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Prof Peter Miller

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Position

Professor of Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

peter.miller@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78138

Biography

Peter Miller is Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies at the School of Psychology, Deakin University. Peter has recently completed three of the largest studies ever conducted into licensed venues, comparing 11 Australian cities (and Wellington, NZ) over 5 years and talking to more than 15,000 patrons.

Peter has edited one book and has over 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous government reports.

Peter's current projects include: an Australia Research Council Linkage grant in collaboration with the Cancer Council and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) to investigate the role of vested interests such as the tobacco, alcohol and gambling in preventing effective health policy; Drug and Alcohol intoxication and Subsequent Harm in night-time Entertainment Districts (DASHED), examining the relationship between alcohol consumption, intoxication, substance use, crime and other risky behaviour in and around licensed premises in Canberra and Hobart; Alcohol and Drug Involvement in family and Domestic Violence in Australia (ADIVA), focusing on alcohol and other drug (AOD)- related violence and the impact of different police responses on recidivism rates; and an ARC Discovery project evaluating risk-based licensing (RBL) schemes for the sale of alcohol at on-licensed premises in Australia. He is also working with eight Emergency Departments across Australia on systematic screening of alcohol-related harm including a public health intervention identifying the sources of alcohol which drive emergency department attendances.

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Research interests

Professor Miller's research interests include:

  • Alcohol-related violence in licensed venues;
  • Predictors of violence;
  • Alcohol/drug use in rural populations;
  • The behaviour of vested interests such as the global alcohol industry

Prof Miller has over 100 publications in the field and presents at national and international conferences.

Affiliations

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

Teaching interests

Professor Miller supervises postgraduate research students.

Units taught

HPS325- Addiction

Knowledge areas

Alcohol and violence

Alcohol policy

Violence prevention

Licensed venues

Binge drinking

Addiction

Conferences

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

Prof Miller has made numerous media appearances nationally and internationally.

Awards

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

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)

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The Drug and Alcohol Well Being Index (DAWBI)

Prof Peter Miller

NHMRC - Training PD Award - Howard Florey Fellowship

  • 2009: $66,188
  • 2008: $113,125

Dealing with alcohol related problems and the night time economy (DANTE)

Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Mr William Mathers

DHA Grant - NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund - Department of Health and Ageing

  • 2012: $94,915
  • 2011: $94,915
  • 2010: $189,830
  • 2009: $94,915

Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night Time Entertainment Districts (POINTED)

Prof Peter Miller, Ms Amy Pennay, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, A/Prof Daniel Lubman, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Rebecca Jenkinson, Prof Sandra Jones, Prof Steve Tomsen, Mr Carl Peers

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2013: $100,513
  • 2012: $61,261
  • 2011: $91,892

Alcohol and Caffeinated Energy Drinks: Exploring Patterns of Consumption and Associated Harms

A/Prof Daniel Lubman, Prof Peter Miller, Prof Robin Room, A/Prof Belinda Lloyd, Ms Amy Pennay

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2014: $27,651
  • 2013: $27,651
  • 2012: $27,651

Mechanisms of Influence: How do tobacco, alcohol and gambling corporations influence government policy?

Prof Peter Miller, Prof Linda Hancock, Adj/Prof Melanie Wakefield, A/Prof Kypros Kypri, Dr Charles Livingstone, Ms Caterina Giorgi, Prof Michael Daube, Dr Jim McCambridge, A/Prof Peter Adams

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2016: $27,688
  • 2015: $61,951
  • 2014: $53,493
  • 2013: $25,962

A review and synthesis of supply and demand reduction measures for alcohol

Prof Peter Miller, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, Prof John Toumbourou, Steve Allsop

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2015: $36,517
  • 2013: $72,000

Investigating the role of alcohol and other drugs in family and domestic violence in Australia and their impact on police responses (ADIVA)

Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Dr Beth Costa, Prof Andrew Day, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof John Toumbourou

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2016: $65,393
  • 2015: $43,595
  • 2014: $108,988

Does risk-based licensing of alcohol sales reduce alcohol-related harm ?

