Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education (Primary), University of Brighton

Dr Rachel Marks is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education (Primary). She teaches across the Foundation, BA, and PGCE programmes in mathematics education and educational studies. She is a qualified primary teacher and has previously taught in inner-city and rural primary schools for five years.

Rachel completed her ESRC funded PhD thesis on ability grouping in the primary mathematics classroom in 2012. She has subsequently worked on a diverse range of research projects within mathematics education including an international study into high-performing jurisdictions for the Nuffield Foundation.

After training as a primary teacher, she taught for five years in both inner-city and rural primary schools. She completed my ESRC-funded PhD thesis on ability grouping in the primary mathematics classroom in 2012 at King’s College London. Subsequently she worked on a diverse range of research projects within mathematics education including an international study into high-performing jurisdictions for the Nuffield Foundation. She took up her current post at the University of Brighton in 2013 and teaches across the Foundation, BA, and PGCE programmes in mathematics education and educational studies.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education (Primary), University of Brighton