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Ed has taught in Education for 12 years in a variety of roles. He began his career as a teacher of computing and mathematics, and went on to be a Director of ICT, Head of Mathematics and Assistant Headteacher. Ed has also worked as an education consultant in the Middle East with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, where he worked with local and international schools to improve pedagogy, school leadership and management.

Ed is the interim Head of Division for ITE and our maths education specialist at the University. Ed is additionally involved in exam tutoring, and still teaches in a local Secondary School two days a week.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Developments in Mathematics Education Curriculum
  • The effects of cultural perceptions of mathematics on education
  • The role of whole school numeracy
  • Developments in Generic Education Organisational Behaviour in schools


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Research Output 2016 2017

Geometry Snacks: Bite size problems and multiple ways to solve them

Southall, E. & Pantaloni, V., 31 Oct 2017, Tarquin. 92 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Yes, but why? Teaching for understanding in mathematics

Southall, E., Mar 2017, London: SAGE Publications. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The formula triangle and other problems with procedural teaching in mathematics

Southall, E., 1 Mar 2016, In : School Science Review. 97, 360, p. 49-53 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access