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Ms Margaret Miller

Research Project Manager

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6549
Mobile: 0418 422 835
Email: m.miller@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31.502  

Margaret is a Senior Research Project Manager in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Background

  • Public health nutritionist with extensive experience in planning, costing, implementing and evaluating  nutrition and health promotion policies and programs at local, state and national level in Australia.
  • Principal or Associate Investigator for a range of local, state and national public health nutrition, epidemiological and health promotion research projects.
  • Author of over 30 research and evaluation papers in peer reviewed journals and numerous published health promotion strategic plans, program evaluation reports and nutritional surveys.
  • Freelance journalist with over 200 published articles on nutrition and health. Editorial advisor Health & Medicine, West Australian Newspaper

Professional Associations

  • Professional Affairs Secretary and member World Public Health Nutrition Association
  • Life Member Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (DAA)

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • John M Kinney award for best paediatric nutrition paper in Nutrition journal 2014
  • Most downloaded paper in Australian Journal Primary Health 2013
  • Life membership Dietitians Association of Australia 2014
  • National Service Award 1992 Dietitians Association of Australia 1992

University and National Teaching Awards

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award Community Engagement 2012

National and International Research Positions

  • APHCRI Linkage and Exchange Travelling Fellowship 2007

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nutrition promotion implementation and evaluation in schools, nutrition monitoring and surveillance, public health nutrition workforce and capacity building

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management, Curtin University of Technology, 1993.
  • Master of Applied Science (Public Health), Curtin University of Technology, 1981.
  • Graduate Diploma in Dietetics, Curtin University of Technology, 1975.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Miller, M., Barwood, D., Furfaro, M., Boston, J., Smith, S., Masek, M. (2021). Identifying Differences in Nutrition-Related Learning Interests of Adolescent Students. Journal of School Health, 91(4), 277-284. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12997.

Journal Articles

  • Barwood, D., Smith, S., Miller, M., Boston, J., Masek, M., Devine, A. (2020). Transformational game trial in nutrition education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45(4), 18-29. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2020v45n4.2.

Journal Articles

  • Devine, A., Wallace, R., Lo, J., Miller, M., Sambell, R., Costello, L., Lombardi, K., Veurink, S. (2019). Online programs build confidence and improve healthy eating messages in Early Years services. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 44(2), 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1836939119833244.

Journal Articles

  • Milne, E., Greenop, KR., Scott, RJ., Haber, M., Norris, MD., Attia, J., Jamieson, SE., Miller, M., Bower, C., Bailey, HD., Dawson, S., McCowage, GB., De Klerk, NH., Van Bockxmeer, FM., Armstrong, BK. (2015). Folate pathway gene polymorphisms, maternal folic acid use, and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 24(1), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0680.
  • Rudant, J., Lightfoot, T., Urayama, KY., Petridou, E., Dockerty, JD., Magnani, C., Milne, E., Spector, LG., Ashton, LJ., Dessypris, N., Kang, AY., Miller, M., Rondelli, R., Simpson, J., Stiakaki, E., Orsi, L., Roman, E., Metayer, C., Infante-Rivard, C., Clavel, J. (2015). Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and indicators of early immune stimulation: A childhood leukemia international consortium study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(8), 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwu298.
  • Milne, E., O'Callaghan, N., Ramankutty, P., De Klerk, NH., Greenop, KR., Armstrong, BK., Miller, M., Fenech, M. (2015). Plasma micronutrient levels and telomere length in children. Nutrition, 31(2), 331-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2014.08.005.
  • Milne, E., Greenop, KR., Ramankutty, P., Miller, M., De Klerk, NH., Armstrong, BK., Almond, T., O'Callaghan, NJ., Fenech, M. (2015). Blood micronutrients and DNA damage in children. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 59(10), 2057-2065. https://doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.201500110.
  • Greenop, K., Miller, M., Bailey, H., De Klerk, N., Attia, J., Kellie, S., Bower, C., Armstrong, B., Milne, E. (2015). Childhood folate, B6, B12, and food group intake and the risk of childhood brain tumors: results from an Australian case–control study. Cancer Causes and Control, 26(6), 871-879. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-015-0562-z.
  • Greenop, KR., Bailey, HD., Miller, M., Scott, RJ., Attia, J., Ashton, LJ., Downie, P., Armstrong, BK., Milne, E. (2015). Breastfeeding and nutrition to 2 years of age and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors. Nutrition and Cancer, 67(3), 431-441. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2015.998839.
  • Greenop, KR., Miller, M., Bailey, HD., Scott, RJ., Attia, J., Bower, C., Van Bockxmeer, FM., Ashton, LJ., Armstrong, BK., Milne, E. (2015). Paternal dietary folate, B6 and B12 intake, and the risk of childhood brain tumors. Nutrition and Cancer, 67(2), 224-230. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2015.990571.

