Professor of Indigenous Research, Indigenous Research Unit
Professor Adrian Miller is of the Jirrbal people of North Queensland and is the Professor of Indigenous Research at Griffith University leading the Indigenous Research Network. His previous appointments include Professor and Head of School at Southern Cross University’s College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, Founding Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University and Deputy Head of School at James Cook University’s School of Indigenous Australian Studies. Professor Miller has a research track record in competitive grants with both ARC and NHMRC grant schemes.
Over the past 6 years, Professor Miller has been collaborating on research grants totalling over 5 million dollars. He has supervised undergraduate honours and post-graduate research projects that focus on Indigenous health within medicine, allied health and public health disciplines. He has a strong interest in applied and translational research and twice been awarded Australian College of Educators Teaching Award. Adrian has undertaken leadership roles in community-based and government committees to advocate the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. During the past 19 years in higher education, his experience has been in management, leadership, academic program development, teaching and research. He holds senior adjunct appointments with James Cook University (Associate Professor) and Southern Cross University (Professor). His most notable experience was in 2008 as an invited speaker at the Oxford Round Table, Rhodes House in Oxford University. He has made significant contributions to Indigenous health and education. This has been achieved through successful competitive and non-competitive research grants, publication outputs, long-term Indigenous community engagement and public policy development. Research capacity development has been a primary focus for these research activities, which has led to positive outcomes for Indigenous community members and organisations. The highly collaborative manner in which he has undertaken research has contributed to intellectual and methodological development in these fields.
- Communicable Diseases in Indigenous Communities
- Indigenous Public Health
- Indigenous Higher Education
- ARC: Securing the essential: assisting Indigenous communities and their service providers to sustainable manager water and energy supply. Research team: R. Stewart, P. Tan, K. Fielding, A. Miller, N. Beard, G. Peach, M. Jenkins, P. McDowell. (Grant No. LP140100118)
- ARC: Establishing the provenance of Torres Strait Islander remains: genetics, craniometrics and isotopes. Research team: M. Westaway, D. Wright, D. Lambert, A. Miller, B. Fry, M. Clegg, M. Collard, S. Sankarasubramanian,R. Li, E. Willerslev, N. Hadnutt. (Grant No. LP140100387)
- The Lowitja Institute: Roundtable: Future Direction into Ethical Review of Health Research Involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Queensland. Research team: R. West, A. Miller.
- Jesuit Social Services: Evaluation: Aboriginal Children and Family Justice Program. Research team: M. Manning, C. Fleming, R. Homel, A. Miller.
- ARC: Inspiring Indigenous youth to build resilience and sustain participation with education and employment: the role of targeted mentoring support. Research team: R. Bainbridge, K. Tsey, A. Miller, C. Doran, A. Shakeshaft, R. Walker. (Grant No. IN130100023) withdrawn March 2014
- NHMRC: Evaluation of Alcohol Management Plans, Cape York, North QLD. Research team: A. Clough, S. Margolis, R. Muller, C. Doran, A. Miller, A. Shakeshaft. (Grant No. 1042532)
- NHMRC: Developing a universal flu vaccine for the Indigenous population. Research team: K. Edzierska, S. Tong, A. Miller. (Grant No. 1042662)
- James Cook University Faculty Grant: North QLD Community Engagement by the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Research team: T. Wooley, A. Miller, S. Sivamalai.
- Griffith University and James Cook University Collaborative Grant: Managing Medicines. Research team: B. Glass, A. Haywood, A. Miller, V. Llewelyn, M. Oelgeloeller.
- NHMRC: Pandemic influenza containment strategies in Aboriginal communities: what is acceptable and feasible? Research team: R. Speare, A. Miller, D. Durrheim, S. Saggers, K. Tsey, C. Nelson, J. Judd, P. Massey. (Grant No. 601025)
- NHMRC: Feasible containment strategies for swine influence H1N1 in rural and remote Indigenous Communities. Research team: R. Speare, A. Miller, D. Durrheim, P. Massy, C. Nelson, J. Judd, S. Saggers, K. Tsey, A. Clough. (Grant No. DI0989521)
- ARC: A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Effective Infectious and Parasitic Disease Interventions in Aboriginal Communities. Research team: A. Miller, R. Speare, J. Judd. (Grant No. DI0989521)
- Miller A, Massey PD, Judd JA, Kelly J, Durrheim DN, Clough AR, Speare R, Sagger S. A methodology for listening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia about Pandemic Influenza. Rural and Remote Health, Submitted Nov 2013.
- Miller A, Smith ML, Judd JA & Speare R. Strongyloides stercoralis: systematic review of barriers to controlling Strongyloidiasis for Australian Indigenous communities. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Accepted Jul 2014.
- Evans M, Miller A, Hutchinson P & Dingwall C. “De-Colonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/Knowing”, in Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research. Patricia Leavy (ed.) New York: NY, Oxford University Press, 179-191, June 2014.
- Kirkwood S & Miller A. The impact of new technologies on musical learning of Indigenous Australian children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. Vol 39, No 1, Mar, 94-101, 2014.
- QuiQuiñones-Parra S, Grant EJ, Loh L, NguyenTHO, Campbell K, Tong S, Miller A, Doherty PC, Vijaykrishna D, Rossjohn J, Gras S, Kedzierska K. Pre-existing CD8+ T cell immunity to the novel H7N9 influenza A virus varies across ethnicities. PNAS, Jan 21, Vol. 111, No. 3, 1049–1054, 2014.
