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Paul Miller, PhD, is a Jamaican-born, British-academic and Professor of Educational Leadership & Management in the School of Education & Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. Upon his appointment at the University of Huddersfield in 2016, Paul became the first black academic to be appointed to a Professorship in Educational Leadership & Management at a British university. 
An internationally respected academic, Paul is a Member of the Board of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM); where he is also a Member of the Publications Committee. He is a Member of Council of the British Educational Leadership Administration Society (BELMAS); where he is also Co-convenor of the Race & Leadership Research Interest Group. He is also President of the Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership- Jamaica (IEAL-J); where he is Convenor of the Leadership & Social Justice Research Interest Group.  He is also a member of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Technical Working Group on Educational Leadership & Teaching Innovation. 
He is on the board of several international peer reviewed journals and is currently co-editor for Power & Education (P&E) and Associate Editor for Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) and International Studies in Educational Administration (ISEA). 
He has substantial experience of Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance and has recently been or is currently Programme External Examiner for master's courses in education at: University of Sheffield; University of Suffolk; University of Nottingham; University of Leicester; University of Roehampton; Strathclyde University (Scotland). He has been Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University; Reader in Education at Brunel University London and Professor of Educational Leadership & Management, at the University of Technology- Jamaica. He is a qualified secondary school teacher with teaching experience both in Jamaica and England (both inner and outer London). 
He has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his research on teacher migration/overseas trained teachers in England, and his work on Corruption in Education in Jamaica and England has been included in UNESCO-IIEP’s database of research into Corruption in Education.  
He is Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).  

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Interaction between Educational Policy and the practice of School Leadership
  • Principal Decision-Making
  • Race & Leadership
  • Teacher Migration & Identity (Overseas Trained Teachers)
  • Corruption in Education (Principal Selection and Teacher Progression)
  • Cross-border approaches to teacher/ principal development
  • Cross- Cultural/ Intercultural approaches to researching in educational leadership

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2007 2018

career aspiration
Open Access

Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs) in England: surviving or thriving?

Miller, P. 27 Jul 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Management in Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
migration policy
working life
Open Access
education system

The Nature of School Leadership: Global Practice Perspectives

Miller, P. 2018 1 ed. UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 220 p. (Intercultural Studies in Education)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

school book
school research