I started my working life as a maths teacher and joined the University of Nottingham in 2001 to train secondary teachers. I was head of the School of Education at the University from 2014-18 and now oversee research for the Faculty of Social Sciences. I’m still quite involved in maths education nationally, chairing a number of committees and working groups.
Favourite Animal: Phoenix (ok, I don’t really have a favourite and I don’t know whether mythic creatures count but it represents a nice idea!). If you want a real animal then how about…eagle (hmm, not that different after all)
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Film: Avatar