NATIONALITY:  Australian

CURRENT POSITIONS: Independent scholar and Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

PREVIOUS POSITION:   Professor, University Western Sydney

DEGREES:   B.A. (Psychology and English); Dip.Ed.; B.Ed.; Ph.D. (UNE); Hon. Doc. (Uppsala)


 Bronwyn Davies is an independent scholar based in Sydney, Australia. She is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.


She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her work in early childhood at Uppsala University. By an amazing stroke of fortune, her partner in the academic procession of honorary doctors was Umberto Eco. But that is another story. Her book Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales has been translated into Swedish, German and Spanish and chapter 1 into Hindi. Author of 17 books and more than 130 book chapters and papers, many of them co-authored, she now divides her time between writing and traveling. In the last several years she has visited England, Ireland, Belgium, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the US to lecture, to assist PhD students and other scholars in their academic writing, and to run research workshops.  

Books published over the last five years include Listening to Children. Being and Becoming, published in 2014 by Routledge; a children's story The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly published in 2014 by the National Library of Australia; Deleuze and collaborative writing: An immanent plane of composition, with Wyatt, Gale and Gannon, published by Peter Lang in 2011; Place Pedagogy Change with Somerville, Power, Gannon and de Carteret, published by Sense Publishers in 2011; and Pedagogical Encounters, co-edited with Gannon was published with Peter Lang in 2009. 

Bronwyn was born in Tamworth, NSW Australia on January 10 1945. She attended the Tamworth Church of England Girls School, now called Calrossy. She has three sons and six grandchildren. She has a BA, B.Ed and PhD from the University of New England, where she worked through the 70s, 80s and early 90s. She was a professor of Education at James Cook University and then at the University of Western Sydney before becoming an independent scholar in 2009.