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- Mathematics education, particularly at post-primary level
- Aspects of educational assessment and evaluation, particularly in relation to their theoretical foundations

1992 …2024

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Research Interests

My research interests encompass both mathematics education and aspects of the philosophy of education.

I am particularly interested in the influence of teacher attributes and organisational/societal factors on the pedagogical practices of mathematics educators and students' mathematical learning. I am also interested in the influence of active learning strategies on the affective domain in mathematics education and, from a philosophical/mathematical perspective, I retain an interest in the theoretical foundations of educational measurement models.

My current main interests are:

  • The influence of teacher characteristics and organisational/societal factors on mathematics teachers' pedagogical practices and students' mathematical learning 
  • Strategies for improving students' mathematical learning outcomes
  • The mathematical and philosophical foundations of educational measurement models


I coordinate and teach on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Mathematics programme.

I contribute to the PGCE Educational and Professional Studies module.

I supervise masters' and doctoral dissertations in Education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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