ALM Trustees 2016/17

Chairperson – David Kaye (London UK)

David KayeDavid has contributed to ALM in various ways since 1995. He has been previously, and currently is the Secretary and has been part of the organising committee and co-editor of the proceedings for two international conferences.

He works in adult numeracy professional development, which is supported by substantial experience in teaching adult numeracy in a further education college in London. Prior to this career in education he was in local government.

David has a deep and sustained interest in the history of mathematics and in particular the development of using the history of mathematics in adult numeracy and in teacher training. He has an MA in Education and a BA in the history and philosophy of science and technology. Both are from the Open University achieved whilst working full time.

Trustee and secretary  – Beth Kelly (London, UK)

Beth taught MathsBethKellyTrustee and Numeracy in Further Education for over 15 years before working on the development of national qualifications at  for a UK awarding body, and later moving into teacher training at London South Bank University and currently at the Institute of Education, University College London.

She uses her wide experience of working with the NHS, local government and trade unions to inform her teaching and research. She is a founder member of Learning Unlimited, where she has been involved in a number of national and international projects developing numeracy skills in a variety of contexts including IT, Science and teacher training in Bangladesh.

She has a MA in Vocational Education and Training and is currently researching her doctorate into why people learn maths while they are at work.

Trustee and Treasurer – Graham Griffiths (London UK)

GrahamGraham Griffiths works for the Institute of Education, University of London, and is a founding director of the education consultancy Learning Unlimited Ltd. Graham began his teaching career at Northampton College of Further Education before moving to London in 1991, teaching at Kingsway College (now part of Westminster-Kingsway) and City and East London College (now part of City and Islington College). Graham became a full-time curriculum manager at City and Islington College, and from 2003 to 2011 worked in the professional development of adult numeracy teachers at LLU+ at London South Bank University.

Membership Secretary – John Keogh (Ireland)


Dr John J. Keogh. The Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. After a career in the shipping industry spanning 30 years, John embraced a long yearned-for opportunity to study at 3rd level by distance learning. Having completed a degree in ICT, he began research into workplace mathematics under the supervision of Theresa Maguire and John O’Donoghue. John was awarded his PhD in 2013.

Trustee –  Jeff Evans (London UK)

JE_IPinaug_0107Jeff Evans is Emeritus Reader in Adults’ Mathematical Learning in the School of Science & Technology, at Middlesex University, London. Over the course of his career he has taught mathematics, applied statistics and research methods to degree and diploma students in a variety of specialisations.He has researched and written on a number of topics related to adult mathematics education:  mathematical thinking and emotion; the contexts of numerate thinking; images of mathematics in popular culture. He is particularly interested in demystifying statistical results, and encouraging a confident and critical reading of the findings of international educational surveys. Some of his critical methodological work has been done with colleagues in the Radical Statistics Group. He is on the Editorial Board of Adults Learning Mathematics: an International Journal.

Trustee – Kees Hoogland (The Netherlands)

Kees pictureKees Hoogland is working as a researcher and curriculum developer at SLO, Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development at Enschede, the Netherlands.
Kees studied pure mathematics at the University of Leiden, graduating in 1988 with specialisations in didactics of mathematics and educational sciences. In 2016 he obtained his PhD from Technical University Eindhoven on research in representation of mathematical contextual problems.  From 1984 he worked in mathematics education, as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, textbook author and journal editor. From 1998 to 2015 he worked at APS, National Institute for School Development, as in-service teacher educator, coach, advisor, international educational consultant on mathematics education, with a special interest in mathematical literacy and numeracy, and CEO. He was active as consultant in Belarus, Dutch Antilles, Greece, Indonesia, South Africa, and Surinam. Additionally, he is the designer and co-developer of state-of-the-art blended learning materials in the domain of (young) adult numeracy: ffLerenRekenen.

Trustee – Linda Jarlskog (Sweden)

Linda Jarlskog pictureLinda Jarlskog,, is an adult educator in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Her current workplace is Komvux, Lund, located in southern Sweden. Her interest in teaching maths has grown stronger with the years. Before Linda went on to teach she devoted herself to solid state physics. In addition to teaching Linda writes her first textbook in mathematics. The teaching material is aimed toward adult learners with a foreign first language studying basic math. In addition to her interest in teaching mathematics Linda dedicates a lot to art.

Honorary Trustees

  • Prof Diana Coben, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults and University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Dr Gail FitzSimons, Melbourne University, Australia
  • Dr Marj Horne, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Lisbeth Lindberg, Göteborg University, Sweden
  • Prof Juergen Maasz, University of Linz, Austria
  • Prof John O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Dr Katherine Safford-Ramus, Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
  • Dr Alison Tomlin, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr Mieke van Groenestijn, Utrecht University of Professional Education, Utrecht,
    The Netherlands