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.

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## Research talks

View a map of the talks I have given.

All 78 research talks presented in reverse chronological order.

- Research talks;
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- Popular maths talks;
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### 2018

Skills development through group projects in mathematics; Sigma Network workshop 'Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics', Sheffield Hallam University (16/02/2018) slides.

### 2017

Fermi problems for teaching mathematical modelling; Maths Jam Conference 2017 (12/11/2017).

The sigma Network: Promoting Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support within Higher Education; Mathematics Education Beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions, University of Birmingham (10/07/2017). With David Bowers, Chetna Patel, Ruth Fairclough, Mark Hodds, Emma Cliffe, Kinga Zaczek, Jeff Waldock, Ellen Marshall, Alun Owen, Cheryl Voake-Jones, Noel-Ann Bradshaw and Rob Wilson.

Student-led employability audit of undergraduate learning, teaching and assessment practice; Learning & Teaching Conference, Sheffield Hallam University (29/06/2017). With Jeff Waldock.

Moving beyond techniques to applying maths in novel modelling scenarios; Broadening students' experience of mathematics in practice workshop, Sheffield Hallam University (26/04/2017). With Hannah Bartholomew.

### 2016

Maths Arcade: informal student support that develops logical thinking; Faculty of ACES Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (16/09/2016). With Claire Cornock.

The role of partially-automated assessment in assessing individual contribution to group projects; E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences, Newcastle University (13/09/2016) video.

Encouraging HE teacher-practitioner research in a maths department; CETL-MSOR Conference 2016, Loughborough University (06/09/2016).

Student use of an open learning space in mathematics; Learning and Teaching Conference 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (24/06/2016). With Hannah Bartholomew, Claire Cornock, Mike Robinson and Jeff Waldock.

Interdisciplinary problem-solving group activities; Ideas Exchange 2016, Sheffield Hallam University (21/06/2016).

Peer assessment of contribution: what are we assessing?; Sheffield Hallam University Maths HE Seminar (08/02/2016).

### 2015

Developing professional skills in mathematics undergraduates: three years of practice; CETL-MSOR Conference 2015, University of Greenwich (08/09/2015), with Ewan Russell.

### 2014

Games used at the Maths Arcade; Maths Jam Conference 2014 (01/11/2014).

Individualised formative worksheets to encourage small group discussion of method; CETL-MSOR Conference 2014, Cardiff University (09/09/2014).

National Evaluation of the Maths Arcade; CETL-MSOR Conference 2014, Cardiff University (09/09/2014). Kingsley Webster (speaker), Peter Rowlett, Noel-Ann Bradshaw and James Hind.

Individualised formative assessment to encourage discussion of method rather than copying; College of Arts and Science 3rd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University (04/07/2014).

Using puzzles to develop problem-solving skills in undergraduate maths and outreach; Sigma Network workshop 'Using puzzles and games in the teaching of mathematics', King's College, London (26/06/2014).

Using social media to engage undergraduate students; Sigma Network workshop 'Creating and maintaining a social media presence', Liverpool John Moores University (20/06/2014).

Maths Arcade and the first year experience; European First Year Experience Conference 2014 (10/06/2014).

Improved two-way feedback to ease transition to mathematics at university; European First Year Experience Conference 2014 (09/06/2014).

Development and evaluation of a partially-automated approach to the assessment of undergraduate mathematics; paper, 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (16/04/2014).

The unplanned impact of mathematics and how research is funded: a discussion-led activity; workshop, 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (16/04/2014).

Formative e-assessment and screen annotation evaluated via undergraduate projects; departmental seminar, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich (03/04/2014).

Engaging mathematics students via e-assessment & screen annotation; Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Nottingham Trent University (01/04/2014).

### 2013

Design and delivery of a new graduate skills module; CETL-MSOR Conference 2013, Coventry University (10/09/2013).

A PhD project on e-assessment in mathematics: finding my approach; Technology Enhanced Learning & Teaching Research Seminar Series, School of Education, Nottingham Trent University (15/05/2013).

A partially-automated approach to assessment of individual work alongside a group project in mathematics; Higher Education Academy STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, University of Birmingham (17/04/2013).

Assessing individual work alongside a group project - a partially-automated approach; Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013, Nottingham Trent University (26/03/2013).

Advantages and disadvantages of e-assessment and a partially-automated approach; College of Arts and Science 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Nottingham Trent University (18/01/2013).

### 2012

Better prepared mathematics graduates: learning from employers and professional bodies; HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (06/09/2012).

Maths Arcade: developing mathematical thinking; HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (04/09/2012).

Good practice and resources to address community priorities for mathematics curriculum development; HE STEM Conference 2012, University of Birmingham (04/09/2012).

An electronic hybrid approach to assessment; Ideas Exchange 2012, University of Sheffield (15/07/2012).

Students setting their own history of mathematics essay titles; Ideas Exchange 2012, University of Sheffield (14/07/2012).

