Mrs Kelly Davis
Profiles

Mrs Kelly Davis

Lecturer in Education (Primary Science)

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

I am a lecturer of Science Education at the University of Plymouth. My background is strongly Science based, including a degree from the University of Birmingham in Medical Science (Cellular and Molecular Biology) and a PGCE in Science from the University of Bristol.  


After working in a variety of settings, whilst working as a Head of Science, I embarked on my Masters of Education at the University of Bristol and completed this in 2013.

I am now studying for my PhD in Education part-time, (whilst lecturing) with a special focus on working with children at high risk of exclusion.

I have a background in additional education needs, working with a broad spectrum of children, with many different needs.  I have also worked in mainstream state schools and have enjoyed every minute of my career as a teacher.

My research interests are often very Science orientated, but the overarching theme for me and fundamentally my ethos is; education is for all.  

My students often ask, if you loved teaching so much why are you here? The answer is simple; I can reach far more children and affect their lives in a positive way, if I can have an impact on the teaching, of the teachers of tomorrow.

Qualifications

-Currently studying PhD in Education (Plymouth University).
-Masters of Education - MEd (Bristol University).
-PGCE Science (Bristol University).
-Bachelor of Medical Science - Cellular and Molecular Biology (Birmingham University).

Teaching interests

Research and Teaching Interests:

-Children at high risk of exclusion

-Learning outside of the classroom
-Science
-Dialogue
-Disengagement
-Engagement
-Student - Teacher Relationship
-Confidence
-Outdoor Education
-Gender and Science
-STEM 

Research interests

Research Interests:

-Science
-Dialogue
-Disengagement
-Engagement
-Disaffected Students
-Student - Teacher Relationship
-Confidence
-Outdoor Education

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Davis K 2016 'Promoting sustainability in science education programmes: becoming aware of gender stereotyping and improving practice' Science Teacher Education No 76, (July 2016) PEARL