Dr Michele W Milner
Director of Learning and Wellbeing @ The Royal Veterinary College
Michele W. Milner, Ph.D. and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, PFHEA, is the Director of Learning and Wellbeing at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, UK where she leads a department that provides academic enhancement and student support services to the College community. The department aims to create opportunities, spaces and learning experiences that are inclusive and accessible and which build a sense of community across RVC.
It seeks to support academic staff to develop approaches to their teaching that promote intellectual and emotional flexibility, and to help students to develop skills to manage stress in order to thrive during their studies. Prior to joining RVC, Michele established the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of East London where she led on strategic projects on competency based learning and a one-device Mobile Learning project that distributed tablet devices to all students as a learning tool.
She is a lifelong educationalist with interests and expertise in critical discourse analysis, media studies, language and gender, peace studies, technology enhanced learning, student-centred and active learning pedagogies and proactive approaches to student support. She worked in Asia as a linguist, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and course director. While in Asia she also developed and implemented key strategic initiatives for transnational educational collaborations for UK and US universities.