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Kate is currently a Lecturer in Education. She is programme lead for the Professional Doctorate and module coordinator for the Masters Dissertation Module and Educational Research module across post graduate programmes in the School of Education.

Her research interests encompass pedagogy and currriculum making practices across educational and community contexts with a particular focus on social justice and inclusion through the use of open educational practices..

She coordinated the ERasmus+ project 'Designing Collaborative Educational Resources (COERS) for Assets-Based Community Participation (ABCP) across Europe' 2016-2019. The project focused on developing innovative and open mutli professional educational resources that can be used in the professional education for public sector professionals and a range of community focused practitioners. The project developed collaborative Open Educational Resources for use across Higher Education and work based educational contexts to promote assets based approaches to multi professional working wth communities.

Kate has worked on a number of ESRC funded Projects including the 'Literacies for Learning in Further Education project',  'The employability of older workers in the hospitality sector: personal learning strategies and cultures of learning', A TLRP Thematic seminar series ‘Contexts, Communities and Networks- : Mobilising learners’ resources and relationships in different domains’. In addition she was the princple investigator of 'the Exploring Literacies for Assessment Practices in Further Education' and the 'Cultures of Curriculum Making in School and College project'. She also undertook a British Academy funded project on 'Education, Citizenship and Democracy in Rural Bolivia: The Participation of Rural People in Post-School Education'. 

At present her research is focused on exploring open educational practices  and collaborative curriculum making across community and Higher Education contexts.


External positions

Reviewer, Journal of Educational Change

Reviewer, Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory

Membership secretary, SCUTREA

Conference committee member OER19

Conference committee member ALT 19


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Curriculum design
  • Pedagogy
  • Social justice
  • Open Education

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Assets based community participation and place making

Miller, K., McIntyre, R. & McKenna, G., 4 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. 4/2018

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  • Collaborative design of Open Educational Practices: an assets based approach

    Miller, K., McIntyre, R. & McKenna, G., 1 Apr 2018, In : Open Praxis. 10, 2

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  • Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    130 Downloads (Pure)

    The literacy practices for assessment in the vocational curriculum – the case of Hospitality

    Edwards, R., Minty, S. & Miller, K., 24 Apr 2013, In : Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 65, 2, p. 220-235 16 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Educational change in Scotland: policy, context and biography

    Priestley, M. & Miller, K., 2012, In : The Curriculum Journal. 23, 1, p. 99-116 18 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)