Dr Thomas Ralph
Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics
+44 (0) 1392 724762
Baring Court BC213
Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
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 and School Direct. 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.
Research group links
I am currently completing my PhD which focusses on disaffected pupils attending a sponsored academy which is in the process of being rebuilt. It focuses on pupil identity and how they act to affect the type of place that the school is.
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External Engagement and Impact
External Examiner Positions
External Examiner, PGCE Secondary Mathematics, Reading University. 2017 to date
Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences
Presentation at ECER, Bolzano, September 2018
Presentation at ECER, Copenhagen, August 2017
Presentation at ECER, Dublin, August 2016
Presentation at ECER, Budapest, September 2015
Presentation at ECER, Cadiz, September 2012