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Dr Sarmin Hossain

Dr Sarmin Hossain
Lecturer In Education


Sarmin Hossain joined Brunel University’s School of Sport and Education in January 2011 as Lecturer in ICT in Education. In August 2011 she became the PGCert ICT Secondary Course Coordinator, responsible for leading and managing the overall the ICT Course.

She holds a BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science Degree from City University, London, UK; PGCE in Mathematics Secondary from the Institute of Education, London, UK; MSc in Information Systems, and a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University, UK.

She began her academic career as a Research Associate in Mathematics Education in the Department of Education and Professional Studies, Kings College London. Her work experience extended to Engineering Education as well within the same department. Sarmin’s academic background and work experiences have enabled her to develop in research interests in three of the STEM areas: Information Communications Technology (ICT), Engineering and Mathematics.

Newest selected publications

Hossain, S., Adler, J., Stevenson, M., Clarke, J. and Archer, R. (2014) 'Trajectory into mathematics teaching via an alternate route: A survey of graduates from Mathematics Enhancement Courses'.British Congress of Mathematics Education 2014. Nottingham University. Nottingham. 17 - 17 April. British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics. pp. 175 - 183. ISSN: 1463-6840

Conference paper

Adler, J., Hossain, S., Stevenson, M., Clarke, J., Archer, R. and Grantham, B. (2014) 'Mathematics for teaching and deep subject knowledge: voices of Mathematics Enhancement Course students in England'. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 17 (2). pp. 129 - 148. ISSN: 1386-4416

Journal article

Hossain, S., Mendick, H. and Adler, J. (2013) 'Troubling "understanding mathematics-in-depth": Its role in the identity work of student-teachers in England'. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 84 (1). pp. 35 - 48. ISSN: 0013-1954 Open Access Link

Journal article

Askew, M., Hodgen, J., Hossain, S. and Bretscher, N. (2010) 'Values and variables: Mathematics education in high-performing countries'. Place of publication: Nuffield Foundation. Available at:


Adler, J., Hossain, S., Stevenson, M., Grantham, B., Clarke, J. and Archer, R. (2009) 'Interpretations of, and orientations to, “understanding mathematics in depth”: Students in MEC programmes across institutions'.2009 British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Conference (BSRLM 2009). Loughborough University, UK. 14 - 14 November. British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics. pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 1463-6840

Conference paper
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