Former Director of Education appointed as Professor of Practice


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomed Steve Davies, formerly Director of Education at Welsh Government, as a Professor of Practice at the university.

Steve Davies

The title of ‘Professor of Practice’ is bestowed upon an individual to honour and recognise that person for having attained academic and/or professional distinction in those disciplines which are aligned with the strategic intentions of the university.

Steve Davies has undertaken a range of leadership roles in education at school, local authority, regional and national government level over a number of years. His focus has always been on policy development and school and practitioner support and improvement. He has engaged with education jurisdictions across the United Kingdom and internationally and is committed to working in partnership at all levels in the system – at home and globally.

Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, UWTSD Vice-Chancellor said:  ‘I am delighted to welcome Steve Davies to the University. He has been a leading figure in our education system for a number of years, most recently as the Director of Education for the Welsh Government. His long career, in Wales and beyond, has focussed on supporting school improvement and ensuring that both practitioners and pupils are able to fulfil their potential. As a university, we are committed to delivering an exciting programme of career-long learning for educators at all levels. We look forward to Steve’s contribution to this important work.’

Steve Davies added: “I am delighted have the opportunity to be working with University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The University is playing a central role in working with schools, Local Authorities and regions to secure education reforms in Wales. The university’s work in contributing to the learning and qualifications of both new entrants and experienced school leaders and teachers is a major influence of the capacity of the education profession to deliver the exciting new curriculum in Wales.”