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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 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) (Module Co-Convenor)

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 2019, in which she wrote and commissioned CPD training courses on a range of subjects appropriate to a professional audience. She 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.

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.

  • 2019 awarded a University Teaching Fellowship
  • 2020 won the RUSU Outstanding Student/Staff Partnership Excellence Award.
  • 2021 University Collaborative Award for Teaching & Learning (as part of the Academic Tutor System project team).

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

  • 2018: University PLanT scheme (Partnerships in Learning and Teaching) to support her Embedding Employability project which designed assessments for the final year module which became the module LW3CFS Children, Families & the State.
  • 2019: Awarded Teaching and Learning Dean Enhancement funding (with a Speech and Language Therapist colleague from PCLS) to design and run a practical co-curricular Inter-Professional Practical Workshop focusing upon the work of intermediaries and advocates within the criminal justice system.
  • 2020: Awarded funding from the Academic Tutor System Project to explore the student experience of academic tutoring. The student/staff partnership created resources to support new Law students, and their video “Top Tips” were subsequently used by the University to introduce the academic tutor system to students.
  • 2020: University PLanT scheme (Partnerships in Learning and Teaching) for a project: Blended Learning – Exploring the Experience of Disabled Law Students.
  • 2021: Teaching & Learning Enhancement Project award to create a student/staff partnership in connection with a new module (LW1LAS): Law & Society – Student Design of Inclusive Formative Assessments for Blended Learning & Student Mentor Panels.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • 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