Thomas Ralph
Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics


I joined Exeter in September 2009 as a Teacher Education Research Fellow. Prior to this I spent 11 years teaching in various schools in London and Dorset. I also briefly worked as a consultant at SMILE Maths developing educational software. Most recently I was a head of department in a school which specialised in Maths.

I am currently the subject leader for the PGCE in Secondary Maths across the HEI led course. School Direct and Teach First. I supervise students on the Independent Study Masters Module as well as being a dissertation supervisor. I also teach the statistics element of the Scientific Methodologies module which is part of the MSc in Educational Research. 

I recently completed my PhD which focused on resistant students in school and how they made use of space to make school the kind of place they wanted to be..


PhD Education, University of Exeter. 2016

MSc Educational Research, University of Exeter; Distinction. 2010

MEd Education, University of Exeter; Distinction. 2008

PGCE Secondary Mathematics, Kings College. 1998

BSc & ARCS Mathematics. Imperial College. 1997


2014 - present, Lecturer in Education, University of Exeter.

2009 - 2014. Teacher Education Research Fellow, University of Exeter.

2006-2009. Head of Maths. Rossmore Community College.

1998-2006 Teacher of Maths in various schools in London and Dorset.

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Contact details

Internal tel4762
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724762
AddressBaring Court
University of Exeter St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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