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Richard Millican

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

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.


  • 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 & 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.


  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Resilience and Academic Buoyancy


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, Hungary, Estonia, Spain, Germany, Switzerland 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