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Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Bradford

I am currently Senior Consultant at the Danish Technological Institute and have Visiting Senior Research Fellowships at both Galway University (Ireland) and Bradford University (UK), as well as earlier at Brunel University (UK). I am an alumnus from London University UK, was a founding academic in 1971 of the UK’s Open University, have since taught at Aarhus University in Denmark, and also run my own consulting research company since 2012. With an educational background in both the social and pure sciences as well as in pedagogy, I have over forty years’ experience working with governments, development agencies, and private and civil sectors in all parts of the world (currently Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia). My current work ranges across social, inclusive and open innovation; harnessing innovations with nature; sustainable development and the SDGs; public service innovations; good governance and digital governance; the maker movement; the so-called fourth industrial revolution; as well as smart green cities and issues related to urban, rural and regional development. Current and recent EC projects include URBINAT nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration, the Social Innovation Community project, the Social Innovation Driving Force for Social Change project (in particular on social innovation in support of poverty reduction and sustainable development), and I am participating in a JRC ISPRA supported COST project on citizen science. I have also supported the EC’s DG R&I and DG CONNECT in developing the H2020 work programmes for 2016-20, for example as rapporteur for the External Advisory Group for SC6 (social sciences and humanities). I am working with the World Bank on their support for the Indian smart city programme in collaboration with South Korean colleagues; have co-authored the knowledge societies policy handbook for UNESCO; and for UNDESA in New York recently prepared a background paper on innovation and inter-connectivity for social development in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. I also regularly provide consultancy services for the OECD, and undertake research funding evaluations for the EC, the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Division and for the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.

The following are my published and accepted peer-reviewed publications since 2015 (apart from the four as lead or main author in the forthcoming book, “Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities”, edited by Sylvie Albert, published by Cambridge Scholars):
▪ Millard J, Wageih M, Meldrum B (2019 forthcoming) Social innovation in Africa, in book Hulgård L, Carney S, Banerjee S (2019 forthcoming) “People centered social innovation: global perspectives on an emerging paradigm”, Taylor & Francis / Routledge.
▪ Millard J, Sorivelle MN, Deljanin S, Unterfrauner E, Voigt C (2018) Is the maker movement contributing to sustainability? published in Sustainability as part of the Special Issue Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability, Sustainability 2018, 10, 2212; doi:10.3390/su10072212:
▪ Millard J, Thomasen L, Pastrovic G, Cvetkovic B (2018) “A roadmap for e-participation and open government: empirical evidence from the Western Balkans”, published in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2015-16), Galway, Ireland, 4 to 6 April 2018, the ACM Press.
▪ Millard J (2018) The maker movement in Europe: empirical and theoretical insights, in the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on ICT4S (ICT for Sustainability), Toronto, Canada, 14-18 May 2018
▪ Millard J (2018) “Networks, communities and value chains in digital social innovation for social services”, chapter in book “ICT-enabled social innovation for the European social model: a multi-disciplinary reflection and future perspectives from Internet Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Socio-Economics”, to be published by IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
▪ Millard J (2017) Cities and Urban Living at the Crossroads, in the book “Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation and Sustainability”, Volume 10595 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Springer Nature, Chennai, India.
▪ Millard J (2017) “Government 3.0: next generation government technology, infrastructure and services” book jointly edited with Adegboyega Ojo, including authorship of two chapters: “European strategies for e-governance to 2020 and beyond” and “Technology innovations in public service delivery for sustainable development”, published by Springer, New York.
▪ Dwivedi YK, Weerakkody V, Janssen M, Millard J, Hidders J, Snijders D, Rana NP & Slade EL (2017) Driving Innovation through Big Open Linked Data (BOLD): Exploring Antecedents using Interpretive Structural Modelling. Information Systems Frontiers.
▪ Millard J, Weerakkody V, Missi F, Kapoor K & Fernando G (2016) “Social innovation for poverty reduction and sustainable development: some governance and policy perspectives”, published in the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2015-16), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 to 3 March 2016, the ACM Press.
▪ Omar, A, Weerakkody V, Millard, J (2016) "Digital-enabled Service Transformation in Public Sector: Institutionalization as a Product of Interplay Between Actors and Structures During Organisational Change", published in the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2015-16), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 to 3 March 2016, the ACM Press.
▪ Millard, J (2015) Open governance systems: Doing more with more, Government Information Quarterly, 12 September 2015:
▪ Millard, J (2015) “The digital divide and the post-2015 development debate” in Digital Divides: The New Challenges and Opportunities of e-Inclusion, Taylor and Francis Publishing Group, Abingdon, UK.

Full CV is available on request.