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.