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.



Davies, A.J., Davies, P. 2015. Asset, affiliation, anxiety?: Exploring student perspectives on Welsh-medium study at post-sixteen further education colleges. In M. C. Jones. (ed) Policy and Planning for Endangered Languages. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge pp. 67-79. Cadair

Davies, A.J., Davies, P. 2015. What happens when they leave school? Conceptualising students’ attitudes towards post-compulsory study in minority languages. Minority Languages in Education and Language Learning: Challenges and New Perspectives. Cadair


Davies, A.J., Davies, P. 2014. Choices, Champions and Challenges: the promotion of Welsh-medium and Bilingual Education in post-16 Further Education Colleges in Wales. Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning. Cadair


Davies, A.J., Davies, P.M. 2013. 'Perceptions and attitudes amongst bilingual post-16 students in Wales towards Welsh-medium Study'. International Conference on Minority Languages XIV. Other Cadair

Hutchinson, J., Moore, N., Davies, A.J., Thomas, M., Marriot, J. 2013. Gendered Horizons: Boys’ and girls’ perceptions of job and career choices. Chwarae Teg Other Cadair

Davies, A.J., Davies, P. 2013. Good Practice in Welsh-medium Provision in the Post-16 Sector. 14-19 Qualifications in Wales. Cadair


Davies, A.J., Trystan, D. 2012. 'Build it and They Shall Come?’ An Evaluation of Qualitative Evidence Relating to Student Choice and Welsh-Medium Higher Education. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 15 (2) pp. 147-164. 10.1080/13670050.2011.607230 Cadair

Atherton, S.J., Davies, P.M., Phillips, J.O., Davies, A.J. 2012. Tablet Assessment Programme. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Davies, A.J. 2012. Learning to play or playing to learn? Playworkers' views on policy and practice. "A Child’s World" International Conference, Aberystwyth University. Cadair

Davies, A.J., Davies, P.M., , 2012. Llawlyfr Arfer Dda: Enghreifftiau o Arfer Dda wrth Annog Myfyrwyr Addysg Bellach i Barhau â’u Haddysg drwy Gyfrwng y Gymraeg. [Handbook of Good Practice: Examples of Good Practice in Encouraging Further Education Students to Continue with their Education through the Medium of Welsh.] Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg Other Cadair


Drakeford, M., Scourfield, J., Davies, A.J. 2009. Welsh children's views on government and participation. Childhood 16 (2) pp. 247-264. 10.1177/0907568209104404 Cadair


Scourfield, J., Dicks, B., Drakeford, M., Davies, A.J. 2006. Children, Place and Identity: Nation and Locality in Middle Childhood. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Scourfield, J., Dicks, B., Holland, S., Drakeford, M., Davies, A.J. 2006. The significance of place in middle childhood: qualitative research from Wales. British Journal of Sociology 57 (4) pp. 577-595. 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2006.00126.x Cadair


Scourfield, J., Davies, A.J. 2005. Children’s accounts of Wales as racialised and inclusive. Ethnicities 5 (1) pp. 83-107. 10.1177/1468796805049927 Cadair


Scourfield, J., Holland, S., Davies, A.J. 2003. Wales and Welshness in Middle Childhood. Contemporary Wales 16 pp. 83-100. Cadair