Emma is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education undertaking research in STEM education. She uses a mixed methods approach to explore the perceptions of teachers and researchers of the affordances of a STEM approach in mathematics education. This research is undertaken with a view to identifying how both STEM and mathematics teaching and learning might be adapted to better suit future needs. This focuses on both student outcomes and teaching strategies.
Originally trained in engineering, Emma holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem) and Masters of Teaching (MTeach) and currently combines these interests while conducting her research. Emma is a sessional lecturer for subjects within the MTeach and MEd courses and is currently on the editorial board for the MERGA publication ‘Research In Mathematics Education In Australasia’ (RiMEA), 2020 – 2023.