Paul Killen

School of Education

Paul has worked at LJMU since 1998. In that time Paul has taught on a wide variety of teacher training programmes both at Undergraduate Level and Postgraduate QTS.

From 2008 -20014 Paul led the LJMU Teach First Programme. He is currently Primary Programme Leader with the specific role of overseeing the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course.

Paul teachers mathematics and Professional Studies. His own research interests lie in how children develop mental mathematical skills and how such skills link to mathematical understanding.

He is also an External Examiner for Teach First PGCE at Northumbria University


1999, University of Chester, United Kingdom, MSc, Mathematics
1988, Edge Hiil College of HE, United Kingdom, BSc QTS, Mathematics

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, LJMU, 1998 - present
Head of Mathematics, Halton College, 1989 - 1998
Asst Head Mathematics, Breckfield School, 1988 - 1988
Teacher of Maths IT, Bootle High School, 1984 - 1988


Smith TP. 2013. How Big is Big and How Small is Small The Sizes of Everything and Why Oxford University Press 9780199681198

Journal article

Killen P. 2007. Lessons from the Triathlon Teaching Statistics, 20 :6-9 DOI

Other invited event:

The Joy of x, Liverpool Primary Maths Conference, Linking algebra in KS2 with KS3. 2011