Current employment and other roles

I am currently employed as:

  • Reader in higher education mathematics teaching and learning (Sheffield Hallam University), 12/2016-present.

I have the following other roles and responsibilities:

  • Member, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Web Committee, 07/2016-present.

  • Co-chair, Employability Special Interest Group, sigma Network, 03/2016-present.

  • Scientific Committee member, Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions conference, 12/2015-present.

  • External examiner, BSc Mathematics courses, University of Worcester, 11/2015-present.

  • Member, Greenwich Maths Centre Advisory Board, 05/2015-present.

  • Editor, MSOR Connections, 11/2014-present.

  • Committee member, London Mathematical Society Education Subcommittee on Public Engagement, 05/2014-present.

Professional membership

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Higher Education Academy since 2009; current grade: Senior Fellow (SFHEA).

  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications since 2005; current grade: Chartered Mathematician and Fellow (CMath FIMA).

I am also a member of the following:

  • British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) since 2008.

  • British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) since 2008.


I hold the following qualifications:

  • PhD, Nottingham Trent University, 2014. (Thesis title: 'A Partially-automated Approach to the Assessment of Mathematics in Higher Education').

  • PGCertHE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University, 2009.

  • MSc Engineering Multimedia (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University, 2004. (Dissertation title: 'Asking Questions With MathML: dynamic treatment of XML and pseudo-randomised mathematics assessment'.).

  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Nottingham, 2002.

  • A-Levels & GCSEs, Toot Hill Comprehensive School, Bingham, Notts., 1999. (A-Levels: Maths (A), Further Maths (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (B); GCSEs: 10, including Maths (A*), Science (A*AA) and English (A)).

Previous employment and other roles

Previously I have been employed as (since 2002):

  • Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (Sheffield Hallam University), 09/2015-11/2016.

  • Principal Lecturer in Mathematics and Employability Coordinator for Science and Technology (Nottingham Trent University), 09/2014-09/2015.

  • Lecturer (Nottingham Trent University), 10/2012-08/2014.

  • Lecturer (Keele University), 09/2012-01/2013.

  • Higher Education Curriculum Innovation Advisor (Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR) Network), 08/2010-09/2012.

  • Technology Enhanced Learning Officer (School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), 03/2009-08/2010.

  • University Liaison Officer (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications), 01/2008-07/2010.

  • Project lead ("Accessibility in MSOR: LaTeX and Braille", Nottingham Trent University), 10/2007-12/2009.

  • Lecturer (Nottingham Trent University), 01/2008-06/2009.

  • Disability support (University of Nottingham), 05/2007-12/2008.

  • Writer, Maths Levelling Up Course (Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham), 11/2007-03/2008.

  • Web/educational developer (RSS Centre for Statistical Education), 03/2004-12/2007.

  • Researcher ("Use of Projects in Mathematics", University of Nottingham), 07/2004-09/2004.

  • Consultant Web Developer, Maths Careers website (Council for the Mathematical Sciences), 01/2004-03/2004.

  • Project Support Officer, MELEES (School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), 07/2003-09/2003.

  • Project Support Officer, MELEES (School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), 09/2002-12/2002.

I have previously held the following other roles and responsibilities:

  • Committee member, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications East Midlands Branch (Chair 2012-14; Vice-Chair 2008-12), 05/2007-03/2016.

  • STEM Ambassador, STEMNET, 05/2010-01/2016.

  • Programme Committee member, IMA International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths: Enhancing Learning and Teaching for All Learners, 10/2014-06/2015.

  • External reviewer, University of Bath Maths and Stats Help 'Getting started with... Word, Excel, LaTeX & SPSS' maths/stats software tutorial video resources, 04/2014-04/2015.

  • External member, Validation panel for new PG Certificate in Mathematical and Statistical Modelling, London Metropolitan University, 02/2015-02/2015.

  • Council member, The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), 09/2009-12/2013.

  • Committee member, IMA Early Career Mathematicians Group Committee, 11/2010-11/2012.

  • External judge, Further Maths Network/Further Maths Support Programme and Rolls-Royce Poster Competition, 01/2009-01/2010.

  • Chair, Accessing Maths, Stats and OR (AccessMSOR), a Working Group of the Higher Education Academy Maths, Stats and OR Network, 02/2008-12/2009.

  • Co-organiser, E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS), 11/2005-05/2009.

  • Co-ordinator, "MathML/XML Series" in MSOR Connections, 11/2005-02/2008.

  • Student representative, College Research Degrees Committee, Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University, 01/2006-12/2007.

  • Student representative, Course Committee, MSc Engineering Multimedia, Nottingham Trent University, 01/2003-12/2003.