# 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

I am currently employed as:

**Reader in higher education mathematics teaching and learning**(Sheffield Hallam University), Dec 2016-present.

## Current committee membership and other roles

**Chair**, Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles Working Group, British Society for the History of Mathematics, Oct 2023-present.**History in Mathematics Education Lecturer**, British Society for the History of Mathematics, Sep 2023-present.**Convenor**, Maths Higher Education Teaching and Learning Practice Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Apr 2023-present.**Member**, Academy for the Mathematical Sciences Liaison Group, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Mar 2023-present.**Member**, Teaching Programme Research Ethics Committee, College of Business, Technology and Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2021-present.**Taught Research Ethics Lead**, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2021-present.**Steering Committee Member**, MathsJam international recreational mathematics network, Jan 2021-present.**Developer/maintainer**, LaTeX packages (nimsticks, hexboard and customdice), Jul 2020-present.**Vice President (Communications)**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2020-present.**Chair**, Communications Committee, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2020-present.**Member**, Executive Board, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2020-present.**Member**, Nominating Committee, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2020-present.**Member**, Council, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2020-present.**Member**, Departmental Research Committee for Engineering and Maths, Sheffield Hallam University, Jul 2019-present.**Assessor**, Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship scheme, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jan 2019-present.**Editor**, Aperiodical.com blog, Apr 2012-present.

## Editorial activity

### Journal editor

Academic Editor,

*PLOS ONE*, September 2022-present.Editor,

*MSOR Connections*, November 2014-present.Guest editor,

*MSOR Connections special issue on 'Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation'*, 2011.

### Editorial board membership

Associate Editor,

*Teaching Mathematics & its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA*, November 2021-present.Editorial board,

*Mathematics Today*, January 2020-present.Editorial board/Communications Editor,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*, April 2019-December 2021.

### Conference editorial work

Co-editor,

*Proceedings of CETL-MSOR Conference 2012*, 2012.

### One-off publication editorial work

Co-editor,

*Mathematics Engagement Case Studies*, 2023.Co-editor,

*Employability development for HE mathematics and statistics: case studies of successful practice*, 2017.Editor,

*Summary of work in mathematical sciences HE curriculum innovation*, 2012.Co-editor,

*Employer Engagement in Undergraduate Mathematics*, 2012.Co-editor,

*Good Practice on Inclusive Curricula in the Mathematical Sciences*, 2012.Editor,

*Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning: case studies and evidence of effective use*, 2012.Co-editor,

*Maths Arcade: stretching and supporting mathematical thinking*, 2012.Editor,

*Further Work Developing Graduate Skills in HE Mathematics Programmes*, 2012.Editor,

*HE Mathematics Curriculum Summit*, 2011.

## Journal and conference reviewing activity

View my verified peer reviews at Web of Science.

### Journal reviewing

65 reviews for 16 journals since 2015:

Reviewer,

*International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education*(Springer), 6 reviews, 2020-23.Reviewer,

*International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology*(Taylor & Francis), 10 reviews, 2018-23.Reviewer,

*Mathematics Today*(Institute of Mathematics and its Applications), 1 review, 2023.Reviewer,

*PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies*(Taylor & Francis), 1 review, 2022.Reviewer,

*International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement*(Taylor & Francis), 3 reviews, 2021-22.Reviewer,

*PLOS ONE*(PLOS), 3 reviews, 2022.Reviewer,

*Journal of Further and Higher Education*(Taylor & Francis), 2 reviews, 2022.Reviewer,

*Journal of International Development*(Wiley), 2 reviews, 2021-22.Reviewer,

*Mathematical Thinking and Learning*(Taylor & Francis), 2 reviews, 2021-22.Reviewer,

*British Journal for the History of Mathematics*(Taylor & Francis), 1 review, 2021.Reviewer,

*MSOR Connections*(Sigma Network/University of Greenwich), 9 reviews, 2015-21.Reviewer,

*Teaching Mathematics & its Applications*(Oxford University Press), 18 reviews, 2015-21.Reviewer,

*Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning*(Emerald Publishing), 3 reviews, 2019-20.Reviewer,

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*(The Claremont Colleges Library), 1 review, 2019.Reviewer,

*Royal Society Open Science*(Royal Society), 2 reviews, 2018.Reviewer,

*Practitioner Research in Higher Education*(University of Cumbria), 1 review, 2018.

