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Dr Sophie Mills

MA (Coventry University), PG Certificate in Higher Education (Coventry University), PhD (Univeristy of Birmingham)
Assistant Professor in HRM/OB

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466199
Location: C73 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Sophie Mills specialises in the areas of human resource development (HRD), management education and organisational change. Her current research interests include learning and practice in HRD, management education, academic career development, reflexivity and innovative approaches in doctoral student development.

Sophie is module convenor for the 'Contemporary Developments in HRM and Organisations' and for the PhD 'Introduction to Research Design and Data Analysis' modules. Sophie holds the administrative role of Conduct Officer for the Business School.

Sophie is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. She holds the external roles of Co-Chair of the British Academy of Management's (BAM) Research Methods Special Interest Group and Joint Executive Secretary for the University Forum for HRD (UFHRD). In addition, Sophie holds a position within the UFHRD's Research Activities Group.

Administrative Roles
Conduct Officer
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Contemporary Developments in HRM and Organisations (N13436)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

External Exminerships & Validations
2013 - 2013    External advisor for the University of Westminster in their CIPD revalidation
Current Research Activities
Management Education Academic Career Development Reflexivity Human Resource Development The Management of Change.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Stewart, J. , Mills, S. and Sambrook, S. (2015), "HRD Programs in the United Kingdom", Advances in Developing Human Resources, Vol.17(2), 162-179.

Mills, S., Trehan, K. and Stewart, J. (2014), "Academics in pursuit of the part-time doctorate: pressures and support issues associated with the career development of business and management academics", Human Resource Development International, Vol.17(4), 438-458.

Chapters in Books

Mills, S. and Lee, A. (2015), "'The role of Radical Reflexivity in Academics' meaning-making of career development'", in Realising Critical HRD Stories of Reflecting, Voicing, and Enacting Critical Practice, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.



Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667