Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

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Dr Emma Rempe-Gillen

Lecturer in Mathematics Education

I am a Lecturer in the School of Education specialising in teacher development and mathematics education. I am a former Assistant Headteacher and Leader of Learning Mathematics and I am a qualified teacher of mathematics, having taught at school and undergraduate level in the UK and US. Before coming to the University of Leeds I taught undergraduate mathematics at UCLA. My PhD in Education was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and my research won the Professional Development in Education Award from the International Professional Development Association (IPDA).

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning mathematics
  • Teacher professional development
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Technology use in the teaching and learning of mathematics.


I am the programme leader for the MA Teaching degree course and module leader for undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics education modules. I supervise student dissertations on mathematics education, technology and leadership.  

Key Publications

Conference Papers

  • Rempe-Gillen E, ‘Towards a model of professional development for mathematics teachers integrating new technology into their teaching practice’, in Proceedings of the 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education ([n.pub.], 2014), 279-286 British Congress of Mathematics Education, 01/01/2014

  • Rempe-Gillen E, ‘It’s not my place’: lesson observation in the professional development of mathematics teachers’, in Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics 33(2) June 2013 ([n.pub.], 2013) British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 01/01/2013

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