### Conference committees

Organising Committee member,

*'Talking Maths in Public: A maths communication conference', Newcastle University*, February-September 2023.Organising Committee member,

*'E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences', Newcastle University*, January-June 2023.Programme Committee member,

*'International Conference on Advances in STEM Education 2019', The Education University of Hong Kong*, 2019.Scientific Committee member,

*'Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions' conference, University of Birmingham*, 2015-17.Programme Committee member,

*'International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths' conference, University of Glasgow*, 2014-15.

### Conference proceedings reviewing

Reviewer,

*British Congress of Mathematics Education, University of Warwick*, 2018.

### Conference abstract reviewing

Reviewer,

*CETL-MSOR Conference, Cardiff University*, 2023.Reviewer,

*CETL-MSOR Conference, Coventry University*, 2021.Reviewer,

*CETL-MSOR Conference, Dublin City University*, 2019.Reviewer,

*CETL-MSOR Conference, University of Glasgow*, 2018.Reviewer,

*Learning & Teaching Conference 'Student Success - from conversation to transformation', Sheffield Hallam University*, 2018.Reviewer,

*RAISE Conference 2018 'Working better together: collaborations in student engagement', Sheffield Hallam University*, 2018.Reviewer,

*Learning & Teaching Conference 'The Quality Paradox: Creativity and Compliance in a TEF World', Sheffield Hallam University*, 2017.Reviewer,

*'Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions' conference, University of Birmingham*, 2015-17.Reviewer,

*'International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths' conference, University of Glasgow*, 2014-15.

## External quality assurance reviewing activity

**External Examiner**, BSc Mathematics and BSc Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Derby, Nov 2023-present.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, Oxford Brookes University (BSc Mathematics), Jul 2023.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, University of Hertfordshire (BSc Mathematics and BSc Financial Mathematics), Feb 2023.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, University of Essex (BSc/MMath Mathematics, including in combination with Computing and Physics, BSc Statistics, BSc Actuarial Science and MSci Actuarial Science and Data Science), Jun 2022.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, University of Exeter (BSc Mathematics with Foundation Year), Apr 2022.**External Examiner**, BSc and MMath Mathematics, Keele University, Jan 2018-Jun 2021.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, Middlesex University (BSc Mathematics and BSc Mathematics and Data Science), Jun 2021.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, Newcastle University (BSc Mathematics with Finance, BSc Mathematics with Management, BSc Mathematics with Business), Mar 2021.**External Panel Member**, BSc Mathematics and BSc Mathematics and Data Science (revalidation), Middlesex University, Mar 2021.**External Examiner**, BSc Mathematics courses, University of Worcester, Nov 2015-Sep 2020.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, University of Wolverhampton (BSc courses in Mathematics, including in combination with Physics and Finance), Aug 2019.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, Newcastle University (BSc, MMath and MMathStat courses in Mathematics, Statistics, and various combined honours), Aug 2019.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, University of Derby (BSc courses in Mathematics, including in combination with Computer Science and Education), Aug 2019.**External Panel Member**, BSc Mathematics (revalidation) and BSc Data Science (validation), Kingston University, Sep 2017.**External Assessor**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Programme Accreditation Scheme, Kingston University (BSc Mathematics), Sep 2017.**External Panel Member**, PG Certificate in Mathematical and Statistical Modelling (validation), London Metropolitan University, Feb 2015.

