Richard Barwell


Richard Barwell
Dean and Full Professor

Room: LMX 310
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4057
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Richard Barwell


Professor Richard Barwell began his career at the University of Bristol, in the United Kingdom, where he earned a PhD in education.  In 2006, he joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and is currently a full professor and Dean. He has served on a number of committees and held several positions within the Faculty, including Director of Graduate Studies (Anglophone Sector) from 2012 to 2016.

His research focuses on mathematics education, with particular interest in the role of language in teaching and learning mathematics. This interest first arose prior to his university career, when he taught mathematics in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Recently, he has studied how math education can address climate change.


Andersson, A. & Barwell, R. (Eds.). (2021). Applying Critical Mathematics Education.

Reid, D. A., Suurtamm, C., Savard, A., Simmt, E., Manuel, D., Lunney Borden, L. & Barwell, R. (Eds.). (2020) Researching Pedagogy and Practice with Canadian Mathematics Teachers.

Barwell, R. (2020). Learning mathematics in a second language: language positive and language neutral classrooms.

Barwell, R., Wessel, L. & Parra, A. (Eds.) (2019). Language diversity and mathematics education: new developments.

Abtahi, Y., Barwell, R., McFeetors, J. & McGarvey, L. (2019). Mathematics education in the news.


Les efforts de l'Université pour promouvoir le français

La Rotonde, March 13, 2021

University of Ottawa expands Windsor campus

University of Ottawa Media, March 10, 2021

UOttawa expanding Windsor campus to train more French teachers

CBC, March 10, 2021

The University seeks to resolve a teacher shortage in Ontario’s French-language schools

Faculty of Education - University of Ottawa, May 15, 2019


Fields of Interest

  • Mathematics education
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