CV – Dr. Ian Davis


I am a highly regarded teacher who has a strong belief in access to education – I am dedicated to demystifying academic process and helping student realize their goals. After completing my PhD I won a Post-award Research Fellowship with the Griffith Institute of Educational Research. I have published consistently on the subject of masculinity, access to education and reflective practice. I recently had a sole authored book Stories of Teaching Men published by Springer. My early career was as a mental health social worker, and now am in the field of teacher education literacy and research. In whatever field the constant direction throughout my career has been a deep concern for people who desire to learn and increasing access to the institutions designed to educate them.


PhD Education and Professional Studies

‘Masculinities in Education – A Narrative and Cultural Studies approach’

Griffith University, Scholarship GUPRS & GIIPRS

M.A. Literary Studies

Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

B.A. (Hons) Humanities with Literature (First Class)

The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Certificate in Education – PCET

London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Line Management Institute of Training – Brisbane

Practice Teaching Award

Central Council of Education and Training in Social Work (C.C.E.T.S.W.)

University of Northampton

Central Association of Communication for Deaf People (C.A.D.P.)

Stage One and Two British Sign Language Centre, London



New South Wales (teach.NSW)

Registered to teach Senior History & English

UK Institute for Learning Council

Teacher Registration Number – AB016224

The Higher Education Academy

Fellowship Status since 1999



Awarding Body: 2014 Griffith Grant for Learning and Teaching

Project Title: On-Line learning peer expert project: Improving skills and approaches in delivering online course content and assessment.

Worth: $14,656 over 2 years

Awarding Body: Department of Social Security

Project Title: 2015 Community Development and Participation – Community Capacity Building (Families and Communities Programme)

Worth: $660, 000 over 3 years



  • Teaching, Literacy and Tertiary & International Education (TAFE and FE)
  • Critical Reflective Practice
  • Masculinity, Gender and Education
  • Critical Theory, Ricoeur, Deleuze and Guattari, Psychodynamic Theory
  • Postmodern Identity Politics and Narrative Studies
  • Intersection between Educational Research and Cultural Studies



Sole Authored Book:

Davis, I. (2014) Stories of men and teaching: a new approach to understanding masculinity and education, Dordrecht NL, Springer Publishing.

Current Book in production (publishing date 7/16):

Narrative Research in Practice: Stories from the field, Co-edited by Rachael Dwyer, Ian Davis & elke emerald

Springer Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Saying Goodbye to Mr Chips


Davis, I. & Vicars, M. (2014) Across Intergenerational Masculinities: Straight Divisions, Gay Multiplications, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol 14 Issue 1, Emerald.

Davis, I. (2014) Loneliness of the Vulnerable Practitioner: Critical Reflective Practice and Subjective Crisis, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol 14 Issue 3, Emerald.

Guest Editorship:

Davis, I (2014) Approaches to Researching Masculinities: Qualitative Research Journal, Vol 14 Issue 1, Emerald.


07/17 – Present

Lecturer – Academic Developer


  • Higher Education Academy Consultation
  • Contributing to the recognition and development of academic staff

08/14 – Present

Post-doctoral Research Fellow / Lecturing and Tutoring

Griffith University – School of Education and Professional Studies & GIER

  • Post Award Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
  • Contributing to the research profile of the Institute
  • Lecturer and tutor working on education courses – Undergrad and Post Grad.

06/09 to 02/14

Lecturer and Tutor / Research Assistant

Griffith University – School of Education and Professional Studies & GIER

  • PhD Student – Project Teaching Men – Supervisors: Greer Johnson and Scott Harrison
  • Sessional Lecturing and Tutorial work, First and Second Year – Secondary Education/English
  • Student Disability Services – supporting students with hearing impairment
  • Deliver Professional Development Workshops with English Extension Teachers

02/08 to 02/09

Lecturer and Tutor / Research Assistant

Sydney University – Gender & Cultural Studies Department

  • Research Assistant to Elspeth Probyn – Youth Cultures of Eating Project
  • Convening, Tutoring and Lecturing for Cultural Studies courses
  • Designing and convening ‘Teaching Culture and Society’ course for NSW High School Teachers

09/07 to 02/08

Head of Department – Critical and Theoretical Studies Department

Advanced Teaching Practitioner – Professional Development Department

Croydon College of Higher Education/London Metropolitan University

  • Managed team of six full-time and fractional lecturers
  • Oversaw core academic modules for cohort of 230 students from BA Level 1 to 3
  • Developed an innovative teaching delivery and learning environment to maximise students’ experience and success
  • Wrote and delivered Critical Theory modules at Level 1 & 2 whilst supervising dissertations at Level 3
  • Acted as an Advanced Practitioner within the HE setting involving mentoring and observational duties
  • Attended academic boards and sat as the HE representative on the Equality and Diversity Committee

02/04 to 09/07

Lecturer – Education Studies Department

Croydon College of Higher Education/London Metropolitan University

  • Module leader and senior lecturer for three of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Training
  • Developed Study Skills provision for return learners including : Advanced Writing Skills and Study Planning Unit
  • Module leader for 3 units of the BA in Education Studies
  • Personal tutorial for a cohort of students following either the BA or Post Graduate route