## Other reviewing activity

**Award Panel member**, grant funding, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Grants without Portfolio Scheme, since 2022.**Reviewer**, ethics applications, Research Ethics Committee, Colleges of Social Sciences and Arts and Business, Technology and Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, since 2017.**Reviewer**, grant funding, Sheffield Hallam Research & Innovation Fund, Sheffield Hallam University, 2023.**Award Panel member**, grant funding, MEGA public engagement grant, Talking Maths in Public, 2023.**Reviewer**, research fellowships, Early Career Research & Innovation Fellowship Scheme, Sheffield Hallam University, 2023.**Confidential external reviewer (2 candidates)**, academic promotions, Review Committee, University of Liverpool, 2021.**Chair**, grant funding, Award Panel, Maths Communication Resources Grant Scheme, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2021.**Reviewer**, grant funding, Faculty Educational Research Grant Scheme, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.**Independent Assessor**, academic promotions, University Personal Titles Committee, University of Reading, 2019.**Reviewer**, grant funding, Faculty Educational Research Grant Scheme, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.**Reviewer**, National Teaching Fellow applications, Advance HE, 2018.**Reviewer**, book proposal, Oxford University Press, 2018.**Review Panel member**, grant funding, Faculty Educational Research Grant Scheme, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.**Reviewer**, National Teaching Fellow applications, Higher Education Academy, 2017.**Reviewer**, research outputs, Mini-REF (mock REF exercise) for Unit of Assessment 25 (Education), Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.**Review Panel member**, grant funding, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Grants, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016.**External reviewer**, University of Bath Maths and Stats Help 'Getting started with...' maths/stats software tutorial video resources, 2014-15.**Reviewer**, grant funding, Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, 2010.**External judge**, undergraduate poster competition, Further Maths Support Programme and Rolls-Royce, 2009-10.

## Grants

As principal applicant/investigator:

**History in Mathematics Education (HiMEd) Award**, £400, British Society for the History of Mathematics, 2023.**Talking Maths in Public**, £1,200, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Small Grant Scheme, 2023 (with Samantha Durbin, Royal Institution of Great Britain, Kevin Houston, University of Leeds/LMS, Christian Lawson-Perfect, Newcastle University, Ben Sparks, University of Bath/AMSP and Katie Steckles, Freelance/Sheffield Hallam University).**Scoping the potential of numerate e-assessment systems for improving assessment practice at Sheffield Hallam University**, £776.30, Teaching, Learning & Student Experience Fund, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022.**Exploratory 'practice research in mathematics education' (PRIME) group**, £756.80, New Research Cluster Support Fund, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019 (with Hilary Povey, Sheffield Hallam University).**Encouraging, valuing and recognising research into higher education practice**, £500, Hallam Guild, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.**Review of project-based learning practices in university-level engineering**, £1,481, Faculty Education Research Project, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018 (with Nasser Sherkat and Edward Smith, Sheffield Hallam University).**Maths content and concepts at the transition to university**, £300, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Education Grant Scheme, 2017.**Student Employability Audit**, £968.76, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Grant, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016 (with Jeff Waldock, Sheffield Hallam University).**Maths Arcade and games in education**, £897, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Grant, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016 (with Claire Cornock, Sheffield Hallam University).**Broadening students' experience of mathematics in practice**, £596.45, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Education Grant Scheme, 2016.**Employability Special Interest Group**, £2,000, sigma Network, 2016 (with Jeff Waldock (joint PI), Sheffield Hallam University, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, University of Greenwich, Jonathan Cole, Queens University, Belfast, Dave Faulkner, University of Hertfordshire, Laura Hooke, Loughborough University, Cheryl Voake-Jones, University of Bath, Frances Whalley, University of Hertfordshire and Kinga Zaczek, Royal Holloway, University of London).**Maths Arcade Enhancements**, £1,000, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Fund, Sheffield Hallam University, 2015 (with Claire Cornock, Sheffield Hallam University).**Effective Outreach in Mathematics**, £1,360, Maths Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Nottingham Trent University, 2015 (with James Hind, Nottingham Trent University).**Evaluation and development of the Maths Arcade at NTU and nationally**, £1,700, Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Research, Nottingham Trent University, 2014 (with James Hind, Nottingham Trent University, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, University of Greenwich, Claire Cornock, Sheffield Hallam University, Edmund Chadwick, Salford University, Emma Cliffe, University of Bath and Calvin Smith, University of Reading).**Technology in mathematical sciences teaching**, £750, Higher Education Academy commissioned research, 2014.**Taking Maths Further podcasts to promote further study of mathematics**, £5,500, Mathematics in Education and Industry, 2014 (with Katie Steckles, University of Manchester).**Maths Arcade at Nottingham Trent University**, £400, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications University Grants Scheme, 2013 (with Kingsley Webster, Nottingham Trent University).**Accessibility in Maths, Stats and OR: LaTeX and Braille**, £5,000, Higher Education Academy Subject Centre: Maths, Stats and OR Network Mini-projects, 2007 (with Emma Wright, University of Nottingham and Michael Whapples, independent).**E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects**, £600, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Small Grant Scheme, 2006 (with David Fairhurst, Nottingham Trent University).

