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Pete Jarrett

Pete is a specialist teacher and assessor with an interest in maths learning difficulties. Pete’s primary focus is FE and the workplace. Pete is Chair of the BDA Dyscalculia Committee and a member of the advisory board of the Dyscalculia Network. Much of Pete’s work focuses on supporting neurodiversity in the workplace, with a focus on maths in particular.

Pete also contributes to a number of data science projects globally in the area of cognitive psychology and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

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Peter Cherry

Peter Cherry is a passionate volunteer for the Dyscalculia Network, where he serves as Chair of the Adults with Dyscalculia Advisory Board. 

His drive to raise awareness and advocate for dyscalculia has led him to write about his experiences in letters to the Guardian, in an article for Frame Magazine, and to be interviewed for pieces on dyscalculia in BBC News, BBC Sussex and the i Paper. He has ambitions to write a book on dyscalculia. Peter works as Assistant Director at the British Institute at Ankara and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Edinburgh.

Steve Chinn

Steve Chinn

Steve has worked with students with SEN for four decades. He was Head of three specialist schools, including the founded. It received several awards, including Beacon School status. Funding from this enabled Steve to deliver the UK’s first PG course on dyscalculia.

He has written several books, including ‘The Trouble with Maths’ won a tes award. He has also published video tutorials so that parents and schools can access help at low cost. He has lectured in over 30 countries, including training for the MoE in Singapore. In 2017 he was awarded the BDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received awards from the Dyslexia Institute and Positive Dyslexia for his work on dyscalculia.

It has been his research, teaching and listening experiences with students who have difficulties with learning maths that has convinced him that by working with them we can discover so much about how all children can learn maths more effectively. His Maths Explained video tutorials and worksheets have sold in over 30 countries. He was the first Chair of the BDA’s dyscalculia committee. 

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Judy Hornigold

Judy is an educational consultant specialising in Maths and learners with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Judy delivers key notes, workshops and training in Dyscalculia and Maths Mastery across the world.

Qualifications: BSc PGCSpE FHEA AMBDA

Judy is an educational consultant specialising in Maths and learners with dyscalculia and dyslexia. Judy delivers key notes, workshops and training in Dyscalculia and Maths Mastery across the world, including New Zealand, Australia and Dubai. She has been involved in curriculum development for many years including • Co-founder and lead author for Everybody Counts • Senior Trainer for Maths-No Problem. • Series editor for Maths No Problem, UK and NZ editions • Senior Lecturer in Inclusion at Edgehill University • Trainer and author for the British Dyslexia Association • Co-founder of the Dyscalculia Association alongside Prof. Steve Chinn

Kinga-Morsanyi

Kinga Morsanyi

Dr Kinga Morsanyi is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University. One of her main research interests is in dyscalculia (specific learning difficulty in mathematics).

She is also leading the development of an app (Numeralis), which includes a standardized screening instrument for dyscalculia and tasks to assess the broader cognitive profile of learners. Dr Morsanyi is associate editor or editorial board member of several academic journals, member of the UK Young Academy and the Young Academy of Europe, and advisory board member of the Dyscalculia Network. 

Jane Emerson

Jane Emerson

Jane trained as a Speech Therapist where she gained an MSc. in Human Communication. She became interested in oral and written communication and worked with dyslexic pupils before founding her own centre, Emerson House with the late Dorian Yeo. Together they developed work for primary age pupils focusing on literacy and numeracy, many of whom had many co-occurring difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia.

At Emerson House in West London, Dorian and subsequently Jane trained and ran courses to work with teachers to assess and work with pupils who had maths difficulties and other neurodiverse difficulties. Jane and Patricia Babtie published several books about assessment and intervention, including The Dyscalculia Assessment and The Dyscalculia Solution. Jane is now a Freelance Advisor to groups and schools, including The Dyscalculia Network and Learnus.

Dr Kinga Morsanyi is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition at Loughborough University. One of her main research interests is in dyscalculia (specific learning difficulty in mathematics).

She is also leading the development of an app (Numeralis), which includes a standardized screening instrument for dyscalculia and tasks to assess the broader cognitive profile of learners. Dr Morsanyi is associate editor or editorial board member of several academic journals, member of the UK Young Academy and the Young Academy of Europe, and advisory board member of the Dyscalculia Network. 

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