Prof Michelle Millar

Michelle has taught in the School of Political Science & Sociology at NUI Galway since September 1998. Teaching Policy and Public Administration to  undergraduate Arts, Public & Social Policy and Nursing & Midwifery students and postgraduate Community Development, Family Support and Social Work students, she was awarded the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017.

She has provided programme leadership at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1998, developed new programmes and served as the Chair of the School Teaching and Learning Committee 2014-18. In January 2018 she was appointed Head of School Political Science & Sociology. Michelle is a Senior Research Fellow at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and has acted as Principal Investigator on several funded research projects, the most recent an IRC Social Protection Research Innovation Award. 

The Dean of Students has particular responsibility for ensuring that the university structures, environment and support services underpin the educational and personal development of students. Michelle works in collaboration with Student Services to enrich the student experience.  Michelle is also the first point of contact for students who may wish to submit a complaint, and she holds the role of University Disciplinary Officer.

Contact Details:

Email the Dean of Students at
Or contact her office by emailing AnnMarie Gilchrist at
Phone AnnMarie on 091-495748 (internal ext. 5748) from Wednesday to Friday