Skip to content Exit mobile menu

Jemima Davey

Subject Lead for Education Partnerships
Senior Lecturer in Primary Science and Professional Studies

Jemima Davey

About Research



Jemima joined St Mary's University in September 2020. She is currently Subject Lead for Education Partnerships and Senior Lecturer in Primary Science and Professional Studies, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education routes. Jemima is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and member of the Chartered College of Teaching (MCCT).

Before joining the University, Jemima worked as a class teacher, primary science lead and mentor to early career teachers. She has a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS, a PGCert in Academic Practice, and an MA in Education: Pedagogy following research exploring the preparedness of early career teachers to deliver the primary science curriculum. Jemima is currently a doctoral student with a focus on the professional identity of mentors to emerging practitioners and she is also completing her NPQ in Leading Teacher Development.

Jemima is also the Lead External Examiner for the Bachelor of Education at the University of Hertfordshire.


Research profile

Jemima is actively involved in research as part of both her doctoral studies and wider professional life. She regularly presents at conferences, has conducted funded research and had articles accepted for publication. Jemima is an active member of both the Centre for Wellbeing in Education and pedagogy research special interest group at St Mary's University. Her areas of interest include professional identity, teacher wellbeing and resilience, effective support for both emerging and experienced practitioners, and mentoring and supervision in education.

Key publications and presentations

  • Davey, J. (2024*) Tech in Teaching: Exploring the impact of digital learning on emerging professional practice, in C. E. Edwards-Leis and M. Price (Eds.) Pedagogy in Higher Education: A critical review, London: St Mary's University Press. *Awaiting publication.
  • Presentation: Using Critical Global Citizenship Education to challenge the traditional notion of science education, New voices in Global Education & Learning, ANGEL. Online: 19th April 2023.
  • Strachan, A. and Davey, J. (2022) Saving the planet one science lesson at a time: challenging the traditional notion of sustainability and climate change education. Primary Science 175.
  • Strachan, A. and Davey, J. (2022) Saving The Planet One Science Lesson At A Time. Hatfield: Millgate House Publishers.
  • Davey, J. (2021) Making science core again: teaching high quality science in a time poor curriculum. Primary Science 166.

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact our Press Office Team by emailing