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- Principal Research Associate
- IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
- UCL Institute of Education
I am a former secondary school mathematics teacher who now works as a Principal Research Associate at the UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education and is currently a Co Principal Investigator (with Celia Hoyles) for the Nuffield Foundation Cornerstone Maths project, which extends the earlier project funded by Li Ka Shing Foundation. (www.cornerstonemaths.co.uk).
Prior to taking up my role at LKL, I worked at the University of Chichester where I designed and led master's level postgraduate courses and projects for practising secondary mathematics teachers, often with an emphasis on the development of innovative pedagogies involving the use of mathematical technologies.
I directed the UK evaluation of Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire handheld technology and the European evaluation of their TI-Nspire TI-Navigator network classroom system. From 2009-2012 I had the role of the project lead partner in the EU Comenius funded project ‘EdUmatics’, which involved 20 Partners from seven EU countries (www.edumatics.eu).
I have edited and authored 3 books, the most recent of which is The Mathematics Teacher in the Digital Age (with Ornella Robutti and Nathalie Sinclair, published 2014).
I am an active member of The Mathematical Association, Association of Teachers of Mathematics and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. I currently serve as a co-opted member of the Executive Committee for the British Society for the Learning of Mathematics and I co-convene (with Dr Alf Coles) the Mathematics Education SIG for the British Educational Research Association.
Personal country knowledge
- South Africa - Mathematics Teacher Development, Digital Technologies in Mathematics Education
- Kenya - Mathematics Teacher Development, Digital Technologies in Mathematics Education
- USA - Digital Technologies in Mathematics Education
My interests concern school mathematics education in general but my particular research interests are focussed on: the design and use of mathematical digital technologies; the related professional development experiences for teachers; and the impact of such technologies on mathematical thinking. This is set within the context of (mainly secondary) mathematics departments in the digital age.
These themes are related to the wider issues concerning the 'scaling-up' of educational innovations for school mathematics that involve digital technologies.
- Design of the programme, to include two periodic review/revalidation cycles in 2003 and 2011.
- Overall responsibility for the quality of teaching and internal quality review processes.
- Liaison with national agencies and regional partners for collaborative components of the programme.
- Development of innovative online modes of delivery
- Line management of the teaching team.
- Liaison with the External Examiner.
- Supervision of 27 MA Dissertations.
|01-JAN-2001 – 31-AUG-2012||Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education||The Mathematics Centre, School of Education||University of Chichester, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-1999 – 31-DEC-2000||Advanced Skills Teacher of Mathematics||Mathematics||Davison High School for Girls, Worthing, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-1996 – 31-AUG-1999||Teacher of Mathematics with responsibility for IT||Mathematics||City of Portsmouth Girls School, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-1996 – 31-AUG-1999||Head of Mathematics||Mathematics||Admiral Lord Nelson School, Portsmouth, United Kingdom|
|2010||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Mathematics Education||University of London|
|1995||Grad. Cert.||Graduate Certificate – Mathematics and Information Technology||West Sussex Institute of Higher Education|
|1993||PGCE||Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Mathematics||West Sussex Institute of Higher Education|
|1983||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering||University of Newcastle upon Tyne|