Carolyn Millar is a Senior Lecturer in the department of haematology and a Consultant Haematologist specialising in haemostasis and thrombosis. She leads the obstetric haematology service at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. Dr Millar completed undergraduate medical training at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, graduating with honours. She undertook postgraduate medical training at University College London, the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Dr Millar’s haematology training was largely undertaken at the Hammersmith, Great Ormond Street and Royal Free hospitals, where her doctoral thesis investigated the role of glycans in von Willebrand factor clearance and their relation to von Willebrand disease. Dr Millar has continued to study the configuration, function and kinetics of von Willebrand factor since being awarded a HEFCE clinical senior lectureship to start her position at Imperial College in December 2008. As well as von Willebrand disease her clinical interests include obstetric haemostasis and thrombosis, rare bleeding disorders and anticoagulant therapy. Dr Millar chairs the UK working party on von Willebrand disease and has led on the UK surveillance of vCJD in patients with bleeding disorders since 2002. She has contributed to the work of various national bodies including NHSE and NICE.
Dr Millar makes a significant contribution towards undergraduate teaching within the Faculty of Medicine and holds a variety of leadership and senior teaching positions at Imperial College. She has supervised postdoctoral research fellows, MSc., BSc., MD and PhD students. Between 2012 and 2019 she was course co-director of the intercalated BSc programme in Haematology. In 2019 Dr Millar was appointed to the position of Topic lead for Haematology for Phase I of the MBBS programme. She is an undergraduate academic tutor. In 2013 Dr Millar's teaching contribution was recognised by an Imperial College Teaching Excellence award and in 2019 she received a Masters in Education (University Learning and Teaching) with Distinction. Her pedagogical research focuses on professional identity development and draws heavily on sociocultural learning theory.
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