Professional History

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, Glasgow University, 1980.
  • PhD in Mathematics, Glasgow University, 1983
  • Awarded a Science and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1983 and used this to continue research at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Appointed Lecturer in the department of Theoretical Mechanics at Nottingham University in 1984 and worked there until 1988
  • Appointed Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Birmingham Polytechnic in 1988 and worked there until 1989
  • Took a career break to raise a young family from 1989 – 1993
  • Worked part-time  with the Open University as an Associate Lecturer from 1993-2001
  • Undertook bought-in teaching contracts at both Loughborough and Nottingham Universities, from 1996 – 2001
  • In 2001 appointed Computer Assisted Assessment Officer at Loughborough University
  • Joined the newly formed Mathematics Education Centre in 2002 as Mathematics Support Coordinator
  • Head of Department of the Mathematics Education Centre 2009 – 2013
  • Director of the Centre for Academic Practice 2013 – 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)
  • Chartered Mathematician (C.Math)
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Recent Awards

  • 2008 – Loughborough University Academic Practice Award
  • 2010 – Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ Award
  • 2013 – Recipient of one of Loughborough University's inaugural Research-informed Teaching Awards
  • 2014 – Loughborough Students’ Union Academic Awards - Recognition of Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • 2017 – Loughborough Students’ Union Academic Awards - Vice Chancellor’s Loughborough Academic Award of Excellence

Carol's research interests have focused upon mathematics education in the higher education sector and particularly the mathematical education of non-specialists such as engineering undergraduates.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • use of technology in the teaching of mathematics
  • transition of BTEC students to University
  • Chair of Governors, RNIB College, Loughborough