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Dr Eddie Orija

Senior Lecturer Practitioner, Engineering Mathematics
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment
Areas of Expertise:
Education and teaching
Research Supervision:
Courses taught:

Eddie is an accomplished headteacher and mathematics educator. He is the Director of the STEM Education Centre at University of Hertfordshire. Eddie is experienced at undergraduate and postgraduate course leadership, including distance learning leadership.

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Eddie is an Anglia Ruskin University alumnus that has worked in education for over thirty years. He is an experienced awarding organisation mathematics examiner and curriculum developer. Eddie has authored, edited, and developed GCSE, iGCSE and GCE mathematics teaching, learning and assessment resources for international publishers, including Oxford University Press.

Eddie successfully progressed through several school leadership roles in a variety of educational establishments, before he secured his first school headship in 2009. He is an experienced school improvement partner and Ofsted Inspector. Eddie has a proven record of successful teacher professional development and school improvement.


Engineering Mathematics on BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) degrees.

  • BSc Engineering
  • PGCE Mathematics QTS
  • PgCert Education Studies
  • EdD Educational Administration
  • Professional Qualification for School Inspectors
  • PgCert Learning and Teaching (HE)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)
  • Chartered Scientist, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (CSci)
  • Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA)
Selected recent publications

Orija, E. (2022) Preparing for GCSE Mathematics 2022: What to consider. Oxford University Press Blog. Available online.

Orija, E. (2015) New GCSE Maths (9 to 1), coming soon to a school near you… Oxford University Press Blog. Available online.