Books/ book chapters:
Beauchamp, G., Davis, S., Haughton, C., Ellis, C., Adams, D., Sarwar, S., Dumitrescu, S. and Tyrie, J., ‘Well-being and outdoor learning’ (2020) in Williams-Brown, Z. and Mander, S. (Eds) Childhood wellbeing and resilience: influences on educational outcomes. London: Routledge. pp.91-101
Watkins, S., Anthony, C., Challenger, S., Dafydd, S., Davies-Barnes, S., Davis, S., Hurcom, J. (2014) Enquiry Based Learning - Learning Packages for the PGCE primary programme. Cardiff Metropolitan University
Welsh Government/ Davis, S., and Bowers, J. (2013) – Thinking Skills a whole school approach, training materials [online] Available
Welsh Government/ Davis, S., and Mc,Carthy, S. (2013) Introduction to Metacognition, training materials [online] Available
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan Teachers Resource Pack. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan and the Toy Box. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan visit the Senedd. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan and the family tree. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan visit Harlech Castle. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan at the hospital. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Harrett, J. and Davis, S. (2009) Owain and Megan make Welsh Cakes. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Davis, S., Comrie, J., Evans-Ritter, D., Haughton, C., Hurcom, J. and Morgan, S. (2008) Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity: A Resource Reader for the Foundation Phase Practitioner. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Geen, A., Cook, M., Davis, S., Harris, C. and Rawle, M. (2007) Issues in the Study of Education. Cardiff: Cardiff Met Press
Paper presented at the Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) conference, Aston University July 2019. ‘An investigation into the effectiveness of training Foundation Phase Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students to implement ‘Special Me Time’ a targeted programme to support young children’s Personal and Social Development, Well Being and Emotional Literacy.’
Paper presented at the International Conference on Doctoral Development and Training (ICCDET) Conference, Warwick University April 2017. ‘Development of the Professional Doctorate at Cardiff Metropolitan University Neill, R., Davis, S., Haven-Tang, C., Littlewood, J., Mercer, J., and Miles, A. (2017) Development of the Professional Doctorate at Cardiff Metropolitan University. ICCDET conference
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, September 2016 ‘Trainee Teachers Conceptions of their own Learning. Does Context Make a Difference’? Lofthouse, R., Greenway, C., Bethell, S., Davies, P., Davies, D., Morgan, G., Watkins, S., Davis, S., Challenger, S., and Herrington, P. (2016) BERA Research Association Conference
Paper presented at the United Kingdom Literacy Association International (UKLA) Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 5 – 7 July 2013 ‘Developing reading teachers: How do PGCE trainee teachers develop knowledge of children’s literature in the 21st century?’ Bowers, J. and Davis, S. (2013) UKLA
Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 1-4 September 2010. ‘Reflections on Professional Doctorate - 'Implementing an emotional literacy programme in the Foundation Phase setting’ Davis, S. (2010) BERA.
Peer Reviwed Journal Articles:
Davis, S., McInsh, A. & Egan, D. (2020) Beyond Nurture groups to ‘Nurturing Approaches’: A preliminary investigation of the Heddlu Bach (Mini Police) scheme in Welsh primary schools. Journal of Nurture
Davies, D, Davis, S., Egan, D. & Hodgkin, K. Cardiff Metropolitan University (2018) Transition from Primary to Secondary School and More Able and Talented (MAT) Disadvantaged Pupils: Evidence from South-east Wales. Wales Journal of Education
Davis, S. (2015) Examining the Role of an Emotional Literacy Programme on the Pedagogy and Reflective Practice of Trainee Teachers. Cardiff School of Education Journal.
Davis, S. (2020) Supporting quiet, shy or anxious BAME children with English as an additional language in the early years. BERA. Available at:
Davis, S. and Packer, R. (2020) Using a targeted programme to support quiet, shy and anxious learners. BESA. Available at:
Bowers, J. and Davis, S. (2013) Why teachers should read more children’s books. The Guardian. Available at:
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy SIP project with Teacher Support Network Cymru. December 2012 – December 2013. (Project leader) This project is a collaborative project with Teacher Support Network Cymru. This collaborative project will result in a joint conference on developing a teacher wellbeing conference to be held on 4th December 2013 at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus. The collaborative work will also develop a set of training materials on wellbeing.
Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy SIP project with the Winding House Museum, New Tredegar. January 2011 to June 2011. (Team member). The project looked at how to improve and deliver Foundation Phase pedagogy in the museum setting.