Dr Rosemary Cann

Dr Rosemary Cann

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Rosemary Cann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth University. Rosemary obtained a first class degree BSc degree in Mathematics and Education. She then comlpeted her PhD in mathematical education in July 2008. This focused upon students' participation in mathematics in Wales. Rosemary currently teaches modules relating to child development, educational psychology and mathematical education on the single honours BA degree in Childhood Studies and on joint degrees in Education.



Rosemary's PhD centred upon students' participation in post compulsory mathematics. Since completing this, Rosemary has been conducting research into mathematics education and on education partnerships in rural areas. Rosemary has a keen interest in the counting systems used by multilingual children and how this can impact upon their later mathematical skills. Rosemary is currently working with a colleague in the Department of Psychology at Aberystwtyh University on the use of Welsh counting systems in mathematical development. A number of funded projects can be seen below:

Nuffield Foundation, 'Developing the use of visual representations in the primary classroom'. Proposal for £40,048. Dr. Patrick Barmby, Dr. David Bolden, Maria Stibric (Durham University) & Dr. R Cann (Aberystwyth University).

Welsh Education Rural Network (WERN), 'Education Partnerships in Rural Wales'. Funding of £13000 to enable collaborative networking with members of Cardiff University. Grant holders were Thomas, M., Brake, P., Cann, R., Evans, A., Hagen, G., Jephcote, M., Morgan, D.W., Neil, P., Pester, S., Taylor, C., Woods, M.

Welsh Education Rural Network (WERN), 'Education Partnerships in Rural Wales'. Funding of £10000 to enable a sub-group to prepare for an ESRC bid. Grant holders were Cann, R., Jephcote, M and Thomas, M.



Acharya, D.R., Thomas, M., Cann, R. 2017. Evaluating school-based sexual health education programme in Nepal: An outcome from a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Educational Research 82 pp. 147-158. 10.1016/j.ijer.2017.02.005 Cadair


Acharya, D.R., Thomas, M., Cann, R. 2016. Validation of a questionnaire to measure sexual health knowledge and understanding (Sexual Health Questionnaire) in Nepalese secondary school: A psychometric process. Journal of Education and Health Promotion 5 pp. 1-10. 10.4103/2277-9531.184560 Cadair


Cann, R.O. 2013. Book Review of Mathematical Knowledge in Teaching. Educational Review 65 (1) 10.1080/00131911.2011.634147 Cadair


Cann, R. 2011. ‘Students’ Perceptions on the Transition from Further Education to Higher Education’. Education Futures 3 (2) pp. 45-55. Cadair

Cann, R.O., Thomas, M., Jephcote, M. 2011. The Challenges and Benefits Presented by Partnerships within Rural Education in Wales. Wales Journal of Education Welsh Journal of Education 15 (1) pp. 80-90. Other Cadair


Cann, R.O. 2009. Girls' participation in post 16 mathematics: a view from pupils in Wales. Gender and Education 21 (6) pp. 651-669. 10.1080/09540250802680065 Cadair

Thomas, M., Brake, P., Cann, R., Evans, A.L.W., Hagen, G., Morgan, D.W., Neil, P., Pester, S., Woods, M., Jephcote, M., Taylor, C. 2009. Partnerships in Rural Education: Identification of Research Themes. Wales Journal of Education Welsh Journal of Education 14 (2) pp. 144-149. Cadair


Jones, R.O., Cann, R.O. 2008. Students' Participation in Post 16 Mathematics: A Perspective from Students in Wales. Education Futures 1 (1) pp. 71-78. Cadair