As collaborator:

**Mathematical Futures Programme. Mathematics Education Policy In The Future: Landscaping Mathematics Education Policy**, £59,498, The Royal Society Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education, 2021 (with Gill Adams (PI), Mark Boylan, Claire Wolstenholme, Mike Coldwell, Jo Booth and Amy Birkhead).**Improving student engagement through use of online platforms**, £1,771.72, Enhancement of Student Experience Project (Student Led), Sheffield Hallam University, 2020 (with Angharad Ugonna (PI), Alex Corner, Lindsay Lee, David O’Sullivan and Ros Porter).**Effectiveness of mathematical outreach activities: views of university students and outreach practitioners**, £1,451.45, Faculty Education Research Project, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019 (with Katie Steckles (PI), Sheffield Hallam University).**Programming in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum**, £500, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series 2018/19, 2018 (with Matt Jones (PI), Middlesex University).**Group Learning and Assessment Development (GLAD) Forum**, £500, Hallam Guild, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018 (with Helen Kay (PI) and Diane Rushton, Sheffield Hallam University).**Development of a discipline/subject sense of identity and community, encompassing both students and staff**, £2,000, Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Associates, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018 (with Mike Robinson (PI), Claire Cornock and Ros Porter, Sheffield Hallam University).**Enhancing student awareness of skills development and career options in mathematics**, £897, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Grant, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017 (with Claire Cornock (PI), Ros Porter and Jeff Waldock, Sheffield Hallam University).**Revitalising placement preparation and employability content in level 5 BSc Mathematics**, £986.70, Faculty Teaching Enhancement Grant, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017 (with Ros Porter (PI), Claire Cornock, Eleanor Lingham and Jeff Waldock, Sheffield Hallam University).**Enhancing engineering academics' pedagogical competencies for Engineering-in-Context**, ZAR2,291,950, Engineering Education Existing Staff Capacity Enhancement Programme (South African Department of Higher Education and Training, the Newton Fund and the Royal Academy of Engineering), 2017 (with Chris Winberg (PI), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Marshall Sheldon, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Ken Barris, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Trunette Joseph, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Senzo J. Malinga, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Manyane Makua, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Fundiswa Nofemela, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Anton Basson, Stellenbosch University, Karin Wolff, Stellenbosch University, Jeff Waldock, Sheffield Hallam University, David Greenfield, Sheffield Hallam University, Oliver Lewis, Sheffield Hallam University, Patrick Johnson, Sheffield Hallam University and Mike Bramhall, Sheffield Hallam University).**Unsolved puzzles & more with Think Maths**, £600, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Education Grant Scheme, 2016 (with Sasha Pratt (PI), Generating Genius).**Maths Arcade for schools**, £540, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Education Grant Scheme, 2014 (with Diane Hennigan (PI), Alsop High School and Liz Hind, Liverpool STEMNET).

## 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:

**Green's Windmill Trust**since 2023.**Mathematical Association**since 2023.**sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support**since 2018.**British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)**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

Previously I have been employed as (since 2002):

**Senior Lecturer in Mathematics**(Sheffield Hallam University), Sep 2015-Nov 2016.**Principal Lecturer in Mathematics and Employability Coordinator for Science and Technology**(Nottingham Trent University), Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Lecturer**(Nottingham Trent University), Jan 2013-Aug 2014.**Hourly-Paid Lecturer**(Nottingham Trent University), Oct 2012-Dec 2012.**Sessional Lecturer**(Keele University), Sep 2012-Dec 2012.**Higher Education Curriculum Innovation Advisor**(Maths, Stats and OR (MSOR) Network), Aug 2010-Sep 2012.**Technology Enhanced Learning Officer**(School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), Mar 2009-Aug 2010.**University Liaison Officer**(Institute of Mathematics and its Applications), Jan 2008-Jul 2010.**Project lead**("Accessibility in MSOR: LaTeX and Braille", Nottingham Trent University), Oct 2007-Dec 2009.**Hourly-Paid Lecturer**(Nottingham Trent University), Jan 2008-Jun 2009.**Disability support**(University of Nottingham), May 2007-Dec 2008.**Writer, Maths Levelling Up Course**(Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, University of Nottingham), Nov 2007-Mar 2008.**Web/educational developer**(RSS Centre for Statistical Education), Mar 2004-Dec 2007.**Researcher**("Use of Projects in Mathematics", University of Nottingham), Jul 2004-Sep 2004.**Consultant Web Developer, Maths Careers website**(Council for the Mathematical Sciences), Jan 2004-Mar 2004.**Project Support Officer, MELEES**(School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), Jul 2003-Sep 2003.**Project Support Officer, MELEES**(School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham), Sep 2002-Dec 2002.

