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 -2014 Paul led the LJMU Teach First Programme and from 2014-18 he was Primary Programme Leader. Paul's current role is route leader for PGDE secondary mathematics.

Paul cowrote the book How Big is a Big Number with his colleague Sarah Hindhaugh, and he is on the Editorial Team for Mathematics Teaching, the magazine of the Association on Teaching Mathematics (ATM).


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


Rowley A, Killen P. 2019. Does curriculum really matter? Carden C. Primary Teaching Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools Today :149-166 Sage. London Author Url


Killen P, Hindhaugh S. 2018. How Big is a Big Number? Learning to teach mathematics in the primary school Learning Matters 9781526447753

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