Dr Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth is our programme leader (Business Management Degrees) and a research specialist. With a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney and an MSc Education (Higher Education) from the University of Oxford, her current research focuses on degree apprenticeships and the relationship between vocational and higher education. She is also researching work-based learning and teaching in higher education to make it more engaging and innovative.

An award-winning teacher and writer, Elizabeth brings international experience to Pearson College London having worked for universities in Australia and the UK. She led a widening participation programme for the University of Sydney and then worked on behalf of the Australian Government in a capacity building role at Svay Rieng University in Cambodia, where she was the Academic Research Advisor. Elizabeth has also worked for a boutique customer-centred design agency in Sydney, consulting and conducting research in commercial contexts and has since worked for the University of Oxford helping project manage a bid for a £20 million research grant.

What has Elizabeth been up to?

  • April 2017 - Led a workshop for Svay Rieng University, Cambodia on the topic Open Access Research for Researchers in Developing Countries.
  • July 2017 - Presented research to the Gatsby Foundation at a symposium on technical and vocational education. Degree Apprenticeships: how do they work and who are they for?Gatsby Foundation.
  • October 2017 - Co-presented a paper at the international conference “Leadership in Theory and Practice”, Newton College, Czech Republic about Degree Apprentices as Leaders.
  • November 2017 - Contributed a summary of her research into degree apprenticeshipsDegree Apprenticeships to The Edge Foundation - Our Plan for Higher Education Report.
  • April 2018 - wrote an article for Times Higher Education - Degree apprenticeships are quietly revolutionising higher education.