## Previous other roles

I have previously held the following other roles and responsibilities:

**Scrutineer**, AGM election, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, May 2023-Jun 2023.**Lead**, IMA Course Accreditation for BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Apr 2023-Jun 2023.**Member**, BSc/MMath Mathematics Course Portfolio Development Working Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2022-May 2023.**Deputy Chair**, Subject Benchmark Statement Review Panel (Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research), The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Nov 2021-Mar 2023.**Member (Chair 2021)**, Sheffield Hallam University Recreational Mathematics Research Cluster Organising Committee, Jun 2020-Dec 2022.**Chair**, Social Media Task Group, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Apr 2020-Dec 2022.**Member**, Award Panel, IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal for Promotion of Mathematics 2022, Mar 2022-Jun 2022.**Chair**, 'Encourage, Value And Recognise Research Into Higher Education Practice' Group, Hallam Guild, Sheffield Hallam University, Jan 2019-Dec 2021.**Chair**, Award Panel, Maths Communication Resources Grant Scheme, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Sep 2021-Nov 2021.**Member**, Public Understanding of Algorithms and Modelling Working Group (organised a Parliamentary & Scientific Committee Discussion Meeting 'Mathematical modelling and algorithms'), Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Oct 2020-Sep 2021.**Member**, BSc Mathematics Revalidation Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2019-Jul 2021.**Referee**, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy application, Apr 2021.**Member**, Greenwich Maths Centre Advisory Board, May 2015-Oct 2020.**Member**, Award Panel, IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal for Promotion of Mathematics 2020, Mar 2020-Aug 2020.**Referee**, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy application, Jul 2020.**Elected Council Member**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Jun 2019-Dec 2019.**Member**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Communications Committee, Jul 2016-Dec 2019.**Referee**, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy application, Dec 2019.**IMA representative**, Royal Society STEMM Disability Advisory Committee, Nov 2017-Nov 2019.**New staff mentor**, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2018-Aug 2019.**Expert respondent**, ICME-14 Survey Team 1 (research on university mathematics education), Aug 2019.**Member**, Assessment and Feedback Task and Finish Group, Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2018-Jul 2019.**Research Lead**, Higher Education Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2015-Jul 2019.**New staff mentor**, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2017-Aug 2018.**Founding co-chair**, Employability Special Interest Group, sigma Network, Mar 2016-Oct 2017.**Referee**, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy application, Apr 2017.**Committee member**, London Mathematical Society Education Subcommittee on Public Engagement, May 2014-Dec 2016.**Committee member**, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications East Midlands Branch (Chair 2012-14; Vice-Chair 2008-12), May 2007-Mar 2016.**STEM Ambassador**, STEMNET, May 2010-Jan 2016.**Chair**, School of Science and Technology 'Enhancing Employability' working group, Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Member**, School of Science and Technology 'Academic Standards and Quality' committee, Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Member**, College of Arts and Science 'Support and Development of International Placements' working group, Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Staff member**, School of Science and Technology 'Student Forum', Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Member**, School of Science and Technology 'Course tutorial' working group, Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2014-Sep 2015.**Organiser**, MathsJam Nottingham, Dec 2010-Jan 2015.**Member**, School of Science and Technology 'Staff-student community' working group, Nottingham Trent University, Sep 2013-Aug 2014.**Council member**, The British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), Sep 2009-Dec 2013.**Committee member**, IMA Early Career Mathematicians Group Committee, Nov 2010-Nov 2012.**Founding chair**, Accessing Maths, Stats and OR (AccessMSOR), a Working Group of the Higher Education Academy Maths, Stats and OR Network, Feb 2008-Dec 2009.**Co-organiser**, E-Learning in Mathematical Subjects (ELMS), Nov 2005-May 2009.**Co-ordinator**, 'MathML/XML Series' in MSOR Connections, Nov 2005-Feb 2008.**Student representative**, College Research Degrees Committee, Science & Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Jan 2006-Dec 2007.**Student representative**, Course Committee, MSc Engineering Multimedia, Nottingham Trent University, Jan 2003-Dec 2003.

