Tim Jay researches the psychology of mathematics education. His main focus is on using design research methods to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience to create new findings and impact in formal and informal education contexts. He also has an interest and experience in leading large-scale evaluations of education interventions. He has carried out projects with over £1.5m of funding from ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation, Welcome Trust, Royal Society, Education Endowment Foundation and UK Government Department of Education. Tim joined the Centre from Sheffield Hallam University, where he spent five years as Reader and then Professor of Psychology of Education. Before Sheffield Hallam, Tim spent six years as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer of Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol. Tim has also trained and worked as a secondary school mathematics teacher and completed his PhD in Learning Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
- Design research in mathematics education
- Game-based learning
- Parental engagement and home-school relationships for mathematics learning
- Teachers' understanding and use of Science of Learning concepts