Professor David Stephens
Professor of International Education
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 643420
I received a BA honours degree in Modern History from the University of Reading in 1972 and went on to earn a Masters in Education and PhD in Education from the University of Exeter in 1976 and 1982 respectively. I also hold a PGCE from the University of Southampton (1973) I have been engaged in research in the field of international education since 1975, having started my career as a volunteer teacher with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Sierra Leone in 1975. I was awarded a Professorship in International Education in 1999 from the University of Oslo and came to the University of Brighton in 2005.
I spent five years at the University of London Institute of Education during the 1980s and a further 12 years at the University of Sussex where I also spent two years as Education Field Manager in Ghana as part of the UK Government (DfID) development programme. During my long career in education and development, I have also been chair of the international children's charity Child-to-Child and have acted as a consultant to numerous international development organisations such as the European Union, Save the Children, and the Norwegian and Swedish Government's aid organisations.
When I am not conducting research or teaching, I am writing creatively.
Professor David Stephens has extensive experience working as a consultant to multi- and bilateral donors.
David is currently assisting the British Council, Peru with their review of the internationalisation of Higher Education report in South America.
University of Brighton excellence in facilitating and empowering learning award (2010)