After completing a mathematics degree and a PGCE I started teaching in Sheffield in 1981. A highlight was teaching a 17 year old Jarvis Cocker and putting on a very early gig of his in City School Hall. After 10 years in secondary schools in Sheffield I moved to Leicester and worked at the Multicultural Centre there leading CPD across the city. Then I moved into publishing and helped develop HBJ Mathematics and STEPs - two schemes that teachers of a certain age may remember. From there I moved into Universities and taught and lead courses at Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University before becoming Head of the School of Education and Childhood at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett). I now work freelance and am currently Honorary Secretary of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. I also spend two weeks every year teaching in Bangkok for Nottingham University and I am working in Macedonia developing their mathematics curriculum.
BSc Mathematics and PGCE Maths Sheffield. 1980/81
MA (Multicultural Education) PhD (Maths Ed) Nottingham 1998
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Mathematics Education
International Education and Curriculum Design
Education for Social Justice
Personal Interests
All things mathematical
Creative activity - particularly writing and music or even the two combined