Professorial Appointment

CeRME extends our warmest congratulations to Professor Roberta (Bobbie) Hunter. Bobbie’s promotion to Professor recognises her outstanding contribution to mathematics education in New Zealand and internationally. Bobbie’s leadership in the development of Developing Mathematics Inquiry Communities (DMIC) reflects a sustained research agenda focused on equity and culturally responsive mathematics pedagogy. Working across more than 50 primary schools, the majority of which are high poverty schools, and providing consultation for several education programmes internationally, the impact of the DMIC has been powerful and extensive. Involving teachers, coaches, leadership, and policy stakeholders, and researchers, Professor Hunter’s work has created actionable and societally impactful knowledge—knowledge that is successfully disrupting notions about who and how we learn mathematics successfully.