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Reader in Human Geography, Loughborough University

Dr Sarah Mills' research focuses on youth citizenship, informal education and volunteering in both contemporary and historical contexts.

Her forthcoming book, 'Mapping the Moral Geographies of Education: Character, Citizenship and Values', will be published in September 2021. Her previous research has been funded by the ESRC, AHRC and RGS-IBG. Notably, a recent ESRC-funded project on National Citizen Service (NCS) and projects on several British youth movements. She has co-edited two collections on ‘Informal Education, Childhood & Youth’ (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and ‘Politics, Citizenship and Rights’ (2016, Springer).

She is currently a Co-Investigator on an ESRC/GCRF project on youth volunteering in Uganda led by Northumbria University as well as an ESRC project on children and young people’s experiences of gaming/gambling led by Newcastle University.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Human Geography , Loughborough University