Conference at The British Academy, London

‘Contemporary Research in Mathematics Anxiety and Emotions: Advancing the Field’

Friday 9 March 2018

This event was part of the ‘Special Project Unsettling Understandings of Maths Anxiety’ and the day provided a critical insight into research on mathematics anxiety, including closely related concepts such as identity, emotions and dispositions.

The programme included a mix of speakers from the project team, guest speakers, and knowledge sharing opportunities around these topics, including:

Markku Hannula – University of Helsinki – Professor of Mathematics Education who will discuss “Mathematics anxiety and its relation to other affective concepts”

Ann Dowker – University of Oxford – Research Lecturer, Department of Experimental Psychology

Kinga Morsanyi – Queen’s University Belfast – Lecturer School of Psychology who will discuss “Maths anxiety outside academic contexts”

Project team members including Julian Williams, Maria Pampaka, David Swanson, Diane Harris and others from The University of Manchester presented findings focusing on the role of teachers and pedagogy, implications for STEM education, implications for engineering, international perspectives, and the role of theory of emotions (

Event Presentation - "Maths Anxiety and Engineering"