Dr Elizabeth Miller

The Deputy Dean of PBS, Elizabeth is also our programme leader (Business Management Degrees) and a Higher Education researcher. With a PhD from the University of Sydney and an MSc Education (Higher Education) from the University of Oxford, her current research focuses on work-integrated learning (WIL) in higher education. She has a particular interest in degree apprenticeships and opportunities for undergraduate students to develop professional and academic skills through WIL.

An award-winning teacher and writer, Elizabeth brings international experience to Pearson College London having worked for universities in Australia, Cambodia, and now the UK.  Elizabeth has also worked for a boutique customer-centred design agency in Sydney, consulting and conducting research in commercial contexts.

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.
  • 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.
  • September 2018 - Asked Are Degree Apprenticeships Right for Your University? in University Business 
  • September 2018 - Presented research paper at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference - Degree Apprenticeships: Principles and Practice
  • July 2019-  Co-presented a paper on Work Integrated Learning at the Advance HE Learning and Teaching conference 
  • March 2020 - Argued that degree apprenticeships demonstrate how HEIs can improve skills & graduate outcomes through work-integrated learning in this blog for BERA