Prof Peter Miller, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, A/Prof Kypros Kypri, Dr Kathryn Graham

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2018: $58
  • 2017: $50,855
  • 2016: $137,637
  • 2015: $115,725

Using Emergency Department Data To Reduce Alcohol Harm In The Community

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Prof Anthony Shakeshaft, A/Prof Petra Staiger, A/Prof David Caldicott, Dr Alys Havard, Prof Christopher Doran, A/Prof Tim Baker, A/Prof Nadine Ezard, A/Prof Steve Bowe

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $77,804
  • 2019: $232,681
  • 2018: $148,176
  • 2017: $210,330
  • 2016: $35,821

Drug and Alcohol intoxication and Subsequent Harms in night-time Entertainment Districts (DASHED)

Prof Peter Miller

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2016: $56,726
  • 2015: $56,725

An assessment of late night alcohol restrictions in Queensland

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Kerri Coomber, A/Prof Alan Clough, Dr Jason Ferris, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, A/Prof Kypros Kypri, Dr Michael Livingston, Prof Jakob Najman

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2020: $39,905
  • 2019: $91,308
  • 2018: $111,383
  • 2017: $87,618
  • 2016: $27,129

Testing an Integrative Model of Interpersonal Partner Aggression

Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Gery Karantzas, Prof Jeffry Simpson, Prof Christopher Eckhardt

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $81,837
  • 2020: $163,195

Impacts of Banned Drinkers Register Re-introduction in Northern Territory

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Michael Livingston, Prof Steven Guthridge, Dr Carolyn Whyte, A/Prof John Boffa, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, Prof Robin Room, Dr Richelle Mayshak, Le Smith, Dr Matthew Stevens, Mr John Paterson, Ms Meredythe Crane, Mr Michael Thorn, Dr Deborah Scott, Prof James Ward, Prof James Smith, Prof James Ward

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2020: $160,700
  • 2019: $152,828

Other Public Sector Funding

ID Scanners in the night-time economy: social sorting or social order?

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Prof Peter Miller, Dr Ian Warren

  • 2012: $34,212
  • 2010: $34,212
  • 2009: $34,214

Barwon Safe Parties Project

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2011: $9,090
  • 2010: $25,000

Identification of best practice of responsible management of licensed venues and responsible service of alcohol

Prof Peter Miller

  • 2011: $37,163

Responsible promotion of alcohol and/or energy drinks and other potential regulatory approaches

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Nic Droste, Ms Marian De Groot

  • 2012: $35,678

VCGLR Liquor forum evaluation

Dr Ashlee Curtis, Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Nic Droste, Dr Kerri Coomber, Dr Shannon Hyder, Dr Florentine Martino

  • 2016: $9,981
  • 2015: $39,930

Aligning Effort Integration and Coordination Research for Eastern Metropolitan Social Issues Council

Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Bernie Marshall, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2015: $50,000

Queensland alcohol-fuelled violence policy evaluation

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Jason Ferris, Dr Kerri Coomber, Dr Nicholas Carah, A/Prof Kypros Kypri, Prof Jakob Najman, Prof Robin Room, A/Prof Alan Clough, A/Prof Belinda Lloyd, Dr Sarah Callinan, Dr Jason Jiang, Dr Michael Livingston, Ms Sharon Matthews, Dr Elizabeth Manton, Dr Nic Droste, Dr Ashlee Curtis

  • 2019: $20,896
  • 2018: $156,006
  • 2017: $87,600
  • 2016: $115,201

Safe Night Precinct Support Services Evaluation

Dr Kerri Coomber, Prof Peter Miller, Ms Narelle Robertson, Dr Nic Droste, Dr Richelle Mayshak, Dr Shannon Hyder, Dr Ashlee Curtis, Dr Alexa Hayley, Mr Nicholas Taylor

  • 2018: $140,000

Evaluating the impact of the Step-Up - Building Healthy Relationships Program (10-18 years old)

Dr Ashlee Curtis, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2020: $9,000
  • 2018: $9,000

Evaluating the Impact of Data-driven Alcohol Health Promotion

Dr Nic Droste, Prof Peter Miller, Dr Sharon Horwood

  • 2019: $4,927
  • 2018: $14,782

Family Violence MCH Leadership program

Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Ms Elizabeth Clancy, Dr Anna Booth, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2019: $234,833

Evaluating the impact of a Minimum Unit Price of alcohol in NT.