- Clough A, Fitts M, Robertson J, Shakeshaft A, Miller A, Doran C, Muller R, Ypinaza V, Martin D, McDermott R, Sason-Fisher R, Towle S, Magolis S, West C. Study Protocol - Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland: Their impacts on injury, violence, health and social indicators and their cost-effectiveness. BMC Public Health, 14:15, 2014.
- Aseron J, Wilde S, Miller A, Kelly S. Indigenous Student Participation In Higher Education: Emergent Themes And Linkages. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER), Vol 6, No 4, 409-416, 2013.
- Aseron J, Greymorning SN, Miller A, Wilde S. Cultural Safety Circles And Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives: Inclusive Practices For Participation In Higher Education. Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER), Vol 6, No 4, 417-424, 2013.
- Duffy G, Ross S, Woolley T, Sivamalai S, Whaleboat D, Miller A. Processes and outcomes for a successful engagement between a medical schools and remote Indigenous community in North Queensland, Australia. Rural and Remote Health 13 (Online) 2277, 2013. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au
- Duffy G, Woolley T, Ross S, Sivamalai S, Miller A. Indigenous perspectives on the desired attributes of medical graduates practicing in remote communities: A Northwest Queensland pilot study. Aust. J. Rural Health, 21, 90–96, 2013.
- Miller A& Speare R Health Care for Indigenous Australians, Ch12 in Willis, E. & Reynolds, L. Eds Understanding the Australian Health Care System Second Edition: p.149-160, Elsevier : Australia, 2012.
- Massey PD, Miller A, Saggers S, Durrheim DN, Speare R, Taylor K, Pearce G, Odo T, Broome J, Judd JA, Kelly J, Blackley M, Clough A. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: Community voices and community control. Health Policy, 103, 184–190, 2011.
- Miller A& Durrheim D. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities forgotten in new Australian Pandemic Action Plan: ‘Ask us, listen to us, share with us’. eMJA, 193 (6): 316-317, 2010.
- Zeldenryk L, Miller A & Gray M Exploring New Opportunities: Using Local Research to Inform Undergraduate Indigenous Health Training. National Rural Health Alliance, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing,
- Massey PD, Miller A, Durrheim DN, Speare R, Saggers S, Eastwood K. Pandemic influenza containment and the cultural and social context of Indigenous communities. Rural and Remote Health 9 (online), 1179, 2009. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au
Peer Reviewed and Invited Presentations
- Miller A & Kim O'Donnell. Development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research - an initial discussion. Lowitja Congress, Many mobs. One vision: Creating a healthy future, Melbourne VIC, 19 March 2014.
- Miller A. Engaging Indigenous Communities and Organisations. Research Workshop: “So you think you can research”. Indigenous Research University – Griffith University, Nathan, Qld, 19 Nov 2013.*
- Miller A. Research in tropical Australia with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Graduate School Network in Tropical Research - James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, 29 6 Nov 2013.*
- Miller A, Smith M, Judd J & Speare R. Review of the Barriers to controlling Strongyloides in Indigenous Australian Communities. In: Proceedings for 8th National Workshop on Strongyloidiasis: Expanding the Horizon on Strongyloidiasis, Canberra, ACT, 23-24 Mar 2013.
- Miller, A. Indigenous Research. In: Proceedings for the 13th Annual National Gathering of Graduate Students. First Nations House of Learning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA, 23-25 Jun 2013.
- Aseron J, Wilde S, Miller A & Greymorning N. Defining Culturally Safe and Inclusive Practice: Collaborative Efforts for Indigenous Frameworks in Higher Education. In: Proceedings for the 2013 Maui International Academic Conference Hawaii, USA, January 3–5, pp.450–455.
- Aseron J, Wilde, S, Miller A & Kelly S. Higher Education Participation: Highlighting the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experience. In: Proceedings for the 2013 Maui International Academic Conference, Hawaii, USA, Jan 3–5, pp.445–449.
- Kelly S, Aseron J, Wilde S, & Miller A. Tertiary Education, Indigenous Engagement and Collaborative Innovation: An Australian Perspective. In: Proceedings for the 17th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, 10-12 Apr 2013.
- Miller, A. Introduction to Indigenous Research. Graduate School Network in Tropical Research - James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, 29 Oct–2 Nov 2012.*
- Miller, A. Indigenous Health Research – Taking the next step. Indigenous Research Network Workshop - Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 23 Nov 2012.*
- Miller A, Saggers S, Judd J, Kelly J, Durrheim D, Massey P & Speare R. Ask Us, Listen to Us, Share with Us: Participatory Action Research in Indigenous Influenza Studies. Invited Speaker In: Proceedings for Australian Society for Medical Research National Scientific Conference – Indigenous Health Action on Prevention, Cairns, QLD, 13-16 Nov 2011.
- Miller A, Saggers S, Judd J, Kelly J, Durrheim D, Massey P, & Speare R. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities developing pandemic influenza containment strategies. Keynote Speaker In: Proceedings for Listen to Indigenous People about Pandemic Influenza: Ask Us, Listen to Us, and Share with Us, Cairns, QLD, 22-23 Sept 2011.
- Miller A, Saggers S, Judd J, Kelly J, Durrheim D, Massey P, & Speare R. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities developing pandemic influenza containment strategies. In: Proceedings for Communicable Disease Control Conference, Canberra, ACT, 4-6 Apr 2011.
- Aboriginal Policy Studies
- Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health
- Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee
- Human Research Ethics Committee
- Member, Indigenous Advisory Board, Queensland Institute of Medical Research