After a degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, Tim completed a PGCE (Secondary Mathematics, Nottingham) and taught mathematics and psychology for two years at South Dartmoor Community College, Devon.
Tim joined the Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham, with a PhD studentship, investigating individual differences in children's strategy variability in response to mathematical problems. After completing his PhD, Tim worked on the Cityware project at the University of Bath, investigating people's perception of urban environments, their perceptions and uses of mobile and pervasive systems, and the relationships between the two.
Tim is currently interested in the ways in which children's out-of-school experiences impact on their classroom mathematics practice. He is also interested in people’s adoption of new technologies, especially mobile, pervasive and web 2.0 technologies, and the roles that these technologies might play in learning processes.