Associate Professor at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
19 Jul 2019
Dr Patricia Marybelle Davies is Associate Professor in the College of Science and Human Studies at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. She completed a Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership and Policy at the University of Manchester in 2013 and was Head of Computer Science at an American curriculum high school in England for 12 years. Davies also holds Master’s degrees in Mathematics, from the University of California, Berkeley, and in Educational Technology, from Columbia University in New York. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, has membership of various other professional bodies including the British Computer Society and the American Statistical Association, and is Convenor for the Educational Technology SIG of the British Educational Research Association. She was awarded Google Educator Grants in 2016, 2017 and 2018, aimed at upskilling teachers of computing and computer science. Her research includes critically examining educational technology applications for advancing student learning and, more recently, developing learning applications through the use of automated content analysis. Inclusive of her publications are—Rubric Reliability and Annotation of Content and Argument in Source-Based Argument Essays (2019), Learning with iPads: ‘makes learning fun’(2018) and Student Action Research: fluidity and researcher identities (2014).