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Ms Laurinda Brown

Ms Laurinda Brown

Ms Laurinda Brown
MA(Oxon), MEd(Bristol), PGCE

Reader in Mathematics Teacher Education

Office 208
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Mathematics education, effective mathematics teaching and learning, complex decision-making and intuition, embodied cognition and ways of knowing.

Research Projects


Laurinda Brown has fourteen years' experience of teaching mathematics.  Following this she worked simultaneously as co-editor of the professional journal, Mathematics Teaching, curriculum developer, and part-time PGCE mathematics tutor.  She moved to a full-time academic post at Bristol GSoE in 1990.  Laurinda edited the international research journal For the Learning of Mathematics for 4 years from November 2002, whilst continuing to teach and research. She was, until 2012, a Primary Unit Head.


  • PGCE Mathematics Tutor (with Alf Coles) supervising and working with a group of about 30 students.
  • MEd Pathway Coordinator for Mathematics Education
  • Master’s Unit Coordinator - Professional Development through working in a collaborative group supporting NQT groups and research groups
  • PhD students.


  • International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
  • European Research in Mathematics Education (ERME)
  • British Psychological Society (Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section)
  • British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM). *Member of Editorial Group for Special Issue of Educational Studies in Mathematics (ESM) 63(2)
  • Editor-in-Chief of double issue of Journal for Mathematics Teacher Education 13(5) and 13(6)
  • Bristol Collaborative Writing Group.



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