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Irene Biza is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning (EDU). She completed her undergraduate (BSc in Mathematics) and postgraduate (MSc and PhD in Mathematics Education) studies at the Mathematics department of the University of Athens, Greece. She worked for several years as upper secondary level mathematics teacher and as research/development officer in Greece. After the completion of her postgraduate studies, she was employed as Associate Tutor and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia (EDU) before taking a Lectureship in Mathematics Education at the Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) at Loughborough University in 2010. In 2013 she jointed EDU as Lecturer and then as Associate Professor since 2018.

Key Research Interests

Irene Biza’s research is in the area of Mathematics Education with a focus on the mathematical learning at the university and upper secondary level, the pedagogical use of digital resources, mathematics teachers’ mathematical and pedagogical discourses, mathematics lecturer’s pedagogical practices and communities of practice in university mathematics.  She is the leader of the MathTASK, a collaborative research and development programme in the UK, Brazil and Greece on mathematics teachers’ pedagogical and mathematical discourses and the transformation of teacher aspirations into pedagogical practices. 

Research Keywords

Teaching and learning of Calculus

Mathematics teachers’ discourses

Inclusive mathematics education

Use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics

Communities of practice in university mathematics

University mathematics pedagogical practices


Full list of publication here.

Key Responsibilities

EDU Postgraduate Research Director

Leader of the MathTASK programme


Research Group or Lab Membership

Research in Mathematics Education Group, UEA

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Athens

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Master in Science, University of Athens

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Science, University of Athens

Award Date: 1 Jan 1987


  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Continuing / adult education
  • Education (General)

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