Ems joined the team as NRICH Director in 2015. She is a regular contributor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession, the immediate past-President of the Mathematics Association (2019-2020), a member of the Joint Mathematical Council and a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers. Ems has taught mathematics across the key stages, from Early Years
to A Level Further Mathematics, and has worked in a variety of settings including a hospital school. Her previous roles include supporting schools as a Leading Mathematics Teacher, local authority consultant and as a Chartered Mathematics Teacher. Ems successfully led one of the largest Mathematics Specialist Teacher programmes and has taught mathematics education on both BEd and PGCE
teacher programmes. She is a research fellow at Clare Hall College, Cambridge and supervises students following the Masters programme for the Faculty of Education.
Liz was a primary school teacher in north London before joining the NRICH team. Liz's role as Primary Coordinator involves working as part of a team to develop primary-level materials for the website and to run associated teacher professional development. Liz is a member of the joint MA ATM primary expert group.
Charlie has taught mathematics in three local secondary schools, including a stint as a Head of Department. During the last 30 years he has worked at the University of Cambridge, initially in the Faculty of Education training new secondary mathematics teachers, and more recently as a member of the Millennium Mathematics Project, contributing to the NRICH website and working in schools
with students and teachers. His recent work has focussed on problem solving and on creating opportunities for learning mathematics through exploration and discussion. He has developed resources for secondary teachers which aim to enrich the secondary school curriculum and resources for secondary students
which challenge them to think mathematically.
Unix Systems Admin
Owen joined the NRICH team in July 2002. He primarily deals with the technical development of the NRICH website and administration of our servers.
Prior to NRICH Owen worked for a Cambridge software development and hosting company. Owen's early career found him working as a sound engineer and building kit cars.
Dr Sue Gifford
Early Years Consultant
Oscar joined NRICH in 2018 and builds HTML5 interactives for this website. He worked for Douglas Adams in his first job, spent 16 years in the games industry, worked in solar energy and served as a local politician for a while, and worked in technology for chemistry education, then literature education, before landing very happily in the world of maths. He is particularly interested in accessibility, cellular automata and board games.
Claire joined NRICH in 2016 to run the STEP Support Programme following 2 years of working with Stephen Siklos on a pilot STEP course. Since 2020 she has also been working on NRICH secondary and Post-16 problems.
Before this, Claire spent 15 years teaching secondary maths in East Anglia and the North West, and in a different century she studied Mathematics at Cambridge University.