Fay Cosgrove has been a primary school teacher since 2005 and is a regional lead practitioner for numeracy. She is a senior leader at her school, a facilitator for the Outstanding Teacher Programme and consults on the Welsh government’s expert panel. She has trained and mentored pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and maths co-ordinators. She has a master’s degree in education and has conducted research for the National Network for Excellence in Maths. She is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University funded by the ESRC. Her research interests include working qualitatively and quantitatively with teacher professional learning, the STEM gender gap and maths anxiety in children and teachers.