Dr Ainsley Miller

Teaching Associate

Mathematics and Statistics

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Personal statement

I am nearly approaching my 10 year Strathclyde anniversary.

I started at Strathclyde as a undergraduate students in 2011 and graduated with a BSc (Hons - First Class) in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. Following that, I then started my PhD under the supervision of Prof Tony Mulholland, Prof Gareth Pierce and Dr Katy Tant. My PhD was an interdisciplinary project between the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the department of Mathematics and Statistics and the National Physical Laboratory. I successfully defended my PhD Thesis "Reconstructing Spatially Heterogeneous Thermal Maps using Light-based Metrology Sensors" in November 2019.  This collaborative research focused on reducing the measurement errors involved in the manufacture of high value goods. To achieve this an inverse problem was solved using a Bayesian approach. 

In 2019, I began my teaching career at Strathclyde as a Teaching Assistant, I was then promoted to a Teaching Associate in 2020. I am mainly responsible for teaching statistics and at present I teach the introductory statistics module to first year undergraduate students. I also teach Medical Statistics and to keep my maths skills sharp, I also get involved with calculus classes.

 

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Prize And Awards

Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award - Teaching Innovation
Recipient
6/2022
Nominee for Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards
Recipient
7/2021
Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award - Team Award
Recipient
2021
Best Student who Tutors
Recipient
2019
Finalist at STEM for Britain
Recipient
3/2018
Best presentation by an early stage researcher
Recipient
2017

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Qualifications

I am a fully qualified Mental Health First Aider and run a Mental Health Support Service every week for students studying Mathematics and Statistics.

 

I am currently working towards my PG Cert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. Classes within the PG Cert are accredited by the Higher Education Academy to lead to professional recognition at Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA).

 

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Professional Activities

Life After PhD
Speaker
7/7/2023
Scottish Mathematical Council Prizegiving Ceremony
Contributor
8/6/2023
Anxiety Around Learning R in First Year Undergraduate Students: Mathematics vs Biomedical Sciences Students
Speaker
8/2/2023
SafeTalk
Recipient
15/12/2022
Anxiety Around Learning R in First Year Undergraduate Students: Mathematics vs Biomedical Students
Speaker
13/7/2022
Gender Based Violence - First Responder Level 3
Recipient
5/2022

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Projects

Supporting students during their transition to university
Pyper, Kate (Principal Investigator) Miller, Ainsley (Co-investigator) Jack, Eilidh (Co-investigator)
£1000 QAA funded project to employ a student intern to develop surveys which will help to assess discrepancies between the expectations of academics, school teachers, and incoming students. This will help to develop and understanding of the support our transitioning students need to help them succeed at university
10-Jan-2022 - 09-Jan-2024

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Contact

Dr Ainsley Miller
Teaching Associate
Mathematics and Statistics

Email: ainsley.miller@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3720