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Nicky Milner

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Life sciences
Research Supervision:

Nicky is a registered biomedical scientist with a medical microbiology background. Her research interests are antibiotic resistance and student engagement.

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Nicky completed her BSc (Hons) Microbiology degree at Reading University, before working at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, where she trained to become a biomedical scientist. She has maintained her registration with the Health & Care Professional Council after joining Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science.

Nicky is a Senior Lecturer and a Course Leader for the Foundation Year on a number of undergraduate courses. Currently, she is completing her Professional Doctorate, where she is analysing how students engage with learning documents used in preparation for team-based learning activities.


Research interests
  • Screening for pathogens (including in veterinary samples)
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Infection control practices
  • Student engagement
Areas of research supervision
  • Microbiology
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Human anatomy
  • Learning and teaching
  • Applied Nutritional Science with Foundation Year
  • Medical Science with Foundation Year
  • Pharmaceutical Science with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology, Reading University
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Biomedical Science, University of the West of England
  • PG Cert Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Anglia Ruskin University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Health & Care Professions Council (registered biomedical scientist)
  • Member of Society for Applied Microbiology
  • Member of Society for Research in Higher Education
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science, Keele University
  • External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, University of Brighton
Selected recent publications

Milner, N., 2016. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Student Engagement with Online Learning Documents. Poster presented at Society for Research in Higher Education Newer Researchers Conference, 6 December, Newport, Wales, UK.

Ludlam, H., Milner, N., Brazier, J., Davies, I.H., Perry, K., Marriott, R.K., Donachie, L. and, Curran, M., 2009. Correspondence in Journal of Medical Microbiology lkt-A encoded Leukotoxin is not a universal virulence factor in invasive Fusobacterium necrophorum infections in animals and man. pp57-58.

Birkett, C., Ludlam, H., Woodford, N., Brown, D., Brown, N., Roberts, M., Milner, N. and Curran, M., 2007. Real-Time Taqman PCR for rapid detection and typing of genes encoding CTX-M extended-beta lactamases. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56, pp52-55.