## Supervision

Doctoral:

Supervisor for Jenny Stacey,

*Adults studying GCSE mathematics in Further Education: Self-efficacy, anxiety, and examination grades*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020-25.Director of Studies for Ellen Marshall,

*Statistics anxiety: effectiveness of strategies in reducing the impact on student achievement*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018-25.Supervisor for Siavosh Haghighi Movahed,

*An innovative approach in teaching laboratory activities within a computer networking curriculum*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017-24.Director of Studies for Alex Crombie,

*The Contribution of Interdisciplinary Teaching to the Development of Students' Employability*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016-23.

As employer of non-student researchers:

Co-supervisor for Kat Cousins,

*Exploratory 'practice research in mathematics education' (PRIME) group*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019.Supervisor for Edd Smith,

*Review of project-based learning practices in university-level engineering*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.

As employer of student researchers:

Supervisor for Suhayb Khan and Chinenye Okonkwo,

*Scoping the potential of numerate e-assessment systems for improving assessment practice at Sheffield Hallam University*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022/23.Co-supervisor for Greg Chamberlain,

*Effectiveness of mathematical outreach activities*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020.Co-supervisor for David Bissell,

*Group Learning and Assessment Development (GLAD) Forum*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019.Co-supervisor for Mark Hollett, Ryan Tate and Kushagra Shiromani,

*Course community*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.Supervisor for Arthur Seidel,

*Opportunities to enhance practice arising from changes to school mathematics*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.Co-supervisor for Farzana Islam and Tina Iyamu,

*Revitalising placement preparation and employability content in level 5 BSc Mathematics*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.Co-supervisor for Will Evanson and Zoe Cox,

*Enhancing student awareness of skills development and career options in mathematics*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.Supervisor for Alex Capes,

*Maths content and concepts at the transition to university*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.Supervisor for Amber Parkes and Ellie Weatherald,

*Student employability audit*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.Main supervisor for Lewis Hartley and Edd Smith,

*Games in mathematics higher education*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.Main supervisor for Daniel Arnold and Joseph Sugrue,

*Maths Arcade enhancements*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017.Main supervisor for Lisa Eccleston and Peter Tonks,

*Maths Arcade enhancements*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016.Main supervisor for Anna Johnson and Callum Mulligan,

*Effective outreach in mathematics*, Nottingham Trent University, 2015.Main supervisor for Kingsley Webster,

*Evaluation and development of the Maths Arcade at NTU and nationally*, Nottingham Trent University, 2014.

Taught postgraduate dissertations:

Supervisor for Neehanth Settipalli,

*Lottery Games: Design and evaluation of systems to maximize profits*, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022.

Undergraduate dissertations:

Supervisor for Brad Woollin,

*A Game Theory Analysis of Tactix*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022/23.Supervisor for James Bonner,

*Developing a program to determine if Quarto is a solved game*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022/23.Supervisor for Mary Shephard,

*An Exploration into the Contributions of Women Mathematicians in 18th-20th Century Europe*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2022/23.Supervisor for Matt Whitworth,

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

*Calculating Pi*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2021/22.Supervisor for Robin Saunders,

*Revisiting 'Men of Mathematics' by E.T. Bell*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.Supervisor for Elisha Quirk,

*Women and Mathematics: Lives and Contributions through 18th and 19th Century Europe*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.Supervisor for Alex Graham,

*Programming a computer to play Naughts and Crosses and related games optimally*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.Supervisor for Luis Soares,

*Simulating the Lorenz cipher used in 'Tunny' Machines during WW2*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2020/21.Supervisor for Paige Taylor,

