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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 was elected President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM) for a period of four years from December 2018. For the prevous six years, he was a member of the CCEAM Board. He is a Member of Council of the British Educational Leadership Administration Society (BELMAS); where he is also Co-convenor of the Race & Educational 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 Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), and 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

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects 2017 2021

DARE: None In Three - A Centre for the Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Games for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence

Jones, A., Boduszek, D., Debowska, A., Gibbs, G., Miller, P., Shagufta, S., Ma, M. E., Liu, Z. & Ochen, E. A.


Project: ResearchResearch Council - AHRC

Research Output 1990 2019

career aspiration
2 Citations (Scopus)

Leadership as Sustainability: Context and Primary School Principals in Jamaica

Miller, P., Gaynor, V., Powell, C., Powell, S. & Simpson, E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of School Leadership. 29, 2, p. 130-149 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
primary school

Overseas Trained Teachers: Race, Origin, Qualifications and Career Progression

Miller, P., 18 Apr 2019, Race, Education and Educational Leadership in England: An Integrated Analysis . Miller, P. & Callender, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

education system

Race and Ethnicity in Educational Leadership

Miller, P., Apr 2019, Principles of Educational Leadership and Management. Bush, T., Bell, L. & Middlewood, D. (eds.). Third edition ed. UK: SAGE Publications, p. 223-238 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

School Leadership, Curriculum Diversity, Social Justice and Critical Perspectives in Education

Miller, P., Roofe, C. & García-Carmona, M., May 2019, Cultures of Social Justice Leadership: An Intercultural Context of Schools. Angelle, P. S. & Torrance, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 93-119 27 p. (Intercultural Studies in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Press / Media

North-South Schools Divide 'Not Supported by Evidence'

Paul Miller


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment