Jill Miller joined the CIPD in 2008 as a research adviser. Her role is a combination of rigorous research and active engagement with academics and practitioners to inform projects and shape thinking. She frequently presents on key people management issues, leads discussions and workshops, and is invited to write for trade press as well as offer comment to national journalists, on radio and TV. She specialises in absence management, employee well-being, people management in SMEs and future HR trends. She gained her Management PhD from Reading University.