Jennifer Milne

Milne, Jennifer



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Jennifer is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Education and Social Work. She leads the teaching on the PGDE English course along with the teaching on Literacy across the Curriculum for the PGDE Programme. She teaches on the MA(Hons) programme on Languages and Literacy with particular focus on reading and writing instruction. She  studied English Literature and Language at Glasgow University, qualified in teaching at Jordanhill in Glasgow and began her career as a Secondary English teacher in Dundee in 1999. She gained an ATQ and Professional Recognition in P.E. in 2009 and completed an accelerated BSc(Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise degree. She was awarded a fees scholarship for her PhD in the Social Psychology of Sport at Stirling University which she completed in 2017: mixed methods research analysing group processes and performance in elite motor sport teams. She taught on various undergraduate modules in sport, exercise and health between 2011 and 2017 at Stirling University and then on the MSc Sport Psychology Programme from 2017-2020. She was an Associate Tutor for Glasgow University on the MSc Education Programme from 2020 -2022. Throughout her career, Jennifer has led on health and wellbeing across the curriculum. She established her own Research Consultancy in 2017 conducting Educational Impact Evaluations in various schools in North Lanarkshire and Glasgow. She was awarded Professional Recognition in Research and Assessment in 2019. Latterly she taught English in Perth and Kinross and Fife. Jennifer was awarded an EIS Action Research Grant in 2020 and led a research project examining adolescents' experiences of reading over the pandemic. She is currently in a research network with the Education Resources Group on the Specific Learning Difficulties Network in Scotland (SLDN). She is currently leading a research collaboration examining Teachers' Current Literacy Practices in Scotland.

Research interests

  • Structured Literacy and Educational Practice
  • Education Resources for Dyslexia and SpLDs
  • Supporting Neurodiverse Learners
  • Inclusive Practice and Pedagogy
  • Reading/Literacy and Equity
  • Structured Literacy Interventions 
  • Narrative Methods and Theory 
  • Group Dynamics and Team Cohesion 
  • Stories in Sport and Education
  • Performance Pressures in Sport and Education


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