Conference at British Academy – Friday 9th March

Contemporary research in mathematics anxiety and emotions: advancing the field

British Academy, Friday 9 March 10:00 (link to booking)

You are warmly invited join the University of Manchester and British Academy conference Contemporary research in mathematics anxiety and emotions: advancing the field.

This event is part of the Special Project Unsettling Understandings of Maths Anxiety and the day is intended to provide a critical insight into research on mathematics anxiety, including closely related concepts such as identity, emotions and dispositions. The conference will be of interest to educational researchers and practitioners and others with interests in educational psychology, statistics anxiety, test anxiety, academic resilience and the relationship between emotions and cognition.

Attendance is free with lunch and refreshments provided

The programme includes a mix of speakers from the project team, guest speakers, and knowledge sharing opportunities around these topics, including:

  • Markku Hannula – University of Helsinki – Professor of Mathematics Education who will discuss “Mathematics anxiety and its relation to other affective concepts”
  • Ann Dowker – University of Oxford – Research Lecturer, Department of Experimental Psychology
  • Kinga Morsanyi – Queen’s University Belfast – Lecturer School of Psychology who will discuss “Maths anxiety outside academic contexts”
  • Project team members including Julian Williams, Maria Pampaka, David Swanson, Diane Harris and others from The University of Manchester –  presenting findings focusing on the role of teachers and pedagogy, implications for STEM education, international perspectives, and the role of theory of emotions (

Due to the limited number of places and the conference appealing to a significant number of educational researchers, early application is advisable. To secure your place please visit:

Conference details

Date: Friday 9th March, 9:30 for a 10am start, closing 5pm.

Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Getting there:

Tel: 020 7969 5200 Fax: 020 7969 530

Nearest tube: Charing Cross (Cockspur Street exit), Piccadilly Circus (Lower Regent Street exit).
Buses: Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square.
Wheelchair access: The British Academy has access for most wheelchairs. To find out more please see details of our 
disabled access arrangements.

For any questions about the event, please contact

Tom Lyscom Senior Policy Adviser (t) +44 (0)207 969 5318 (e)

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