Emma Miller

Associate Professor Emma Miller

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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

Emma Miller is an epidemiologist with particular expertise in hepatitis C, STI, and substance use. She has experience in the surveillance of communicable diseases and a history of research in this area. In recent years she has added another stream of research interest in alcohol behaviour and its links with cancer. In various government and academic roles, including in surveillance of influenza in Victoria and sexually transmissible infections in SA, she has worked extensively with priority populations primarily affected by substance use issues, including prisoners in the South Australian correctional system. She has held academic posts at Deakin University, La Trobe University, Flinders University and The University of Adelaide and is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the Stretton Institute.

Alcohol and cancer, Alcohol and Breast Cancer in mid-aged women, Smoking cessation in lower socioeconomic groups, Gonorrhoea in South Australia, Tinder use and gonorrhoea, hepatitis C in prison populations.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Adjunct Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2021 Senior Lecturer Flinders University
    2010 - 2014 Senior Lecture University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2010 Research Fellow La Trobe University
    2008 - 2009 Lecturer Deakin University
    2006 - 2007 Epidemiologist/Surveillance Coordinator Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory
    2001 - 2006 Epidemiologist/Senior Project Officer Government of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of Adelaide Australia Master of Public Health
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Nursing
  • Research Interests

Year awarded

Duration (years)

Fund provider

Amount $


Project Title



Cancer Australia


Ward PR, Tsourtos G, Lawn S, Miller ER, Wilson C

Increasing resilience and reducing smoking for lower socio-economic groups



Flinders Foundation


Miller ER, Ward PR, Tsourtos G, Lunnay B, Gesesew H.

Is Tinder driving increasing incidence of gonorrhoea in young, heterosexual South Australians?



Flinders Foundation


Tsourtos G, Ward PR, Miller ER, Lawn S

Increasing resilience, via promoting mindfulness and social support, and reducing smoking in lower socio-economic groups



Flinders Foundation


Baum F, Fisher M, Miller ER, Haigh F, Freudenberg N

Methods to assess the health impact of Australian alcohol companies: a pilot study of corporate health impact



ARC Discovery



Ward PR, Warin M, Wilson CJ, Olver IN, Miller ER, Bissell P, Meyer S, MacDonald S

Understanding middle-aged women’s responses to alcohol/breast cancer risks



Flinders Foundation


Miller ER, Ward PR, Mwanri L, McNaughton D, Olver IN, Meyer S

The Alcohol and Breast Cancer (ABC) study





Flinders University, Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health sciences


Tsourtos G, Ward PR, Miller ER, Barton C, Wilson C

Developing a Resilience Intervention for Smoking Cessation (RISC)



Flinders Foundation


Miller ER, Wilson C, Chapman J, Flight I

Breast cancer, obesity and alcohol in middle-aged women: connecting the dots



ARC Linkage



(+60,000 partner funds)

Miller ER, Eliott JA, Olver IN, Ali RL, Braunack-Mayer AJ, Crabb SH, Louise J, Baratiny GY

Alcohol causes cancer!: Public and ethical responses to mandated alcohol warning labels about increased long-term risk of cancer.



Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide


Miller ER, Eliott JA, Bouzdine-Chameeva T

Adelaide-Bordeaux Student Alcohol Project – a Pilot Study.



SA Health Department


Aylward P, Miller ER

Evaluation of the Hepatitis C Nursing Models of Care Program



Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University


Miller ER, McNally S, Wallace J

Measuring outcomes of chronic hepatitis B infection in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: a feasibility study



Faculty of Health Sciences, Deakin University


Miller ER, Foster N, Stoové M, Bergeri I


Informing future service provision for people with HIV and non-AIDS age related conditions in Victoria

2014 – 2021





Flinders University:

Program Coordinator Graduate Diploma in Research Methods (College of Medicine and Public Health)

Course Coordinator Introduction to Epidemiological Research Methods (PHCA9522) - postgraduate

Course Coordinator Epidemiology for Practice (PHCA9520) - postgraduate

Course Coordinator Epidemiology for Practice (PHCA3511) - undergraduate

Supervisor PhD, Dr of Public Health, MPH students (detailed below)


