Dr Allison Plant
PhD (Maths and Theoretical Physics); Graduate Certificate in Education; B.App.Sci (HONS, first class) Maths; B.A. (Maths); CAA - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Oxford
After several years working and studying as an actuarial trainee in Australia, I left the financial mathematics industry to pursue a doctorate in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. During this time I began teaching mathematics and engineering at the University of Tasmania and then at the University of Melbourne. I spent more than a decade researching and publishing mathematics, mainly in the fields of abstract algebra and partial differential equations with applications to Soliton wave equations. During this time I became more interested in mathematics education and started teaching future Mathematics teachers and began researching and publishing in mathematics education. About a decade ago I moved to China to work with gifted and talented sixth form Chinese students wishing to enter Universities in the UK. While in China an opportunity arose to work in a KS1-KS5 British School and I really enjoyed the experience of teaching in this kind of whole school environment. From China I moved to Kazakhstan to work as Head of Mathematics at a prestigious British school and my passion for mathematics education across the secondary years flourished. I then spent a further three years working at the British International School of Bratislava, teaching IB mathematics to a diverse range of international leaners. Coupled with a desire to move closer to Australia, along with a strong desire to move to a school with a true focus on the whole pupil; where an atmosphere of excellence, happiness and success are truly cultivated; made the choice to come to the British International School of Kuala Lumpur an easy one.