Meet the MASH team

Learn more about the people who make up the MASH team.


For general enquiries, get in touch via our Contact Form.

Dr Jenny Freeman: MASH Manager/Statistics Advisor

I started managing MASH in September 2017. For the four years before that, I was an associate professor of medical statistics and health informatics at the University of Leeds and prior to that, I was a senior lecturer in medical statistics at ScHARR.

I have always enjoyed teaching and have a keen interest in how students learn statistics. Managing MASH is a great opportunity for me to ensure that students at Sheffield have the support they need to get the most out of their studies here.

Dr Hope Thackray: Academic Skills Advisor (Maths)

Though my role as a maths advisor began in January 2020, my MASH journey started in April 2016, when I joined the team as a PGR tutor.

Having started at the University as a maths undergraduate in 2011, and later undertaking an applied maths PhD, I experienced both sides of teaching, from student to tutor. In particular, I found the support-style teaching of 1-to-1 tutoring in the MASH centre to be especially gratifying, and hope that I can continue to help motivate students to work with maths more confidently!

Pete Hart: Academic Skills Advisor (Statistics)

I joined the MASH team in April 2020. Previously I taught at High Storrs School and Sixth Form in Sheffield. This experience taught me a great deal about helping learners of all ages. Statistics is a fascinating subject but one which many people find confusing at first. With the right support, this confusion can be overcome. I aim to provide friendly and patient assistance to anyone who might need it.    

Dr Marta Emmett: Academic Skills Advisor (Statistics)

I have been a mathematics and statistics advisor at MASH since 2012. I provide statistical support to students in a 1:1 setting, helping students understand statistical techniques and how to best analyse their data.

I also deliver regular statistical workshops which are available to all students, including numerical reasoning workshops to help students improve their numerical ability when facing employers’ selection tests.

Two people sitting at a table looking at some work together
Two people sitting at a table looking at some work together

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