I joined Sheffield Hallam University in September 2011 as part time senior lecturer in mathematics education. Before joining the team at Sheffield Hallam I held a range of senior posts at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) notably as head of mathematics education, director of schools’ partnership and PGCE Course Director.
In 2001 I was seconded to the National Strategies as ITE secondary mathematics regional director and then as Senior School Improvement Adviser and Deputy Regional Director with responsibility for leading and coordinating the support and challenge of Local Authorities and schools across the North East region. I had lead responsibility for implementation, evaluation and reporting on School Improvement Partners, secondary subject professional development and data literacy. Between 2008 and 2011 I was a member of the national team developing the 'National Challenge' and 'Gaining Ground' programmes working strategically with the National Strategies National Director for School Improvement and the DfES School Improvement Division.
I currently teach on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional teacher education programmes. In addition I also deliver a range of non-accredited professional development events in mathematics and mathematics education. As lead for secondary school partnerships I am responsible for the planning and delivery of a number of course and conferences for school-based staff.