I am a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences with specific interests in active learning and initiatives to embed employability within the curriculum. I completed an undergraduate MSci (Hons) degree in pure mathematics at the University of Glasgow and graduated with First Class Honours in 2004. Following this I completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in quantum algebra.
I worked at Coventry University after my PhD. In this position I taught on undergraduate mathematics modules and took a leading role on the HEFCE-funded project More Maths Grads for the West Midlands region. This project sought to develop, trial and evaluate means of increasing the number of individuals studying mathematics and encouraging participation from groups of learners who have not traditionally been well represented in higher education. This role involved engagement and collaboration with teachers, employers and careers advisers across England and Wales.
I was a Lecturer in Mathematics at Keele University until September 2018. During my time at Keele I designed and delivered a range of modules and I also acted as Programme Director, Careers Officer and Senior Tutor. In these roles I lead curriculum development projects and collaborated with colleagues on various initiatives to enhance the student experience. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Higher Education Professional Practice and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.