Ems joined the team as NRICH Director in 2015. She is a member of 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 graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then enjoyed eight months living on an island in Lake Malawi attempting to teach English, Music and PE to local children. Following a PGCE, 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.
Unix Systems Admin
Owen joined the NRICH team in June 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 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.