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Durham University

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Dr Yuqian Wang

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44367
Room number: BU209

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Yuqian (Linda) is Assistant Professor (Teaching) at the School of Education, and PGCE Secondary Maths Lead. Her university teaching and research interests focus on mathematics teacher education. She is particularly interested in curriculum design at both secondary and lower primary level mathematics and the integration of East-West pedagogies. She is also interested in developing the educational impact partnership model, working with university-education agency-school coalitions, to deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to future-orientate Mathematics education.

 Linda’s other areas of expertise include: comparative study of maths pedagogies (the focus of her PhD research); mathematics mastery pedagogy (her first post-doctoral research project),educational evaluation (her second post-doctoral research project).

Linda graduated with BSc and MSc in Maths Education and qualified as a teacher (and regional maths hub coordinator) in Shanghai, where she taught secondary maths for over ten years, following which she obtained her QTS/NQT in the UK.

Research Groups

School of Education

Research Projects

School of Education

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum
  • Comparative Study

Selected Publications

Journal Article


  • Robinson-Smith, Lyn, Menzies, Victoria, Cramman, Helen, Wang, Yuqian (Linda), Fairhurst, Caroline, Hallett, Sarah, Beckmann, Nadin, Merrell, Christine, Torgerson, Carole, Stothard, Sue & Siddiqui, Nadia (2019). EasyPeasy: Learning through play. Evaluation Report. Education Endowment Foundation.

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Selected Grants

  • 2020: Fusion Maths (£22484.00 from )
  • 2016: PANDA