I am a lecturer of mathematics and a researcher in pure mathematics and mathematics pedagogy in higher education.
I joined Sheffield Hallam as a lecturer in maths in November 2015. Prior to that I studied mathematics at the University of Sheffield before undertaking a PhD at the same university. For my PhD I studied noncommutative geometry, which is the interplay between abstract algebra and geometry. My thesis, "Topological C*-Categories", concerns the application of category theory to open problems in noncommutative geometry.
I supervise a number of final year projects for the BSc Mathematics course in areas including cryptography, game theory and topology. I also teach on modules in linear algebra, abstract algebra, and combinatorial game theory.
I currently teach on modules in game theory, linear algebra, and abstract algebra, and am the coordinator for the BSc Mathematics final year projects.
My current active research falls into two categories:
- Applications of C*-categories to questions concerning the Baum-Connes conjecture.
- The use of recreational mathematics in degree level maths courses.
I am also interested in (topological) invariants for combinatorial and recreational games.
Rowlett, P., Smith, E., Corner, A., O'Sullivan, D., & Waldock, J. (2019). The potential of recreational mathematics to support the development of mathematical learning. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 50 (7), 972-986. http://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2019.1657596
I am the current Course Leader for the BSc Mathematics course. I am also the coordinator for the BSc Mathematics final year projects.