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 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.


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

My staff profile is located here.

I welcome enquiries from anyone interested in collaborative research opportunities on funds of identity, dialogue and dialogic education, cultural studies, Black Studies in Education, Critical Race Theory, de/colonzing relationships in teaching and teacher education, and narrative approaches with Black teachers across schooling in Europe.

My thesis (University of Exeter: 2019-2023) critically examines how teachers with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion intiatives, draw upon their 'funds of resistance' in relation with Black [British] cultures to mediate digital resources representative of Black [British] cultures in teaching practices across Southwest of England schools.

You can also follow me on Twitter: @malcolmrichards