Dr Megan Murray

Lecturer in Education and Programme Director, Undergraduate Primary Teaching

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


+44 (0) 1482 466973

Megan joined the University of Hull in September 2012 after a lifetime of education in the United States.

Her focus in teaching has always been in mathematics, having taught mathematics to children (and young adults) from age five to 22.

In the US, Megan was involved with designing and teaching courses focused on developing the mathematical content knowledge and mathematical pedagogical content knowledge of elementary mathematics teachers.

This work was either directly related to, or an immediate offshoot of work done with the Virginia Mathematics Specialist Program. At Hull, Megan has taught on undergraduate and PGCE programmes.



Research Interests

  • Mathematics specialists and mathematics coaching
  • Developing primary teachers mathematics content knowledge
  • Mentoring
  • Algebraic thinking in primary schools


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Primary Mathematics
  • Creative Maths 1
  • Creative Maths 2
  • Creative Maths 3
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning
  • Applying Reflective Practice to Teaching and Learning

Research PhDs

Megan welcomes applications in primary mathematics, especially focused on developing content knowledge.


Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Latin American Studies, University of Virginia
  • MT Elementary Education, University of Virginia
  • PhD Mathematics Education, University of Virginia