Malcolm Richards



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Graduate School of Education
Department: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Thinking Schools @Exeter

I am a Senior Lecturer in Inital Teacher Education at the University of the West of England, based in Bristol.

My research interests focuses on dialogue, cultural studies, initial teaching education and development, and critical pedagogies, with particular focus on living experiences of educators from black communites in rural geographies.

I welcome enquiries from anyone interested in collaborative research opportunties on intial teacher education and development, dialogue, cultural studies, digital pedagogies, cultural community education, and Black Studies in education.

My staff profile is located here.

You can follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards


I am Black and British. I was born in Hackney to Caribbean (Guyana and St Lucia) parents of African descent. I am an English and Caribbean patois speaker. I have been formally educated in the United Kingdom schooling system. I am a graduate of the African Caribbean supplementary school movement. I am a former teacher, senior leader, and advisory teacher across UK schools. I live in Devon, United Kingdom. I am RastafarI.


My doctoral thesis (University of Exeter: 2019-2023) draws upon ethnography, critical race methodologies and critical pedagogies to examine how teachers relate their funds of identity with Black [British] cultures in processes of resource mediation for schools across the Southwest of England.