Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Yvette Miller
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 5540
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy - Human Movement Studies (University of Queensland), BA (Psychology) (Hons) (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations

IHBI Membership

Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),

IHBI Health Projects,

IHBI Public Health and Social Work – HDHS

Keywords

health services, maternity care, patient reported outcomes, patient-centred care, physical activity, survey methodology, women's health

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Yvette Miller is Associate Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology.  She is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in School of Psychology at the University of Queensland.

Yvette is a specialist in evaluating health and community services from the perspective of the people that use and deliver them, with extensive expertise in maternity, mental health, and alcohol and other drug services. Her distinguished national and international reputation is based primarily on her theoretical and applied innovations in the field of maternity care.

Her work brings women to the centre of maternity care, finding new ways for women to effectively access and engage with maternal and infant health information (health literacy), work with their maternity healthcare providers to select appropriate treatments or management options (shared decision making), and provide feedback on their maternity care processes and outcomes (quality improvement). She is committed to growing an evidence-base in consumer-centred maternity care that can be readily converted into improved policy and practice for real-world benefits.

Most of Yvette’s research is applied, and about moving initiatives that have proven small-scale effectiveness into field settings to establish their impact. She collaborates extensively with a broad array of health professionals and social and behavioural scientists who share a public health or population-level perspective in planning and conducting research, and a woman-centred and consumer-focused approach to health service delivery and reform.

Over her career as a researcher, she has received over 9 million dollars in national competitive grants and funding and is co-founder of Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies. Associate Professor Miller has developed an array of products and systems for primary prevention in maternity health, public reporting of health service performance, data for improvement planning and consumer decision making.  MobileMums is a program dedicated to helping women be physically active after birth and http://www.havingababy.org.au provides a suite of interactive medical treatment decision-making tools for consumers.  These resources are highly used by women across the state.

Associate Professor Miller routinely collaborates with external end-users to integrate research into maternity health service delivery initiatives.  Her collaborative partners have included esteemed healthcare providers such as: the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University in the UK; University of Technology Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health  in Sydney and more locally, the Mater Hospital. To date, Associate Professor Miller has authored and co-authored over 200 books, journal articles, technical and research reports and conference proceedings. She is regularly invited to present at events within both industry and the academy, such as such as The Quantum Leap: Measurement – Redefining Health’s Boundaries Conference (September 23, 2012; Sydney, Australia. Twitter: https://twitter.com/YvetteDMiller http://www.havingababy.org.au

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Yvette Miller.

Teaching

HDR supervision is central to Associate Professor Miller’s teaching and research agenda. All the PhD students and junior post-docs, plus several Masters and Honours students, whom Associate Professor Miller has mentored have published articles in peer-reviewed journals. She takes an individualised, apprentice-based approach that supports students in the preparation of the theses, but also foregrounds broad skill development.

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Yvette Miller.

Experience

Collaborations
Throughout her career Associate Professor Miller has engaged with numerous colleagues to pursue multiple distinct, yet complementary, research projects.
Examples – Within QUT:
Assoc. Professor Alison Marshall (IHBI/School of Public Health, QUT)
Professor Nicholas Graves (IHBI, QUT)
Assoc. Professor Adrian Barnett (IHBI/School of Public Health, QUT)
Dr Pamela Théroux (IHBI/School of Public Health, QUT)
Dr Katharina Merollini (IHBI, QUT)
Examples – External to QUT
Professor Maggie Redshaw (National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University,UK)
Dr Rachel Thompson (Dartmouth Centre for Healthcare Delivery Science, Dartmouth College)
Dr Phillippa Diedrichs (Centre for Appearance Research, The University of the West of England)
Professor Jon Adams (University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health)
Professor Stephanie Brown (Murdoch Children’s Research Centre)
Professor Lyndal Trevena (Sydney School of Public Health,The University of Sydney) Associate Professor
Camille Raynes-Greenow (Centre for Perinatal Infection Research, Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health, The University of Sydney)
To expand her research-based involvement in health service policy and practice, Associate Professor Miller routinely collaborates with external end-users to integrate research into maternity health service delivery initiatives.
Examples – Service Providers
Dr Michael Beckmann (Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mater Health Services)
Anne Clayton (Nursing Director, Women’s, Children’s and Ambulatory Services, Caboolture Hospital)
Julie Shilton Bevan & David John (Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages)
Kimberly Gregory (Vice Chair of Women’s Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai, USA)
Industry Collaboration and Consulting

Graves, Theroux & Miller. Partners in Recovery: Local Evaluation Framework. Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local: Partners in Recovery (MNBML:PIR). $82, 365. March-July 2014.

Caboolture and Redcliffe Hospitals and Cisco Systems, Inc. – Development and Evaluation of a Virtual Maternity Clinic. Pro-bono. 2012-2013.

General Practice Queensland and Queensland Health Mental Health Division – The Development of an Evaluation Framework (utilising self-evaluation methodology) for the Partners in Mind (PIM) Initiative. 2010. $44, 800. Caboolture Hospital – Community Partnership Project: “The Breast Feeding Kit”.

Developing and Disseminating a standardised suite of breastfeeding information to GPs and community service professionals to increase consistency in information provided to support breastfeeding. 2009. Pro-bono.

Population Health Services Central Area Health Service (Queensland Health) – MobileMums: Developing software for automated delivery of a physical activity behaviour change program delivered by SMS. 2008-2009. $40, 898.

Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Service District. Evaluating the Depression and Chronic Diseases Program of the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre 2008-2010. $25, 020.

Brisbane Youth Services – Evaluating a Capacity Building Initiative for meeting the needs of Brisbane youth with dual-diagnosis of mental illness and drug and alcohol problems. 2008. Pro-bono.

Queensland Health, Brisbane 10 000 Steps Program – Validating self-reported physical activity, height and weight. 2005-2006. $33, 000

Committee Positions

2008 – current: Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 2008 – current: Australian College of Midwives

2007 – current:  Australian Health Promotion Association 2006 – current: Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society

2004 – current: Australian and New Zealand Society for Behavioural Medicine

Conferences    

Associate Professor Miller’s work has been presented in over 80 scientific conference presentations at national and international meetings.

Awards (including those awarded to students under Associate Professor Miller’s supervision)

The quality and relevance of Associate Professor Miller’s research has been acknowledged through several awards, outlined below:

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, Nominee, 2014 Women in Technology (WiT), Professional Award Nominee, 2014

State of Queensland Award for Best New Investigator – Health Promotion, ($2000), 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Brisbane 14-17th October 2009. Fjeldsoe BS, Miller YD & Marshall AL. Mediators of physical activity behaviour change in MobileMums: An intervention delivered via mobile telephone SMS for postnatal women, 2009

UQ Postdoctoral Award, The contribution of Pregnancy Health Behaviours to Poor Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in a Community sample in Queensland, 2007

Sanofi-Aventis Travel Grant, Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting. (Denise Koh, PhD candidate) “Physical activity and diet behaviours from pregnancy to postnatal among women with gestational diabetes mellitus.”, 2007

Citation Award, 10th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 2008. Fjeldsoe BS, Marshall AL, Miller YD. Beware: Use of accelerometers in field-based physical activity research with women, 2008

Citation Award, 10th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 2008. Koh D, Miller YD, Marshall AL, Brown WJ,  McIntyre, HD. Physical activity behaviour among women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus, 2008

Best student poster, Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) 8th Annual Scientific Conference, Brisbane, Australia, February 10-12, 2010. Thompson R, Wojcieszek AM, Prosser S & Miller YD. Birth Writes: maximising the Effectiveness of Online Perinatal Health Information, 2010

Honourable Mention award, 2013 International Lactation Consultant Association Conference: Born to Breastfeed: A Global Public Health Imperative, July 25 – 28, 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Brodribb W & Miller YD. Do Home Visits Postpartum Affect Breastfeeding Rates?, 2013

Citation Award, 10th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 2008. Koh D, Miller YD, Marshall AL, Brown WJ, McIntyre, HD. Physical activity behaviour among women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus, 2008

Citation Award, 10th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 2008. Fjeldsoe BS, Marshall AL, Miller YD. Beware: Use of accelerometers in field-based physical activity research with women, 2008

Citation award, 9th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 2008. O’Dwyer S, Miller Y, Brown WJ. Physical activity and memory complaints in older women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 2007

1st place Investigator Award, Cooper Institute Conference Series: Innovative Approaches to Understanding and Influencing Physical Activity, Dallas, Texas, USA. Miller YD, Trost S & Brown WJ: “Will you take care of the kids?” Mediating effects of partner support in changing physical activity among women with young children, 2001

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Yvette Miller.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Helping Women meet their Physical Activity Goals: A Randomised, Controlled Trial of a Personalised Program Delivered by Mobile Telephone Text Messaging
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
614244
Start year
2010
Keywords
Physical Activity; Health Promotion; Preventive Medicine

Supervision