Dr Sharyn Livy is a Senior Lecturer of mathematics education at Monash University. Her research and teaching are driven by the desire to understand how teachers can be supported to extend their knowledge and pedagogical approaches for teaching mathematics. Improving teacher knowledge and practices were the driving force behind Sharyn’s PhD thesis, a study of pre-service teachers’ mathematical content knowledge. Sharyn’s current research includes an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project titled Exploring Mathematics Sequences of Connected, Cumulative and Challenging tasks project (EMC3) with colleagues. Her contrition to the broader mathematical education community is wide and includes past VP (Treasurer) of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and regular presenter at MAV’s annual conference.