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Mahnaz Siddiqui

School of Education

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Mahnaz Siddiqui (She/her, mixed heritage Pakistani/White, British) is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), since 2017. She has worked in teacher education at Liverpool Hope University (2003-2017) and started her career as a primary teacher in Liverpool. Her current roles at LJMU include subject lead for primary mathematics, Year Head for the first-year undergraduates on a Primary Education with QTS degree, ITaP lead for behaviour and she teaches on both post-graduate and UG courses. Mahnaz is on the strategic board for NWMathsHub3 and engaged in work with their ITT workgroup, she is a trustee for the ATM (Association of Teachers of mathematics), leads a mathematics subject network group with local schools, keeping up to date in the field of primary mathematics. She has a keen interest in dialogic approaches and is P4C (Philosophy for Children) trained. Mahnaz recognises the importance of being mentally healthy and has undertaken MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) training in order to better support training teachers. She advocates outdoor spaces as learning environments to motivate learners. Mahnaz has engaged with training for behaviour management and her most recent interests include trauma-informed practices, which she advocates strongly. Having lived experience of racism and neurodiversity, Mahnaz has always been an advocate for issues of inclusion, diversity and equality/equity and being an anti-racist/anti-prejudice educator; from attending courses and conferences, reading and research, Mahnaz is learning more about how to actively be anti-prejudiced.


1992, The Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BSc Biomedical Sciences

Postgraduate training

PGCE Primary Teaching KS2, United Kingdom, University of Liverpool, 1993 - 1994
Masters in Education Leadership and Management, United Kingdom, University of Liverpool, ? - 2008


Siddiqui M. 2024. Diversity and inclusive teaching Stephenson M, Gill A. Training to Be a Primary School Teacher: the CCF and Beyond :222-240 Learning Matters Limited. London 9781529672787

Conference publication

Siddiqui M, Duckworth L, Lawley S, Stevenson M. 2015. Maths Hub, mastery and messy research Adams G. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, BSRLM 3 :31-36

Other Professional Activity:

Trustee for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. 2022

External Examiner at Leeds Trinity University. 2022

Co-opted governor at a Liverpool Primary School (Feb 2020 -Feb 2024).

Member of the Strategic Board for NWMathsHub3.

Membership of professional bodies:

Professional Affiliate, Chartered College of Teaching, 2019

Editorial boards:

Journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics: Mathematics Teaching, Editorial board Member, 2019

Conference presentation:

Maths Hub, mastery and messy research, British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, University of Reading, Oral seminar. 2015


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA.