• Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA)
• National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
• Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM)
• Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
• British Education Research Association (BERA)
• The impact of gender on the teaching and learning of mathematics
• Formative and summative assessment models in mathematics
• Problem-based learning in initial teacher education
Having graduated with 1st Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from Cardiff University in 2002, I completed a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics in 2003 from UWIC (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) and taught mathematics for 14 years in three secondary schools across South Wales. Following several school leadership positions, I joined the Central South Consortium (CSCJES) school improvement service as a Mathematics Subject Specialist in 2017 and later as Strategic Advisor for STEM. In 2008, I completed a Master's degree in Education.
Following a year working as a Senior Lecturer on the PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary and BA Primary Education (with QTS) programmes at Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy, I was appointed as Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary Mathematics in 2020. In addition, I am the Mathematics Subject Tutor for Teach First Cymru.
I have pursued a keen interest on the impact of gender on the teaching and learning of mathematics. In 2017, I published a paper in conjunction with ten secondary school mathematics practitioners on the impact of gender via the Central South Consortium. Additionally, I am actively engaged in researching and measuring the impact of formative and summative assessment strategies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. I am keen to continue my work in these areas whilst studying for a Doctorate in Education (EdD) through Cardiff Metropolitan University.
In addition to my work within education and mathematics, I am a performing musician, vocalist and audio producer for both radio, television and live productions.