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Dr Margaret Marshman

PhD Griff., GDipEd Griff., BSc(Hons) Griff.

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Physics Education
  • Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in Education Research
  •  School of Education and Tertiary Access
+61 7 5459 4699
Office location
SD C.2.23
Sunshine Coast
Margaret Marshman

Dr Margaret Marshman is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics Education for the School of Education and Tertiary Access. She worked as a physicist in a hospital, laser physics and magnetic resonance imaging before becoming a secondary mathematics and science teacher and mathematics Head of Department on the Gold Coast. She is involved in teacher education in the undergraduate and Master of Teaching programs. Margaret coordinates the Mathematics Teachers Hub of the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Marshman is the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in Education Research.

Dr Marshman supervises a range of doctoral and masters students in Education. She is a mathematics and science educator who is passionate about mathematics teacher education. Her research includes peoples’ beliefs about mathematics, and the influence on learning and teaching, particularly of mathematics teacher educators, using problem solving and inquiry pedagogies, helping others to visualise and reason in three dimensions, and statistical thinking.


Grant/Project Name Investigators Funding Body & Amount Years Focus of Research
Curriculum reform in school mathematics: Building capacity for mathematics teacher professional learning S.Dole, M. Goos, E. Ross, M. Marshman, A. Bennison

Independent Schools Queensland 


2022 - 2023 Develop capacity-building approaches that help schools implement the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and provide an evidence-based analysis of school leadership practices that successfully engage mathematics teachers in professional learning activities aligned with curriculum change.

Research areas

  • mathematics education
  • science education
  • preservice mathematics and science teacher education
  • mathematical beliefs, affect and learning
  • mathematics teacher educator beliefs and development
  • statistical thinking

Teaching areas

  • Mathematics Education at all Levels
  • Secondary Science Education
  • First Year Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

Program coordinator

Margaret's area of expertise includes: mathematics, science education, literacy and numeracy, education research.

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