Dr Francesca Iezzi

Mathematics Engagement Officer

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

room 6315
James Clerk Maxwell Building
The King's Buildings
Peter Guthrie Tait Road

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH9 3FD

Background

I am the Public Engagement Officer for the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

My tasks include:

 - Leading and coordinating the outreach activities of the School (i. e. all activities aimed at communicating the School’s research and sharing our passion for Mathematics with the wider community)

- Coordinating the Mathematics Outreach Team and leading students' skills development

- Designing and running activities for the public and producing educational resources

My most recent outreach project is a series of videos for secondary school students promoting the beauty and  applicability of Mathematics. Visit this page for further details and to watch the videos.

 

I was formerly a PhD student at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Brian Bowditch, graduating in 2016.

After completing my PhD I have been an Early Career Fellow at Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Warwick Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

During that time I developed an interest for pedagogy and education, in particular for questions concerning interdisciplinarity and the link between research and teaching in Higher Education.

Research summary

I was formerly a PhD student at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Brian Bowditch, graduating in 2016.

My research was in Geometric Topology. In particular, I was working on questions concerning surface mapping class groups and outer automorphism groups of free groups.

After completing my Phd I have been an Early Career Fellow at Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Warwick Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

As a fellow in IATL I worked on a project concerning the research-teaching nexus. In particular, I investigated examples of research-led teaching at Warwick, across different departments.

Publications and preprints

With Brian. H. Bowditch, Projections of the sphere graph to the arc graph of a surface; to appear in Journal of Topology and Analysis

Sphere systems, standard form, and cores of products of trees; preprint

A New World… Out of Nothing: review of an interdisciplinary workshop; Exchanges: the Warwick research journal

Approaches to research-led teaching at the University of Warwick; in preparation