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Richard Adams

Richard Adams is the Guardian's education editor, and writes on all sectors including schools and government policy. He went to school in New Zealand so has no relevant anecdotes. Richard will be chairing the panel sessions.

   
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Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett has been a teacher in the East End of London for ten years. He writes a weekly column for the TES and is author of four books on teacher-training, behaviour management and educational research. Tom currently advises the Department for Education on behaviour and Initial Teacher Training. In his previous life he ran night clubs in Soho, which provided an obvious training ground in classroom management and pastoral care.

     
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Dr Christian Bokhove

Christian Bokhove is a specialist on the use of ICT in mathematics education. He was a teacher of mathematics and computer science, and Head of ICT at a secondary school from 1998 to 2012 in Zaandam, the Netherlands. During these years he participated in and led a number of projects on maths and ICT. Christian is interested in combining theory and practice, quantitative and qualitative methods, procedural fluency and conceptual understanding, as he feels that bridging the gap between them benefits us all.

     
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Kris Boulton

Kris currently works as Deputy Head of Mathematics for King Solomon Academy. He regularly delivers training to groups ranging from trainees to head teachers, was invited to speak at the Wellington Festival of Education in 2014 and 2015, and has been recognised by both the Secretary of State for Education and Schools Minister as a leader in the education sector. Kris has also written for the Sunday Times, the Times Educational Supplement, and is a regular contributor to the TES Subject Genius section.

     
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Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt has a PhD in school assessment and a real passion for science teaching and learning. Having worked as a science teacher for ten years, of which five were spent as an AST, Andy has a real understanding of the pressures and joys of teaching in the classroom. Alongside his national and international research in school assessment, Andy is a teaching fellow on the PGCE course at the University of Sussex, and is a successful published assessment author and editor.

     
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David Cotton

David Cotton has been teaching physics in schools and colleges around the North West for 15 years and currently teaches A Level physics at Cardinal Newman College in Preston. David is a Physics Network Coordinator and editor of talkphysics.org for the Institute of Physics.

     
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Jen Day

Jennifer Day is Science lecturer and leader of the Primary PGCE course at Oxford Brookes University. Jennifer worked in several primary schools in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire and specialised in teaching upper KS2 in large inner city schools. Her current research project surrounds student engagement in academic research. In the past, Jennifer has undertaken research into how primary teachers can develop their personal scientific knowledge and understanding through mentoring schemes. She is also interested in the development of scientific vocabulary in the primary classroom.

     
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Helen Drury

Dr Helen Drury has more than a decade of experience as a mathematics teacher, head of mathematics and senior leader in both rural and challenging urban schools. She is founding director of Mathematics Mastery and is passionate about bringing research and best practice into the classroom to close the achievement gap and raise achievement for all.

     
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Rodica Ernst-Militaru

Rodica Ernst-Militaru has been teaching maths at the Dutch Udens College, a secondary school in Uden, the Netherlands, since 2003. She is also a teacher researcher and research coordinator at her school. Together with her research partners from Hermann Wesselink College and Maastricht University she has been involved in developing and implementing the 3M’s model.

     
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Dr Fong Ho Kheong

Dr Fong is an internationally-renowned author and a senior Mathematics Specialist with the Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics in Malaysia. He is also the series consultant for Inspire Maths at Oxford University Press. Dr Fong is the author of My Pals are Here, the mathematics textbook series currently used in all state schools in Singapore, and has published more than 100 journal articles, research reports and primary and secondary mathematics books.

     
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Barry Garelick

Barry Garelick is a teacher and advocate for better mathematics programs in U.S. Schools. He has written articles on math education for The Atlantic, AMS, Notices, Education Next and Education News. He is co-founder of the U.S Coalition for World Class Math, which has provided extensive comments on the deficiencies of the Common Core standards for mathematics. He has taught maths at the middle and high school levels in California where he currently resides.

     
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Dr Steve Holmes

Stephen Holmes is a Research Fellow at Ofqual where he has worked since May 2013. He has been lead researcher on a number of projects, particularly relating to maths and science GCSEs. Prior to that he spent ten years as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology at the University of Birmingham and Aston University.

     
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Jeremy Hodgen

Jeremy Hodgen has published widely on mathematics education, teacher education, assessment, international comparisons and standards over time. He has conducted a number of research projects, including Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures (ICCAMS) and several studies examining participation in post-16 mathematics. His current research includes studies of low attainment, ways of grouping students and primary numeracy. He is an editor of Research in Mathematics Education and a member of the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education in primary and secondary schools in London.

     
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Ian Horsewell

Ian Horsewell is an experienced Science teacher, currently working as a Teaching and Learning Coach as part of the Stimulating Physics Network. Ian is a Chartered Science Teacher, accredited by the ASE. He also blogs and tweets as Teaching of Science.

     
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Bodil Isaksen

Bodil Isaksen is a maths teacher, author and Teach First Ambassador. Her greatest passion is seeing the transformative power of education and she is fascinated by educational research in the best schools in the world. She combines teaching traditions from the Far East with pioneering insights from cognitive science to create a maths department which enables every pupil to succeed at the highest level. Her driving belief is that with dedication, support and a quality education every child can be a 'natural mathematician'.

