Caroline Miller

Professor Caroline Miller

Professor

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Caroline Miller is the Director of the Health Policy Centre at SAHMRI. She is also an NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Beat Cancer Principal Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. The Centre she leads at SAHMRI undertakes programs of research in public health, specialising in tobacco control, obesity prevention and alcohol. The Centre delivers evidence to inform public health policy and population-based public health and health promotion interventions to reduce the preventable burden of non-communicable disease.
Caroline is most known for her work in tobacco control, in which she has specialised for 20 years. She was one of a select group of research scientists advising the Australian Government on the body of research to ascertain the optimal design for the packaging. She led elements and contributed to the larger research program which underpinned the law, and its defence against international legal challenges.

She has broad experienced across health promotion and public health, and is currently leading a program of research applying a public health framework to the issue of obesity prevention, with a specialist focus on over consumption of ultra-processed foods and beverages.

The Centre Prof Miller leads also undertakes research in patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in prostate cancer and breast cancer. The Centre also manages the SA Cancer Clinical Registry Central Coordination Unit and works in partnership with the NT Population Cancer Registry. Health Translation SA’s No Australians Dying of Bowel Cancer Project, is based in the Centre.

Caroline is also Executive Officer at SAHMRI, leading work including SAHMRI’s Consumer Engagement strategy.

Professor Miller is leading a program of research investigating population level interventions to curb population over consumption of sugary beverages. She has specialist expertise in labelling and is currently investigating added sugar labels and consumer warning labels for beverages. 

Professor Miller is interested in supervising student projects in tobacco control and in obesity prevention policy, particularly relating to sugar-sweetened beverages. She is available to co-supervise and collaborate in other areas involving behavioural science, health economics, prevention or health policy.

Available to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD.

For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Professor University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2021 Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2021 NHMRC Career Development Fellow University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Beacon Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2014 Director, Health Policy Centre South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
    2014 Senior Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2012 - 2016 Principal Research Fellow, Beat Cancer Project SAHMRI
    2012 Honorary Research Associate Cancer Council Victoria
    2012 Executive Officer South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2010 - 2010 Executive Officer, Statewide Cancer Control Plan, 2011 - 2015 Cancer Council SA and Cancer Clinical Network
    2007 - 2012 General Manager, Cancer Control Cancer Council SA
    2007 - 2007 General Manager, Corporate Services Cancer Council SA
    2005 Affiliate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2004 Executive Officer, Statewide Cancer Control Plan, 2005 - 2009 Cancer Council SA and Cancer Clinical Network
    2000 - 2006 (Inaugural) Manager, Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation Cancer Council SA
    1995 - 1999 Research and Evaluation Officer, Quit SA Cancer Council SA
    1995 - 1995 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Executive Dean's Award, University of Adelaide University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Best Poster - Mid Career Researcher, SAHMRI Showcase South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Australia $1000
    2015 Award Best Poster - ARMS Conference, Singapore Australasian Research Management Society Singapore
    2014 Award Ray James Award Australian Health Promotion Associatio Australia
    2012 Award Doctoral Research Medal, University of Adelaide University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award Kerry Kirke Student Award Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2009 Award Best Paper - Population Health Conference Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2001 Award Early Career Health Promotion Evaluation Award Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine (Public Health)
    2001 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Public Health
    1998 University of Adelaide Austrlia Bachelor of Economics
    1995 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology)
  • Research Interests

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2017 Warning labels for sugar sweetened beverages. Project Grant GNT1120618. C Miller, M Wakefield, S Pettigrew, J Coveney, S Durkin, D Roder NHMRC $780,824
2016 Reducing sugar sweetened beverages consumption among young adults. TCR GNT1115542.   C Miller, M Wakefield, S Pettigrew, J Coveney, G Wittert, S Durkin, D Roder NHMRC $671,119
2017 Eradicating preventable deaths from colorectal cancer – the Beat Bowel Cancer Project. Translational Research Projects for Improved Health Care GNT1133042. D Roder, G Young, D Worthley, T Price, C Miller, S Wesselingh, I Olver, J Young, E Symonds, T Bessen, G Sharplin, T Young, N Lee NHMRC

$100,000

 