*Revisiting “Men of Mathematics”: The Biography of Niels Henrik Abel*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.Supervisor for Josh Jeans,

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

*Computer Program to Play Nim Optimally*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.Supervisor for Caleb Howley,

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

*How to always win at Noughts and Crosses*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2019/20.Supervisor for Florence Horspole,

*Ciphers of the Second World War (Lorenz/Tunny)*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.Supervisor for Harrison Turk,

*Computer program to play a game optimally*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.Supervisor for Joe Bull,

*Calculating pi*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018/19.Supervisor for Michelle Yuste,

*Geometrical Methods for Numerical Approximations of Pi*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.Supervisor for Edd Smith,

*Teaching Mathematical Concepts Using Puzzles and Games*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.Supervisor for Rob Mace,

*Creating a computer program to play Noughts and Crosses optimally*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.Supervisor for Skye Kelly,

*Effectiveness of mathematics assessment at higher education*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.Supervisor for Rebekah Farooq-Smith,

*The Origins of Calculus and its Influence on Education*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017/18.Supervisor for Daryl Wright,

*Game theory: analysis of Nim games and their variants*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.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.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.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.Supervisor for Janine Brook,

*The history of mathematics education*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2016/17.Supervisor for Kate Thomas,

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

*Fermat's Little Theorem and RSA cryptosystems*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.Supervisor for Kingsley Webster,

*A game theory analysis of noughts and crosses and its variants*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.Supervisor for Helen Thompson,

*Hex: maths games and education*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.Supervisor for Grace Marsella,

*The Hilbert and Clay prize problems*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.Supervisor for Thomas Hayes,

*Calculating pi: an investigation of infinite series to calculate pi*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.Supervisor for Anthony Fox,

*Analysis of Nim based games*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2014/15.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.Supervisor for Robert Sumner,

*Evaluating staff and student views on lecture capture and screen annotation*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2013/14.Supervisor for Alice South,

*Student engagement with formative assessment including e-assessment*, BSc Mathematics, Nottingham Trent University, 2013/14.Supervisor for Matt Johnson,

*Designing coincidences: an analysis of the Lottery*, BSc Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2013/14.

## Doctoral examination

Internal Examiner, PhD viva, Sheffield Hallam University, Sep 2023.

Independent Chair, PhD viva, Sheffield Hallam University, Jun 2018.

Independent Chair, PhD viva, Sheffield Hallam University, Jan 2018.

Rapporteur, Approval of Research Programme (PhD), Sheffield Hallam University, Jun 2016.

## Teaching experience

Advanced Modelling Case Studies | 2019/20-2023/24 | level 6 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | variously computational geometry, modelling for sustainability, ODEs, mechanics, OR/optimisation, databases, simulation. |
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Game Theory and Recreational Mathematics | 2018/19-2023/24 | level 6 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | combinatorics, graph theory, game theory (combinatorial and classic), communication skills, problem-solving. |

Programming with Mathematical Applications | 2018/19-2023/24 | level 5 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | computer programming (Python), databases, web presentation of mathematics. |

Mathematical Technology | 2018/19-2023/24 | level 4 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | computer programming (Python) (old topics previously taught: Excel VBA and introduction to LaTeX). |

Explorations in Mathematics (History of Mathematics) | 2016/17-2023/24 | level 4 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | history of mathematics, research skills, communication skills. |

Project | 2016/17-2017/18 & 2022/23 | level 6 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | research skills, final year project coordinator. |

Mathematical Modelling 2 | 2016/17-2018/19 & 2020/21-2022/23 | level 5 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | variously data analysis, agent-based crowd movement, Markov chains. |

Mathematical Modelling 1 | 2016/17-2022/23 | level 4 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | queuing, Markov models, ODE models, climate models, population models, problem-solving, group work, modelling skills. |

Foundation Mathematics 1 | 2015/16 & 2017/18 | level 3 engineering | Sheffield Hallam University | basic algebra, functions, trigonometry, vectors. |

Engineering Mathematics | 2015/16-2017/18 | level 4 engineering | Sheffield Hallam University | basic algebra, functions, complex numbers, matrices, calculus, Laplace transforms, Taylor series, ODEs, computational methods. |

Individual session | 2015/16 | level 6 maths | University of Greenwich | 'Unplanned Impact of Mathematics'. |

