Bethan Davies (PhD student)

Thesis title: How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on Scottish Childminders and their services?


Beth is a third year PhD student conducting a mixed-methods research study which investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scottish Childminders. 

Beth is a Research Assistant within the School of Education, Youth Work and Social Work in the University of South Wales.



BA (Hons) Childhood Studies from Aberystwyth University 

MA Equity and Diversity in Society from The University of Wales Trinity St Davids 

Level 5 TEFL 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Professional bodies:  

  • British Educational Research Association 
  • British Sociological Association 
  • British Education Studies Association

Conference details

British Association for International and Comparative Education 2022 Early Career Conference. 

Panel: Response to Crises. 

April 2022.

Presented: "How has COVID-19 impacted Scottish Childminders?"


British Education Studies Association 2022 conference. 

Education and Social Justice. 

June 2022. 

Presented: "How has COVID-19 impacted Scottish Childminders?"


Welsh Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) 

Panel: Poster Presentation 

July 2022