About Kirsty Miller
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Wales: Bangor, before moving to Lancaster University to work as a research assistant, investigating the development of prehension in children. Whilst working as an RA, I enrolled on a part time PhD, under the supervision of Professor Mary Smyth. My PhD was completed in 2007 in Lancaster, titled, The relationship between the hands in bimanual aiming. I joined the Lincoln School of Psychology as a lecturer in the summer of 2007.
I became programme lead of BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (JHons) Psychology & Marketing, BSc (JHons) Psychology & Social Policy in 2010 and held these roles for 5 years. Programme development has been a key aspect of my practice, particularly the development of student as producer through the design and implementation of the Psychology Student Conference and Dissertation Fair. With the support of my colleagues I have built strong student engagement within Psychology and made student partnership standard practice when approaching curriculum design and programme change.
School Director of Teaching & Learning
Co-Chair of Subject Committee (with a student Co-Chair)
Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
School Student Engagement Champion
School Coordinator Peer Mentor Scheme
College of Social Science Education and Students Committee
College Board of Studies
Programme Lead: BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (JHons) Psychology & Marketing, BSc (JHons) Psychology & Social Policy.
School Coordinator Peer Assisted Study Scheme
School of Psychology Ethics Committee
Web page working group
School Director of the Student Journey – Pastoral responsibility for undergraduate students from enrolment to graduation.
Lead of Open Day Working Group – focused on changing the dynamic of opens days, emphasising student engagement.
Tutorial Change Working Group – Creating a student tutorial system to enhance key study skills.
School of Psychology Student Conference Coordinator
Member of Pedagogies of Partnership Project Advisory Group
Coordinate and teach on PSY2004M Developmental Psychology (2nd year core module) and PSY3165M Fantasy Neuroscience (3rd year elective).
Teach on Developmental Psychopathology (3rd year elective), Theories & Mechanisms in Developmental Psychology and Advanced Methods in Developmental Psychology (MSc Developmental Psychology).
Supervise 2nd year small group practicals, 3rd year dissertations, Masters and PhD students
Motor control, handedness, utilisation of sensory info to control action. Student Expectations, Engagement and Motivations
Institutional Change Leader Award
— JISC (SEDA accredited ), 2016
PhD (The relationship between the hands in bimanual aiming)
— Lancaster University, 2007
BSc (Hons) Psychology 1st
— University of Wales: Bangor, 1999
Individual Merit Award
— University of Lincoln, 2015
Student Engagement - Team Achievement Award
— University of Lincoln, 2015
Early Career Researchers Award
— Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2013
Student Experience Enhancement - Team Achievement Award
— University of Lincoln, 2012
Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
Higher Education Academy
— Senior Fellow
British Psychological Society
— Chartered Psychologist
External Activities and Consultancy
External Examiner - University of Surrey
Invited Reviewer - Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal
Invited Reviewer - Journal of Experimental Brain Research, MRC grants.