Mrs Kelly Davis
Profiles

Mrs Kelly Davis

Lecturer in Education (Primary Science)

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Kelly can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Engagement
  • Disengaged
  • Dialogue
  • Confidence
  • Science education
  • Disaffection

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).
-HEA Fellowship.
-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

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