Merrilyn Goos is a mathematics educator and mathematics education researcher who has worked in universities in Australia, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. She is currently Professor of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and from 2017-2020 was Professor of STEM Education and Director of EPI*STEM – the National Centre for STEM Education at the University of Limerick. Previously she worked for 25 years at The University of Queensland, Australia, in a variety of academic roles including Head of the School of Education and Director of the University’s Teaching and Educational Development Institute.
Merrilyn’s academic research has investigated students’ mathematical thinking, the impact of digital technologies on mathematics learning and teaching, the professional learning and development of mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher educators, interdisciplinary mathematics learning in the context of numeracy and STEM education, gender equity in STEM education, and curriculum and assessment reform in schools and higher education. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of Educational Studies in Mathematics, one of the two highest ranking international journals in mathematics education research, and is currently Vice-President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (2017-2024).