Dorothy Miell is an experienced Higher Education practitioner and leader with a personal research record focussed on the workings of the creative and performing arts, and extensive experience of designing, quality assuring, teaching and examining at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dorothy has held senior roles at The Open University and the University of Edinburgh where she has developed extensive experience of the sector and how it operates both on campus and online. She has also been extensively involved with national and international bodies and organisations working on professional accreditation and academic standards, as well as education and policy development in the creative arts.

Dorothy has extensive governance experience as a Trustee/Board member – currently as Vice Chair of the Board at Scottish Opera and member of its Finance and General Purposes Committee, but she has also served as a Trustee and Chair of the British Psychological Society, as an elected member of The Open University’s Governing Council and (until June 2019) was a member of the Edinburgh International Festival Board and its Finance and Resources Committee.

Dorothy has also been in attendance at the regular meetings of the University of Edinburgh’s Court since her appointment as Vice Principal in 2010. She has expertise from her professional academic experience and management responsibilities across the HE sector in terms of all aspects of teaching, research, staff and student development and support, as well as of HE financing and policy frameworks, ethical, equality and diversity issues, international markets, reputational management, estate developments and philanthropic opportunities.