David  Stephens Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David Stephens

Professor of International Education
University of Brighton (UK)

Professor of International Education at the University of Brighton with more than 40 years experience of teaching and research in the global South, particularly West and East Africa and SE Asia., and work with major Development agencies and Government. Author of twelve or more books and 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, evaluation reports. Currently interested in research methods and the role of narrative in international research and develeopment. Also a successful novelist.

Subjects: Education


I have extensive experience as a teacher and academic in the global South, beginning my career as a VSO in Sierra Leone and now working part-time as a professor of International Education at the University of Brighton. I am interested generally in the quality of primary education, Teacher Education, and Research Methods, particularly the role of narrative in educational research.
I divide my time between Brighton and Lima, Peru. When I am not working as an academic I write novels and short stories. My new novel. The Disappeared is set in Peru and will be published next year.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The Quality of Primary Education
    Teacher Education
    Policy Development in International Education
    Evaluation of Development Projects
    Research Methods especially narrative and Life History

Personal Interests

    Writing, novels and short stories. My first novel Purely Academic (Arena Books) was published a couple of years ago, and my second The Disappeared will be published next year.


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