Paul Hernandez Martinez

Welcome to my website

I am a lecturer in Mathematics Education at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
I study how people teach and learn mathematics at University and how their backgrounds and environments help or hinder their attainment and identification with the subject.

In these pages you can read more about my
academic work.


From November 1st, 2017, I will be moving to Australia to take up a senior lectureship at Swinburne University of Technology , Melbourne.
Recent publications
  • Hernandez-Martinez, P. and Pampaka, M. (2017). “I did use to like maths…”: Emotional changes towards mathematics in Secondary School education. In U. Xolocotzin Eligio (Ed.) Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning (pp. 187-220).  Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Hernandez-Martinez, P. (2016). “Lost in transition”: Alienation and drop out from mathematically demanding subjects at university. International Journal of Educational Research, 79, 231 – 239.
  • Black, L. and Hernandez-Martinez, P. (2016). Re-thinking science capital: the role of “capital” and “identity” in mediating students’ engagement with mathematically-demanding programmes at university. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 35(3), 131 – 143.