Mrs Nina Miller

  • Research Associate (Law)


Nina is an experienced socio-legal researcher combining the latest qualitative methods in social research with legal and policy analysis. Her work focuses on social justice, human rights, gender equality and care, migration, citizenship, social security, Brexit and state responses to COVID-19. She has a track record of designing, carrying out and managing socio-legal research and providing research-based advice and briefings and publications.

Nina joined the Law School in 2012 as a University Teaching Fellow and was the first candidate in the Law School to be awarded an ESRC Doctoral Scholarship. She is now an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Nina has taught on and convened courses on EU, UK and Scottish law. Before joining the University of Glasgow, Nina was a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School working as part of a team on a Nuffield Foundation funded research project where she looked at the legal cultural dimensions of the interaction between EU law and UK law in the area of free movement of people, immigration and citizenship. Whilst at Edinburgh University Nina completed her LLM in European Law.

Nina is a qualified solicitor in Scotland and trained at Brodies LLP. She then worked as a legal policy analyst for the Scottish Government on projects involving the coordination of legal obligations between government departments and between the Scottish Government and international bodies. Before qualifying Nina worked on a number of international human rights projects, including at the International Bar Association participating in a project training Iraqi lawyers and judges in human rights law; at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi, India, raising public awareness of human rights institutions in India and; at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, on rural women’s rights and educational attainment. Nina continues to work with NGOs and IGOs on human rights law, including the Brexit Civil Society Project, in collaboration with the Scottish Human Rights Consortium. And, most recently, for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ mission during COP26 in Glasgow.

Nina is a member of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and, the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE).

Research interests

Nina’s current research project is entitled, “The Gender Care Gap: EU Migration and Post-COVID Responses”. It is a collaboration between academic and civil society partners. This project is based on the policy relevance of a number of critical and novel findings from Nina’s PhD thesis which addresses the question of whether women and men enjoy EU free movement equally by evaluating the EU free movement rules in the context of the gender care gap. Using co-production methods, Nina is leading an international stakeholder partnership that is engaging EU civil society and the EU policy making institutions on the gender dimension of EU citizenship. Nina has received national recognition for this work and was a finalist in the the SGSSS (Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences) Research Impact Competition 2021.


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  • Constitutional Law – Level One
  • Introduction to Legal Study – Level One
  • EU Law – Level Two (previous course convener)
  • Institutions and Judicial Control of the EU - Level Three (previous course convener)
  • Immigration and Asylum Law - Level Four (previous course co-convener)
  • European Politics and Law - MSc

Additional information

Blog articles

The UK’s EU Referendum: Implications for Scotland’s Constitutional Settlement Sarah Craig, Nina Miller Westoby, Maria Fletcher

Tensions between EU and UK Law are having a negative effect on the free movement of EU citizens Jo Shaw, Nina Miller, Maria Fletcher