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20 October 2016
I have had a very varied career in mathematics education, with experience which ranges from headship of a small primary school to Principal Lecturer and Course Leader at Oxford Brookes and Edinburgh Universities. Whilst living in Scotland I ran my own consultancy which took me all over the world. I have authored or edited many books and articles, was Principal Examiner for World Class Tests and I am well known as a conference speaker and professional development lead.
I chaired the teams which attempted to advise ministers on the content of the new English National Curriculum and associated assessments. I was a member of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education from 2009 to 2013 and I remain on the Outer Circle, as well as many other advisory groups, both here and abroad. I am a Chartered Maths Teacher and an invited Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Applications and International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE). I was recently the President of the Mathematical Association and in 2017 will become Chair of ISDDE.
My previous role was as Director of the prestigious NRICH project where I remain for one day each week as Principal Investigator of England's Department for Education funded Underground Maths Project, based in the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences.