard's own research is primarily in philosophical approaches to higher educational policy and practice. At the moment, Richard is working on what we mean by upbringing and, in particular, what it means to be a mature, educated adult.

Richard is a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, British Educational Research Association, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work.


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  • DPhil. Philosophy of Education, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. 2003
  • MA (Values in Education), University of London, 1996
  • PGCert (Academic Leadership), University of Leicester, 2005
  • PGCE (Physics), Jesus College, Oxford, 1989
  • BSc. (Hons) Physics, University of Manchester, 1986

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Executive Officer, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
  • Convenor, Philosophy of Education Special Interest Group, British Educational Research Association
  • Review Panel Member, Educational Theory
  • External Examiner (Education): Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • External Examiner (Education) Oxford Brookes University 


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