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Dr Ewan Russell MSci PhD PGCert FIMA SFHEA

Senior Lecturer Mathematical Sciences


    Personal Statement

    I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and I am currently the Centre Lead of the Mathematics Centre for Enhancement in Education (MathsCEE). I have 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. At Coventry, I taught on undergraduate mathematics modules and I took a leading role on the HEFCE-funded project More Maths Grads for the West Midlands region. The More Maths Grads 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 led 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. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and I sit on the IMA's North West Branch Committee.

    Prizes or Honours

    • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Award (Faculty of Science and Engineering, 2021)