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Dr Kelly Miller

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

kelly.miller@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17615

Biography

Kelly Miller’s teaching and research focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management and environmental sustainability.

She is currently the Course Director for the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability).

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education

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Research interests

Kelly Miller's research interests centre around the ‘Human Dimensions’ of wildlife management issues and wildlife-human conflicts. Other interests relate to public and stakeholder participation in environmental management and decision-making, community attitudes towards the environment, and environmental education.

Teaching interests

Social research in environmental science, human dimensions of environmental management/wildlife management, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change, land use planning, environmental impact assessment

Publications

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2017

Australian native gardens: Is there scope for a community shift?

Dr Amy Shaw, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott

(2017), Vol. 157, pp. 322-330, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Avian assemblages at bird baths: a comparison of urban and rural bird baths in Australia

Dr Grainne Cleary, Holly Parsons, Adrian Davis, Bill Coleman, Darryl N. Jones, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif,, C1

journal

Community perceptions of orangutan conservation and palm oil in Melbourne, Australia

Miss Sophie Taylor, Dr Kelly Miller, Janine E. McBurnie

(2016), Vol. 73, pp. 255-267, International journal of environmental studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Backyard bandicoots : community attitudes towards conservation planning in residential developments

Mrs Sera Annette Elizabeth Blair, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Kelly Miller

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 227-244, Australasian journal of environmental management, Basingstoke, Eng., C1

journal

Academics’ opinions and practices of education for sustainable development : reflections on a nation-wide, mixed-methods, multidisciplinary study

Dr Belinda Christie, Dr Kelly Miller

(2016), pp. 396-410, Routledge handbook of higher education for sustainable development, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Keeping it clean : bird bath hygiene in urban and rural areas

Dr Grainne Cleary, Bill Coleman, Adrian Davis, Darryl N. Jones, Dr Kelly Miller, Holly Parsons

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 1-4, Journal of urban ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Preaching to the converted? Designing wildlife gardening programs to engage the unengaged

Dr Amy Shaw, Dr Kelly Miller

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 214-224, Applied environmental education and communication, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Environmental sustainability in higher education : What do academics think?

Miss Belinda Christie, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 655-686, Environmental Education Research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Do birdwatchers care about bird disturbance?

A/Prof Mike Weston, Patrick-Jean Guay, Emily R. McLeod, Dr Kelly Miller

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 305-317, Anthrozoös, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Feeding wild birds in gardens: a test of water versus food

Dr Kelly Miller, Miss Veronika Blaszczynski, A/Prof Mike Weston

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 156-158, Ecological management and restoration, London, Eng., C1

journal

Reshaping the worldview: case studies of faith groups’ approaches to a new Australian land ethic

Dr Justin Lawson, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott

(2015), pp. 273-295, The changing world religion map: sacred places, identities, practices and politics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Grassland conservation and the plains-wanderer: A small brown bird makes an effective local flagship

Ms Kyla Johnstone, Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Mark Antos

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 407-413, Conservation and society, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Human dimensions of dog-wildlife interactions

Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Mike Weston

(2014), pp. 286-304, Free-ranging dogs and wildlife conservation, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Bark in the park: a review of domestic dogs in parks

A/Prof Mike Weston, Dr James Fitzsimons, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Kelly Miller, Mr Kasun Ekanayake, Mr Thomas Schneider

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 373-382, Environmental management, New York, NY, C1

journal
2013

Environmental sustainability in higher education : how do academics teach?

Dr Belinda Christie, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 385-414, Environmental education research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Wildlife gardening and connectedness to nature : engaging the unengaged

Dr Amy Shaw, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 483-502, Environmental values, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Student perceptions of environmental management : profiling the future environmental manager

Dr Belinda Christie, Dr Kelly Miller, J Kirkhope

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 147-160, Australasian journal of environmental management, London, Eng., C1

journal
2012

Hope for resurrecting a functionally extinct parrot or squandered social capital? Landholder attitudes towards the Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) in Victoria, Australia

A/Prof Mike Weston, Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Justin Lawson, Glenn Ehmke

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 381-385, Conservation and society, Mumbai, India, C1

journal

Do temporary beach closures assist in the conservation of breeding shorebirds on recreational beaches?

A/Prof Mike Weston, Fiona Dodge, Dr Ashley Bunce, Dr Dale Nimmo, Dr Kelly Miller

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 47-55, Pacific conservation biology, Baulkham Hills, N. S. W., C1

journal
2011

Towards ecologically meaningful and socially acceptable buffers : response distances of shorebirds in Victoria, Australia, to human disturbance

Ms Hayley Glover, A/Prof Mike Weston, Dr Grainne Maguire, Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Belinda Christie

(2011), Vol. 103, pp. 326-334, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Green revelations in a country of drought, flood and fire : a case study of Abrahamic faith communities and sustainability

Dr Justin Lawson, Dr Kelly Miller

(2011), pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental studies, Abingdon, U. K., C1

journal

Being beside the seaside : Beach use and preferences among coastal residents of south-eastern Australia

Dr Grainne Maguire, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston, Kirsten Young

