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Associate Professor Peter Miller is Principal Research Fellow at the School of Psychology. He is also is the Commissioning Editor of the journal Addiction, the leading international journal on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use. Prior to this he was a Senior Clinical Research Worker at the National Addictions Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Maudsley Hospital. He is currently working on a number of large projects investigating alcohol-related violence in the night-time economy. In particular, he was the lead investigator of the Dealing with Alcohol and the Night Time Economy (DANTE) study funded by NDLERF. The DANTE study is a comprehensive investigation into some innovative policing and community-based interventions focused on licensed premises in Geelong and Newcastle (i.e. ID scanners, the Geelong Liquor Accord, safe taxi rank, night time buses, reduced trading hours in Newcastle, drinks restrictions, integrated patron banning and the Geelong two-way radio network). A/Prof Miller is also the lead investigator of the NDLERF funded project: POINTED, a national study into nightlife, pre-drinking, drug use and energy drink use. It is largest nightlife project conducted to date of which we are aware and data collection has now successfully been completed.
Associate Professor Miller supervises postgraduate research students.
His research interests include: Alcohol-related violence in licensed venues; the psychological and developmental drivers of alcohol-related violence and alcohol consumption; alcohol and other drug use in rural and regional populations; Alcohol and other drug use in rural and regional centres; Suicide-related behaviour in alcohol and other drug users; Drug trend monitoring, and; E-methods and internet research. He also has a strong interest in: Harm reduction theory and ethics, particularly the behaviour of funding bodies in influencing the research process. A/Prof Miller has over 100 publications in the field and presents at national and international conferences.
Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs conference, Best poster award
Vice Chancellor’s Aware for Outstanding Contribution to Community partnerships
Geelong Researcher of the Year (Community Safety & Honourable mention overall)
NHMRC Howard Florey Fellowship
J Paul Getty and Pilgrim Trust Clinical Fellow
Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Associate Professor Miller is currently a member of :
- The Public Health Association of Australia
- The Society for the Study of Addiction
- The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
- The International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
- International Harm Reduction Association
• Board member – Communities That Care (Geelong, Australia)
• Founding Member: Barwon Drug Education and Prevention Committee (Geelong, Australia)
• Research Representative: Barwon Drug Action Plan Committee (Geelong, Australia)
• Member: Barwon Drug Action Committee (Geelong, Australia)
Miller PG. Sonderlund A. & Palmer D. (2010, 8-11 Nov 2010). Alcohol, licensed venues and violence: preliminary results from DANTE. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Canberra, Australia.
Miller PG. (2010) “Alcohol Industry Use of Social Aspect Public Relations Organisations against Preventative Health Measures” presented at the Dangerous Consumptions conference, Canberra, Australia.
Miller PG. Droste N. and Barisic L. (2011) Behavioural Economics, Price Considerations in Alcohol and Drug Use amongst University Students. Paper presented at the Kettil Brunn annual conference meeting, Melbourne.
Miller, PG. Curtis, A. Palmer, D., Tindall, J. Gillham, K. & Wiggers, J. (2012, 8-11 Nov 2010). “The effects of mandatory versus voluntary trading on emergency department attendances during high alcohol hours”. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Melbourne, Australia.
Miller PG. and Droste N. (2012) Pre drinking increases harm in the night-time economy, but may be moderated by restricted trading hours. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Melbourne, Australia.