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Francis Davis


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Francis Davis is a professor of religion, communities, and public policy in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, where he also serves as director of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion. His expertise is in the intersection of business, social enterprise, higher education, and government. Davis has served as policy advisor to the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and other Cabinet members under both Labour and Conservative governments, becoming the first full time cabinet level advisor on faith, faith communities, and social action. He has also taught at Cambridge University and Oxford University. A prolific writer for publications in both the United Kingdom and United States, Davis also consults widely and is also professor of social justice and innovation at St Mary's University in London. He has a B.A. from Durham University, M.Sc. from the University of London, and M.P.A. from the University of Warwick.
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