Dawn Willoughby is an award-winning writer and lecturer in statistics who has spent the past ten years working at the University of Reading. She is a qualified teacher with a degree in Statistics and Computer Science, and currently teaches students on a wide range of undergraduate programmes in areas including business management, statistics, mathematics, psychology, information systems and computer science.
Outside of the lecture theatre, Dawn is involved in a variety of projects linked to teaching and learning. She is particularly interested in using technology to enhance student engagement, and also in facilitating a smooth transition for students as they move through the stages of their journey in education.
Her principal mission is to make statistics accessible to students and a wider audience who do not feel a natural affinity with numerical subjects. She firmly believes that everyone should learn to assess the value and quality of figures that are presented to them. With this in mind, she co-authored her first book, "Numbers: Data and statistics for the non-specialist" which was part of the Academic Skills Series winning the award for Innovation in Learner Resources at the British Council ELTons 2014.
Outside of education, Dawn is a keen photographer and spends any remaining free time with a good book.