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Julian Miller


Julian Miller is a Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS.

Julian Miller, who was born in 1955, joined the Civil Service in 1980, after gaining a doctorate in biological sciences. Posts in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) included the Air Staff Secretariat, central finance, NATO policy and Private Secretary to the Armed Forces Minister. He was a resident member of the Civil Service Selection Board for six months. 

From 1992 to 1996, Mr Miller was attached to the Foreign Office as First Secretary and subsequently Counsellor, European Defence, at the UK Delegation to NATO. He returned to the MOD as Head of Resources and Programmes, responsible initially for the Army budget and then for co-ordinating force structure and financial aspects of the 1997 Strategic Defence Review. 

He served as Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary from 1999-2001, then as Chief of the Assessments Staff in the Cabinet Office for the next two years. He returned to MOD in November 2003, first as the Director responsible for Service Personnel Policy, then as Director Strategy and Resources from 2006.

In 2009 he returned to the Cabinet Office and the following year was appointed Deputy National Security Adviser (Foreign and Defence Policy). With the increasing volume of work in the NSC, this post was split, with him now concentrating on Defence and Nuclear issues.