Dr Peter Samuels
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Peter obtained a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1987 (converted to an MA in 1991). In the first 10 years of his career, he worked as a researcher, lecturer and educational developer in mathematics and mathematics education for the University of Reading, the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Reading College, Brunel University and the University of Newcastle.
In 2000, Peter obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Reading on “An account of research into an area of analytical fluid mechanics”. He then had a career break for about five years before becoming an IT lecturer and branch manager of a private FE college in Birmingham.
In 2006, Peter was appointed Senior Research Fellow for the sigma Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Support at Coventry University. In 2007, he also became leader of their Serious Games and Virtual Worlds Applied Research Group at the University.
In 2010, Peter was appointed an Academic Skills tutor at Birmingham City University. In 2011, he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Support and Dyslexia/Dyscalculia in Further and Higher Education from Loughborough University. In 2017 he was promoted to the role of Senior Lecturer. In 2018, he was transferred to the Business School where he lectures and provides support to students and staff in research methods and research software.
Peter has been undertaking voluntary teaching in East Africa since 2016. Between 2017 and 2019 he led an Erasmus+ project working with the University of Rwanda.