Professor Dorothy Miell OBE

Dorothy Miell

The environment in IASH has always struck me as a genuine academic community where the priorities are clear; to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas in a highly collegial atmosphere and to nurture new collaborations.

Professor Dorothy Miell

Professor Dorothy Miell OBE is Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Chair of the IASH Advisory Board.  She joined the University of Edinburgh in March 2010.  Dorothy is Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences which includes 11 schools covering a broad sweep of academic and professional subjects.

Dorothy is by background a Social Psychologist, working on relationships and communication and especially how these are involved in the process of collaborative working across disciplines. She studies how different groups work together on creative projects such as composing and performing music.  She collaborates with colleagues within both academic and professional arts settings in the UK, Europe and the USA on this work. 

Dorothy became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015 and is a member of their Grants Committee.  She is a member of the Council of the Edinburgh International Festival, of the Board of Directors of Scottish Opera and of the Academic Board at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Dorothy recently served as President of the British Psychological Society and is a former Chair of its Psychology Education Board as well as a Trustee, and remains a Fellow of the Society. She was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to higher education and psychology.