Anthony Harradine - Instigator
Anthony Harradine began teaching mathematics in 1984. Currently Director of the Potts-Baker Institute at Prince Alfred College, he has spent the last eleven years trying to better understand his 'failures' of the previous twenty-one. His many mentors have taught him lots about mathematics and statistics, problem solving, and research. He likes nothing better than sharing ideas with anyone silly enough to listen. He really likes mathematics.
In the recent past his professional time has been filled with a variety of tasks that include: facilitator problem-solving workshops, mathematical-person in residence, leader of a unique STEM project (eduKart), Advisory Board Member (The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences), Prime Ministerial working group member (Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge), consultant, web application developer, curriculum writer and teacher.
Anita Ponsaing - Coordinator
Dr Anita Ponsaing is ACEMS' Outreach Officer and the coordinator of the MathsCraft program. After completing her PhD in mathematical physics in 2011, she spent three years in research positions in Europe before returning to Melbourne.
She loves helping others to see the beauty in maths, and is fascinated by the way people interact with mathematical questions: particularly the role that intuition plays and how it can be developed. In 2015 she attended her first MathsCraft session, and since then has become the program's in-house mathematician.
Nigel Bean - Motivator
Prof Nigel Bean is an internationally known researcher in stochastic modelling at the University of Adelaide, where he is Head of Applied Maths and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences. He is also the Deputy Director for Outreach of ACEMS.
Nigel is a member of the AMSI Industry Advisory Committee, and is also active in engaging with schools, having been a member of the Mathematics Advisory Panel for the Australian Curriculum in 2011 and 2012. He is an Ambassador for Numerical Acumen and incredibly passionate about the MathsCraft program.