Staff Profiles: Richard Millican

Richard Millican

Staff Profile: Richard Millican
Senior Lecturer in Education

Richard Millican

Richard Millican

Senior Lecturer in Education


I have worked as a teacher and teacher trainer across sectors in England and overseas including Spain, Egypt and Oman. I am particularly interested in how education can help social justice and in education for sustainable development.


I started my educational career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Spain and have worked in many different sectors and environments since, in England and overseas. I am fascinated by the topic of education in its broadest sense and enjoy exploring issues with colleagues and students. I am particularly interested in the contribution education can make to a socially just and sustainable world.  


Award Title Institution Date
BEd Drama and Music The University of Hertfordshire 1981
PGCert Special Educational Needs The University of Gloucestershire 1998
MA Applied Lingustics The University of Surrey 1994


Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

British Education Studies Association

Teaching and research


What is Education?, Education Policy, Education for Change, Education and Community Development, Education and Diversity, Overcoming Barriers, Language Development, Education Research. Interactive and active learning.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Education for Sustainable Development


More publications from Richard Millican can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Project member of 'Rounder Sense of Purpose' - an Erasmus funded collaboration between the university and colleagues in Netherlands, Cyprus, Hungaray, Estonia and Italy to devise a qualification of Educators of Education for Sustainable Development.

External examining

External Examiner of BA Hons Education Studies for University of Teesside at Bradford College