Mrs Diane Cochrane

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323240 Location: Walsall Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Education


As an experienced teacher of Mathematics I am currently involved in working within a number of areas of Initial Teacher Training. This includes work with Primary PGCE, all Secondary routes and I am the course leader for the BSc Mathematics with Secondary QTS course. 

I have prior experience of working within a Local Authority as an AST and as a Consultant, supporting colleagues in a variety of schools and delivering CPD. 

I was fortunate to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Mathematics Education (ACME), an independent committee that develops advice on mathematics education policy in England and subsequently the Outer Circle and in this role I worked with the TDA and other organisations to devlop the Functional Skills Qualifcations and ITT courses provising support to teachers changing to teach mathematics from other subjects.  I was the ACME representative on the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Expert Panel.


  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications
  • Master of Education, Open University
  • Advanced Skills Teacher Status, Westminster Consultancy
  • PGCE, (Secondary) University of Birmingham
  • BA (Mathematics and Science) Open University



  • Mathematics on the Beach
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Journal  
  • Mathematics Outside… British Congress of Mathematics Education April 2010
  • What is in ITT for schools? ( As a member of AMET)



Conference Presentations

  • Mathematics on the Beach
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Journal 
  • How Big is that? Big Bang Exhibition NEC March 2012 (linked to IMA)

Previous professional experience

  • Solihull MBC Secondary Teaching and Learning Consultant
  • Thorns Community College (Dudley LEA) Mathematics Consultant (AST)
  • Thorns Community College (Dudley LEA) Mathematics Co-ordinator
  • The Earls High School (Dudley LEA) Advanced Skills Teacher in Mathematics
  • St. Michael’s C of E High School (Sandwell LEA) Head of Mathematics
  • Cradley High School, (Dudley LEA) 2nd in Mathematics
  • Summerhill School,   (Dudley LEA) Teacher of Mathematics and ICT
  • Shireland Language College, (Sandwell LEA) Instructor of Mathematics
  • Safeway PLC,  Checkout Supervisor (P/T)  
  • Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory, Assistant Scientific Officer  
  • Regional Radiation Physics and Protection Service(Q.E.)  
  • Medical Physics Technician  

Further information

  • External Examiner:  Rohampton University: ITT Secondary Matheamatics all routes
  • School Governor: Pedmore Technology College and Community School