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Dr Elizabeth Kimber

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Profile summary

Professional biography

I studied mathematics at Oxford and St Andrews and particularly enjoyed teaching undergraduates at St Andrews, supporting their transition from school to university mathematics.  Since then I have taught mathematics in schools and universities, most recently at Bishop Grosseteste University where I was Programme Leader and taught undergraduate mathematics to prospective teachers. 

I have also worked in curriculum development. I worked on the Underground Mathematics project for four years, designing online teaching resources and developing teacher support materials using classroom video. I am now part of the curriculum team for an LMS project in which mathematics undergraduates tutor sixth-form students online.


Research interests

I am researching the language and gestures teachers use when talking about functions, graphs and change.  My current project involves using techniques from functional linguistics to analyse online teaching videos. 

I have previously been involved in research projects focused on understanding challenges teachers face when using rich tasks in A level mathematics, and exploring design heuristics for use of classroom video in teacher professional development.

Impact and engagement

I have been involved with mathematics outreach for several years. I have run summer schools for the UKMT, organised hands-on maths events for primary school students as part of Maths Week England, and careers events for sixth form students. I have also run several Ri mathematics masterclasses.


Teachers’ talk and gestures in online teaching videos about graphs (2022)
Kimber, Elizabeth and Smith, Cathy
In : Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (Feb 2022, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (Online))