School of Maths alumna to be made a Dame: Professor Celia Hoyles awarded a DBE in the New Year's Honours List
After graduating with a first class honours degree from the School of Maths Professor Celia Hoyles has gone on to build up a formidable reputation as a researcher in Mathematics education. She has given talks all over the world, co-authored many books and articles, and directed over a dozen research projects on primary and secondary Mathematics - particularly in relation to the use of computers.
Professor Hoyles is currently the Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, an institution set up in the wake of the Smith report to improve the teaching of Mathematics in England. She has also been Professor of Mathematics Education at the Institute of Education, University of London since 1984 and is a former Government Chief Adviser for Mathematics.
It is for these services to education that Professor Hoyles has been made a Dame of the British Empire in the 2014 Honours List. We would like to congratulate Professor Hoyles on this prestigious award.