Dr Bonnie Millar

Research Assistant (Tinnitus Etiology and Management)

Bonnie graduated from Trinity College Dublin where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. She then studied at the University of Nottingham where she completed an M.A. in Medieval English and later gained her PhD in English Studies in 2000 by examining the fourteenth-century alliterative romance entitled the “Siege of Jerusalem” in its social, literary and historical contexts. In 2014 she received an additional M.A. in English Language and Literature from Trinity College Dublin.  During and following the completion of her PhD, Bonnie held tutorships at the W.E.A., University of Nottingham and the University of Leicester, before becoming audit and compliance co-ordinator at Central College (formerly Castle College). She holds postgraduate qualifications in both management and teaching.  Bonnie joined the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU to work on the QUIET-1 clinical trial and was appointed to the post of Research Assistant, Tinnitus from February 2016.

Expertise summary
Bonnie has extensive knowledge of audit and compliance policies and procedures and ensures the correct guidelines are adhered to. She has delivered and supported a range of successful processes to improve quality assurance and to ensure data can be both reconciled and validated. Since joining the unit, she has worked on the multi-centre clinical trial QUIET-1 co-ordinating recruitment and trial activities, whilst maintaining the investigator site file.

She has authored a critical study of the Siege of Jerusalem, and publishes on alliterative poetry, medieval romances, gender theory, medical humanities and sound studies. Publications include a paper entitled "Hero or Jester: Gawain in Middle English Romances and Ballads" in Le Personnage de Gauvain dans la literature européenne du Moyen Âge ed. Marie-Françoise Alamichel, a chapter on “Key Critics,Concepts & Topics” in the Continuum Handbook of Medieval British Literature, "A Measure of Courtliness: Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle” in Cultures Courtoises en Mouvement: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress of the International Society of Courtly Literature and contributions to the Facts on File Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry.

In her current role Bonnie hopes to bring together her expertise in critical theory, research methodology, textual analysis and audit to facilitate the transfer of research data pertaining to studies conducted within the Tinnitus etiology and management research area into a single data repository.