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Denise A Miller

Dr Denise A Miller BA Hons, PGDipPsy, MSc, DECPsy

Dr Denise A Miller
BA Hons, PGDipPsy, MSc, DECPsy

Senior Lecturer

Department of Education & Community Studies

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Denise Miller is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Denise joined the university in 2014 and lectures in Child Development and Education on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is also an active researcher contributing to the research profile of the university.

She graduated from the University of Greenwich in 1996 with a BA Hons Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status, then went to teach for eight years in primary schools before embarking on training to become an educational psychologist.

She later attained an MSc Educational Psychology (from University College London) and in 2005 started working as a fully qualified Educational Psychologist in the London Borough of Lambeth. In 2014, she completed a Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, then returning to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer.

Denise has substantial knowledge of the national curriculum and maximising on effective teaching, learning and positive behaviour management strategies and interventions. She has delivered training on wide-ranging topics in relation to improving the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people.

Posts held previously:

  • 2005-14, Chartered Educational Psychologist, Lambeth Educational Psychology Service
  • 1998-2004, Special Educational Needs coordinator/designated teacher for child protection, looked-after children; ethnic minority achievement strategy teacher/class teacher, London Borough of Lewisham
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Education & Community Studies
  • Lecturer for Education Studies and Childhood & Youth Studies on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Researcher 
  • Personal tutor
  • Supervises MA/PhD research projects
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Educational Psychologist 
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice

Denise is primarily interested in examining both children and young peoples' and educational professionals' experiences of the education sector. Her most recent research study, A Grounded Theory Analysis Of Black British Female Managers' Experiences Of Working For Children And Young People's Services, was amongst the first to give Black British female managers the opportunity to reflect upon and explore their experiences of management in Children and Young People Services (CYPS). It provided decision-makers with vital information in which to base their decisions about reducing disparities within the CYPS workforce.