Good practice and resources to address community priorities for mathematics curriculum development; CETL-MSOR Conference 2012, University of Sheffield (12/07/2012).

Making lectures more interactive; Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Away Day, Oxford Brookes University (06/07/2012).

Undergraduates speak out: organising an undergraduate conference; Inspiring Teachers: learning and leading in academic practice, University of Greenwich (03/07/2012) slides.

Mathematics Enrichment: Maths in the News; MEI Conference, Keele University (29/06/2012).

Work on HE Curriculum Innovation in Mathematical Sciences; 4 universities (May 2012).

Recording lectures and learning from recordings; Department of Mathematical Sciences seminar, University of Greenwich (09/05/2012).

Graduate Skills Development; School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics seminar, University of Hertfordshire (30/04/2012).

Graduate skills and interactive lectures; School of Mathematical Sciences seminar, Queen Mary, University of London (27/04/2012).

The METAL Project - What have we learned and where next?; Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning - Dissemination Meeting, University of Nottingham (24/04/2012).

Introduction to using social media to engage students in mathematical sciences; Using social media to engage students workshop, University of Birmingham (16/04/2012).

Outputs and Outcomes from the Maths Strand Team of the National HE STEM Programme; Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS) Conference (13/04/2012).

Mathematics lecturers' views of e-assessment; School of Maths and Stats seminar, Newcastle University (21/03/2012).

Problem-Solving in Undergraduate Mathematics; Sue Pope, Matthew Badger and Peter Rowlett, BSRLM Conference March 2012, Manchester (03/03/2012).

Alternatives to lectures; Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METAL) Workshop, University of Nottingham (11/01/2012) slides.

### 2011

Projects workshop; University of Birmingham (26/10/2011).

Acting on recommendations from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit; CETL-MSOR Conference 2011 "Preparing for student-led education", Coventry University (05/09/2011).

Encouraging innovation in HE mathematics teaching and learning; 14th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference, University of Leicester (16/07/2011).

Discovering and teaching mathematics; Ideas Exchange, University of Birmingham (10/07/2011).

Further uses of screencasting - but are they effective?; Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning (METAL) Workshop, University of Nottingham (25/05/2011) video.

Findings from the HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit; 5 universities (2011).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems; 'Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes' workshop, 5 universities (2011).

Technology in mathematics HE teaching & learning; Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference 2011, University of Warwick (15/04/2011) video.

Innovation in mathematics HE teaching & learning; Young Researchers in Mathematics Conference 2011, University of Warwick (14/04/2011) video.

Maths Strand of the National HE STEM Programme; Heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences (HoDoMS) Conference (07/04/2011).

Mathematics lecturers' views of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic and traditional assessment; Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2011, Nottingham Trent University (30/03/2011).

### 2010

Using Art Gallery Problems to Develop Mathematical and Employability Skills in a Higher Education Group Project; Embedding Graduate Skills Workshop, Sheffield Hallam University, (24/11/2010).

Mathematical Podcasting; 13th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference (20/11/2010).

Integrating software into your lectures; Using IT when teaching mathematics classes workshop, University of Nottingham (19/11/2010).

Developing graduates skills in HE mathematics programmes through case studies of successful practice; CETL-MSOR Conference 2010, University of Birmingham (06/09/10).

Ask the audience - influencing student behaviour; CETL-MSOR Conference 2010, University of Birmingham (06/09/10).

Using an audience response system - what do the audience DO with the feedback?; BSRLM Conference June 2010, University of Nottingham (19/06/2010).

Podcasting History; The History of Mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum, University of Greenwich (30/03/2010).

Guarding Art Galleries: Design and evaluation of an undergraduate research based group project in mathematics; Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2010, Nottingham Trent University (29/03/2010).

### 2009

Workshop: Visual impairment in Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR); Chair, Nottingham Trent University (17/12/2009) slides.

Using Art Gallery Problems to teach mathematical and employability skills in a higher education group project; BSRLM Autumn Conference 2009, Loughborough University (14/11/2009).

Group projects based on Art Gallery Problems; CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (08/09/2009).

Experience of Questionmark Perception at Nottingham; Is Maple TA the answer?; CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (07/09/2009).

Accessing MSOR: Visual impairment hands-on workshop; Workshop convenor, CETL-MSOR Conference 2009, Open University (07/09/2009).

Electronic Voting Systems or Response Systems; Education seminar, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham (09/07/2009) slides.

Maths-Prom "Using New Technologies" Day; Maths Promoters' Network, London Mathematical Society (22/05/2009).

### 2008

Chalk & Talk and Interactive whiteboards; E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS), Nottingham Trent University (16/12/2008) video.

The perils and pleasures of recording podcasts on history of maths for a modern day generation; BSHM "Maths in View", University of Greenwich (15/12/2008).

Experiences of mathematics students with visual impairments in higher education; Higher Education Mathematics Education Conference (HEMEC) 2008, Loughborough University (19/09/2008).

Visual Impairment in MSOR; CETL-MSOR Conference 2008, Lancaster University (08/09/2008).