Denise A Miller

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

Associate Professor in Child and Educational Psychology

Key details

Dr Denise A Miller

Associate Professor in Child and Educational Psychology


Denise Miller achieved a BA in Education from the University of Greenwich. She taught in primary schools for 8 years before embarking on training to become an Educational Psychologist. Denise attained an MSc in Educational Psychology from University College London and she started working as a fully qualified Educational Psychologist in the London Borough of Lambeth. Her work mainly involved supporting parents and teachers to meet the needs of marginalised children, and those with special educational needs and disabilities through assessment, consultation and in-service training. In 2014, Denise successfully completed a Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, and then soon after she returned to the University of Greenwich, this time as a senior lecturer. In 2021, Denise achieved promotion to Associate Professor in Child and Educational Psychology.

At present, as a programme leader, senior lecturer and child and educational psychologist in private practice, Denise currently works in early years, primary and secondary school settings, as well as, further and higher education, and clinical and legal (i.e., expert witness and tribunal) contexts. Denise is passionate about undertaking research that involves examining marginalised educational professional’s and children and young people's experiences in the education sector.


Posts held previously:

  • 2005-14, Senior educational psychologist, Lambeth Educational Psychology Service 
    Provided advice on assessment, provision and intervention for vulnerable pupils, including those with special educational needs and those looked after by the local authority
  • 1996-2004, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Teacher
    Coordinated the delivery of support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
    Planning and delivering courses, schemes of work and lessons in line with the National Curriculum.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme and Module Leader. Personal Tutor, Undergraduate and Post-graduate research supervisor - Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • Early Career Researchers Representative - Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • School of Education - Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Sub-group Leader for Decolonising School of Education Curricular.

Recognition

  • Member: AdvanceHE
  • Member: Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
  • Member: Black and Ethnic Minority Educational Psychology (BEEP) Network
  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow: British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member and Reviewer: British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Member: DECP-EDI Implementation Group
  • Member: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Assistant Editor: London Review of Education (LRE)
  • Member: National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)
  • Senior Fellow: Higher Education Academy

Research / Scholarly interests

Primarily interested in undertaking research that involves investigating educational professionals' and children and young people's experiences of the education sector.

Key funded projects

  • 2015: Research and Enterprise Fund
  • 2020: ILD Research Support Funding
  • 2021: ILD Research Support Funding
  • 2021: BERA Small Grants Fund

Recent publications

Article

Miller, Denise A , Surendran, Shone, Towers, Emma (2023), Decolonising the school curriculum: a special feature. UCL Press. In: , , , . UCL Press, London Review of Education, 21: 6 (1) . pp. 1-5 ISSN: 1474-8460 (Print), 1474-8479 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/LRE.21.1.06).

Miller, Denise A and , Essex, Ryan (2023), The impact of Covid-19 on self-employed female psychologists in the UK. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 11: 100477 . pp. 1-7 2666-9153 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadr.2023.100477).

Wright, Abigail , Greenwood, Alison, Miller, Denise A, Pinto, Cynthia , British Psychological Society (2022), Experiences, quality time and managing expectations: psychologists offer advice on navigating holiday season with children during the cost of living crisis. The British Psychological Society. In: , , , . The British Psychological Society, Division of Educational and Child Psychology (doi: https://www.bps.org.uk/news/experiences-quality-time-and-managing-expectations-psychologists-offer-advice-navigating).

Wright, Abigail , Greenwood, Alison, Miller, Denise A, Pinto, Cynthia , British Psychological Society (2022), Children, young people and families: managing the holiday season during the cost-of-living crisis. The British Psychological Society. In: , , , . The British Psychological Society, Division of Educational and Child Psychology (doi: https://www.bps.org.uk/blog/managing-holiday-season-during-cost-living-crisis).

Miller, Denise A and , (2022), Using constructivist grounded theory to examine the experiences of Black British female managers: a worked example. Nova Southeastern University (NSU). In: , , , . Nova Southeastern University (NSU), The Qualitative Report, 27 (10) . pp. 2135-2156 1052-0147 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5067).

Miller, Denise A and , (2022), Race, Higher Education and special educational needs and disabilities. British Educational Research Association (BERA). In: , , , . British Educational Research Association (BERA), British Educational Research Association report series: Race & Education (doi: https://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/36996/1/race-higher-education-and-special-educational%20needs-and-disabilities).

Vseteckova, Jitka , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise A, Stoner, Charlotte R. , Smith, Lorraine , Rumyantseva, Nataliya , Miles, John , Leu, Agnes , Berger, Fabian , Jones, Kerry (2022), The uses of peer learning with older adults in formal, non-formal and informal learning activities. National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. In: , , , . National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, 2022 (CRD420) . pp. 1-6 (doi: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42022307145).

