Professor Millns' main research interests lie in the areas of European and comparative public law, constitutional law, human rights and feminist legal studies. She has recently completed a three year project funded by the European Union studying the impact of European Court of Human Rights decisions upon domestic law and politics.  The project, entitled JURISTRAS, explored from a comparative perspective, processes of human rights litigation in the European Court of Human Rights, together with their effects on national legislative reform and policy making in nine EU member states and Associate Candidate States (see the project website at:  She is currently researching a monograph on the principle of respect for human dignity.  In 2012, in her capacity as Co-Director of the Sussex European Institute, she was awarded a grant of 20,000 euros by the European Commisison Representation in the UK, for a series of workshops on 'The Future of Europe in an Age of Changes, Challenges and Chances' and in 2013 she received a similar sum for a series of events on the theme of 'Connecting with Citizens' to run during 2013/14 (see