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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. She is also a convenor of the Mathematics Education special interest group at BERA.

Gill Adams's contributions

Meet and Discuss – Mathematics Education

29 Apr 2024 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Mathematics Education SIG meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG and plans for 2024 and onwards. This meeting will be hosted online, where you will...

Upcoming eventVirtual

Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education

The aim of the Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) event was to build the capacity of practitioner researchers through engagement with the wider research community. This...

Past event3 Feb 2024

Practitioner research in mathematics education

The Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) day conference is a long-standing event run by the BERA Mathematics Education special interest group in collaboration with the British...

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SIG Forum Meeting – Mathematics Education

Please join us for this meeting to let us know what kind of events you think our SIG should be involved in. We are particularly interested in identifying how to make closer links with colleagues...

Past event22 Jun 2023