Fellows of the Centre of Excellence in Human Development are distinguished scientists and scholars who have historically contributed to the conceptualisation of the Centre and currently collaborate on strategic research and advocacy work associated with the research agenda of the Centre.
South African Research Chair in Mathematics Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Chair of Mathematics Education at Kings College, London
Professor Adler has three inter-related research interests: professional development of mathematics teachers; the mathematical work of teaching; and teaching mathematics in multilingual classrooms. Her interests in teaching and research in mathematics education have been supplemented by organisational work at national and international levels. In the early 1990s, she held an executive position in the Southern African Mathematics and Science Research Association. Between 1994 and 1998 she was on the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME). She served as Vice President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) from 2002 - 2009. She also serves on the editorial boards of a number of international journals in mathematics education.