Dr Myfanwy Davies

Head of Quality Assurance & Validation, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

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Myfanwy Davies is interested in the interaction of language, gender and power in the accounts of women and minorities as users of welfare services and in illness and disability narratives. She read English Language and Literature at Oriel College, Oxford and went on to read Social Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge. She pursued an interest in information exchange by studying for a further MSc in Information Management, in the course of which she produced her first papers on Somali women’s accounts of using maternity services in Sheffield. Her PhD (London) focuses on the accounts of Arab Muslim women as users of maternity services in London in the period immediately following 9/11.

Myfanwy returned to Wales in 2005 as a researcher in health policy and joined Bangor in 2011 as a lecturer with the Coleg Cenedlaethol. Having successfully introduced a range of teaching and learning improvements and QA processes as Moderator for Bangor’s provision in Tashkent and served as Deputy dean (Teaching and learning) for the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences, she was appointed Head of Quality Assurance and Validation at Bangor in late 2018. She is currently involved in introducing a risk-based approach to programme approval. She remains research active. Her current, personal research focuses on mothers’ experiences of being the subject of social policy interventions.


School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences/QAV Unit.

01248 382140


  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Advocating Mandatory Patient ‘Autonomy’ in Healthcare: Adverse Reactions and Side Effects

    Davies, M. & Elwyn, G., 1 Dec 2008, In : Health Care Analysis. 16, 4, p. 315-328

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Framing patient consent for student involvement in pelvic examination: a dual model of autonomy

    Davies, M., Carson-Stevens, A., Davies, M. M., Jones, R., Chik, A. D., Robbé, I. J. & Fiander, A. N., 1 Nov 2013, In : Journal of Medical Ethics. 39, 11, p. 676

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    How hard can it be to include research evidence and evaluation in local health policy implementation? Results from a mixed methods study

    Evans, B. A., Snooks, H., Howson, H. & Davies, M., 12 Feb 2013, In : Implementation Science. 8, 17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    The health, social care and housing needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people: a review of the literature

    Addis, S., Davies, M., Greene, G., MacBride-Stewart, S. & Shepherd, M., 1 Nov 2009, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 17, 6, p. 647-658

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    What are the external influences on information exchange and shared decision-making in healthcare consultations: A meta-synthesis of the literature

    Edwards, M., Davies, M. & Edwards, A., 1 Apr 2009, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 75, 1, p. 37-52

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    What constitutes consent when parents and daughters have different views about having the HPV vaccine: qualitative interviews with stakeholders

    Wood, F., Morris, L., Davies, M. & Elwyn, G., 1 Aug 2011, In : Journal of Medical Ethics. 37, 8, p. 466-471

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Women’s perspectives on Human Papillomavirus self-sampling in the context of the UK cervical screening programme

    Williams, D., Davies, M., Fiander, A., Farewell, D., Hillier, S. & Brain, K., Oct 2017, In : Health Expectations. 20, 5, p. 1031-1040 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    ‘Distributed health literacy’: longitudinal qualitative analysis of the roles of health literacy mediators and social networks of people living with a long-term health condition

    Edwards, M., Wood, F., Davies, M. & Edwards, A., 17 Jun 2013, In : Health Expectations. 18, 5, p. 1180-1193

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Paper › Research › Peer-reviewed
  11. Published
  12. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  13. Published

    Adeiladu gwydnwch trwy 'Rhieni Ifanc Ni’: astudiaeth ymchwil

    Davies, M., Wyn Jones, K. & Williams, E., 16 Jan 2017, Prifysgol Bangor University. 92 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report