Professional Development | 2015/16 | level 6 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | employability, professional skills, reflection. |

Modelling 2 | 2015/16 | level 5 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | modelling. |

Foundation Mathematics 2 | 2015/16 | level 3 engineering | Sheffield Hallam University | functions, complex numbers, matrices, calculus. |

History of Mathematics | 2015/16 | level 4 maths | Sheffield Hallam University | history of mathematics, research skills, communication skills. |

Individual session | 2014/15 | level 6 maths | University of Greenwich | 'Unplanned Impact of Mathematics'. |

Mathematical Methods 1 | 2012/13-2014/15 | level 4 maths | Nottingham Trent University | complex numbers, matrices, calculus, Taylor series, ODEs. |

Skills for Forensic Science | 2012/13-2014/15 | level 4 science | Nottingham Trent University | basic algebra, logarithms, calculus and statistics. |

Computational & Numerical Methods 2 | 2013/14 | level 5 maths | Nottingham Trent University | numerical methods and computation (Matlab). |

Individual session | 2012/13 | level 6 maths | University of Greenwich | 'Unplanned Impact of Mathematics'. |

Professional Mathematics | 2012/13 | level 6 maths | Keele University | computational geometry, data analysis, modelling, problem-solving, professional skills. |

Computational & Numerical Methods 1 | 2008/9 and 2012/13 | level 4 maths | Nottingham Trent University | numerical methods and computation (Matlab and Derive). |

Individual session | 2011/12 | level 5 maths | University of Salford | 'History of cryptography'. |

Individual session | 2011/12 | level 6 maths | University of Greenwich | 'Unplanned Impact of Mathematics'. |

Individual session | 2010/11 | level 6 maths | Manchester Metropolitan University | 'Chance & Coincidence'. |

Individual session | 2009/10 | postgraduate maths | University of Nottingham | 'Introduction to LaTeX'. |

Problem Solving | 2008/9 | level 5 maths | Nottingham Trent University | modelling and professional skills. |

Essentials of Living Systems | 2008/9 | level 4 science | Nottingham Trent University | Word, Excel and PowerPoint for science. |

Professional Skills for IT | 2008/9 | level 4 science | Nottingham Trent University | Word, Excel and PowerPoint for science. |

Scientific Mathematics | 2007/8 | level 4 science and business | Nottingham Trent University | basic algebra, functions, calculus. |

## Module Leadership

**Game Theory and Recreational Mathematics**(20 credits, level 6), 2018/19-2023/24, Sheffield Hallam University.**Programming with Mathematical Applications**(20 credits, level 5), 2018/19-2023/24, Sheffield Hallam University.**Project**(40 credits, level 6), 2016/17-2017/18 & 2022/23, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematical Modelling 2**(20 credits, level 5), 2016/17-2017/18, Sheffield Hallam University.**History of Mathematics**(10 credits, level 4), 2015/16, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematical Methods 1**(20 credits, level 4), 2012/13-2014/15, Nottingham Trent University.

## Internal moderation

**Number and Structure**(20 credits, level 4), 2022/23-2023/24, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematical Methods**(20 credits, level 4), 2022/23-2023/24, Sheffield Hallam University.**Project**(40 credits, level 6), 2018/19-2019/20,2023/24, Sheffield Hallam University.**Linear & Discrete Mathematics**(20 credits, level 5), 2022/23, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematical Modelling 2**(20 credits, level 5), 2021/22, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematical Modelling 1**(20 credits, level 4), 2016/17-2021/22, Sheffield Hallam University.**Mathematics Education**(20 credits, level 5), 2015/16-2016/17 & 2020/21, Sheffield Hallam University.**Advanced Modelling Case Studies**(20 credits, level 6), 2016/17, Sheffield Hallam University.**Dynamic Geometry**(10 credits, level 4), 2015/16-2016/17, Sheffield Hallam University.**Communicating Science & Technology**(20 credits, level 6), 2013/14-2014/15, Nottingham Trent University.**Skills for Forensic Science**(10 credits, level 4), 2012/13-2014/15, Nottingham Trent University.**Computational & Numerical Methods 2**(20 credits, level 5), 2013/14, Nottingham Trent University.