Paul Fannon first joined Christ’s as an undergraduate back in 1998, studying Natural Sciences. After teaching in schools for many years, he was drawn back to academia through educational research. His main interests are the development of thinking skills in mathematics and statistical modeling in educational research. This led to him getting more and more involved with undergraduate teaching, focussing on the transition from school-level mathematics to undergraduate mathematics where he has been working with the University in setting admissions tests for the quantitative subjects. Paul helped develop the new A-level mathematics curriculum and has been involved with writing several textbooks for the new course. He is currently Chief Examiner for the International Baccalaureate where he helped develop their new Applications and Interpretations Mathematics course. 
Paul has been a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications since 2020 as well as taking on various roles across the University regarding outreach and widening participation. One of his favourite projects has been leading the science strand of the Christ’s-King’s Bridging Course which aims to help students from non-standard backgrounds flourish as they move from school to university. His main passion is teaching, and he has won the CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards for undergraduate supervision in 2018 and 2020.