Miles teaching focuses on gendered performance. He studied at The Birmingham School Of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, and graduated from Leicester Polytechnic with a 2:1 BA Honours Degree in drama. Miles has taught at De Montfort University, Coventry University and at Goldsmiths for over ten years, as well as coaching privately.
As part of the second year Questions of Performance course Miles teaches gendered performance and gender transformation. On the first year Questions of Dramaturgy course he teaches the use of pause and silence within the context of gendered performance.
Miles research specialism is gay camp practice. Related research interests include queerness, gay theatre, historical and contemporary drag performance, anti-drag performance, and gender transformation.
Miles has worked in different fields that concern theatre and performance. He has been a drama workshop facilitator with young people with leaning difficulties and with people with moderate to severe physical disabilities. He has also been a communications trainer, a community drama project coordinator, and a dresser in wardrobe departments within theatres and in television.
Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist
Thompson, Miles; Bond, Frank W. and Lloyd, Joda. 2018. Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, ISSN 2212-1447
Increasing global freedoms : the role of psychological flexibility
Thompson, Miles. 2016. Increasing global freedoms : the role of psychological flexibility. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London