Beth Woollacott

Beth Woollacott

  • PhD research student
Date of start of studies: 2 October 2017
Supervisors: Dr Matthew Inglis and Dr Lara Alcock


Having completed my BSc in Mathematics at Royal Holloway University of London, I received a four year studentship from the ESRC DTP and came to Loughborough in October 2017. In my first year, I completed a Masters in Social Sciences, and I am now just beginning my PhD in the second year of my studentship.


My research is currently investigating the effect of textbook design on reading practice, and how improving both design and reading strategy can benefit mathematical reading as a whole.

I am fortunate because my studentship is also partly funded by Oxford University Press as an industrial partner, so I can investigate resources actually being used within our mathematics classrooms.