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Linda is a Senior Researcher at NZCER and has over 25 years’ experience in education, more than 10 of which have been in educational research.
Before joining NZCER, Linda worked as a primary teacher, numeracy advisor, and assistant principal. She has been a university lecturer in mathematics education, and co-leader of a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project about teachers' use of questions in mathematics. She holds a PhD in Education, MEd, BEd in Teaching, and Diploma in Teaching.
Linda is interested in how policy initiatives play out in schools, something she is able to explore as she leads NZCER’s long-running National Survey of Schools.
She uses her expertise in mathematics education to co-lead NZCER’s Math Self-efficacy and Achievement project. This focusses on students’ beliefs about themselves as learners of maths and how this relates to their achievement. As a member of the NZCER team working on the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement, Linda has a lead role in the 2018 study of mathematics and statistics. She also supports the Assessment Resources for Classroom Teachers and Students project by regularly reviewing mathematics items for Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs).
Linda is writing about the qualitative component of Competent learners @ 25 (the most recent cycle of the Competent children, competent learners project).
She is a council member for the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), and a member of the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (IJMTL) editorial board. Linda has recently been reviewing articles about mathematics education research or students' beliefs and motivation in journals that include: NZ Annual Review of Education, Learning and Individual Differences, British Journal of Educational Psychology, and International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning.