Cathy is a lecturer and programme leader for Mathematics Education at the University College London Institute of Education (IOE).
Her research investigates the structural and subjective factors framing student participation in mathematics, with a focus on post-16 and advanced mathematics. She has been active in working with the Further Mathematics Support Programme to promote research-based strategies for encouraging wider participation at A-level, particularly amongst girls.
Cathy has nearly thirty years’ experience in mathematics education and teacher education, ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level, from leading professional development to academic supervision. Before joining IOE she worked for ten years in Homerton College and the Faculty of Education in Cambridge University, and also tutored mathematics for the Open University. She started her career teaching in comprehensive upper schools in Hertfordshire and Suffolk, and was Head of Department when A-levels were linear the first time round. Cathy has worked on international consultancy projects (US, Palestine and Europe) reviewing mathematics curricula and teacher education programmes.
Cathy is an active member of the British Society for Research in Learning Mathematics and the Association of Mathematics Education Teachers.