Dr. Ian Lipscomb

Head of Mathematics

Ian Lipscomb




Over the past 10 years Ian has held mathematics, Physics and Engineering teaching posts in Higher, Further and Private educational institutions, and has worked as a Head of Department in 2 Colleges. He has been an external mathematics examiner A level for Edexcel the last 5 years.

Previously Ian had nearly 15 years of University research experience starting with his PhD at the University of Cardiff into the mathematical modelling of knee joint post-acute ligamentous injury and continuing as a post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Southampton on range of topics from the spread of the human form of mad cow disease to the electrical breakdown of piezoelectric ceramics.


Apart from his PhD Ian holds a First class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University. Is a qualified teacher (DTLLS) with QTLS status and is a full member of the institute of mathematics and its applications.

Ian’s research interests include the effective use of flip learning methodologies within the classroom. He has published a number of papers and a book on the use of shape memory metals in medicine.

Other department members

Dr Robert Evans
Lecturer in Mathematics

Dr Rob Evans is Lecturer in Mathematics, having previously studied at both the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Sam Parkes
School Improvement Specialist–Mathematics

Sam teaches on the primary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, contributes to secondary subject knowledge enhancement courses and designs and delivers masters-level programmes in mathematics.

Karen Nanson
Mathematics and Teaching Coordinator

Karen is a senior lecturer in mathematics education and the programme co-ordinator for the BSC (Hons) Mathematics and Teaching (QTS) degree; the very same programme she graduated from here at Chichester in 2009.

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