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David Galbraith

Personal details

David Galbraith

Job title: Senior lecturer

Highest qualification: MA Educational Research

Job role: Course leadership for staff and students, and liaison work for ITE programmes

Email: david.galbraith@cumbria.ac.uk

Phone: 01524 834 457


Academic interests

  • History Education
  • Education Research
  • Recent American History

Recent external roles

  • External examiner for Nottingham Trent University’s cluster of MA/MSc Education courses
  • Pending final acceptance: external examiner for Kingston University, MA Education
  • Trustee for Cumbria County History
  • Adviser to Welsh Exam Board on ‘A’ level history syllabus design
  • Member of Lancaster University Court

Research activity

Current projects

  • Archives for local history teachers
  • Linking ontology and epistemology to historical research
  • Consideration of ways to teach Economics in schools in a post-textbook era
  • Links between American Christianity and politics c. 2000 - present

Selected outputs

  • Book review: William Hogeland, Inventing American History (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009) Journal of American Studies, Volume 44, Issue 02, May 2010, E38
  • Paper delivered at University of Cumbria on ‘An exploration of ways in which students can be encouraged to study more independently (and related consideration of alternative forms of assessment)’ (June 2008)
  • Chapters on 18th and 19th century French History written (Nov 2007) for World and Its People, BCS Publishing
  • Paper delivered to Open University History Society (Feb 2007) on The Impact of the Evangelical Right on American Domestic and Foreign Policy c. 1980 – 2005 (published in the O.U. History Journal, (Dec 2007)