 
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Sue Lowndes

Sue Lowndes is the Professional Development leader for Inspire Maths and UK expert in the Singapore approach to teaching mathematics. Sue has taught the full age range from primary to graduate level. Over her 30 year career Sue has also worked as a consultant, editor and author, most recently in Singapore, USA and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 
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Dr Paul MacLellan

Paul MacLellan is Education in Chemistry’s deputy editor. EiC has been supporting chemistry teachers for over 50 years and focuses on what works in science education. Paul, a former research chemist, is interested in how online teaching communities can bridge the gap between research and the classroom.

   
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Jack Marwood

Jack Marwood is a primary school teacher and education writer. He has contributed to the Times Educational Supplement, Schools Week and The Guardian. He also speaks about education, and has appeared at the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican and the Sunday Times Festival of Education. His writing questions many of the assumptions made about education, and he is a firm advocate of using evidence to justify opinions. In 2015 he contributed a chapter to David Didau's 'What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong?' and is currently working on a teacher's guide to education data.

     
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Mark McCourt

A leading figure in mathematics education, Mark has led many large-scale government education initiatives, both in the UK and overseas. Mark was a Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and has also been a school leader, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a school inspector and a teacher trainer. He was Senior Director at Tribal Group, which saw him working with schools and governments internationally. Mark founded and was Chairman of the Teacher Development Trust. He has extensive experience of mathematics teaching and learning across all age and ability groups, having taught students from age 3 to PhD!

     
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Peps MccRea

Peps MccRea is Subject Leader for Secondary Mathematics Education at the School of Education where his 'learning in a Digital Age' course has received international recognition. His research includes teacher learning, online education and lesson planning. Alongside his roles at University, he has been a National Curriculum Advisor for the Department for Education, External Examiner at the Open University, and Founder of Staffrm. Before joining the University of Brighton, Peps was a Head of Department, Lead Practitioner and Fast-track Teacher.

     
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Dr Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows is Executive Director for Strategy Risk and Research at Ofqual and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Education. She is responsible for the development of Ofqual’s regulatory strategy; research that supports the development and implementation of high stakes assessment; and the evaluation of standards over time and between awarding organisations. Previously Michelle was Director of AQA’s Centre for Education Research and Practice.

     
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Robin Millar

Robin Millar is Emeritus Professor of Science Education at the University of York. After 8 years teaching physics in comprehensive schools, he moved to York in 1982. He taught for many years on the PGCE course, and supervised masters and PhD students. His main research interests are teaching and learning in science, science curriculum design and development, and the assessment of science learning. He co-ordinated the ESRC-funded Evidence-based Practice in Science Education Research Network, and has directed (or co-directed) several large research and curriculum development projects, including Twenty First Century Science. He is a member of the Science Expert Group for the OECD PISA study.

     
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Debbie Morgan

Debbie Morgan is Director of Primary at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and a member of the Mathematics Mastery advisory group. Debbie has been a Primary teacher, Head teacher, LA Maths Advisor and lecturer in Mathematics Education where she involved in Primary initial teacher education and practitioner professional development. Previously, Debbie was also Programme Director of MaST across a large area of England involving 19 LAs and 6 Universities and still maintains some involvement in the programme.

     
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Plonie Nijhof

Plonie Nijhof has been a maths teacher for thirty years at the Dutch Hermann Wesselink College, a school for secondary education in Amstelveen. In January the school hosted the researchED Amsterdam conference. In collaboration with Maastricht University she researches the effect of teaching metacognitive skills explicitly in mathematics classrooms.

     
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Andrew Old

Andrew Old is a maths teacher and blogger. He has contributed to several books on education and writes a monthly review of the education blogosphere for Schools Week. He has been writing his blog 'Scenes From The Battleground' for almost 9 years and it is often identified as being one of the most influential teacher blogs. Additionally, Andrew collates and curates a huge range of education blogs on his sister site, 'educationechochamber.wordpress.com'.

 
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Sri Pavar

Sri Pavar has been teaching for 17 years and has held middle leader posts in Science, ICT and Citizenship/PSHE. At present, his main interest is in applying cognitive science to STEM and its use in debunking ideologies in teaching.

 
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Natasha Plaister

Natasha Plaister is the Project Coordinator for the Institute of Physics’ gender balance projects. These projects look at why there is such a persistent gender imbalance in physics A-level and beyond, and how we can redress the balance. She has worked in education for over 10 years, with previous roles including running school support projects, particularly around EAL, and teaching adult education courses. Natasha is passionate about building a fair society in which students can make informed and unbiased choices about their future.

     
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Bruno Reddy

Bruno Reddy was a founding teacher and former Head of Maths at King Solomon Academy where he was responsible for the roll-out of blended learning. He is a Google Certified Teacher, Google presenter and trainer and uses tech (a lot) in and out of the classroom. Bruno has played a key role in promoting a mastery approach to mathematics.

