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Mr Malcolm Richards

Graduate Research Assistant



I am a cis-male. I was born in London to Guyanese and St Lucian parents of African descent. I am a former teacher, senior leader, and advisory teacher in schools across England and Wales. I live with my wife and two daughters in Devon. I am RastafarI. 

My role as a Graduate Research Assistant focuses on the research project De/colonising Educational Relationships in Teacher Education (2020/21), in which we draw upon Pirbhai-Illich and Martin (2020) work on decolonizing relationships in relation to a UK HEI context. This project is a collaboration between the University of Regina (Canada) and the University of Exeter (UK), and supported by EDI, CEEN and REEN.

My ongoing PhD research examines a recent counter-narrative history of dialogue with Black teachers in the UK schooling context. My thesis seeks to conceptualise a framework for dialogue within teacher education and development programmes which draws from the philosophical, intellectual, political, cultural, spiritual and environmental understandings, or 'funds of resistance' with Black teachers in contemporary United Kingdom schooling contexts. 

My wider research interests include educational counter-narratives in teacher education and development, Black Studies, digital-futures for teacher education and development, decoloniality, humanities and citizenship education, citizenship and belonging, dialogue and dialogic pedagogies, critical auto-ethnography, critical pedagogies and ethics of care.

I am a co-editor for Dialogic Pedagogy: A International Journal (2021) and peer reviewer for EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference 2021 (2021) and Journal for Philosophy of Education (2020/1). 

See my student profile here.



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