Dr Andrew James Davies

BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Wales), PGCE, PGCTHE, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Andrew James Davies

Senior Lecturer

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Andrew is an active researcher with interests in the following areas:

  • The sociology of education and childhood.
  • Language in education, and bilingualism (with a special focus on post-compulsory contexts).
  • Teacher development and the children's and young people's workforce.

If you are a researcher or a prospective research student with an interest in any of the above, Andrew is happy to be contacted via the email address above.


Asset, affiliation, anxiety?: Exploring student perspectives on Welsh-medium study at post-sixteen further education colleges.Davies, A. J. & Davies, P. 2015 Policy and Planning for Endangered Languages. Jones, M. C. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 67-7913 p.
What happens when they leave school? Conceptualising students’ attitudes towards post-compulsory study in minority languages.Davies, A. J. & Davies, P. 2015
Choices, Champions and Challenges: the promotion of Welsh-medium and Bilingual Education in post-16 Further Education Colleges in WalesDavies, A. J. & Davies, P. 2014
'Perceptions and attitudes amongst bilingual post-16 students in Wales towards Welsh-medium Study'Davies, A. J. & Davies, P. M. 2013
Gendered Horizons: Boys’ and girls’ perceptions of job and career choicesHutchinson, J., Moore, N., Davies, A. J., Thomas, M. & Marriot, J. 2013 Chwarae Teg. 64 p.
Good Practice in Welsh-medium Provision in the Post-16 SectorDavies, A. J. & Davies, P. 2013
'Build it and They Shall Come?’ An Evaluation of Qualitative Evidence Relating to Student Choice and Welsh-Medium Higher EducationDavies, A. J. & Trystan, D. 2012 In : International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.15, 2, p. 147-164
Tablet Assessment ProgrammeAtherton, S. J., Davies, P. M., Phillips, J. O. & Davies, A. J. 2012 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Learning to play or playing to learn? Playworkers' views on policy and practiceDavies, A. J. 2012
Llawlyfr Arfer Dda: Enghreifftiau o Arfer Dda wrth Annog Myfyrwyr Addysg Bellach i Barhau â’u Haddysg drwy Gyfrwng y Gymraeg.Wavehill 2012 Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg.
Welsh children's views on government and participationDrakeford, M., Scourfield, J. & Davies, A. J. 2009 In : Childhood.16, 2, p. 247-264
Children, Place and Identity: Nation and Locality in Middle ChildhoodScourfield, J., Dicks, B., Drakeford, M. & Davies, A. J. 2006 Taylor & Francis. 175 p.
The significance of place in middle childhood: qualitative research from WalesScourfield, J., Dicks, B., Holland, S., Drakeford, M. & Davies, A. J. 2006 In : British Journal of Sociology.57, 4, p. 577-595
Children’s accounts of Wales as racialised and inclusiveScourfield, J. & Davies, A. J. 2005 In : Ethnicities.5, 1, p. 83-107
Wales and Welshness in Middle ChildhoodScourfield, J., Holland, S. & Davies, A. J. 2003 In : Contemporary Wales.16, p. 83-100