     
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David Reynolds

David Reynolds is Professor in Education at the University of Southampton. David has run undergraduate academic education courses in Cardiff, Exeter and Newcastle Universities and has an international reputation for his work on school effectiveness, school improvement, teacher effectiveness and dyslexia. He founded the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) which now has members in over 60 countries and has edited or been on the editorial boards of six international journals. He has a particular interest in trying to get research into influencing educational policies.

     
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Andrea Rialas

Andrea Rialas completed her MPhys this summer and now works on curriculum and research into education based projects at the Institute on Physics. She is coordinating the PIPER project which aims to connect more teachers with physics education research.

     
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Helen Rogerson

Helen Rogerson has been a science teacher for eleven years, and a head of department for three of those. She has worked in a variety of schools in the Midlands and South West of England. Helen is passionate about teaching students how science works and making links between science and real life. She believes all young people should leave school scientifically literate. Alongside teaching, Helen is a member of the TES Science teacher panel, Chair of the Association of Science Education West of England Regional Committee and a regular host of the ASE's twitter forum #ASEchat.

     
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Nick Rose

Nick Rose worked with stroke and head injury patients before gaining a postgraduate research post in parapsychology Working with Susan Blackmore at the University of the West of England, he investigated paranormal claims and psychological explanations for anomalous experiences. In 2002 he trained as a science teacher but has gravitated towards teaching psychology. He currently works as a leading practitioner for psychology and research at Haileybury Turnford Academy in Hertfordshire. He also writes the 'Evidence in to Practice' blog which was recently shortlisted for a TES award.

 
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Jessica Rowson

Jessica Rowson is the Girls in Physics Project Manager at the Institute of Physics. These projects investigate the reasons why there is a gender imbalance at Physics A Level, and what active steps can be taken to redress the imbalance. Prior to this role, she was a physics teacher in South East London and has a background in structural engineering.

     
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Amir Sariaslan

Amir Sariaslan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry. His research interests mainly concern assessing the etiological links between severe mental illnesses, violence, substance misuse and injuries through the use of quasi-experimental research designs in combination with large-scale registry data.

     
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Tony Sherborne

Tony Sherborne is Creative Director at Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Science Education. Tony has developed nearly 1000 curriculum resources, is the Founder of 'science upd8' and Director of 'Wikid', an inquiry-based Key Stage 3 curriculum. He has been an advisor to government organisations, examining boards and publishers. Prior to this, He worked for BBC Education and taught for 8 years in UK and international schools.

     
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Kevin Silber

Kevin Silber is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby. He started life as a neuroscientist and teaches not only Biological Psychology modules, but Philosophical Psychology, Schizophrenia and Neuropsychology. He says he is somewhat eclectic in his research interests - naturally interested in biologically-oriented research, but his main research interest is currently focused on body image. Kevin works in outreach liaison between the university and local schools and colleges. He is an experienced A level examiner and an active member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. He has also written a number of books for both A Level and undergraduate students.

     
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Charlie Stripp

Charlie Stripp is the Chief Executive of the MEI and Director of the NCETM. He taught for 10 years in the state sector, with experience of teaching in both selective and non-selective secondary schools, and in a large further education college, teaching GCSE Mathematics, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, IB Mathematics and Maths Access courses for adults. He has also taught on a Mathematics B.Ed programme. He joined MEI in 2000 to set up the pilot project that eventually became the Further Mathematics Support Programme.

     
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Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been involved in curriculum development and led subject based CPD sessions for teachers.

     
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Cassandra Turner

Cassy Turner is an acclaimed presenter and internationally recognized expert on the Singapore approach to teaching and learning mathematic. An independent maths consultant since 2008, Cassy has helped to bring the Singapore approach to thousands of teachers, administrators and parents both across the US and worldwide. She is the co-author of a math training manual approved by the State of California and presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research; Cassy has served on the Board of Liberty Common (Charter) School and worked with the Middle School Mathematics Institute in the US.

     
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Yana Weinstein

Yana Weinstein is an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and co-founder of Learning Scientists. The broad goal of her research is to help students make the most of their academic experience. Yana's research interests lie in improving the accuracy of memory performance and the judgments students make about their cognitive functions. Yana tries to pose questions that have direct applied relevance, such as: How can we help students choose optimal study strategies? Why are test scores sometimes so surprising to students? And how does retrieval practice help students learn?

     
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Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse co-directs both the York Science Project and the Twenty First Century Science Project and is a member of the University of York Science Education Group. She has taught science in schools and college as well as working in science curriculum development and publishing. Mary was editor of the ASE journal School Science Review 1996 - 2000. She has taken part in a number of major curriculum projects in science education - including Science in Society and SATIS with ASE in the 1980s, Advancing Physics with the Institute of Physics and OCR, and Twenty First Century Science with OCR, UYSEG, and Nuffield.

     
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James de Winter

James de Winter is Associate Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cambridge. James taught science in secondary schools for eight years. During that time, he was head of Physics, coordinator for ICT and had responsibility for managing and delivering ICT training for all staff. He also works for the Science Leaning Centre East of England developing and delivering CPD for teachers as well as consulting on various science and physics education projects regionally and nationally. He has written a variety of materials for students and teachers, is an editorial associate for School Science Review, and is on the reviewing panel for the Journal of Teacher Development.