Noel-Ann Bradshaw

Professor Noel-Ann Bradshaw CMath, FIMA, SFHEA

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Science

Key details

Professor Noel-Ann Bradshaw

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Science

Noel-Ann Bradshaw has been involved with the University of Greenwich since 2004 when she started her BSc Mathematics degree as a mature student.  She has delivered a wide range of teaching in mathematics, computing and operational research as well as held several roles including Admissions and New Arrivals Tutor for the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Director of Employability for the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities. She has also spent time in Industry as a Senior Data Scientist of a large retail chain and at London Metropolitan University as Head of School of Computing and Digital Media.

Her research interests include all things data-related, including Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  She is also known for her research on Florence Nightingale’s contribution to statistics and use and management of data.

She has also contributed to pedagogical mathematical research and many of her curriculum innovations such as the Maths Arcade and undergraduate conference Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today, have been taken up by other universities and organisations.

Responsibilities within the university

To provide strategic leadership within the Faculty and play a lead role in the delivery of the faculty's strategic priorities as directed by the PVC/Executive Dean.

To be responsible for the strategic overview of the Faculty’s partnerships including industry relationships, transnational academic partnerships, domestic partner colleges.


2017      Awarded Chartered Mathematician status

2013     Awarded Senior Fellowship of HEA


Deputy Chair of The Joint Mathematical Council

Member and previous Vice President Communications for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and currently a member of the Higher Education Service Area Committee and Reviews Editor for Mathematics Today,

Member of the Operational Research Society, Royal Statistical Society and London Mathematical Society

President of the General Section British Science Association in 2021

External Examiner for mathematics programmes at Sheffield Hallam University

Member of Editorial Board for MSOR Connections

Research / Scholarly interests

All things data-related, including applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

She has undertaken extensive research looking at Florence Nightingale’s contribution to statistics and use and management of data.

Pedagogical research in the teaching of HE mathematics.

Key funded projects

KTP Innovate UK (University of Greenwich and Argos Ltd) £234,303 over 3 years (2019)

HEA Departmental Teaching Development Grant: Enhancing Employability Skills Through Advanced Skills Workshops and Greater Engagement with Professional Bodies and Industries, £30,000 January 2012 – March 2013 (2012)

Recent publications

Bradshaw, N. and Mann, T., (2021) Welcoming students to the mathematics community: obstacles to “belonging”. MSOR Connections, 19 (2). pp. 75-86. ISSN 2051-4220

Bradshaw, N., (2019) Innovations Designed to Improve the Student Experience for Mathematics Students in Higher Education. DProf. Middlesex University.

Bradshaw, N. and Mann, T., (2019) The University of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College. In: M. Croarken, R. Flood and T. Mann, eds. Mathematics at the Meridian. London, UK: Taylor and Francis. Ch.11.

Thelwall, M., Bailey, C., Tobin, C. & Bradshaw, N., (2019). Gender differences in research areas, methods and topics: Can people and thing orientations explain the results? Journal of Informetrics, 13(1), 149-169.

Rowlett, P., Webster, K., Bradshaw, N. and Hind, J., 2019. Evaluation of the Maths Arcade initiative at five U.K. universities. In: The Mathematics Enthusiast. 16(1&2), Article 23.

Bradshaw, N., (2018) Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910): A pioneer of data visualisation. In: J.L. Beery, S.J. Greenwald, J.­A. Jensen-Vallin and M.­B. Mast eds. Women in Mathematics, Association for Women in Mathematics Series, vol 10. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Ch. 11. pp. 197-217.

Bradshaw, N., (2017) The Maths Arcade: A Tool for Supporting and Stretching Mathematics Undergraduates. In: L. Wood, Y. Breyer, eds. Success in Higher Education. Singapore: Springer. pp.95-110.