BA Mathematical Sciences, University of Oxford, 2003
PGCE Primary Education, University of Cambridge, 2005
Doctorate in Education, University of Manchester, 2017
I teach on the BSc Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS.
My research interests include teachers' capital and how this might be transmitted to students, professional doctoral students' identity, and mathematics education.
My EdD thesis was titled, "Privileging entry to higher education: when capital counts". Drawing on a Bourdieusian conceptual framework, the thesis examined how teachers' social and cultural capital might advantage their students when they applied to elite universities. I researched the teachers' capital and how this might be transmitted to students through a programme.
S. Sing, L. Adamson, I. Konstantinou, S. Graham, R. Stenhouse, et al. (2018). Practical approaches to embedding research in schools: Key learning and reflections for the Research in Schools Learning Community. Impact. pp.77-80.
R. Sharkey (2017). 'Scholarly tricks' Cultural arbitraries in Oxbridge entrance?. Mathematics Teaching. 258, pp.32-34.
S. Rayner, J. Lord, E. Parr, R. Sharkey (2015). ‘Why has my world become more confusing than it used to be?’ Professional doctoral students reflect on the development of their identity. Management in Education. 29(4), pp.158-163.
R. Sharkey Preparation for Oxbridge and other elite university applications. Keele University, 28/6/2018.
J. Lord, E. Parr, S. Rayner, R. Sharkey Professional doctorate student identities. Friends House, London, 22/3/2018.
R. Sharkey (2017). Portrait of a mathematics teacher. University of Oxford, 9/6/2017.
R. Sharkey (2017). Completing the square: The cultural arbitrary of Oxbridge entrance. In: British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics. University of Oxford, 9/6/2017.
J. Lord, E. Parr, S. Rayner, R. Sharkey (2014). An investigation into the development of professional doctorate student identities. Institute of Education, London, 23/9/2014.
J. Lord, E. Parr, S. Rayner, R. Sharkey (2014). An investigation into the development of professional doctorate student identities. Cardiff, 10/4/2014.
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
Committee member of the North West Branch of the IMA.
Member of BSRLM.