Panna Karlinger

BSc, PGCTHE (Aberystwyth), SFHEA

Personal profile


My main teaching areas in maths are GCSE mathematics (equivalency), Calculus and Further Algebra and Calculus, Introduction to Statistics, and foundations of Mathematics (the Mathematics Tutotial module). Within education, I have been undertaking teaching duties in various areas, including Mathematical Development in the Early Years and curriculum development in the Making Sense of the Curriculum module. I also teach Year 1 modules such as Key Skills, Child Development and Learning, Play and Learning and Safeguarding on Year 2. Finally, I also have a number of dissertation students on their final year.

Students attending my sessions are in for a fun ride, with unicorn stickers and memes on their assignments, and quick responses to emails. However, teaching does not end when the sessions finish, and so supporting students with academic and/or personal difficulties is very important for me. For this reason, I am also trained in mental health first aid to be able to better help any struggling students.

Research interests

My PhD research focuses on cyberbullying and antisocial online behaviour in higher education institutions in England and Wales and how they correlate to the Dark Tetrad and Big Five Inventory traits. My study also aims to explore victimisation amongst university teaching staff and how cyberbullying experiences affect university and student experience.

My further research areas include Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning, role of AI in HE teaching and learning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, play and play therapy, mental health in HE, and I am part of the Wales Collaborative for Learning Design (WCLD), exploring VR and 360-deg technology learning labs.


I came to Aberystwyth in 2016 after finishing high school in Hungary and went on to gain the Colin Easthope Award (2017), VC Morton Prize (2018) and Pennington Prize in Pure Mathematics (2019) for academic excellence during my undergraduate studies. I graduated in 2019 with a first class joint honours degree in Mathematics / Education, and proceeded to pursue a PhD in education which I started in September 2019 also in Aberystwyth. My PhD research focuses on cyberbullying and antisocial online behaviour in higher education, but alongside my studies I also undertake research in the areas of technology enhanced learning and teaching, AI in education and teaching mathematics. Besides my research, I also undertake duties in the Mathematics, Education and the Lifelong Learning departments, where I have been given the Mentor of the Year (2019), Postgraduate Teacher of the Year (2020) and Lecturer of the Year (2021) awards and was further nominated for Academic Representative of the Year (2019) and Creative Marker (2020). I recently also won the Exemplary Course Award (ECA, 2023) for my module, Making Sense of the Curriculum. I worked as one of the central coordinators of the Peer Guide Scheme at the university located in Student Support (2020/21), teach in the Further Mathematics Support Program for Wales (FMSPW) with Swansea University (2018 onwards), and spent a term teaching mathematics in the Lifelong Learning Department of the University of Sheffield (2021).


My main responsibilities include lecturing in Education, teaching the GCSE mathematics equivalency courses for current and future PGCE students in Lifelong Learning, and until recently, mathematics tutorials for Year 0 and Year 1 students in the department of Mathematics. I'm also the marketing lead for the School of Education, organising open and visiting days, overseeing marketing strategy and conversions. I have a number of personal tutees in Education, where I also teach a variety of modules, seminars or supervise final year dissertation students in Childhood Studies and Education degree schemes. I am also one of the mental health first aiders and first aiders of the School.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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