Tina Miller

  • Research interests

    Tina Miller's research and teaching interests include motherhood and fatherhood transitions, constructions of gender and identities, masculinities, reproductive health, narratives, qualitative research methods and ethics and she has published in these areas.

    Tina has lived and worked in the Solomon Islands and Bangladesh as well as Oxford and has a particular interest in cultural dimensions and the situated nature of everyday experiences. Tina has been engaged as an expert advisor by the World Health Organisation (Geneva), think tanks and political parties in the UK and presented her work at UNICEF headquarters (New York) as well as in Australia, India and Argentina.

    She regularly participates in TV and radio programmes in relation to her research and publications on motherhood and fatherhood and was recently selected from over 2000 entrants to attend the BBC's inaugral traning scheme for female experts.

    Impact work and current projects

    Tina has recently completed a British Academy funded project on 'Men, work and family life: A comparison of men's work/family reconciliations in the UK and Italy'. She is currently undertaking further data collection for her two longitudinal studies 'Making Sense of Motherhood' and 'Making Sense of Fatherhood'.

    Recent publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters


    Journal articles

    • Miller, T. (2018), 'Paternal and Maternal Gatekeeping? Choreographing Care',Sociologica. International Journal for Sociological Debate, Volume 12, Number 3, pp. 25-35
    • Miller, T., Smith, H. (2017), 'Establishing partnership with traditional birth attendants for improved maternal and newborn health: a review of factors influencing implementation', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Volume 17, Number 365
    • Miller, T. (2016), 'Telling the difficult things: creating spaces for disclosure, rapport and ‘collusion’ in qualitative interviews', Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 61, pp.81-86
    • Miller, T., Nash, M. (2016), ‘I just think something like the “Bubs and Pubs” class is what men should be having’: Paternal subjectivities and preparing for first-time fatherhood in Australia and the United Kingdom, Journal of Sociology
    • Dermott, E., Miller, T. (2015), More than the sum of its parts? Contemporary fatherhood policy, practice and discourse.  Families, Relationships and Societies , Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 183-195.

    Book chapters

    • Miller, T. (2014), Anticipating and experiencing birth: Men, essentialisms and reproductive realms, in M. Nash (ed.), Reframing Reproduction, Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Miller, T. (2013), Messy ethics: negotiating the terrain between ethics approval and ethical practice, in J. McClancy, A. Fuentes (eds.), Ethics in the Field: Contemporary Challenges. London : Berghahn Books.
    • Miller, T. (2013), Engaging with the maternal: tentative mothering acts, props and discourses, in S. O'Donohoe, M. Hogg, P. Maclaran, L. Martens, L. Stevens (eds.), Motherhood, Markets and Consumption: The Making of Mothers in Contemporary Western Cultures, London : Routledge.
    • Miller, T. (2012), Reconfiguring research relationships: Regulation, new technologies and doing ethical research, in T. Miller, M. Birch, M. Mauthner, J. Jessop (eds.), Ethics in Qualitative Research. Second Edition, London: Sage.