Dr Susie Miles teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and supervises doctoral students. Her teaching and research interests are focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. She is currently the Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee for the School of Environment, Education and Development and is leading on the Athena Swan bronze application.
She is the founding coordinator of the Enabling Education Network (EENET), established in 1997 as an information-sharing network which supports and promotes the inclusion of marginalised groups in education worldwide. Prior to joining the University, she worked as a teacher of deaf children, in the UK and in Swaziland, and as Save the Children UK's Regional Disability Adviser for Southern Africa, she was centrally involved in developing inclusive education and community based programmes with and for disabled people in seven African countries over a period of 12 years.
She has worked as a grant holder and consultant with a range of international organisations, including UNESCO, UNICEF, the UK Department for International Development, Save the Children (UK), Leonard Cheshire International, Handicap International and Deaf Child Worldwide.