Mr Jamal Lahmar BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, SFHEA
Director of the MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education
Director of the PGCert in Teaching and Learning
Fellow of the Sheffield Methods Institute
Mathematics Education & Research Methods Tutor
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8140
Jamal teaches research methods across a number of courses for the School of Education including the BA in Education, Culture and Childhood, MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) and MA in Education. His taught programmes cover a broad range of research skills including computer-aided analysis using IBM SPSS. Jamal contributes to programmes across the school in matters related to research supervision and statistical skills. He also works for the Sheffield Q-step programme, supporting quantitative methods teaching across the Faculty of Social Science.
Jamal is a qualified teacher of secondary mathematics and teaches on the Mathematics Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme along with the follow-on MA Applied Professional Studies in Education course. He leads sessions exploring contemporary issues in mathematics education, teaching with digital technologies and action-research methodologies. Prior to working in higher education, Jamal was a teacher of GCSE and A-level Mathematics and Learning Coordinator for A-level Statistics at a Sixth-Form College.
Jamal is a graduate of the University of Sheffield School of Mathematics and Statistics and has a keen interest in the application of quantitative methods in educational research. Jamal has worked on a number of research projects as a quantitative researcher including Professor Jackie Marsh’s “Technology and Play” and MakEY projects, and Dr Jools Page’s “Professional Love in Early Years” study.
Payne, M., Fashanu, C & LAHMAR, J. (2017) Nurturing Roma Pupils at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study at Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Second Year Research Report. London: Academies Enterprise Trust.
LAHMAR, J. and Taylor, M. with Marsh, J., Arnseth, H.C., Blum-Ross, A., Jónsdóttir, S.R., Kjartansdóttir, S.H., Kumpulainen, K., Marusteru, G., Ólafsdóttir, M.E., Sandvik, K., Smørdal, O., Thestrup, K., Velicu, A., (2017) Makerspaces in the Early Years: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity (MakEY) - Interim Survey Report. University of Sheffield: MakEY Project.
Brooks, G. and LAHMAR, J. (2017). Life course and cohort factors in adult basic skills levels. London: Government Office for Science.