Ben Sinclair - Associate Teaching Fellow
Ben worked in Coventry as a secondary mathematics teacher before beginning his PhD in Mathematics Education at Warwick. His current project focusses on embedding principles from Acceptance and Commitment Training into the classroom in order to address mathematics anxiety and promote mathematical resilience. His other academic interests include mathematics task design, instruction and mastery; and contextual behavioural science (functional contextualism, relational frame theory, evolutionary science, psychological flexibility).
Through Warwick in Africa, Ben has been fortunate enough spend many summers teaching in Tanzania and is now the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the programme - preparing the student volunteers for their challenging teaching placements across Africa. Supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds is a passion for Ben and has led to his work with Warwick's Widening Participation, the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, Realising Opportunities, and numerous STEP/MAT preparation courses. In addition, Ben is a Secondary Mastery Specialist for the National Council for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, leading work groups to support non-specialist maths teachers and also to explore curriculum coherency.