Personal profile

Research interests

Non-profit management and business history.  Having worked in the heritage sector for 30 years Dr Davies has a particular interest in how museums and archives are managed.  Her current research focuses on performance indicators in the non-profit cultural heritage sector.

Teaching specialisms

Dr Davies teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Business School.

She is supervising a DHeritage student, Sarah Buckingham, whose thesis is 'A Reconsideration of Principles and Practice in Major Interventions to Rehabilitate Hertage Sites'.


Commercial and public engagement

Dr Davies occassionally works as a freelancer in the heritage sector.  Her most recent piece of work was for SHARE Museums East and produced the 'Data Driven Museums' report and this 5 minute video about key peformance indicators in museums -

Education/Academic qualification

History of Medicine, Diploma in the History of Medicine, The St Pancras School for Mothers and Other Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality in One London Borough, 1885-1913", Society of Apothecaries

Award Date: 30 Aug 2014

Museum Management, PhD, Co-production and Values in Museums, Open University Business School

Award Date: 11 Apr 2012

Museum Management, MRes, Values in Museums, Open University Business School

Award Date: 1 Nov 2007

Museum and Art Gallery Management, MA, My thesis explored commercial sponsorship of the arts, City, University of London

Award Date: 27 Oct 1991

Art Foundation, Diploma, North Warwickshire College of Technology & Design

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989

Politics and Philosophy, BA Hons, My thesis covered violent political protest by women, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 4 Jul 1988

External positions

Mentor, Cause4

Jan 2022 → …


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