Staff Profiles: Ruth Hollier

Ruth Hollier

Staff Profile: Ruth Hollier
Academic Course Leader for Primary Education

Ruth Hollier

Ruth Hollier

Academic Course Leader for Primary Education

Teacher Education

I lead the Primary Primary PGCE course, am a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and part of the Primary Maths Team.


I joined the Primary Education Team in October 2013, having enjoyed a rewarding career as a primary school teacher and Deputy Head. My strength lies in primary maths, but I also teach on professional studies modules and lead the Primary PGCE course.

In addition to my day to day work at the University, I am involved in working with the GLOW Maths Hub to support teachers and schools in developing their maths teaching and learning in schools locally and nationally. With my colleagues in the Primary Maths Team, I co-authored a chapter on promoting classroom talk to develop mathematical reasoning in our recent publication “Teaching the Primary Curriculum”. I was recently recognised as a University Teaching Fellow because of the wide range and impact of my work.

The best part of my job is working alongside students and helping them develop into professionals who share my enthusiasm for learning and teaching and who are well-placed to make a great contribution to children’s learning and development in schools in the future.


Award Title Institution Date
M.Ed. (Dist) Professional Development The University of Gloucestershire 2014
PGCE Curriculum Leadership The Open University 1999
PGCE Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status The University of Liverpool 1994
BA (Hons) Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean The University of Liverpool 1992


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Affiliate Member of the Chartered College of Teaching

Teaching and research


Primary Education - Mathematics, Professional studies.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate