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I have had a varied career in mathematics education, with experience which ranges from headship of a small primary school to Principal Lecturer and Course Leader at Oxford Brookes and Edinburgh Universities. Whilst living in Scotland I ran my own consultancy which took me all over the world. I have authored or edited many books and articles, was Principal Examiner for World Class Tests and I am well known as a conference speaker and professional development lead. Before setting up Cambridge Mathematics, I was Director of the prestigious NRICH project based in the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences, and also served as PI on the DfE-funded innovative A-level project Underground Maths (previously CMEP).
I chaired the teams which attempted to advise ministers on the content of the most recent National Curriculum for Mathematics and associated assessments. I was a member of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education from 2009 to 2013 and rejoined in 2017. I am a Chartered Maths Teacher and an invited Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. I am a trustee of National Numeracy and was delighted to be the President of the Mathematical Association in 2014/15 and Executive Chair of the International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) in 2017/18.