Research Output per year
I have a vast interest in lived experiences of those who move in and out of crime and poverty. My specialist area is gangs and grounded theory methodologies. Although I do have research interests in youth work, youth studies, culture, street cultures, desistance, class relations and power. I enjoy using creative methodologies that work alongside people to explore visual and verbal meaning making I have an interdisciplinary background of psychology, sociology and criminology.I also have a strong practitioner background, being a youth worker in Glasgow for just under ten years, a mentor forex-offenders and co-ordinating sports to reduce anti-social behaviour in young people. I enjjoy working with people from all walks of lives.
My teaching interests are similar to my research interests and include street cultures, theoretical understandings and creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. I would probably say my pedagogical approach is head, hands and heart based on transformative learning practices.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
Dilemmas and Distractions of Defining a Glasgow Gang Using Constructivist Grounded Theory Mixed-Methods Research.Miller, J. Jan 2017 SAGE Publications
Research output: Other contribution
‘I trust them more than I trust myself’: detached streetwork, young people and the building of social capital in Scottish urban communitiesDeuchar, R., Miller, J. & Borchardt, L. 2017 Second International Handbook of Urban Education. Pink, W. T. & Noblit, G. W. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 1125-1149 25 p. (Springer International Handbooks of Education)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Decent Work in Scotland: Thematic Report 3: Exploring ‘Decent Work’ with People with Criminal ConvictionsMiller, J. & Borchardt, L. May 2016 UWS/Oxfam. 5 p. (UWS-Oxfam Partnership, Collaborative Research Reports Series; no. 3)
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Exploring youths' perceptions of the hidden practice of youth work in increasing social capital with young people considered NEET in ScotlandMiller, J., McAuliffe, L., Riaz, N. & Deuchar, R. 21 Apr 2015 In : Journal of Youth Studies. 18, 4, p. 468-484 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Oral presentation
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course