(2011), Vol. 54, pp. 781-788, Ocean and Coastal Management, United States, C1

journal

The value of oral history in natural resource management : the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, Mount Martha, Victoria

Melissa Semken, Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Kimberley James

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 109-122, Australasian journal of environmental management, Oxfordshire, U. K., C1

journal
2010

Community attitudes towards possums in metropolitan Melbourne

Dr Amy Shaw, Dr Kelly Miller, Ian Temby

(2010), Vol. 127, pp. 4-10, The Victorian naturalist, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2009

Human dimensions of wildlife population management in Australasia – history, approaches and directions

Dr Kelly Miller

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 48-56, Wildlife research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Towards a set of priorities for bird conservation and research in Australia : the perceptions of ornithologists

Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

(2009), Vol. 109, pp. 67-74, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

An evaluation of Sea Search as a citizen science programme in Marine Protected Areas

Dr Rebecca Koss, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Dr Anthony Boxshall, Ms Janine Mc Burnie, Dr Ashley Bunce, Mr Patrick Gilmour, A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 116-127, Pacific conservation biology, Baulkham Hills, N.S.W., C1

journal
2008

Sea search : a community-based citizen science monitoring program for Victoria, Australia, Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries

Dr Anthony Boxshall, Dr Rebecca Koss, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Kelly Miller

(2008), pp. 1-18, Community Development and Ecology : engaging ecological sustainability through community development, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Examining the living with possums policy in Victoria, Australia : community knowledge, support and compliance

Dr Amy Shaw, Dr Kelly Miller

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 169-176, Pacific conservation biology, Chipping Norton, N.S.W, C1

journal
2007

Wholly online learning in environmental science

Dr Kelly Miller

(2007), Vol. 13, pp. 95-103, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic., C1

journal

Ecological and human dimensions of management of feral horses in Australia: a review

Dr Dale Nimmo, Dr Kelly Miller

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 408-417, Wildlife research, Australia, C1

journal

Managing feral horses in Victoria: a study of community attitudes and perceptions

Dr Dale Nimmo, Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Robyn Adams

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 237-241, Ecological management & restoration, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal
2006

Gender differences in the perceptions of wildlife management objectives and priorities in Australasia

Dr Kelly Miller, Darryl N. Jones

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 155-159, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Understanding student expectations in developing environmental science courses

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof John White

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 9-20, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic, C1

journal
2005

Wildlife management in Australasia : perceptions of objectives and priorities

Dr Kelly Miller, Darryl N. Jones

(2005), Vol. 32, pp. 265-272, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2003

Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia

Dr Kelly Miller

(2003), Vol. 30, pp. 465-476, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2001

Toward incorporating human dimensions information into wildlife management decision-making

Dr Kelly Miller, Dr Tara McGee

(2001), Vol. 6, pp. 205-221, Human dimensions of wildlife, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2000

Sex differences in values and knowledge of wildlife in victoria, Australia

Dr Kelly Miller

(2000), Vol. 5, pp. 54-68, Human dimensions of wildlife, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Values and knowledge of wildlife among members of the field naturalists club of Victoria

Dr Kelly Miller

(2000), Vol. 117, pp. 200-206, Victorian naturalist, Blackburn, Vic., C1-1

journal
1999

Attitudes towards possums: a need for education?

Dr Kelly Miller, Mr Peter Brown, Mr Ian Temby

(1999), Vol. 116, pp. 120-126, Victorian naturalist, Blackburn, Vic., C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Addressing institutional and social barriers to science impact in Coastal Zone Management (CSIRO Flagship Cluster)

A/Prof Kevin O'Toole, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Anne Wallis, Dr Kelly Miller, Prof Monica Keneley, A/Prof Helen Scarborough, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Anna Macgarvey

CSIRONRF Grant - Wealth from Oceans - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2013: $22,984
  • 2012: $136,605
  • 2011: $68,647
  • 2010: $101,948

Other Public Sector Funding

Understanding the social dimensions of secondary salinisation

Dr Kelly Miller

  • 2007: $1,000

Western Port Welcomes Waterbirds - social research project

Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

  • 2010: $32,000

Industry and Other Funding

River Basin Management Society Survey

Dr Kelly Miller

  • 2006: $7,547

Attitudes and understanding towards Orange-bellied Parrot conservation in the Corangamite Catchment

Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

  • 2009: $15,500

A CITIZEN SCIENCE SURVEY OF BIRD FEEDING IN AUSTRALIA

Dr Grainne Cleary, Dr Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

  • 2016: $20,000
  • 2015: $20,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2014

Belinda Christie

Thesis entitled: Environmental Sustainability in Higher Education: Academic opinion, practice, pedagogy & philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Amy Shaw

Thesis entitled: BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY: COMMUNITY AND WILDLIFE GARDENER ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Justin Lawson

Thesis entitled: The Emergent Sea of Nature and Religion.

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2017

Sera Annette Elizabeth Blair

Thesis entitled: Community Conservation: investigating attitudes and engagement in threatened species recovery

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Rebecca Koss

Thesis entitled: The Role of Environmental Stewardship in Nature Conservation

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2005

Gregory Turner

Thesis entitled: Need for Effective Community Participation in Catchment Planning in Australia

Doctor of Technology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences