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Amanda Millmore

Amanda Millmore
  • Lecturing & teaching on the undergraduate LLB programme
  • School Director of Academic Tutoring
  • University Teaching Fellow (awarded 2019)

Areas of interest

Amanda is a teaching intensive member of staff, blending pedagogy with her legal knowledge and practical experience as a barrister. Amanda is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and her PGCAP dissertation researched practical methods of embedding employability through collaborative curriculum design. Her pedagogic interests focus upon student partnerships, employability, the use of technology in teaching and student support.

Amanda's legal interests relate to vulnerable individuals in the criminal and family justice system, family law (particularly domestic abuse and coercive & controlling behaviour) and criminal law.

Teaching

  • Family Law (LW3FAM)
  • Children, Families & the State (LW3CFS) (Module Co-Convenor)
  • Tort (LW1TOR)
  • Criminal Law (LW1CRI)
  • Legal Skills (LW1LS)
  • Law & Society (LW1LAS)

Background

Amanda was called to the Bar in 1996 as a scholar of Lincoln's Inn. Amanda spent eight years practising at the Bar, specialising in criminal law, family law and personal injury work, from the Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC at 4 King's Bench Walk. During a career break she established the online training website www.legaltraining.co.uk, offering accredited Continuing Professional Development training to the legal profession from 2004 to 2019in which she wrote and commissioned CPD training courses on a range of subjects appropriate to a professional audienceShe was an accredited CPD provider for the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority and other legal professional organisations.

Amanda was a consultant to the ESRC funded research project "Access to Justice for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", advising the psychologists as to witness handling, criminal practice and procedure, particularly in relation to cross-examination. She also cross-examined a significant number of children (with and without ASDs) as part of the research project.

Amanda joined the School of Law in 2015, and is particularly keen to support aspiring advocates, devising and running advocacy training and supporting mooters within the School of Law.

Amanda is the author of the Tort law resources for Oxford University Press's "Oxford Learning Link", which includes a bank of multiple choice questions and bi-annual legal updates. She is the editor of “Core Statutes on Family Law 2022-23” (Hart Core Statutes).

Academic qualifications

MA (Cantab), Barrister, PGCAP, FHEA

  • 2019 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Reading
  • 1996 Called to the Bar as a scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • 1995 MA Law, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge

Awards and honours

Amanda has received a number of Teaching & Learning awards for her work at the University of Reading:

  • 2022: University Collaborative Award for Teaching & Learning (Blended Learning - Exploring the Experience of Disabled Law Students)
  • 2022: RUSU Teaching Excellence Award Law
  • 2021: University Collaborative Award for Teaching & Learning (as part of the Academic Tutor System project team)
  • 2020: RUSU Outstanding Student/Staff Partnership Excellence Award
  • 2019: awarded a University Teaching Fellowship

Additionally, Amanda has successfully gained funding for a number of pedagogic student-staff partnership projects:

2022

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Project:Exploring the Hidden Curriculum – Supporting Student Transitions into University and Sense of Belonging.

2021

University PLanT scheme (Partnerships in Learning & Teaching):Embedding employability skills in Law: exploring gender and intersectionality biases in assessed groupwork.

2021

Teaching & Learning Enhancement Project: Student Design of Inclusive Formative Assessments for Blended Learning & Student Mentor Panels.

2020

University PLanT scheme (Partnerships in Learning & Teaching):Blended Learning – Exploring the Experience of Disabled Law Students.

2020

Academic Tutor System Project Funding:Running Virtual Focus Groups – Investigating the Student Experience of the Academic Tutor System.

2019

Teaching and Learning Dean Funding: to design and run a collaborative, practical co-curricularInter-Professional Practical Workshop: Registered Intermediaries & Advocates in a Mock Criminal Court.

2018

University PLanT scheme (Partnerships in Learning & Teaching):Embedding EmployabilityThrough Collaborative Curriculum Design.


Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Member of the Association of Law Teachers

Publications