School of Education and Sociology


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Mr Joe Davey

  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5255
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Joe has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Hull and a Master’s degree in Victorian Studies from Leeds University. He has had a long career in school teaching, both in the classroom and as a school leader and this has been in schools in the UK but also overseas in Pakistan, Zambia, Sudan, Tanzania and Thailand. He has also lectured on a part time basis in History and Education at Leeds Trinity, Leeds Beckett, Manchester Metropolitan, Huddersfield and Bath Spa Universities. He is currently in the process of completing his PhD.

Teaching Responsibilities

Joe teaches on various undergraduate degrees taught in the School of Education. He also teaches on the School’s full time, part time and distance learning Master’s degree programmes. He also teaches on a module for the University’s History Department.


Joe’s PhD research is in History with Portsmouth University’s Port Towns and Urban Culture Project. Specifically he is undertaking research into the extent that nineteenth century seamen in Bristol integrated into the wider working class population of the city. His thesis is that far from being the stereotypical ‘breed apart’, seamen and other working class groups were mutually inter-dependent and that seamen were centrally situated in working class and urban culture. Joe is yet to publish but he has delivered papers at national and international conferences on Maritime History and Education. He has also led CPD and training in school leadership in the UK and overseas and is a consultant to a school in Sudan.


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