Dame Professor Celia Hoyles OBE DBE

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Celia Hoyles is Professor of Mathematics Education at University College London’s Institute of Education. She has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester and a masters and doctorate in Mathematics Education from the University of London.

Celia has taught mathematics in schools and higher education institutions including the Polytechnic of North London and the Institute of Education, University College London. She has also completed research into students’ conceptions of reasoning and proof, maths use in workplaces and using digital technologies in maths. She co-presented a TV shows called Fun & Games, which ran from 1987 to 1990 and topped prime-time ratings.

Celia was Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council (JMC) from 1999 to 2003, a founding member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee Mathematics Education (ACME), the UK Government’s Chief Adviser for Mathematics from 2004 to 2007 and also Director of National Centre of Excellence for the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTEM) from 2007 to 2013. She was also president of the IMA from 2014 to 2015.

Celia was the first recipient of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) Hans Freudenthal medal in 2004. She was also awarded the Royal Society Kavli Education Medal in 2011 and the Suffrage Science award in 2016.

Celia was honoured with an OBE in 2004 and a DBE in 2014

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