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About Christine Packer

I joined the PGCE Secondary team at the University of Chester in January 2015 where I am a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education and the subject lead for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme. I spent 3 years as the Programme Leader for the PGCE Secondary course and also spent a number of years as the Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course Leader. I have previously worked with a number of non-mathematics specialist teachers to develop their knowledge of mathematics teaching on the Post Initial Teacher Education Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course. Prior to joining the Univeristy of Chester I worked in a number of secondary schools as a mathematics teacher, and have also worked at the University of Manchester as a PGCE Secondary Mathematics tutor.

I have an MA in Educational Practice with a specialism in Mathematics Education and am currently studying for a Doctorate in Education. My research interests include exploring the way in which early career teachers navigate the mathematics classroom away from their PGCE and the research that informs their practice. I am also currently part of an ERASMUS plus project developing research in teacher education.

I am passionate about developing mathematics education in schools in order to increase the accessibility and inclusivity for all pupils. I am involved in a number of collaborative projects with the NCETM maths hubs along with colleagues from the University of Chester primary and secondary maths teams with the focus on developing mathematics teacher training in school.

I am the treasurer of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMET) and a member of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).