Dr Jo Milner

Dr Jo Milner


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  • E: j.milner@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Tuesdays 12-2pm


Experience: Jo Milner is currently a Lecturer in Sociology (Human Rights) in the Division of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Salford, and has held previous posts at University of Glasgow, The University of Reading, The Faculty of Health Care & Medical Sciences at Kingston University and St Georges Medical School, Robert Gordon University and University of Bolton.


Protecting Human Rights, Globally, Locally and Everyday   (PG)  

Crime, Terror and Human Rights (PG)

Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (PG)

Trials and Truth Commissions (PG)

State Terror (PG)

Fieldwork Placement (PG)

Dissertation (PG/PG)

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (PG)

Independent Learning (UG)

Regenerating Communities (UG)

Thinking Sociologically (UG)

Youth Crime and Justice (UG)

 Victimology (UG)

 Academic Skills and Practice (UG)

 Criminal Justice and Human Rights (UG)

Extended Essay (UG)

Research Interests

Socio-legal studies, human rights and equality (older and/or disabled people), and more recently socio-economic rights and beginning and end-of-life decisions

Qualifications and Memberships

2005       Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Exam); University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

1992       PhD Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

1988       Awarded 3 year PhD Research Scholarship Funding

1985       MA (Hons) Sociology; Aberdeen University

Member of Socio-legal Studies Association

Member of Justice

Member of Centre for Social Research: University of Salford



Kang-riou, N., MILNER, J and Nayak, S (Editors 2012) Confronting the Human Rights Act: Themes and Perspectives, Routledge (Law), London

Allan, C, MILNER, J and Price, D (2002) Home is Where the Start is: The Housing and Urban Experiences of Visually Impaired Children, Policy Press, Bristol

Chapters in Books

MILNER, J., and Bourne, L (2012) The Human Rights Act and Assisted Dying: ‘The (Most) Unkindest Cut of all’ in Confronting the Human Rights Act: Themes & Perspectives, Routledge (Law), London

MILNER, J (2012) EU Equality Law: From Protecting ‘Groups’ to Protection of All,  in Wetzel, J (Ed) The EU as A Global Player in the Field of Human Rights Law, Routledge (Law), London

Jenkins, P., MILNER, J and Sharpe, T., (2010) A Brief Historical Review of Community Technical Aid and Community Architecture in Jenkins, P and Forsyth, L Eds) Architecture, Participation and Society, Routledge (Architecture), London

MILNER, J (2005) Disability & Inclusive Housing Design: Towards a Life-course Perspective, in Housing and Social Policy: Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives, Somerville, P and Sprigings, N, (Eds), Routledge, London

MILNER, J and Madigan, R (2001) The Politics of Accessible Housing in the UK, in Inclusive Housing in an Ageing Society, Peace, S and Holland, C (Eds), The Policy Press, Bristol

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

MILNER, J and Madigan, R (2004) Regulation and Innovation: Rethinking ‘Inclusive’ Housing Design, Special Issue on Housing Quality, Disability & Design, Imrie, R(Ed) Journal of Housing Studies, Volume 19, No 5, pp. 727-744

Allan, C and MILNER, J (2004) I don’t know what you are trying to establish’: the socio-environmental ‘problems’ of visually impaired children, Journal of Social Policy & Society, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-10

Madigan, R and MILNER, J (1999) Access for All: Housing Design and the Disability Discrimination Act, Critical Social Policy, Volume 19, No 3, August, pp. 396-409

Sim, A, J., MILNER, J., Love, J and Lishman, J (1998) Definitions of Need: Can Disabled People and  Care Professionals Agree?  Disability & Society, Volume 13, No 1, pp. 53-74