A/Prof. Kelly Miller

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Environment and Society

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

+61 3 925 17615

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). Kelly’s work centres on the interface of human experience and nature, exploring if and how human values, attitudes and behaviours can align with global, national and local goals for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. With extensive experience in social research and community engagement, Kelly’s work has contributed to conservation planning and education for sustainability in Australia and internationally.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)

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Research interests

Kelly specialises in the human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management with major studies in wildlife and environmental value orientations, community attitudes toward threatened species conservation, urban wildlife management, wildlife-human conflict, environmental education, education for sustainability, and sustainable behaviours.

She also leads research projects on work-integrated learning, micro-credentialing in higher education, online learning, and curriculum renewal.

Affiliations

Teaching interests

Kelly Miller is an award-winning educator and Senior Fellow in the internationally recognised Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).

Kelly’s teaching spans all levels (undergraduate/postgraduate), modes (on-campus/online), curriculum development and delivery, student recruitment, research supervision, showcases, and collaborations. She has designed and taught all or part of more than 15 units (subjects) and supervised more than 30 Honours/PhD student projects.

Her teaching interests include: 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 (Unit Chair)

SLE207 Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment (Unit Chair)

SLE215 Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation (Unit Chair)

Previously: Environmental Policy; Integrated Environmental Management; Environmental Techniques; Working with Science; Community Science Project; Creating Sustainable Futures.

Awards

2018 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Australian Awards for University Teaching)

2016 WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning (Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence)

2015 Finalist (team project), Green Gown Awards Australasia (category: Learning, Teaching and Skills) - Deakin University: Thirty years of education in environmental sustainability.

2010, 2011, 2015, School of Life and Environmental Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching

2007 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence for innovations in online teaching

Publications

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2020

The potential of digital credentials to engage students with capabilities of importance to scholars and citizens

K Miller, T Jorre De St Jorre, J West, E Johnson

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 11-22, Active learning in higher education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Understanding the acceptability of wolf management actions: roles of cognition and emotion

T Straka, K Miller, M Jacobs

(2020), Vol. 25, pp. 33-46, Human dimensions of wildlife, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Resilience of smallholder cropping to climatic variability

P Lamichhane, K Miller, M Hadjikakou, B Bryan

(2020), Vol. 719, pp. 1-14, Science of the Total Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

My dog, my beach! Attitudes towards dog management on Victorian beaches

S Guinness, G Maguire, K Miller, M Weston

(2020), Vol. 27, pp. 329-342, Australasian journal of environmental management, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Dataset of non-timber forest products use and impacts of recent climate change in the Upper Madi Watershed, Nepal

L Gurung, K Miller, S Venn, B Bryan

(2020), Vol. 33, pp. 1-10, Data in Brief, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Only the strictest rules apply: investigating regulation compliance of beaches to minimize invasive dog impacts on threatened shorebird populations

Grainne Maguire, Kelly Miller, M Weston

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 397-412, Impacts of invasive species on coastal environments: coasts in crisis, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

A global paucity of wild bird feeding policy

Sinéad Baverstock, Michael Weston, Kelly Miller

(2019), Vol. 653, pp. 105-111, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

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

Y Babb, J Mc Burnie, K Miller

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 716-730, Environmental education research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Cats in the Australian environment: what's your purr-spective?

M Travaglia, K Miller

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 153-173, Australasian journal of environmental management, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

People and their plants: the effect of an educational comic on gardening intentions

T Hands, A Shaw, M Gibson, K Miller

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 132-137, Urban forestry and urban greening, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
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 article
2016

ACADEMICS' OPINIONS AND PRACTICES OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Reflections on a nation-wide, mixed-methods, multidisciplinary study

Belinda Christie, Kelly Miller

(2016), pp. 396-410, ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, B1

book chapter

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 article

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 article

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, C1

journal article

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 article

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, Journal of Urban Ecology, C1

journal article
2015

The human dimensions of dog-wildlife interactions

K Miller, E Ritchie, M Weston

(2015), Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation, B1

book chapter

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

book chapter

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 article

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 article

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 article

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 article
2014

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 article
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 article

Wildlife gardening and connectedness to nature: Engaging the unengaged

A Shaw, K Miller, G Wescott

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 483-502, Environmental Values, C1

journal article

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 article
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, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article
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, C1

journal article

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 article

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, C1

journal article

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 article
2010

Community attitudes toward possums in metropolitan melbourne

A Whiting, K Miller, I Temby

(2010), Vol. 127, pp. 4-10, Victorian Naturalist, C1

journal article
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, C1

journal article

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

K Miller

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 48-56, Wildlife Research, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article
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, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article

Wholly online learning in environmental science

K Miller

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

journal article

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

D Nimmo, K Miller, R Adams

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 237-243, Ecological Management and Restoration, C1

journal article

Wetlands, biodiversity and salt : a discussion paper on methods to examine landholder perspectives on secondary salinisation

K Miller

(2007), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2006

Understanding Student Expectations in Developing Environmental Science Courses

Raylene Cooke, Kelly Miller, John White

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 9-20, The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review, C1

journal article

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, C1

journal article

The River Basin Management Society membership survey : final report

K Miller

(2006), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2005

Wildlife management in Australasia: Perceptions of objectives and priorities

K Miller, D Jones

(2005), Vol. 32, pp. 265-272, Wildlife Research, C1

journal article

Sea search : community - based monitoring of Victoria's marine national parks and sanctuaries : intertidal monitoring

R Koss, P Gilmour, G Wescott, A Bunce, K Miller

(2005), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2003

Public and stakeholder values of wildlife in Victoria, Australia

K Miller

(2003), Vol. 30, pp. 465-476, Wildlife Research, C1

journal article
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 article
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 article

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 article
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 article

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, A/Prof 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

A/Prof Kelly Miller

  • 2007: $1,000

Western Port Welcomes Waterbirds - social research project

A/Prof Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

  • 2010: $32,000

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities.

Prof Brett Bryan, A/Prof Rebecca Lester, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Dr Robert Faggian, A/Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

  • 2019: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

River Basin Management Society Survey

A/Prof Kelly Miller

  • 2006: $7,547

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

A/Prof Kelly Miller, A/Prof Mike Weston

  • 2009: $15,500

A CITIZEN SCIENCE SURVEY OF BIRD FEEDING IN AUSTRALIA

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

  • 2016: $20,000
  • 2015: $20,000

Local SDGs: A general framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities.

Prof Brett Bryan, A/Prof Rebecca Lester, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Dr Robert Faggian, A/Prof Emily Nicholson, Dr Asef Nazari, Dr Don Gunasekera, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Michalis Hadjikakou

  • 2019: $205,909
  • 2018: $195,000

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