Professor John Davis


Personal statement

Professor John M Davis is a Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde.  John previously worked at the University of Edinburgh as director of the BA in Childhood Studies, Head of Department of Educational Studies and subsequently, Professor of Childhood Inclusion.  He has also been chair of the Childhood Practice development group which develop the innovative qualification for managers/leaders of early learning, out of school, childminding, family support and related services. His research focuses on childhood, disability, inclusion and social justice and seeks to support children, young people, parents and professionals to develop creative and innovative solutions to their life issues.  John’s research has utilized participatory childhood research methods to support children and young people to gain recognition for their perspectives concerning inclusion, social justice and integrated working. His collaborative knowledge exchange projects have supported children, families and professionals to develop contemporary, innovative and inclusive children’s services. His work has also examined international approaches to multi-professional working and increased our understanding of the factors that foster creative and innovative learning. 














John M Davis
Professor of Education
School of Education
University of Strathclyde
Toom 525, Level 5
Lord Hope Building1
41 St James Road
G4 0LT



Towards a more participatory fulfilment of young children's rights in early learning settings : unpacking universalist ideals in India, Scotland and the EU
Blaisdell Caralyn, Davis John M, Aruldoss Vinnarasan, McNair Lynn
The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Rights (2019) (2019)
The continuing need for child led approaches within inclusive systems : a focus on transition across 8 European countries
Davis John
Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities (2019) (2019)
Irish diaspora and sporting cultures of conflict, stability and unity : analysing the power politics of community development, resistance and disempowerment through a case study comparison of Benny Lynch and 'The Glasgow Effect'
Quarrell Christina Milarvie, Davis John
Culture, Community, and Development (2019) (2019)
Factors associated with successful transition among children with disabilities in eight European countries
Ravenscroft John, Wazny Kerri, Davis John M
PLoS One Vol 12 (2017)
Children’s rights, social justice and family support : developing inclusive, intersectional and participatory practice
Davis John M, Smith Mary
The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare (2017) (2017)
Disabled children, ethnography and unspoken understandings
Davis John, Watson Nicholas, Cunningham-Burley Sarah
Research With Children (2017) (2017)

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