Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies:
London Mathematical Society
American Mathematical Society
European Mathematical Society
Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Alison is passionate about the teaching of Mathematics to a variety of audiences. She teaches Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics to a variety of students. She is committed to developing personally as an excellent teacher and has received recognition for her excellence in teaching when she was appointed as a University Teaching Fellow.
Alison has been particularly involved with the planning and management of learning and teaching conferences and events that promote scholarly debate such as the Middlesex University annual and joint conferences including
HEA STEM (Maths, Stats & OR). E-Assessment in the Mathematical Sciences: Finding the Formula for Success. April 2014
Middlesex University annual learning and teaching conference, June 2012, 'The Learning Planet: A Guide to Global Education'. External keynote speakers from this area were. Professor Chris Shiel, (University of Bournemouth) and Dr David Law, (Edge Hill University)
Middlesex University annual Learning and teaching conference, July 2009, 'The Dynamics of Difference: Making it work'. External keynote speakers from this area were, Carol Campayne, (London South Bank University), and Professor Liz Thomas, (Edge Hill).
Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, July 2008: Reshaping Education. Keynote speakers included Sandy Gilkes, Head of the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Northampton, and Professor Mike Neary, Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Development and Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of Lincoln
HEA Contemporary Student Series, The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity held in January 2007. This HEA supported event attracted participants from across the university and externally. Keynote speakers included , Professor Miriam David from the Institute of Education, the Mentor Group of National teaching fellows led by Dr Phillip Frame from the Business School, and Professor Terence Jackson, Middlesex University
Middlesex University's annual learning and teaching conference, July 2006, Challenging, Satisfying, and Retaining students. Keynote speakers from this area were, Ormond Simpson, (Open University), Fran Alston, (Napier University), and Professor Martin Loomes (Middlesex University)
Middlesex University learning and teaching conference, February 2005, 'Student Learning and Satisfaction'. External keynote speaker from this area was, Dr Jan Sellers (University of Kent at Canterbury)
Middlesex University learning and teaching conference Jan 2004 'Using WebCT and other Online Resources'. Keynote speakers included Dr. Jonathan Darby, Chief Technology Officer and Architect, UK e-Universities Worldwide Limited, Dr Stephen Clarke, Head of e-Learning, The University of Birmingham and Menno Nijssen, E-Learning Business Development Manager McGraw-Hill Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Research Outputs & Interests
Alison's current interests include the development of learning environments that have a positive impact on students' mathematical learning, techniques that can be used in class to promote mathematical learning particularly of approaches and concepts, how building mathematical objects can promote learning and also help students build confidence to discuss mathematical ideas with a variety of people, and how objects or artefacts that embody a mathematical concept can be used to engage students and promote learning in class.
Megeney, Alison; 2007; Introduction to Probability in Foundation Mathematics and Statistics; Thomson London; ISBN-13:9781844806119
Megeney, A and Kazim-Ali, Z. CETL-MSOR Conference 2013 10th/11th September 2013 Coventry University 'I can't do Maths': Scaffolding the learning experience to support a diverse range of students
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University conference, September 2012. Enhancing behaviour for learning. Strategies to engage the disengaged: Managing large teaching teams
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, July 2008: Reshaping Education. Virtual or real-time lectures that is the question?
Megeney, A and Minett-Smith C. Middlesex University's annual learning and teaching conference, July 2006, Challenging, Satisfying, and Retaining students. Retention - what can we do?
Megeney, A. Learning Development Summer Forum on Skills and Employability. Employability skills and PDP
MSOR STEM HEA workshop grant
Alex Moon memorial grant (Development of Distance Education resources)
Megeney, Alison (2016) Engaging with mathematics: how mathematical art, robotics and other activities are used to engage students with university mathematics and promote employability skills. In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2015, 8-9 Sep 2015, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.