Kate Miller

Kate Miller


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Kate is currently a Lecturer in the school of Education and Social Sciences. She is programme lead for the Professional Doctorate and teaches on a range of modules across the school.

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 is co-lead for the CARPE special interest group on Societal Challenges and is developing a network across Europe to work on challenges relating to the Sustainable Development Goals through projects, working groups, and sharing of knowledge and expertise to maximise impact.

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 working across community and Higher Education contexts with the aim of addressing UN sustainable development goals.


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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