Miller, Denise A , Soni, Anita, Hobbs, Charmian, Gibbs, Simon , Malagoli, Chiara , Morgan, Gavin , Lauchlan, Fraser (2021), Guest Editorial – Black Lives Matter: making a difference for racial justice. The British Psychological Society. In: , , , . The British Psychological Society, Educational and Child Psychology, 38 (4) . pp. 5-8 ISSN: 0267-1611 (Print), 2396-8702 (Online) (doi: https://shop.bps.org.uk/educational-child-psychology-vol-38-no-4-december-2021-black-lives-matter-making-a-difference-for) NB Item availability restricted.

Essex, Ryan , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise (2021), Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry, 29: e12241 (1) ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12441).

Miller, Denise A and , (2021), Black British female managers – the silent catastrophe. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Gender, Work & Organization, 28 (4) . pp. 1665-1682 ISSN: 1468-0432 (Print), 1468-0432 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12688).

Conference item

Miller, Denise A and , (2023), Unmasking educational inequalities: the impact of Covid-19 on deaf students in HE. In: Unmasking educational inequalities: Covid-19 and deaf students in HE, 30th January 2023, Deaf Cultural Centre, Birmingham , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , Brown, Charmaine (2022), Prejudice, discrimination and racism in HE. In: Prejudice, Discrimination and Racism in HE, 16th December 2022, Cardiff Metropolitan University , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , (2022), BERA Report Series: race, Higher Education and special educational needs and disabilities. In: BERA Report Series: Race and Education, 6th Dec 2022, Online , . , (doi: https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/CSa8C915JFxMzyVIo1hUt?domain=bera.ac.uk).

Miller, Denise A and , (2022), Constructivist Grounded Theory: a method for change. In: Methods for Change: Social science methodologies for 21st century problems, 9th November 2022, University of Manchester , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , (2022), The SEND Green Paper: opportunities and challenges ahead. In: Webinar - The SEND Green Paper: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead, 15th June 2022, Online , . , (doi: https://www.bps.org.uk/events/send-green-paper-opportunities-and-challenges-ahead).

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2022), "I’m managed by a white man who's managed by a white man who's managed by a white woman who's managed by a white man”: a mixed-methods study examining the problem of institutional racism in a UK-based University. In: BERA Conference 2022, 6th - 8th September 2022, University of Liverpool University of Liverpool Guild Of Students 160 Mount Pleasant Liverpool, L3 5TR , . , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A. , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2021), Dissemination of findings on prejudice, discrimination and racism in HE to the School of Education. In: Diversity Interest Group (DIG) Autumn Conference, Wed, 22 September 2021; 10:00 – 16:30 BST, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: https://www.gre.ac.uk/research/groups/crew/diversity-interest-group).

Miller, Denise A and , (2021), Using constructivist grounded theory to examine the experiences of black British female managers. In: Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Virtual Conference: 'Horrible Histories and Feminist Futures', 07.07.2021, Online , constructivist grounded theory, Black British female managers. , (doi: ).

Miller, Denise A and , (2021), Black British female managers’ experiences of working for children and young people’s services. In: University of Greenwich Research Cafe, 23/03/2021, Online , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Miller, Denise A and , (2021), DECP Annual Conference. In: Division of Educational and Child Psychology virtual conference 25-26 March | Online, 23-24/03/2021, Online , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference proceedings

Miller, Denise A , Brown, Charmaine, Essex, Ryan (2021), Institute for Lifecourse Development Centre for Inequalities. Equality diversity and inclusion research conference. Institute for Lifecourse Development. In: , , In: Denise A Miller, Charmaine Brown, Ryan Essex (eds.), Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism: Experiences of Higher Education Staff. Institute for Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK (1st) . pp. 1-8 (doi: https://www.gre.ac.uk/events/current-events/faculty-of-education-and-health/institute-for-lifecourse-development-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-research-conference).

Other

Baker, M , Balampanidou, K, Hill, V, Miller, Denise A , Needham, Y , Pinto, C , Riviere, H , Romney, A , Taylor-Whiteway, S , Mortlock, D (2022), Consultation on revised behaviour in schools guidance and suspension and permanent exclusion guidance: response from the British Psychological Society. British Psychological Society. In: , , , . British Psychological Society, (doi: https://www.bps.org.uk/guideline/bps-response-consultation-revised-behaviour-schools-guidance-and-suspension-and-permanent).

Miller, Denise A and , (2020), CALL FOR PAPERS - Decolonising the school curriculum. UCL Press. In: , , , . UCL Press, (1st) (doi: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1684/4803/files/London_Review_of_Education_call_for_papers_-_Decolonising_the_school_curriculum.pdf?v=1602498965).

Video

Miller, Denise A and , British Educational Research Association (BERA) (2022), Digital resource: race, Higher Education and special educational needs and disabilities. BERA. In: , , , . BERA, (1st) (doi: https://youtu.be/82ILSWJUUw8).

Miller, Denise A and , (2021), Sit with the Editors. UCL - London Review of Education. In: , , , . UCL - London Review of Education, (1st) (doi: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/events/2021/may/virtual-event-sit-editor-hugh-starkey-london-review-education).

Miller, Denise and , (2020), Educational Equity Services – Launch Event. In: , 20-20 Jul 2020, , . , (doi: ).

Working paper