Dr Andrew James Davies

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

Dr Andrew James Davies

Senior Lecturer

Head of Education

School of Education

Contact Details



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.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 12:00-17:00


Titley, E, Davies, AJ & Atherton, S 2020, '‘[It] isn’t designed to be assessed how we assess’: Rethinking assessment for qualification in the context of the implementation of the Curriculum for Wales' Curriculum Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.36
Davies, AJ, Milton, E, Connolly, M & Barrance, R 2018, 'Headteacher Recruitment, Retention and Professional Development in Wales: Challenges and Opportunities' Wales Journal of Education, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 204-224. https://doi.org/10.16922/wje.20.2.11
Chapman, S, Davies, P, Cann, R, Davies, AJ, Jeffery, J & Lewis, M 2018, The Impact of Academic Accreditation and Recognition on Teachers' Engagement with Professional Learning: A Literature Review. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University.
Connolly, M, Milton, E, Davies, AJ & Barrance, R 2018, 'Turning heads: The impact of political reform on the professional role, identity and recruitment of head teachers in Wales ' British Educational Research Journal, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 608-625. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3450
Davies, AJ & Davies, P 2015, Asset, affiliation, anxiety?: Exploring student perspectives on Welsh-medium study at post-sixteen further education colleges. in MC Jones (ed.), Policy and Planning for Endangered Languages. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 67-79.
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