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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

Biography

Kelly Miller is an Environmental Social Scientist in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University and Course Director for the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability). Her teaching and research interests focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management and environmental sustainability, and environmental education. Kelly also leads projects on curriculum renewal, work-integrated learning, and community engagement.

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

Units taught

SLE201 Society and Environment

SLE207 Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment

Publications

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2017

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

A Shaw, K Miller, G Wescott

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

journal

Tracking the environment in Australian children's literature: the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Awards 1955-2014

K Miller, Y Babb, J Mc Burnie

(2017), pp. 1-15, Environmental education research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

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

S Taylor, K Miller, J McBurnie

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

journal

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

G Cleary, H Parsons, A Davis, B Coleman, D Jones, K Miller, M Weston

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

journal

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

B Christie, K Miller

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

chapter

Backyard bandicoots : community attitudes towards conservation planning in residential developments

S Blair, G Wescott, K Miller

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

journal

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

A Shaw, K Miller

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

journal

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

G Cleary, B Coleman, A Davis, D Jones, K Miller, H Parsons

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

journal
2015

Environmental sustainability in higher education : What do academics think?

B Christie, K Miller, R Cooke, J White

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

journal

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

J Lawson, K Miller, G Wescott

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 273-295, The changing world religion map: sacred places, identities, practices and politics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

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

K Miller, V Blaszczynski, M Weston

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

journal

Do birdwatchers care about bird disturbance?

M Weston, P-J Guay, E McLeod, K Miller

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

journal

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

K Johnstone, K Miller, M Antos

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

journal
2014

Human dimensions of dog-wildlife interactions

K Miller, E Ritchie, M 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

M Weston, J Fitzsimons, G Wescott, K Miller, K Ekanayake, T Schneider

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

journal
2013

Environmental sustainability in higher education : how do academics teach?

B Christie, K Miller, R Cooke, J White

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

journal

Wildlife gardening and connectedness to nature : engaging the unengaged

A Shaw, K Miller, G Wescott

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

journal

Student perceptions of environmental management : profiling the future environmental manager

B Christie, K Miller, J Kirkhope

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

journal
2012

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

M Weston, F Dodge, A Bunce, D Nimmo, K Miller

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

journal

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

M Weston, K Miller, J Lawson, G Ehmke

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

journal
2011

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

G Maguire, K Miller, M Weston, K 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

M Semken, K Miller, K James

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

journal

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

H Glover, M Weston, G Maguire, K Miller, B 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

J Lawson, K Miller

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

journal
2010

Community attitudes towards possums in metropolitan Melbourne

A Whiting, K Miller, I Tenby

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

journal
2009

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

K Miller, M Weston

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

journal

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

K Miller

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

journal

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

R Koss, K Miller, G Wescott, A Bellgrove, A Boxshall, J McBurnie, A Bunce, P Gilmour, D Ierodiaconou

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

journal
2008

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

A Whiting, K Miller

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

journal

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

A Boxshall, R Koss, G Wescott, K Miller

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

conference
2007

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

D Nimmo, K Miller

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

journal

Wholly online learning in environmental science

K Miller

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

journal

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

D Nimmo, K Miller, R Adams

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

journal
2006

Understanding student expectations in developing environmental science courses

R Cooke, K Miller, J White

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

journal

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

K Miller, D Jones

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

journal
2005

Wildlife management in Australasia : perceptions of objectives and priorities

K Miller, D Jones

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

journal
2003

Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia

K Miller

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

journal
2001

Toward incorporating human dimensions information into wildlife management decision-making

K Miller, T 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

K Miller, T McGee

(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

K Miller, T McGee

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

journal
1999

Attitudes towards possums: a need for education?

K Miller, P Brown, I Temby

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

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

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