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Paul Glaister

Professor Paul Glaister

Professor Paul Glaister


Paul Glaister is Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Reading. He has 35 years of teaching and leadership experience in higher education including teaching many applied mathematics courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and foundation level; responsibility for the school-university transition, and teaching and learning more widely; and a five year term as head of department. Paul has publications spanning research in numerical analysis, mathematics/ science education, and teaching and learning.

Paul has experience of education policy and practice in the pre-HE sector, particularly in Post 16 mathematics, and on the school-university transition. He has reviewed A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics as a member of ALCAB, and reviewed Core Maths qualifications for the Department for Education. Paul is a consultant for Core Maths and an External Expert Advisor to Ofqual working on the reforms to AS/A-level. His activities include briefing universities on Core Maths, and post-16 mathematics more generally, following an invitation to Vice-Chancellors from Ministers at BIS/DfE to find out more about Core Maths.

As well as ACME, Paul is the Chair of The Joint Mathematical Council of the UK. He is also a member of the Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Strategic Advisory Board for CMSP, the DfE Standards & Testing Agency Task Review Group, the IMA Schools and FE Committee and more.


ACME - A LevelsJanuary 2018 - January 2024Member
Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)February 2017 - December 2018Member (JMC)
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