Alison Louise Milner
  • Kroghstræde 3, 3-208

    9220 Aalborg Ø



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Research profile

My doctoral research was a critical study of policy discourses of teacher professionalism in England and Sweden. Through the discursive analysis of policy documents and elite interviews, I explored the role played by policy stakeholders in the construal of discourses of teacher professionalism, the processes of their construction within each social context, and areas of influence and compromise. 

My research interests include teacher professionalism, teachers' work, teachers' professional learning and development, education policy, comparative education, European education systems, narrative inquiry and discourse analysis.

Teaching profile

I teach or have taught on the following undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes:


Undergraduate study programmes

Organisational Learning (Organisatorisk Læring)

Semester 2 Module: Scientific Theory and Qualitative Methods

  • The Qualitative Interview
  • Focus Groups
  • Documentary Research and Text Analysis
  • Critical Theory and Discourse Analysis

(Module coordinator, spring 2022)

Semester 5 Module: Learning and Organisation from a Global Perspective

  • Theories of Globalisation
  • International Organisations' Role and Meaning the Creation of a Global Education Space

(Module coordinator, autumn 2021)


Postgraduate study programmes

Processes of Learning and Change (Læring og Forandringsprocesser)

Semester 7 Module: Methodology and Processes (Metodologi og Processer)

  • Comparative Research Design (Komparativ forskningsdesign)

Semester 8 Module: Education, Pedagogy and Didactics (Uddannelse, Pædagogik og Didaktik)

  • Global Agendas - National Education Systems - Local Practices (Globale agendaer, nationale uddannelsessystemer - locale praxisser). Workshop with Professor Mette Buchardt and Professor Christian Ydesen.


I am also a PBL (problem-based learning) individual and group supervisor, examiner and internal moderator for postgraduate programmes.

I have completed the university pedagogy course for assistant professors (Adjunktpædagogikum), a nationally recognised programme for teaching in higher education. 

In addition, I am a qualified secondary school teacher of modern foreign languages (French, German and Spanish) in England and Sweden. With ten years' experience as a teacher and middle leader, I have worked in state comprehensive schools in England and for-profit and not-for-profit free schools in Sweden. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 201530 Sep 2019

Award Date: 24 Jul 2020


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