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Gill Adams, Dr

Reader in Education at Sheffield Hallam University

Gill is a Reader in Education at the Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE), Sheffield Hallam University. She came into higher education after seventeen years’ experience teaching and leading secondary mathematics and six years as a professional development advisor. Her research interests include understanding the socio-cultural and individual factors influencing learning, particularly in relation to mathematics teacher learning and to doctoral researchers’ experience. She has been engaged in mathematics education research for many years and is a long-time member of BSRLM, acting as publications officer from 2014-2016.

Gill’s doctoral research used narrative methods to explore mathematics teachers’ experiences of professional learning. She has led research projects exploring mathematics teacher professional learning and collaborated with international partners on research and curriculum development projects including an Erasmus+ Project in Citizenship and Mathematics (PiCaM) (2017-2019). Other projects include an evaluation of the Further Mathematics Support Programme, a British Academy/Leverhulme funded study of teacher led curriculum change (SMILE Mathematics) and an evaluation of the NCETM Multiplicative Reasoning project for the DfE.

Gill has taken a lead role in postgraduate research in the SIoE for several years, including as course leader for the Doctorate in Education. She is Deputy Director of the Education Childhood and Youth pathway of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and until recently was co-coordinator of the Doctorate in Education Directors’ National Network. She is currently involved in research analysing mathematics education policy and teacher professional development, a project focused on entrants to initial teacher education during Covid-19 and an exploration of doctoral researcher identity.

Gill Adams's contributions

SIG Forum Meeting – Mathematics in Education

Join the Mathematics Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2022. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Past event10 Jan 2022

BERA SIG Convenors

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Mathematics Education

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