Staff profile - Peter Miller

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Aprof Peter Miller

Position: Associate Professor of Psychology
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52278138 +61 3 52278138
Email: peter.miller@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

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, Kings 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.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2002


Affiliations

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


LinkedIn profile

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=71446953&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile


Academic

Teaching Interests

Associate Professor Miller supervises postgraduate research students.


Knowledge areas

Alocohol and violence

Alcohool policy

VIolence revention

Licensed venues

Binge drinking

Addiction


Conferences and seminars

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.

Media appearances

A/Prof Miller has made numerous media appearances nationally and internationally.

Awards

Awards and prizes

2013 National Drug and Alcohol Excellence in Research Award

Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Drugs conference, Best poster award

Vice Chancellors Award 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


Research

Research projects

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)


Research interests

Associate Professor Miller's 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;
  • Suicide-related behaviour in alcohol and other drug users;
  • Drug trend monitoring, and;
  • E-methods and internet research.
  • 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.


Research grants

2013 Miller PG. Arlene Walker, Beth Costa, Lata Satyen , Andrew Day, John Toumbourou
Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia (ADIVA)
Research grant
National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Amount: $239,775
Outcome: Successful

2013 Miller PG. Hancock L. Wakefield M. Kypri K. Livingstone C. Daube M. Giorgi C. Adams P. McCambridge J.  Corporate Political Activity of Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling Companies in Australia
Research grant.
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 2012.
Amount: $260,000

2012 Miller PG. Chikritzhs T. Allsop S. Toumbourou J.
A review and synthesis of supply and demand reduction measures for alcohol
Research grant
National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Amount: $120,434

2012 Lubman D. Bruno R. Miller PG. Lloyd B. Pennay A. Peacock A. Droste N. Tomsen S. Roxburgh A.
Alcohol and Energy Drinks in NSW
Research grant
NSW government
Amount: $149,000

2011 O’Brien K. Miller PG. Room R. Livingston M. Ferris J.
Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in Australian Televised Sport: Association with Explicit and Implicit Alcohol Attitudes and Drinking Behaviours.
Research grant. National Preventive Health Research Grants Program 2011/12.
Amount: $80,000

2011 O’Brien K. Miller PG. Lynott D. Room R. Livingston M.
Exposure to alcohol advertising and sponsorship in Australian televised sport: Association with explicit and implicit alcohol cognitions and drinking.
Research grant. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 2011.
Amount: $197,177

2011 Lubman D. Miller PG. Room R. Lloyd B. Pennay A.
Alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks: Exploring patterns of consumption and associated harms
Research grant
ARC Linkage
Amount: $199,000

2011  Miller PG. Baker T. Chikritzhs T. Richardson R. Zinkiewicz L. Toumbourou J. McKenzie S. Coomber K. Droste N. Staiger P.
Project grant
Deakin University Centre for Mental Health and Well Being Strategic Research Centre funding
Amount: $15,000

2010 Miller PG. Pennay A. Chikritzhs T. Lubman D. Jenkinson R. Palmer D. Jones S. Tomsen S. Peers C.
Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED)
Research grant
National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Amount: $442,257

2010 Lubman D. Miller PG. Room R. Lloyd B. Pennay A.
Alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks: Exploring patterns of consumption and associated harms
Research grant
VicHealth
Amount: $75,000

2008 Palmer D. Miller PG. Warren I.
ID Scanners in night-time economy: social sorting or social order?
Research grant
Criminology Research Council
Amount: $ 124,493

2008 Hickford S. Miller PG. Palmer D. Mathers W.
Cells Project
Project grant
Australian Federal Government National Binge Drinking Strategy,
Community Level Initiative
Amount: $ 195,959

2008 Armstrong-Rowe L. Palmer D. Miller PG.
Party Safe Initiative
Project grant
Australian Federal Government National Binge Drinking Strategy,
Community Level Initiative
Amount: $ 242,000

2008 Miller PG. Palmer D. Mathers W. Wiggers J.

Dealing with Alcohol-related problems and the Night Time Economy
Research grant
National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund
Amount: $ 528,000


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16910/A-Prof-Peter-Miller


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