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Name Ms Laurinda Brown
Job title Reader in Mathematics Teacher Education
Department School of Education University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA(Oxon), MEd(Bristol), PGCE
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I edited the international research journal For the Learning of Mathematics from November 2003 to November 2007 whilst continuing to teach and research.
Keywords mathematics education
complex decision-making
mathematics teaching
Areas of expertise Research Interests

Mathematics education, effective mathematics teaching and learning, complex decision-making and intuition, embodied cognition and ways of knowing.


My fourteen-year experience of teaching mathematics preceded a more varied life as, simultaneously:

co-editor of the professional journal, Mathematics Teaching (for five years)

curriculum developer and

part-time PGCE mathematics tutor.

I moved to a full-time academic post at the GSoE in 1990.

Research Projects

NCETM The Economy of Teaching Mathematics
Enquiring Schools: Professional Development through the whole-school implementation of thinking skills - stories of practice from three secondary schools
'Developing algebraic activity in a 'community of inquirers'', Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project reference R000223044