Dr Kerri Coomber, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2020: $66,750
  • 2019: $175,000

Impacts of Banned Drinkers Register Re-introduction in Northern Territory

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Michael Livingston, Prof Steven Guthridge, Dr Carolyn Whyte, A/Prof John Boffa, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, Prof Robin Room, Dr Richelle Mayshak, Le Smith, Dr Matthew Stevens, Mr John Paterson, Ms Meredythe Crane, Mr Michael Thorn, Dr Deborah Scott, Prof James Ward, Prof James Smith, Prof James Ward

  • 2021: $50,000
  • 2020: $100,000

A feasibility study into Data Linkage to Examine Youth Mental Heath Trends in the Barwon Region.

Dr Dominique de Andrade, Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Sandeep Reddy, Prof Anna Peeters

  • 2020: $41,818

Industry and Other Funding

Reducing alcohol - related harm associated with licensed premises

Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Mr William Mathers

  • 2010: $12,500
  • 2009: $12,500
  • 2008: $25,000

First Response (Reducing alcohol-related harm associated with licensed premises) - funded by FebFast

Prof Peter Miller

  • 2010: $2,272
  • 2009: $2,273

Evaluation of Barwon Youth's Youth Engagement Program (YEP)

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Stephen Mckenzie, Mr Anders Sonderlund

  • 2010: $11,936

Alcohol involvement in suicide in rural and regional populations

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Stephen Mckenzie

  • 2010: $16,000

Evaluation of Barwon Mobile Youth Bus Program (MYBus)

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Nic Droste

  • 2011: $6,968

Mechanisms of Influence: How do tobacco, alcohol and gambling corporations influence government policy?

Prof Peter Miller, Prof Linda Hancock, Adj/Prof Melanie Wakefield, A/Prof Kypros Kypri, Dr Charles Livingstone, Ms Caterina Giorgi, Prof Michael Daube, Dr Jim McCambridge, A/Prof Peter Adams

  • 2018: $7,500
  • 2016: $25,913
  • 2015: $20,000
  • 2014: $20,000

Using Emergency Department Data To Reduce Alcohol Harm In The Community

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Prof Anthony Shakeshaft, A/Prof Petra Staiger, A/Prof David Caldicott, Dr Alys Havard, Prof Christopher Doran, A/Prof Tim Baker, A/Prof Nadine Ezard, A/Prof Steve Bowe

  • 2016: $84,000

Aligning Effort Integration and Coordination Research for Eastern Metropolitan Social Issues Council

Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Bernie Marshall, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2015: $50,000

Development and Evaluation of Psychosocial Programs to address Substance Problems and Violence

A/Prof Petra Staiger, Prof Peter Miller, Prof John Toumbourou

  • 2020: $50,662
  • 2019: $65,883
  • 2018: $64,518
  • 2017: $16,062

Understanding the impact of mental health literacy education on youth mental health knowledge, mental health awareness and help-seeking attitudes and behaviours.

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Shannon Hyder, Miss Brittany Patafio

  • 2020: $20,000
  • 2018: $20,000

Evaluation of the GEM: Growth and Empowerment Measure for VACCA's family violence therapeutic component.

Dr Ashlee Curtis, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2019: $10,675

Impacts of Banned Drinkers Register Re-introduction in Northern Territory

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Michael Livingston, Prof Steven Guthridge, Dr Carolyn Whyte, A/Prof John Boffa, Prof Yin Paradies, Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, Prof Robin Room, Dr Richelle Mayshak, Le Smith, Dr Matthew Stevens, Mr John Paterson, Ms Meredythe Crane, Mr Michael Thorn, Dr Deborah Scott, Prof James Ward, Prof James Smith, Prof James Ward

  • 2020: $235,000

Drug and Alcohol Program Evaluation for Western Victoria Primary Health Network.

Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Elizabeth Clancy, Prof Peter Miller, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Prof Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Alison Kennedy

  • 2021: $59,256

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Lorraine Tonner

Thesis entitled: Investigating Alcohol and Drug Involved Intimate Partner Violence in Victoria

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Florentine Martino

Thesis entitled: Investigating regulatory frameworks dealing with the marketing of alcohol in Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2016

Nicolas Tom Droste

Thesis entitled: Social Contexts And Harms of Combined Alcohol And Energy Drink Use

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2019

Lauren Moulds

Thesis entitled: An investigation of the Australian experience of adolescent violence towards parents and the potential links with youth justice

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology