Dr Margaret Taplin [PhD (University of Tasmania) M.Ed. (University of Tasmania) B.Ed. Diploma of Teaching] spent eight years as a primary school teacher before becoming a lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Tasmania in 1987. She has also worked in the Centre for Mathematics Education at the Open University (UK) and the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests have included gender issues in mathematics education, problem-solving with school-aged children and pre-service teachers, computer-assisted instruction, and problem-based learning.
Margaret participates in the promotion of education in human values at all levels of education , and is also interested in alternative approaches to health founding the Hei Chaung (Energy Field) Massage approach to maintaining physical and emotional well-being through the human energy field. She is an author of many articles and books. Margaret's main sporting interest is triathlon competition. A selection of her books, articles and newsletters on EHV can be found below.