I have worked for 6 years as a Mathematics Advanced Skills Teacher where I played a key role in raising teaching and learning standards across Salford Schools. I led training for teachers on how to develop process skills, rich tasks and mathematical modelling. In 2010 I joined the Secondary Mathematics team at Manchester Metropolitan University. I mainly teach on the BSc Secondary Mathematics Education Programme, Mathematics PGCE Programme, the Mathematics Enhancement Courses and also deliver a unit on the Masters Programme.
My research work is primarily concerned with considering mathematics education through the lens of contemporary social theory. I have recently presented papers at the BSLRM and MCET(Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theory) conferences on how teachers construct knowledge of the‘mastery curriculum’. I am currently writing my doctoral thesis looking at the issues associated with student teachers constructing their pedagogical knowledge.
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