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Prof David Galloway

Emeritus Professor

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Emeritus Professor in the School of EducationED238+44 (0) 191 33 48351


David Galloway was Professor of Primary Education at Durham University from 1992-2001 and Chairman of the Board of Studies in Education from 1993-2000. He retired from his full-time post in December 2001 but has continued to supervise doctoral students and to give occasional lectures. From 2002-5 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and published research on school and teacher influences on bullying in schools. This extended his previous work on provision for special educational needs, motivation and how schools influence children’s behaviour. 

His current research interests include education policy in relation to the Labour government’s Academies programme and problems of transition to secondary school in Tanzania. From 2008-09 he was an Advisory Professor at The Hong Kong Institute of Education. In 2015 / 16 he taught courses and conducted workshops in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.

He has (co) authored or edited 15 books and about 100 articles. 

2018 Galloway, D.  Preface for re-issue by Routledge of: D. Galloway (1985) Schools, Pupils and Special Educational Needs, Croom Helm.

2017 Galloway, D. Sheffield Local Education Authority Psychological Service; 1972-1979: A personal View. In: M. Desforges and G.A. Lindsay, (Eds.) A Retrospective Case Study of a Professional Educational Psychology Service: The Sheffield Psychological Service (1937-2000). Monograph Series of British Psychological Society, Division of Educational and Child Psychology, pp. 41-50 

2017 Mason-Sesay, M., Galloway, D. and Joyce-Gibbons, A. Closing the Attainment gap: Collaboration between schools in Sierra Leone. Educational and Child Psychology, 35, (i) 27-39

2017 Joyce-Gibbons, A., Galloway, D., Mollel, A., Mgoma, S., Pima, M. and Deogratias, E. Successful transition to secondary school in Tanzania: What Are the barriers? Journal of International Development. DOI:10.1002/jid.3304 (Wiley on-line library.)

2017 Joyce-Gibbons, A., Galloway, D., Mollel, A., Mgoma, S., Pima, M. and Deogratias, E. Mobile phone use in two secondary schools in Tanzania. Education and Information Technologies.  DOI:10.1007/s10639-017-9586-1.


Research interests

  • policy and practice in primary education
  • special educational needs
  • educational psychology
  • personal and social education in primary and secondary schools

Esteem Indicators

  • 2009: Advisory Professor: Advisory Professor at the Hong Kong Inst of Ed


Authored book

  • Leo, E., Galloway, D. & Hearne, P. (2010). Academies and Educational Reform: Governance, Leadership and Educational Strategy. Multilingual Matters/ Channel View Publications.

Chapter in book

Edited book

  • Galloway, D. (2004). Bullying in Schools. London: Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Galloway, D. (2003). Children with Special Needs: A Response to the New Code of Practice. London: Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Journal Article