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Brian Creese

Education Specialist, UCL Institute of Education

Brian Creese has had a long and distinguished career in the field of educational research particularly in the FE sector. Before joining the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Brian worked with the Department for Education Standards Unit, producing Improving Learning in Mathematics and the Engineering teaching resources for QIA’s National Teaching and Learning Change Programme. Since joining the National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) he has worked on research and development projects. Other recent work includes leading a study of Alternative Provision in Newham, and a major report for the Royal Society into Mathematics and Science teaching. Brian contributes to teaching on the Post Compulsory Mathematics diploma and contributes many articles for a variety of publications and is a regular IOE blogger.

In the last 12 years Brian has specialised in projects for the Further Education Sector, particularly in literacy and numeracy. For three years Brian was the Faculty Director for Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer, and taught regularly on the Post compulsory maths PGCE course and recently co-authored a book Training to teach adults mathematics.