Dr Emma Miller

Senior Research Fellow

Social Work and Social Policy

Personal statement

Emma Miller has been a senior research associate at Strathclyde since 2012, and was previously attached on an honorary basis from 2009. Emma has a background in social work practice, and interagency working. Since completing her PhD in 2004 she has worked between research, policy and practice on the theme of personal outcomes. Based on knowledge exchange and action research, this has focused on embedding an outcomes approach to practice, and has involved partnership between a wide range of national bodies and local organisations to re-orient culture, systems and practice accordingly. The primary purpose of this work is to support outcomes focused and person centred engagement at the frontline, with a secondary purpose to measure outcomes and use this information for service planning and improvements. In the past few years the work has drawn increasing interest from wider UK and international universities and agencies






Making personalised short breaks meaningful : a future research agenda to connect academia, policy and practice
Seddon Diane, Miller Emma, Prendergast Louise, Williamson Don, Cavaye Joyce
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Vol 22, pp. 81-94 (2021)
Person-centred care literature review
Miller Emma
Ask Me - I'm Here Too : A Research and Evaluation Project into the Lived Experiences of Young Carers Providing Care for Siblings with a Long-term Illness or Disability
Miller Emma
Ethical dilemmas : balancing choice and risk with a duty of care in extending personalisation into the care home
Miller Emma, Barrie Karen
Ageing and Society Vol n/a, pp. 1-22 (2020)
Story, dialogue and caring about what matters to people : progress towards evidence enriched policy and practice
Andrews Nick, Gabbay John, Le-May Andreé, Miller Emma, Petch Alison, O'Neill Martin
Evidence and Policy Vol 16, pp. 597-618 (2020)
Narrative recording as relational practice in social services : a case study from a Scottish carer support organisation
Miller E, Barrie K
British Journal of Social Work (2019)

More publications


Talking Hope 3
Miller, Emma (Principal Investigator)
18-Jan-2021 - 15-Jan-2022
Talking Hope
Miller, Emma (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Talking Hope: Hopeful conversations & young people whose behaviour presents risk of signif
Miller, Emma (Principal Investigator)
Talking Hope: Hopeful conversations and young people whose behaviour presents risk of significant harm
16-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2018
What Works Scotland Evidence to Action Project
Miller, Emma (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2017
Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) (H2020 MSCA RISE)
Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Knifton, Lee (Co-investigator) Miller, Emma (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
JIT Grant for Social Research
Miller, Emma (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2017

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