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Life Fellow

Kenneth Ruthven has been a Fellow of Hughes Hall since 1983. In the University he is now Emeritus Professor of Education, having occupied a range of senior roles in the Faculty of Education prior to his retirement in 2017. More recently he has served as guest professor in mathematics education at Karlstad University in Sweden and at the University of Agder in Norway, and as an honorary professor of East China Normal University in Shanghai.

Ken is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His research examines curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, especially in mathematics, and particularly in the light of technological change. He is former Editor-in-Chief (and a current Advisory Editor) of the international research journal, Educational Studies in Mathematics, and former Chair of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (remaining an Advisory Editor of its journal, Research in Mathematics Education). An alumnus of the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Stirling, his early career was as a teacher of mathematics and computing in schools in Scotland and England.

Further information about Ken’s professional activities and academic publications is available on his Faculty webpage: www.educ.cam.ac.uk/people/staff/ruthven.