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Linda Galligan is an Associate Professor and has been working at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) since 1988.  She is Head of the School of School of Sciences. Previously she worked as the Discipline Coordinator Mathematics and Statistics and the Academic Liaison Officer. She also taught into first year mathematics courses. She completed a PhD in mathematics education in 2011.

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Research Interests

Teaching and Research Interests

  • First year mathematics
  • Numeracy at university level (embedding mathematics in the context of professional degrees, e.g. engineering, education, nursing)
  • Language and Mathematics (impact of language on the understanding of mathematics)
  • Using Technology (Tablet PCs and mobile devices) to enhance mathematics teaching and learning
  • Mathematics Education (Preservice teachers' understanding of mathematics (including modelling))

Education History

2006 - 2011

Developing a model of academic numeracy in university programs: A case study from nursing.

2002 - 2005


1993 - 1997

Comparison of English and Chinese Mathematical Word Problems.

1977 - 1978

Majors in Mathematics and History

BA (Bachelor of Arts) at UQ

1973 - 1977

USQ ePrints

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2013) A systematic approach to embedding academic numeracy at university. Higher Education Research and Development, 32 (5). pp. 734-747. ISSN 0729-4360

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2013) Academic numeracy as a framework for course development. In: 19th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics - A Research Forum (ALM 2013): Synergy: Working Together to Achieve more than the Sum of the Parts, 26-29 Jun 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and Taylor, Janet A. (2008) Adults returning to study mathematics. In: Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2004-2007. New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education (12). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 99-118. ISBN 978-90-8790-499-9

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and Loch, Birgit and Lawrence, Jill orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2010) An integrative approach to building professional attributes in a first year nursing course: description and preliminary analysis of academic numeracy. In: ICME11: Adult Mathematics Education, 6-13 Jul 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

Redmond, Petrea orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and Gutke, Hannah and Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and Howard, Angela and Newman, Tara (2017) Becoming a female leader in higher education: investigations from a regional university. Gender and Education, 29 (3). pp. 332-351. ISSN 0954-0253

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2013) Becoming competent, confident and critically aware: tracing academic numeracy development in nursing. Adults Learning Mathematics: An International Journal, 8 (1). pp. 20-30. ISSN 1744-1803

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2010) Becoming more numerate: the journey of Tania. In: 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA33): Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education, 3-7 Jul 2010, Fremantle, Australia.

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and Loch, Birgit and Lawrence, Jill orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2010) Building academic numeracy in a first year nursing course using an evaluative model of program development. In: ICME 11: Adult Mathematics Education, 6-13 Jul 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: and McDonald, Christine and Hobohm, Carola and Loch, Birgit and Taylor, Janet (2015) Conceptualising, implementing and evaluating the use of digital technologies to enhance mathematical understanding: reflections on an innovation–development cycle. In: Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: global perspectives and contexts. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom, pp. 137-160. ISBN 9781137469939

Galligan, Linda orcid_16x16.pngORCID: (2016) Creating words in mathematics. Australian Mathematics Teacher, 72 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 0045-0685

Last updated on September 24, 2021, 2:00 am

Employment History

2013 - Present

Mathematics Discipline Coordinator and Academic Liaison with the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences. Roles include: liaising with other sections of the university; liaising with schools and community to promote mathematics.

February 2009

Mathematics Coordinator and Academic Liaison with the Departmant of Mathematics & Computing. Roles include: liaising with other sections of the university; liaising with schools and community to promote mathematics.

2007 - 2008

Learning and Teaching Support Unit, Academic Leaning Support and Learning & Teaching Enhancement for the Faculty of Sciences

1995 - 2006

Lecturer at OPACS/LTSU, USQ. Coordinator of The Learning Centre; Examiner and tutor for various mathematics courses in Enabling programs Tertiary Preparation Program TTP) and UNIPREP (for international students)

1978 - 1986

Mathematics, History

Address: Ipswich & Bundaberg

Certifications, Accreditations, and Awards


Exemplary teaching in a preparatory program for international students (with Lyndal Wood, Carmel Barrett, Ann Dashwood & Barbara Harmes)Background information:


For a decade of leadership and exemplary practice in evidence-based curriculum development for mathematics learning support for USQ students studying on and off campus. (with Janet Taylor)

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