Research Interests: Mathematics education; Teacher professional development; Design research

Researcher biography

I am a senior lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Queensland. My research centres around design and theorising of resources for teaching mathematics well. This includes development of classroom mathematical activities, in which students encounter significant mathematical ideas and joy of the experience; support of mathematics teachers' work so that they can organise their classrooms for their students' meaningful engagement with mathematics; and inquiries into history of mathematics and education aimed at understanding of how we got where we currently are. I have served as an editor of the Australian Mathematics Education Journal and currently serve on the international programme committee for the International Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching.

I completed a Magister degree in mathematics at Comenius University in Slovakia and a PhD in mathematics education at Vanderbilt University in the USA. I have taught middle-years mathematics for 3 years and lectured in mathematics and mathematics education at Comenius, Vanderbilt, and University of California, Santa Cruz. As part of my research, I regularly spend time in schools and classrooms.

Featured projects Duration
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education
Office For Learning and Teaching