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Dr Richard Davies

Higher Education Research and Development Lead
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Richard is an academic, educationalist and informal educator.. His research is primarily in philosophical approaches to 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. He also works on the development of hybridised curricula - especially drawing together STEM and the arts.

Richard is primarily concerned with helping other academics develop their research in teaching and learning in higher education.

Richard spent 15 years in youth and community work. He began teaching youth work, but moved progressively into developing work-based and online learning. He as worked with a range of educational practitioners in formal and informal settings.

  • DPhil, Oxford University 2002
  • MA Philosophy of Education, University of London, 1996
  • PGCert Academic Leadership, Leicester University, 2005
  • PGCE Physics, Oxford University, 1989
  • BSc.(Hons) Physics, Manchester University, 1986
  • Philosophy of Education
  • STEAM education
  • Elective Home Education
  • Higher Education
  • Work-based Education
  • Online learning
  • Network co-convenor, Academic Practice Network, Society for Research in Higher Education
  • Member, Development Committee, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain