Julia Miller

Dr Julia Miller

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Faculty of Arts

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


My current research is in phraseology and lexicography. I would like to hear from prospective PhD candidates in either of these areas.

  • Lexicography (particularly pedagogical lexicography)
  • Phraseology
  • Teaching English idioms (phraseodidactics)
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback
  • Loanword studies in Romance languages
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • The English article system
  • Cultural dictionaries
  • The teaching of English prepositions
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback on academic work
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2009 Lecturer Flinders University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Teaching Award Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia
    2014 Award Faculty of Professions Executive Dean’s award for teaching The University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 Teaching Award Commendation for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience The University of Adelaide Australia
    2005 Award Educational Research Conference Early Career Award Flinders University, Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
    2011 Flinders University Australia PhD
    2002 Flinders University Australia MA (research)
    1980 - 1984 University of Cambridge United Kingdom BA (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2017 Delta Bell School
    2000 Level III translator (Portuguese) NAATI
    1998 Level II interpreter (Portuguese) NAATI
    1985 RSA Diploma for Bilingual Secretaries Royal Society of Arts
    1984 CELTA Bell School, Cambridge
  • Research Interests

2015-2016 unsuccessful OLT application on Employability Skills. Amount requested $500,000.

December 2013 - Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Grant ($220,000) to create online resources to support international students' English language development. These resources are available at the English for Uni website.

May 2013 - School of Education, University of Adelaide. School research grant to develop a cultural dictionary and examine its use by international students at the University of Adelaide.

June 2012 - Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Program Seed Grant ($37,000): "Ms Parrot the detective solves grammar problems in an online resource for students and lecturers".

November 2005 – Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant ($10,000), to film a resource for teaching academic oral presentation skills

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Smartphone Assisted Language Learning (A Longitudinal Study on the use of SALL in ELT) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Shila Panadgoo
    2017 Co-Supervisor An Investigation of English Used by China Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Its Effect on International Trade Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yumei Cui
    2015 Co-Supervisor Professional Development for in-service EFL lectures in Vietnam Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Thi Thu Thuy Hoang
    2015 Principal Supervisor The relationship between assessment and autonomy is the Vietnamese Higher Education context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ha Thi Ngoc Tran
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Attitudes towards Indonesian Teachers of English and Implications for Their Professional Identity Doctor of Education Doctorate Full Time Mr Ardian Wahyu Setiawan
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134721
  • Email: julia.miller@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3604
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 8
  • Room: 8 07
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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