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Professor Doug Miller

Professor in Workers Rights in Fashion

BA (Hons), PhD


Professor Doug Miller has 30 years experience in teaching, researching and communicating on the issues surrounding equality, corporate responsibility and industrial relations.  In 2000, Doug was seconded from Northumbria University to the Brussels based Global Union: International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation – an organisation that represents over 230 trade unions in 110 countries worldwide.  Over the next 8 years he worked as Research Director, co-ordinating research projects into supply chain developments in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors.   This culminated in the development of the first international framework agreement in the sector between the Global Union and Inditex S.A. – the Spanish multinational and world’s largest retailer.  It also led to their joint sponsorship of Doug’s role here at Northumbria School of Design.

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