I blog as part of The Aperiodical.

My column at The Aperiodical is Travels in a Mathematical World. See all my posts at The Aperiodical.

Visit my YouTube channel for videos on puzzles and maths history, as well as higher education maths curriculum talks.

## CV

### 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.

### Qualifications

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.