Jaimie Miller-Friedmann

Many years ago, I studied Biology and English as an undergraduate in the US. During my undergraduate career, I began working in the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, where I continued my research after graduating.

I then moved to New York City, where I attended graduate school, earning a Master’s Degree in Film Theory and Critical Theory. Whilst studying for my second degree, I began teaching English Literature as an Adjunct Lecturer in a nearby university. After graduating, I continued working as an Adjunct and took a position as a Science Teacher in a New York City public high school. I taught Biology and Physics to students ranging from 13 to 23 years old, whilst simultaneously maintaining my post teaching Literature to university students (once one of the students to whom I taught Physics became one of my Literature students!). I then moved back to Boston and took a short-term position as a Chemistry teacher in a suburban high school. I then began working for the Science Education Department at Harvard University, researching Science Education from a number of different angles. During my time there, I interviewed children, developed DDMC, survey, and questionnaire items, conducted professional development sessions (and projects), did a lot of quantitative analyses, and disseminated findings, among other duties. At Oxford, I’m taking the opportunity to hone my skills and to develop new ones, including conducting affective life story interviews. I’m also trying to take advantage of all that Oxford has to offer!

The greatest surprise I have had so far at Oxford was finding out I was pregnant with my first child during Noughth Week of my first Michaelmas Term. She is now growing up quickly and teaching me everyday that the world is an amazing, wonderful place.



Sadler, P. M., Sonnert, G., Coyle, H. P., Cook-Smith, N., & Miller, J. L. (2013). The Influence of Teachers’ Knowledge on Student Learning in Middle School Physical Science Classrooms. American Educational Research Journal, 50(5): 1020-1049.

Sadler, P. M., Coyle, H., Smith, N. C., Miller, J., Mintzes, J., Tanner, K., & Murray, J. (2013). Assessing the life science knowledge of students and teachers represented by the k-8 national science standards. CBE life sciences education, 12: 553–575.

Ward, R.B., Sienkiewicz, F. Sadler, P., Antonucci, P., & Miller, J. (2013). Exploring the Hidden Structure of Astronomical Images: A” Pixelated” View of Solar System and Deep Space Features! Astronomy Education Review, 12(1).

Ward, R. B., Miller-Friedmann, J., Sienkiewicz, F., & Antonucci, P. (2012). Outward Bound to the Galaxies–One Step at a Time. Science Scope, 35(6): 52–55.

Speiser, R., Heffner-Wong, A., Miller, J. L., Schneps, M. H., & Sonnert, G. (2012). Why is paper-and-pencil multiplication difficult for many people? The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31: 463-475.

Dabney, K. P., Tai, R. H., Almarode, J. T., Miller-Friedmann, J. L., Sonnert, G., Sadler, P. M., & Hazari, Z. (2012). Out-of-School Time Science Activities and Their Association with Career Interest in STEM. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 2(1): 63–79.

Miller, J. L., Ward, R. B., Sienkiewicz, F., & Antonucci, P. (2008). ITEAMS : An Out-Of-School Time Project to Promote Gain in Fundamental Science Content and Enhance Interest in STEM Careers for Middle School Students, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 9(4): 76-80.

Sadler, P.M., Coyle, H., Miller, J.L., Cook-Smith, N., Dussault, M., & Gould, R.R. (2009). The Astronomy and Space Science Concept Inventory: Development and Validation of Assessment Instruments Aligned with the K–12 National Science Standards. Astronomy Education Review, 8(1).

Hamblin, M R, Miller, J. L., Rizvi, I., Loew, H. G., & Hasan, T. (2003). Pegylation of charged polymer-photosensitiser conjugates: effects on photodynamic efficacy. British journal of cancer, 89(5): 937–43.

Hamblin, Michael R, Miller, J. L., Rizvi, I., & Ortel, B. (2002). Degree of substitution of chlorin e6 on charged poly-L-lysine chains affects their cellular uptake, localization and phototoxicity towards macrophages and cancer cells. Journal of X-ray science and technology, 10: 139–52.

Hamblin, Michael R, Miller, J. L., Rizvi, I., Ortel, B., Maytin, E. V, & Hasan, T. (2001). Pegylation of a Chlorin e6 Polymer Conjugate Increases Tumor Targeting of Photosensitizer, Cancer Research, 61(19): 7155–7162.

Hamblin, M R, Miller, J. L., & Ortel, B. (2000). Scavenger-receptor targeted photodynamic therapy. Photochemistry and photobiology, 72(4): 533–40.

Duska, L. R., Michael, R., & Miller, J. L. (1999). Combination Photoimmuno- therapy and Cisplatin: Effects on Human Ovarian Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 91(18): 1557–1563.


Jaimie L. Miller-Friedmann, “Repositioning the Gender Gap in UK Physics and Biology,” presented at STORIES Conference, Oxford, 2015.

Jaimie L. Miller-Friedmann, “Repositioning the Gender Gap in STEM,” presented at the British Education Research Association Annual Conference, London, 2014.

Jaimie L. Miller-Friedmann, Gerhard Sonnert, Katherine P. Dabney, & Philip M. Sadler, “The Effect Out-of-School-Time Programs on Career Choices in STEM,” Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.

Philip M. Sadler & Jaimie L. Miller, “Adaptations and Improbable Foundations: Evolution Misconceptions Uncovered and Assessed,” Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.

Bruce R. Ward, Jaimie L. Miller, Frank Sienkiewicz, Paul Antonucci, “ITEAMS: Increasing the Self-Identification for Girls and Underserved Youth in Pursuing STEM Careers,” The 5th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics Proceedings, Volume 1, 2011.

  1. Bruce Ward, Jaimie L. Miller, “ITEAMS (Innovative Technology-Enabled Astronomy for Middle Schools), Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2011.

Jaimie L. Miller-Friedmann, Gerhard Sonnert, Zahra Hazari, Philip M. Sadler, “Bridging the Gender Gap: Equality vs. Equity,” Paper presented at the 84th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL, April, 2011.

Jaimie L. Miller, Gerhard Sonnert, “Factors Predicting Students’ Persistence in Science,” Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Philip M. Sadler, Jaimie L. Miller, “MOSART Life Science: Assessing Student Under- standing of the K–4 Life Science Standards,” Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Gerhard Sonnert, Jaimie L. Miller, “Project PRiSE: Persistence Research in Science and Engineering,” Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2009.

Jaimie L. Miller, Zahra Hazari, Gerhard Sonnert, Philip M. Sadler, “What can high school teachers do to help female students persist and succeed in college science?” Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference, Boston, MA, 2008.

Title of thesis:
Repositioning the gender gap in UK physics and biology: behind the numbers

Dr Judith Hillier

Research interests:
Science education; Gender; Higher Education; Identity; Sociology and Psychology in Education; Equality in Education


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • Wolfson College

Research groups

  • Quant SIG
  • Quantitative Methods Hub
  • Subject Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education and Professional Learning