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Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Secondary and Continuing Education


Sarah Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Nottingham Institute of Education. She is course leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education within the Institute and leads the Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Module. Sarah also leads the design and technology subject strand within the Secondary Initial Teacher Education course. She also teaches on the MA Education within the Institute.

Career overview

Before moving into Higher Education, Sarah taught in local secondary schools for ten years before moving to NTU. She was an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) for Nottinghamshire local authority, which involved work across a number of schools, supporting new and experienced teachers with professional development and training issues.

Research areas

Sarah is currently studying for her professional doctorate with the University of Nottingham, the focus of which is D&T teachers in the context of change. Alongside this, she has undertaken research into the use of technology-enhanced learning in schools and HE, including the innovative use of social media to support collaborative learning.

In 2014-16 Sarah collaborated with Alison Hardy and Kitronik, to develop classroom learning resources for the teaching of integrated textile and electronic fashion - E-textiles.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in Nottingham Institute of Education and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent funding has included:

    Sarah was awarded the Teacher Training Design and Technology Award by the Design and Technology Association in 2017.

    Sarah was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Inspirational Teaching Award in 2016.

  • Kitronik. S Davies,  A Hardy and K Truman, European Regional Development Fund through Working With You innovation project (2014), £5,000
  • East Midlands Digital Design and Technology (DDT) Support Centre Contract.  S Davies, J Tinney and A Cooper, Design and Technology Association (2009 - 2012), £9,000


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Press expertise

  • Teacher education
  • Student teacher observation
  • Teacher professional development tools
  • Design and technology secondary education
  • Curriculum development in Design education