2014-2016 The independent and combined effects of front-of-pack food labelling systems and health claims on consumers' food-related beliefs and behaviours. Partnership and Engagement Grants (for LP140100112). S Pettigrew, B Kelly, K Ball, B Neal, C Miller, C Hughes, H Dixon, T Shilton Heart Foundation $40,000
2014-2016 The independent and combined effects of front-of-pack food labelling systems and health claims on consumers' food-related beliefs and behaviours. Linkage Project LP140100112. S Pettigrew, B Kelly, K Ball, B Neal, C Miller, C Hughes, H Dixon, T Shilton ARC $203,513
2010 Intergenerational transmission of dietary behaviour. Linkage Project LP100200549.  C Wilson, P Ward, J Coveney, G Robins, C Miller, J Karnon, L Koehly ARC $213,769
2009 Investigating the indirect effects of child targeted food promotion on children’s diets. Linkage Project LP0991615.  S Pettigrew, P Quester, K Chapman, C Miller. ARC $105,746
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member International Expert Advisory Committee on Plain Packaging Singapore Government Singapore
    2017 - ongoing Member Annual Scientific Meeting, Public Health Stream Convenor Autralian and New Zealand Obesity Society Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Economics of Cancer Advisory Group Cancer Council Victoria and Deakin University Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs – National Expert Reference Group on Tobacco Australian Department of Health Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Public Health and Health Economics and Policy Graduate Programs Advisory Board University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Healthy Children's Menus Executive Taskforce Department of Health, SA Government Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Health Consumer and Community Engagement Committee SAHMRI Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre Executive SAHMRI Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Research Advisory Committee National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia
    2012 - 2014 Member Paramedics Project Reference Group Health Workforce Australia Australia
    2011 - 2011 Member South Australian Cancer Research Collaborative SA Health Australia
    2011 - 2011 Member Eat Well Be Active Advisory Committee SA Health Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member SANT Datalink Steering Committee SANT Datalink Australia
    2011 - 2014 Member Expert Advisory Committee, Tobacco Australian National preventative Health Agnecy (ANPHA) Australia
    2010 - 2011 Chair Tobacco Control Social Marketing Committee SA Health Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Expert Advisory Committee, Tobacco Plain Packaging Australian Department of Health Australia
    2009 - 2014 Member Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) Social Marketing Advisory Committee SA Health, South Australian Government Australia
    2009 - 2011 Chair Tobacco Issues Sub-committee Heart Foundation & Cancer Council Australia Australia
    2007 - 2011 Member Expert Advisory Committee – National Tobacco Campaign Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government Australia
    2007 - 2011 Member Research & Evaluation Committee – National Tobacco Campaign Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government Australia
    2007 - 2008 Chair Occupational & Environmental Cancers Cancer Council Australia Australia
    2006 - 2011 Member Public Health Principal Committee Cancer Council Australia Australia
    2006 - 2011 Co-Chair Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee Cancer Council Australia Australia
    2006 - 2008 Member Cancer Support Committee Cancer Council Australia Australia
    2003 - 2006 Co-Chair Ministerial Reference Group on Tobacco SA Health Australia
    2003 - 2005 Member SA Health Omnibus Survey Management Committee SA Health Australia
    2002 - 2006 Member Human Research Ethics Committee Cancer Council SA Australia
    2002 - 2006 Member Courses Advisory Committee, Department Public Health, School of Medicine Flinders University Australia
    2002 - 2003 Member Ministerial Passive Smoking and Hospitality Taskforce SA Health Australia
    1997 - 1998 Member SA Health Omnibus Survey Management Committee SA Health Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member World Obesity Society United Kingdom
    2007 - ongoing Member ANZOS Australia
    2001 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review American Journal of Public Health United States
    2016 - ongoing Peer Review Panel Peer Review Cancer Institute NSW Australia
    2016 - ongoing Peer Review Panel Peer Review Cancer Council Victoria Australia
    2016 - 2016 CDF Panel Chair Grant Assessment National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia
    2015 - 2015 Post-doctoral Fellow Panel Chair Peer Review National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia
    2012 - ongoing External Reviewer Project Grants Grant Assessment National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: +61881284091
  • Email: caroline.miller@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.27
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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