Anne’s entire career has been in education. For twenty years she taught mathematics, was head of department, examinations officer, timetabler and mentor to trainee mathematics teachers at state secondary comprehensive schools in Cambridgeshire. She was seconded to Cambridge University to study for an M Phil degree in mathematics education and was later granted a further secondment to King’s College London where, as part of a team, she researched, trialled and wrote materials for a series of secondary mathematics textbooks. She then moved into initial teacher education as the PGCE lecturer for secondary mathematics at University of East Anglia in Norwich, where she researched aspects of teaching and learning in secondary mathematics and completed her PhD. The final twelve years of her career were at Cambridge University Faculty of Education where she was responsible for the secondary PGCE mathematics course and also PGCE course manager.