2017 – 2020

TEACHING PROGRAM DIRECTOR (DEVELOPING RESEARCHERS), College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University


2015 – 2020

Program Coordinator Master of Public Health and Graduate Certificates


2014 – 2019

Course Coordinator Social Statistics in Public Health (PHCA9511)/PHCA9511A & PHCA9511B - postgraduate


2015 – 2017

Course Coordinator Health Promotion in Public Health (PHCA9507) - postgraduate



Course Co-coordinator Leadership in the New Public Health (PHCA9510) - postgraduate




2010 – 2014






The University of Adelaide:

  • Program Coordinator Master of Public Health, Master of Research Studies (Public Health), Master of Philosophy (Public Health)
  • Course Coordinator Epidemiology in Action III (PUB HLTH 3501)

Supervisor PhD and MPH students 


2008 – 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Deakin University:

Program Coordinator Master of Public Health (part of the Victorian Consortium for Public Health – Deakin, La Trobe, Melbourne and Monash Universities):

Co-coordinator (MPH Program) for the Australian European Public Health Education (AUS-EU PHE) Joint Mobility Project (students and staff undertook exchanges at one of four European partner universities)

Course Co-coordinator Principles and Determinants of Health (HSH701):  Core MPH topic.

Teaching Stream coordinator Research Methods and Techniques (Medicine – Doctors, Peoples, Cultures and Institutions)

Course Co-coordinator Epidemiology and Biostatistics (HSH205): Second year topic in the Bachelor of Public Health

Course Co-coordinator Health Information and Data (HBS108):

Tutor Determinants of Population Health (HSH204).

Supervisor MPH students 


  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Physiotherapist’s attitudes and beliefs about telehealth and the implications of these on service delivery in South Australia Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Part Time Thoshenthri Kandasamy
    2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Feasibility and acceptability of a hepatitis B registry in South Australia Flinders Master of Public Health Master Part Time Thomas Freeman
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Representation of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australian printed press: A media analysis Flinders University - Honours Full Time Trevor Thomas
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Understanding mid-life single mothers’ alcohol consumption and their emotional responses to COVID-19 and Breast Cancer during early days of mandated COVID-19 lockdown in Australia and the United Kingdom Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Amandi Hiyare Hewage
    2020 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Factors affecting injectable contraceptive use in married women in Indonesia in 2017 [ Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Amalia Dwi Asanti
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Representation of the relationship between alcohol consumption and breast cancer in Australian newspapers 2002 – 2018: A media analysis Flinders University - Honours Full Time Amy Rudge
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The impact of imprisonment on initiation, adherence and effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in Southern Ethiopia: a cohort stud Flinders University - Doctorate Full Time Terefe Gone
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Epidemiology of gonorrhoea in South Australia Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Part Time Sally Ellis
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Perinatal depression: epidemiology and associated adverse birth and infant health outcomes in Ethiopia: a mixed method study Flinders University - Doctorate Full Time Abel Fekadu
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The prevalence and socio-economic burden of hepatitis C in South Australia Flinders University Master of Public Health Doctorate Part Time Bernie Edmunds
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness of the strategic use of antiretroviral therapy in improving engagement of high-risk people to the HIV continuum of care in Indonesia Flinders University - Doctorate Full Time Yane Vina Tarigan
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor :International students and alcohol consumption Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Part Time Simone Nyon
    2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor How do GPs initiate discussions about alcohol with their patients? Flinders University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Ly Tran Thi
    2012 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Looking after them? - Factors that affect access to primary health care in private general practice for patients with hepatitis C Flinders University - Doctorate Part Time Jane Scarborough
    2011 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The relationship between patient comorbidities and the development of multi-resistant healthcare associated infections in a private University of Adelaide Master of Public Health Master Part Time Linda Jarratt
    2009 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Hepatitis C and oral health: a major public health concern Deakin University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Miqdad Abbas
    2009 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Role for harm minimisation program in reducing the prevalence of hepatitis C in incarcerated populations Deakin University Master of Public Health Master Full Time Krishna Bhakta Vaidya

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