Dr. Suurtamm is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the complexity of teaching mathematics with particular attention to assessment that enhances teaching and learning. She has been the Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale research projects in Ontario. She has expertise in both secondary and elementary mathematics teaching. She was the Co-Chair of the Early Math Expert Panel in Ontario and the Canadian representative on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Topic Study Group on Assessment for the upcoming International Congress on Mathematics Education.