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Dr Katie Chicot

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Profile summary

Professional biography

Further infomration about my work is on this Open University page: 

Research interests

My research interests straddle Logic and Combinatorics. In particular I have worked with automorphism groups, the Small index property and transitivity properties all with respect to infinite designs.

I have also worked on gender and STEM research projects.

Teaching interests

As well as working on entry level modules I make materials for the university's open learning platform, Open Learn. 

My OpenLearn articles are available on my OpenLearn Porfile.

  • There is an aritcle about the the ubiquitous nature of mathematics and, amongst other things, information on a cunning way to gamble to win.

Impact and engagement


In 2018 I became CEO of MathsWorldUK, a registered charity which aims to establish the UK's first interactive Mathematics Discovery Centre. The Centre will show that maths is to be enjoyed and explored by everyone and that it is at the cutting edge of innovation in most sectors. All information is at MathsWorldUK's website


So that people could get their hands on some real problem solving and fun puzzles I created the app Perplex with the UKMT. The puzzle can be played online or via an app.

Beat the Brain!

In 2015 some members of the Maths and Statistics dept entered the BBC game show Beat the Brain. See how Weapons of Maths Instruction got on.


Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Pure Maths: Combinatorics Research GroupGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology


MathsWorldUK: Creating the UK’s first National Mathematics Discovery Centre (2021-07)
Chicot, Katie
European Mathematical Society Magazine(120) (pp. 50-54)

A Classification of Countable Lower 1-transitive Linear Orders (2018-07)
Barbina, Silvia and Chicot, Katie
Order, 35(2) (pp. 215-231)

On sparse countably infinite Steiner triple systems (2010)
Chicot, K. M.; Grannell, M. J.; Griggs, T. S. and Webb, B. S.
Journal of Combinatorial Designs, 18(2) (pp. 115-122)

The small index property for countable 1-transitive linear orders (2005-01)
Chicot, K. and Truss, J.K.
Glasgow Mathematical Journal, 47(1) (pp. 69-75)

Countable 1-transitive trees (2017-06-28)
Chicot, Katie M. and Truss, John K.
In: Droste, Manfred; Fuchs, László; Goldsmith, Brendan and Strüngmann, Lutz eds. Groups, Modules and Model Theory - Surveys and Recent Developments, in Memory of Rüdiger Göbel (pp. 225-268)
ISBN : 978-3-319-51717-9 | Publisher : Springer International Publishing AG

Distance travelled: supporting women returning to STEM careers (2012-04)
Herman, Clem; Whitelegg, Liz; Kirkup, Gill and Chicot, Katie
In : HEA STEM Annual Conference (12-13 Apr 2012, London, UK)