Avril is a National Coordinator for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, which is managed by MEI. She leads on Mechanics professional development and is responsible for developing resources for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
After gaining an MA in Engineering and then working in Structural Engineering Consultancy firms, Avril completed a PhD in Structural Mechanics making use of applied maths to study nonlinear dynamical systems. Following further post-doctoral research, Avril took up a post as a Lecturer at UCL in London, delivering undergraduate courses and practical sessions and writing course and examination materials. Having left the UK to live overseas for a couple of years, Avril returned to the UK and was involved with running a small business before returning to mathematics and teaching by completing a GTP course. She went on to teach in a large mathematics department, with responsibility for sixth form mathematics planning, delivery and enrichment. Avril joined the FMSP Central Team in April 2016.