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BSc(Hons) Mathematics, PGCE (post-compulsory education, mathematics), MILT, MA Education (distinction), PhD Education

Research interests

Pauline is currently directing a research project in the Financial Literacy of mature students. She currently researches in financial literacy amongst students in Further and Higher Education and also in qualitative research methodology. Pauline has  previously directed research projects  funded by ESRC (inclusion of children with visual impairment), Nuffield Foundation (inclusion of children with Down syndrome), the ifs School of Finance, and DfES (teaching strategies for children with special educational needs). 

Further information

Main teaching interests:

  • Research Methods - Pauline is the Programme Director for the MSc Research methods with pathways in Education, Human Geography, International Development and Planning & Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest involve sociocultural theories in education; inequality in education, mathematical/statistical/financial literacy, special and inclusive education.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Understanding children's perspectives of reading, University of Manchester (UOM)

Award Date: 31 Jul 2000

Postgraduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, Sheffield Hallam University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Master of Arts, Education, Oxford Brookes University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1998

Postgraduate Diploma, PGCE Further & Higher Education, University of Wales, College of Cardiff

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

BSc Mathematics with Operational Research, Royal Holloway, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester


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