School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Kate Henderson

Transition Officer



Having successfully studied for an MMath degree followed by a PhD (Thesis title: The Neolithic of Europe: Mathematical Modelling and Radiocarbon Dates) in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University I went on to train as a Secondary School Mathematics Teacher. I taught GCSE Mathematics and A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics in local secondary schools for 7 years and in March 2016 returned to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University to take up the role of Transition Officer.

As Transition Officer my roles and responsibilities include:

  • Stage 1 pastoral and academic support.
  • Monitoring Stage 1 attendance and academic performance.
  • Stage 1 induction.
  • Providing Stage 1 generic drop-ins (Tuesday 1pm-3pm).
  • Tutorial delivery and assistance.
  • Teaching (although not in Stage 1 Maths programmes).

Other roles and responsibilities:

  • Academic lead for Outreach (including Further Maths at Newcastle University)
  • Admissions Tutor
  • Recruitment Committee Member.
  • Deputy Senior Tutor.


Undergraduate Teaching (2017/18)

  • CEG2705: Survey Mathematics. Module Leader (since 2016).
  • SFY0004: Foundation Mathematics. Jointly taught with Dr John Appleby (since 2016).
  • MAS1601: Introductory Calculus. Small Group Tutorial Leader (since 2016).
  • PARTNERS Assessed Summer School. Academic Lead (since 2016).


See publications list for details. Please note that my maiden name was Kate Davison.