Abdikarim Abi Hassan

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Electrical Engineering


University Lecturer in Mathematics Education

  • EdD (University of Roehampton)
  • MA Mathematics Education (Institute of Education, London)
  • PGCE Primary (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
  • BSc Mathematics (Leicester Polytechnic)
Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations
  • Executive Committee of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (Secretary 2018 – )
  • The Mathematics Association
  • Member of the Joint Committee of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematics Association
  • The Association of Mathematics Education Teachers

I am a University Lecturer in mathematics education. My  research interests include inclusion and assessment in primary mathematics education, student teachers’ experiences of and responses to initial teacher education and gender and mathematics. I am currently developing work that draws on sociological perspectives to understand teachers’ and learners’ practices, identities and subjectivities in these areas. I started my career as a computer analyst/programmer before becoming a primary teacher in London. I moved into higher education as a teacher educator at the University of Roehampton prior to my current position at Cambridge. My main teaching commitments are the primary PGCE and the Masters in Mathematics Education and Primary Education as well as doctoral supervision.

Research Topics
  • Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Gender and Mathematics
  • Teacher and student identities and subjectivities
  • Inclusive practices in mathematics education
  • Assessment practices and policy
Current Research Project(s)
  • Changes in statutory assessment and its effect on professional practice
  • Student primary teachers’ perspectives on mathematical reasoning
  • Inclusive mathematics
  • Postgraduate
    • PGCE Primary Mathematics (Primary mathematics lead)
    • MPhil/MEd Mathematics Education (Route co-ordinator)
    • MEd Primary Education
    • Doctoral supervision.

I welcome applications from prospective doctoral students who are interested in focusing on mathematics education particularly from a post-structural theoretical perspective or studies outside of mathematics education in the areas of inclusion or gender from this perspective.


Phone: 906166088

Email: [email protected]