Dr. Patricia Alexander

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Educational Studies
Email p.alexander (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7071
Dr. Patricia Alexander

Patricia is the course tutor for the PGCE Secondary Mathematic course and coordinator for the Mathematics Subject Enhancement course. 

Her previous interests include Parental Involvement in Secondary Mathematics Home Learning. Her current research interests centre on the construction of teachers’ identity and their perceptions of professionalism. Patricia's doctoral research examined Black or Ethnic Minority Teacher as Role Models. She is a member of the Department’s Identity and Social Justice Research Group.

Patricia is also a former elected General Council member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics.


Patricia joined the department at the start of the 2005 academic year. Previously she was a senior lecturer in mathematics education at London Metropolitan University.  She taught mathematics for 16 years in several London multicultural schools and was also an Advisory Teacher for Haringey.




Alexander, Patricia. 2020. Shared discursive history, rethinking teachers as role models. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, ISSN 1468-1366

Conference or Workshop Item

Alexander, Patricia. 2010. '“Teachers as Role Models: In whose Image”'. In: Identity and Social Justice Research Group seminar. Department of Educational Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom.


Alexander, Patricia. 2018. Reframing Black or Ethnic Minority Teachers as Role Models. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London