Davide Penazzi

Dr. Davide Penazzi

Lecturer in Mathematics

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Leighton Building, LE116

+44 (0) 1772 89 3827


Subject Areas: Mathematics

Davide is a Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire. Before this, he was a Research fellow at the University of Leeds. Davide's research interests are Mathematics Education and Model Theory.

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Davide Penazzi graduated from his PhD in Mathematics, Model Theory, in 2011 from the university of Leeds, where he remained as a research fellow until 2013, when he took a position as Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire.

Davide’s research is in model theory and applications to other areas of mathematics, such as topology and geometric group theory. More recently Davide has been researching in Mathematics Education, in particular on fostering mathematical resilience in students (from primary school to university) using facilitation, coaching, experiential games and, in general, techniques from outdoor learning.

He develops mathematical activities and delivers them in schools in UK and Benin.

Davide had an article published on The Conversation in August 2018 about challenging perceptions and helping children fall back in love with mathematics entitled ‘Maths: six ways to help your child love it’


PhD, Mathematics, Leeds University 2011.

BSc, Mathematics, University of Turin, 2007



Penazzi, Davide ORCID: 0000-0002-9732-1577 (2014) One-basesness and reductions of elliptic curves over real closed fields. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society (TRAN), 367 . pp. 1827-1845. ISSN 0002-9947

Gismatullin, J, Penazzi, D ORCID: 0000-0002-9732-1577 and Pilay, A (2014) Some model theory of SL(2,R). Fundamenta Mathematicae, 229 . pp. 117-128. ISSN 0016-2736

Gismatullin, Jakub, Penazzi, Davide ORCID: 0000-0002-9732-1577 and Pillay, Anand (2014) On compactifications and the topological dynamics of definable groups. Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, 165 (2). pp. 552-562. ISSN 01680072

Burrell, Andrew, McCready, Jo, Munshi, Zainab and Penazzi, Davide ORCID: 0000-0002-9732-1577 (2017) Developing an ‘outdoor-inspired’ indoor experiential mathematical activity. MSOR Connections, 16 (1). ISSN 2051-4220

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Mathematics: Model Theory


  • Model theory and topology
  • Mathematics education


  • MIMA
  • FHEA

External Activities

LMS Rep for UCLan


Organizer of the LYMOTS conference series.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

MA2852 – Numerical Analysis; MA3813 - Logic; MA4822 - Topology