Professor Graham Miller holds the Instituto Rodrigo Guimarães Chair of Sustainable Business at Nova School of Business and Economics, where he is also the Academic Director of the Westmont Institute of Tourism and Hospitality. Graham’s research is focused on the drivers to create greater sustainability across society, with a particular emphasis on the travel and tourism sector. He is an appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of the value of his work.
Graham is the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Surrey with university level responsibility for sustainability and employability and was also Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Until recently, Graham was chair of the Considerate Group, a company formed to promote sustainable practice in the hotel industry through the analysis of energy and water usage data. Graham is the former co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, the leading academic journal dedicated to research around promoting sustainability of the tourism industry, and sustainability through the tourism industry. From 2014-2019 Graham was the lead judge for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. These global awards recognize the best examples of sustainability in the Travel and Tourism industry annually. Graham was also an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for the Future of Sustainable Tourism. This group seeks to provide imaginative and bold solutions to the global challenges facing society, and in particular how travel and tourism intersect with these challenges.
2002 - PGCE HE University of Westminster
2001 - PHD in Management, University of Surrey
1997 - Master in Tourism Management, University of Surrey
1992 - Degree in Business, Studies University of Salford
Prof. Miller is undertaking research on regenerative and purpose-driven businesses. He is keen to hear from potential PhD students who would like to support this work, investigating any aspect of this growing approach to business. A strong element to Prof. Miller’s research has been the sustainability of the travel and tourism industry, and in particular, the improved measurement of sustainability through indicators. With a growing number of systems being developed, research around the consolidation, and greater use of technology to improve the data for managing sustainability is encouraged. A final theme to his research is around interventions to accelerate the sustainability transition amongst senior leaders of organisations.