Welcome to my website!

I am a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I am also the Director of the MASH Centre.

In my research, 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 about my academic work. You can also visit my institutional webpage.


Here you can read about my research interests, opportunities for collaboration, and a couple of the projects I am involved with.


Here you can see a list of my publications to date.


Here you can read about my teaching experience, the students I have supervised and some testimonials from past students on my teaching.

Latest news

The 2022 Mathstory competition has now closed

This video-making competition is open to all Swinburne students, and this year we will have guest universities from the USA and Australia. The aim is to produce a digital story that shows the relevance of mathematics to our society. For more information, go to mathstory.org

The competition is now CLOSED!

Winners will be announced on November 17th, 2022. This year there are bigger prizes!!

You can see last year’s winners at our Winners’ gallery

Recent publications

  • Hernandez-Martinez, P., Dominguez, A., Zavala, G., Kambouri, M., Zubieta, J. & Clark, R. (2022). Applying the Delphi method with early-career researchers to explore a gender-issues agenda in STEM education. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 18(11), em2177. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12508
  • Keane, T., Linden, T., Hernandez-Martinez, P., Molnar, A. and Blicblau, A. (2022). Digital technologies: Students’ expectations and experiences during their transition from high school to university. Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-1184-4 
  • Hernandez-Martinez, P., Thomas, S., Viirman, O. and Rogovchenko, Y. (2021). “I’m still making dots for them”: Mathematics lecturers’ views on their mathematical modelling practices. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 52(2), 165-177. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 0020739X.2019.1668977
  • Prevett, P., Black, L., Hernandez-Martinez, P., Pampaka, M. and Williams, J. (2021). Integrating thematic analysis with cluster analysis of unstructured interview datasets: an evaluative case study of an inquiry into values and approaches to learning mathematics. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 44(3), 273-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 1743727X.2020.1785416
  •  Alcock, L., Hernandez-Martinez, P., Godwin Patel, A. and Sirl, D. (2020). Study Habits and Attainment in Undergraduate Mathematics: A Social Network Analysis. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 51(1), 26-49. https://doi.org/10.5951/ jresematheduc.2019.0006
  • Galligan, L., Coupland, M., Dunn, P.K., Hernandez-Martinez, P. and Oates, G. (2020). Research into Teaching and Learning of Tertiary Mathematics and Statistics. In J. Way, C. Attard, J. Anderson, J. Bobis, H. McMaster & K. Cartwright (Eds.) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2016-2019 (pp. 269-292). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4269-5_11