Published Author. Teacher. Consultant. Researcher.
At age 16, Naomi wanted to be an actress. Having heard the song ‘Don’t put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington’, her parents had a different idea. They insisted Naomi at least get a good degree first.
And so Naomi went to University to read Maths & Philosophy. She followed this with a PGCE teaching certificate and a spell teaching maths in secondary schools. Then she did an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London. And that led on to Oxford University, where she earned her D.Phil (PhD) in the use of media for mathematics teaching and learning.
Hollywood's loss was education's gain. Naomi has since written dozens of mathematics text books, and worked as series editor and consultant for yet more. She has also worked on a variety of education programmes for major clients. She advised on BBC Bitesize, wrote resources for Doodle for Google and Sainsbury’s Active Kids program, and worked on London 2012 Olympics GetSet programme. She was Director of Learning at Board Level for the UK's largest eLearning publisher, where her audience were adults rather than children. And she has advised the UK government education department in Westminster. (Oh, and she once worked with Sesame Street in New York, where she got the opportunity to sit in Big Bird's nest!).
Naomi also undertakes education research projects, and is a specialist in qualitative research design and data analysis. Her recent projects have been for Oxford University and Hamilton Trust. The renowned Sir Ivor Crewe (President of the Academy of Social Sciences) praised her work for Oxford, and the Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor William James described her expertise as vital to the success of the project.
She is still waiting to be cast in a major movie.