Portrait of  David Clancy David Clancy

d.m.clancy@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472244



Biography

Position: Research Assistant, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics
Qualifications: BSc, MA
 

David conducts research within the Business Education Research Group and joined the University in November 2012. He is nearing completion of his PhD, which explored the influence personal epistemology has on teaching and learning in a higher education context. As well as holding research interests and publishing in this area, David has also researched and written on a variety of topics. However, the focus of his research has remained on teaching and learning in HE. His personal research interest is in the profound influence the teacher has on the learning of their students, more so than the subject matter and learning environment. More specifically, his interest lies in the epistemological, ontological, and axiological aspects of teaching and learning in HE.

 

Prior to his appointment at Huddersfield, he was a Research Coordinator in Saudi Arabia evaluating educational programmes for a new centre for world culture. Before this, David worked as: a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton; a Senior Research Officer, at Southampton Solent University; a Research Officer at the University of Bradford; and a Research Officer at the University of Wales, Bangor, where his career as a researcher began in 1999. In this time, David has developed, planned and undertaken a range of primary and secondary research initiatives to inform university policy and decision-making. He has previously, also been instrumental in establishing a research institute into post-compulsory education, and a variety of research, evaluation and development programmes.

He is a member of a number of professional bodies including: The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL); The European Association for Research into Learning and Instruction (EARLI); The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE); and The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Society for Research in Higher Education.
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction

Research and Scholarship

David’s research interests lie in both the undergraduate and postgraduate student experience. More specifically, the influence epistemology, ontology and axiology have on teaching and learning in a higher education context. David is nearing completion of his PhD ‘Personal Epistemology and its Influence on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’. He is building on this work using it as a foundation for future research projects.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Teviotdale, W., Clancy, D., Fisher, R. and Hill, P. (2017) ‘Group work and undergraduate accounting students: a Bourdieusian analysisResearch in Post-Compulsory Education . ISSN 1359-6748

2014

Teviotdale, W. and Clancy, D. (2014) ‘Implementing a change initiative within a university department of accountancy and finance to improve teacher practice and student learning’. In: Higher Education Close Up Research Making a Difference, 21st - 23rd July 2014, Lancaster University