Dr Ainsley Miller

Teaching Associate

Mathematics and Statistics


Personal statement

I am a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. I am also the Year 2 Co-ordinator within the department. I started my post in August 2019, and have been Year 2 Co-ordinator since August 2023.

I am a true Strathclyder having completed both my undergraduate (BSc Hons Mathematics, Statistics and Economics) and PhD (interdisciplinary project between the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the department of Mathematics and Statistics and the National Physical Laboratory) at Strathclyde. 

As a Teaching Fellow, I mainly teach statistics modules in Year 2 (Probability and Statistical Inference), 4 (Medical Statistics) and 5 (Statistical Machine Learning). I am also the MSc Project Co-ordinator, and supervise a wide variety of undergraduate and MSc dissertations.

My pedagogical research is all about student mental health and easing the transistion between school and university. I am a qualified first aider, and mental health first aider and run a successful Mental Health Support Service within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

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In the Academic Year 2023/24, I am involved in the following modules

On-campus modules

  • MM104: Statistics and Data Presentation (Class Tutor)
  • MM204:  Probability and Statistical Inference (Lecturer and Class Co-ordinator)
  • MM415/MM909: Medical Statistics (Lecturer)
  • MM960: Statistical Machine Learning (Lecturer and Class Co-ordinator)

On-line modules

  • MM139/MM142: Pre-sessional Mathematics (Lecturer)
  • MM922: Foundations of Probability and Statistics (Lecturer and Class Co-ordinator)
  • MM927: Medical Statistics
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Professional Activities

Life After PhD
Scottish Mathematical Council Prizegiving Ceremony
Anxiety Around Learning R in First Year Undergraduate Students: Mathematics vs Biomedical Sciences Students
Anxiety Around Learning R in First Year Undergraduate Students: Mathematics vs Biomedical Students
Gender Based Violence - First Responder Level 3

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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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Dr Ainsley Miller
Teaching Associate
Mathematics and Statistics

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

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