Professor Harry Daniels

University of Oxford

Professor Harry Daniels is Professor of Education at the University of Oxford. He currently holds a leadership position as the Director of Research in the Department of Education, Oxford University. Harry has directed research more than 40 projects funded by ESRC, various central and local government sources, the Lottery, the Nuffield Foundation and the EU. His current research projects are concerned with children who go missing from school and the implications of new school design for children’s experience of schooling.

Research Professor, Centre for Human Activity Theory, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan and
Research Professor in Cultural Historical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.

Selected recent research activities

2012-2016 Daniels, H. (2012-2016) Design Matters? The Effects of New Schools on Students’, Teachers’ and Parents’ Actions and Perceptions Arts and Humanities Research Council

2010-2011 Daniels, H (PI) with Lauder, H. (2010-11) Education, well being and the emergent economies of  Brazil, Russia and South Africa. A Network in The Rising Powers, Global Challenges & Social Change Programme RES-075-25-0004 £ 72,156.00

2010-2013 Stallard. P (PI)  with Daniels, H. and others (CI) (2010-2013) A randomised controlled cluster trial comparing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a school based cognitive behaviour therapy programme NIHR Public Health Research Programme 09/3000/03 £1,164,314

Selected Publications


Edwards, A., Daniels, H., Gallagher, T., Leadbetter, J., and Warmington (2009) Improving Inter-professional Collaborations: Multi-agency working for children’s well being.Oxford: Routledge.

Daniels, H. (2008) Vygotsky and Research. London: Routledge

Daniels, H., Lauder, H and Porter, J (eds.) (2011) Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning,: A Critical Perspective. London, Routledge.



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