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Emerita Professor Gilah Leder

BA, DipEd (Adelaide), MEd, PhD (Monash)

Elected: 2001

Discipline: Education

Specialisation: Mathematics education, gender, affect, exceptionality.


Professor Gilah Leder is Emerita professor at La Trobe University and an Adjunct professor at Monash University. Her research expertise embraces gender issues, affect, the interaction between teaching, learning and assessment of mathematics, and exceptionality. She is a Past President of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [PME] and a Past President of the Mathematics Research Group of Australasia [MERGA]. She was awarded the Felix Klein medal for outstanding lifetime achievements in mathematics education research and development and, more recently, the 2013 MERGA Career Research Medal.


The Felix Klein medal for outstanding lifetime achievements in mathematics education research and development (2009)

The MERGA Career Research Medal (2013).


Selected publications:

Leder, G.C. (2017) Investigating School Mathematics Performance and Affect: A Critique of Research Methods and Instruments. In L. Ling & P. Ling (Eds.). Methods and paradigms in education research (pp. 108-123). Hershey PA : IGI Global

Gutiérrez, A., Leder, G.C. & Boero, P. (Eds.) (2016). The second handbook of research on the psychology of mathematics education. The journey continues. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense PublishersLeder, G. (2012). Looking for gold: Catering for mathematically gifted students within and beyond ZDM, in Towards Equity in Mathematics Education. Gender, Culture, and Diversity, Helen Forgasz and Ferdinand Rivera (Eds.), Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 389-406.

Leder, G., & Lubienski, S. (2015). Large-scale test data: Making the invisible visible. In A. Bishop, H. Tan, & T. N. Barkatsas (Eds.), Diversity in mathematics Education. Towards inclusive practices (pp.17-40). The Netherlands: Springer

Forgasz, H., Leder, G., & Tan, H. (2014). Public views on the gendering of mathematics and related careers: International comparisons. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 87(3), 369-388.

Leder, G. C., & Forgasz, H. J. (Eds.) (2008). Mathematics education: New perspectives on gender - Special issue of ZDM, The International Journal on Mathematics Education, (pp. 513-714). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer

Forgasz, H. J., & Leder, G. C. (2008). Beliefs about mathematics and mathematics teaching. In P. Sullivan & T. Wood (Eds.), International handbook of mathematics teacher education: Vol.1. Knowledge and beliefs in mathematics teaching and teaching development (pp. 173-192). Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers

Leder G.C. (2007). Mathematics performance. In B. Bank (Ed.) Gender and education. An encyclopedia (pp.435-441). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers 

Leder, G.C., & Forgasz, H.J. (Eds.) (2007). Stepping Stones for the 21st Century. Australasian Mathematics Education Research. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers


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