CV

I teach mathematics at university and research educational practice. I have held various voluntary roles, including as Vice President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Editor of MSOR Connections and Deputy Chair of the group writing the 2023 version of the Quality Assurance Agengy Subject Benchmark Statement for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. There are lists of things I've done below. You can also get lists of publications, talks and maths communication activities.

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Current employment

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Current committee membership and other roles

Editorial activity

Journal editor

Editorial board membership

Conference editorial work

One-off publication editorial work

Journal and conference reviewing activity

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Journal reviewing

62 reviews for 15 journals:

Conference committees

Conference proceedings reviewing

Conference abstract reviewing

External quality assurance reviewing activity

Other reviewing activity

Grants

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Professional membership

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Qualifications

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Previous employment

Previously I have been employed as (since 2002):

Previous other roles

I have previously held the following other roles and responsibilities:

Supervision

Doctoral:

  1. Supervisor for Jenny Stacey, Adults studying GCSE mathematics in Further Education: Self-efficacy, anxiety and examination grades, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020-25.

  2. Director of Studies for Ellen Marshall, Statistics anxiety: effectiveness of strategies in reducing the impact on student achievement, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018-25.

  3. Supervisor for Siavosh Haghighi Movahed, An innovative approach in teaching laboratory activities within a computer networking curriculum, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017-23.

  4. Director of Studies for Alex Crombie, The contribution of multi-disciplinary problem-solving interventions to undergraduate employability skills development, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016-23.

As employer of non-student researchers:

  1. Co-supervisor for Kat Cousins, Exploratory 'practice research in mathematics education' (PRIME) group, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019.

  2. Supervisor for Edd Smith, Review of project-based learning practices in university-level engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

As employer of student researchers:

  1. Supervisor for Suhayb Khan, Scoping the potential of numerate e-assessment systems for improving assessment practice at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022/23.

  2. Co-supervisor for Greg Chamberlain, Effectiveness of mathematical outreach activities, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020.

  3. Co-supervisor for David Bissell, Group Learning and Assessment Development (GLAD) Forum, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019.

  4. Co-supervisor for Mark Hollett, Ryan Tate and Kushagra Shiromani, Course community, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

  5. Supervisor for Arthur Seidel, Opportunities to enhance practice arising from changes to school mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

  6. Co-supervisor for Farzana Islam and Tina Iyamu, Revitalising placement preparation and employability content in level 5 BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

  7. Co-supervisor for Will Evanson and Zoe Cox, Enhancing student awareness of skills development and career options in mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

  8. Supervisor for Alex Capes, Maths content and concepts at the transition to university, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.

  9. Supervisor for Amber Parkes and Ellie Weatherald, Student employability audit, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.

  10. Main supervisor for Lewis Hartley and Edd Smith, Games in mathematics higher education, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.

  11. Main supervisor for Daniel Arnold and Joseph Sugrue, Maths Arcade enhancements, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.

  12. Main supervisor for Lisa Eccleston and Peter Tonks, Maths Arcade enhancements, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016.

  13. Main supervisor for Anna Johnson and Callum Mulligan, Effective outreach in mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2015.

  14. Main supervisor for Kingsley Webster, Evaluation and development of the Maths Arcade at NTU and nationally, Nottingham Trent University, 2014.

Taught postgraduate dissertations:

  1. Supervisor for Neehanth Settipalli, Lottery Games: Design and evaluation of systems to maximize profits, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022.

Undergraduate dissertations:

  1. Supervisor for Matt Whitworth, Programming a game tree search (e.g. for Noughts and Crosses), BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2021/22.

  2. Supervisor for Matthew Hemsley, Calculating Pi, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2021/22.

  3. Supervisor for Robin Saunders, Revisiting 'Men of Mathematics' by E.T. Bell, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.

  4. Supervisor for Elisha Quirk, Women and Mathematics: Lives and Contributions through 18th and 19th Century Europe, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.

  5. Supervisor for Alex Graham, Programming a computer to play Naughts and Crosses and related games optimally, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.

  6. Supervisor for Luis Soares, Simulating the Lorenz cipher used in 'Tunny' Machines during WW2, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.

  7. Supervisor for Paige Taylor, Revisiting “Men of Mathematics”: The Biography of Niels Henrik Abel, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.

  8. Supervisor for Josh Jeans, Does active, student-centred learning outperform the traditional approach for teaching undergraduate mathematics?, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.

  9. Supervisor for Jack Selby, Computer Program to Play Nim Optimally, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.

  10. Supervisor for Caleb Howley, Coding a game to be played optimally (Three Men's Morris), BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.

  11. Supervisor for Adam McGladdery, How to always win at Noughts and Crosses, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.

  12. Supervisor for Florence Horspole, Ciphers of the Second World War (Lorenz/Tunny), BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

  13. Supervisor for Harrison Turk, Computer program to play a game optimally, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

  14. Supervisor for Joe Bull, Calculating pi, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

  15. Supervisor for Michelle Yuste, Geometrical Methods for Numerical Approximations of Pi, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.

  16. Supervisor for Edd Smith, Teaching Mathematical Concepts Using Puzzles and Games, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.

  17. Supervisor for Rob Mace, Creating a computer program to play Noughts and Crosses optimally, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.

  18. Supervisor for Skye Kelly, Effectiveness of mathematics assessment at higher education, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.

  19. Supervisor for Rebekah Farooq-Smith, The Origins of Calculus and its Influence on Education, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.

  20. Supervisor for Daryl Wright, Game theory: analysis of Nim games and their variants, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.

  21. Supervisor for Sam Curtis, Using the techniques of game theory to analyse the proofs, strategies and algorithms in the game of Hex, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.

  22. Supervisor for Hannah Cooper, A study into the strategies and implementation of 'Noughts and Crosses' using Visual Basic for Applications, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.

  23. Supervisor for Alex Capes, Making mathematicians: a study into the mathematical concepts that are essential in the first year of study for BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.

  24. Supervisor for Janine Brook, The history of mathematics education, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.

  25. Supervisor for Kate Thomas, History of algebra: from ancient Egyptians to the study of early group theory, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2015/16.

  26. Supervisor for Glory Raju, Maths anxiety experienced by children undergoing transition between primary and secondary schools in North and East Midlands of England, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2015/16.

  27. Supervisor for Nicola Bland, An analysis of lottery game design: exploring the key factors in maximising income generated from ticket sales, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2015/16.

  28. Supervisor for Daniel Wiltshire, Fermat's Little Theorem and RSA cryptosystems, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  29. Supervisor for Kingsley Webster, A game theory analysis of noughts and crosses and its variants, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  30. Supervisor for Helen Thompson, Hex: maths games and education, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  31. Supervisor for Grace Marsella, The Hilbert and Clay prize problems, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  32. Supervisor for Thomas Hayes, Calculating pi: an investigation of infinite series to calculate pi, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  33. Supervisor for Anthony Fox, Analysis of Nim based games, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.

  34. Supervisor for George Rawlings, The history of the Golden Ratio and its role in the perception of beauty, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2013/14.

  35. Supervisor for Robert Sumner, Evaluating staff and student views on lecture capture and screen annotation, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2013/14.

  36. Supervisor for Alice South, Student engagement with formative assessment including e-assessment, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2013/14.

  37. Supervisor for Matt Johnson, Designing coincidences: an analysis of the Lottery, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2013/14.

Teaching experience

As module leader or section leader:

Other teaching:

Internal moderation

I acted as moderator for the following: