Francis Davis

Professor Francis Davis

Director of Public Policy, The Edward Cadbury Centre

Francis Davis is a professor of religion, communities, and public policy in the Department of Theology and Religion. His expertise is in the intersection of business, social enterprise, higher education, and government. Davis has served as policy advisor to the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and other Cabinet members under both Labour and Conservative governments, becoming the first full time cabinet level advisor on faith, faith communities, and social action. He has also taught at Cambridge University and Oxford University. A prolific writer for publications in both the United Kingdom and United States, Davis also consults widely and is also professor of social justice and innovation at St Mary’s University in London. He has a B.A. from Durham University, M.Sc. from the University of London, and M.P.A. from the University of Warwick.

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is at risk of playing down the role of disabled people
July 17, 2017

We do not think of disabled people enough
July 17, 2017

The UK needs a sector deal for disability as part of the government’s industrial strategy
July 12, 2017

Britain’s disabled workers continue to miss out on jobs due to a lack of tax breaks and incentives for employers
July 11, 2017

Easter eggs and the hollowness of religious illiteracy
April 13, 2017

Reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day
Feburary 7, 2017

A ‘British Values’ oath has worrying echoes. There are much better ways to boost integration
December 19, 2016

Birmingham University Lights Up Red for the Persecuted
December 3, 2016

The silent devolution revolution
November 15, 2016

Expect some religion-friendly reforms from Theresa May and her gifted advisers
October 31, 2016

Stewart highlights the strengths of polymaths in politics
October 31, 2016

Theresa May: beyond the metropolitan bubble
September 19, 2016