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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 also works as a senior lecturer within the Primary Science and Professional Studies teams, teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate training routes.

Prior to joining the University, Jemima worked as a class teacher and primary science lead. 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 support available to early-career teachers in successfully delivering the primary science curriculum. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jemima is currently a doctoral student with a focus on the effective mentoring of early career teachers in the primary classroom.

Jemima is also the Level 6 and Lead External Examiner for the Bachelor of Education at the University of Hertfordshire.


Research profile

Jemima is passionate about providing high-quality education for all and contributing to the science education community. She regularly presents at ASE Primary Science conferences and has had articles published in the Primary Science journal. Her other areas of interest concern pedagogy, professional identity, and methods of support for early career teachers.

Key Publications

  • 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.

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