Journal Articles

  • Ramankutty, P., De Klerk, N., Miller, M., Fenech, M., O'Callaghan, N., Armstrong, BK., Milne, E. (2014). Ultraviolet radiation exposure and serum vitamin D levels in young children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(9), 713-720. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12657.
  • Martin, K., Rosenberg, M., Pratt, I., Miller, M., McCormack, G., Giles-Corti, B., Magarey, A., Bull, F., Devine, A. (2014). Prevalence of overweight, obesity and underweight in Western Australian school-aged children; 2008 compared with 2003. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 17(12), 2687-2691. https://doi.org/10.1017/S136898001300311X.
  • Hearn, L., Miller, M., Lester, L. (2014). Reaching Perinatal Women Online: The Healthy You, Healthy Baby Website and App. Journal of Obesity, 2014(1), Article 573928. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/573928.
  • Greenop, K., Miller, M., De Klerk, N., Scott, R., Attia, J., Ashton, L., Dalla-Pozza, L., Bower, C., Armstrong, B., Milne, E. (2014). Maternal dietary intake of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 during pregnancy and risk of childhood brain tumors. Nutrition and Cancer: an international journal, 66(5), 800-809. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2014.916326.
  • Greenop, K., Miller, M., Attia, J., Ashton, L., Cohn, R., Armstrong, B., Milne, E. (2014). Maternal consumption of coffee and tea during pregnancy and risk of childhood brain tumors: results from an Australian case–control study. Cancer Causes and Control, 25(10), 1321-1327. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-014-0437-8.
  • Miller, M., Hearn, L., Van Der Plight, P., Willcox, J., Campbell, K. (2014). Preventing maternal and early childhood obesity: the fetal flaw in Australian perinatal care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20(2), 123-127. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY13080.
  • Bailey, H., Miller, M., Greenop, K., Bower, C., Attia, J., Marshall, G., Armstrong, B., Milne, E. (2014). Paternal intake of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 before conception and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes and Control, 25(12), 1615-1625. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-014-0466-3.

Journal Articles

  • Arrow, P., Raheb, J., Miller, M. (2013). Brief oral health promotion intervention among parents of young children to reduce early childhood dental decay. BMC Public Health, 13(1), Article 245. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-245.
  • Hearn, L., Miller, M., Fletcher, A. (2013). Online healthy lifestyle support in the perinatal period: What do women want and do they use it?. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(4), 313-318. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY13039.

Conference Publications

  • Miller, M., Hearn, L., Fletcher, A., Green, L. (2013). Ngala Healthy You, Healthy Baby: a personalized online program to support healthy weight in pregnancy and early life. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges (21p.). Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Journal Articles

  • Milne, E., Greenop, K., Bower, C., Miller, M., Van Bochxmeer, FM., Scott, RJ., De Klerk, NH., Ashton, LJ., Gottardo, NG., Armstrong , BK. (2012). Maternal use of folic acid and other supplements and risk of childhood brain tumors. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 21(11), 1933-1941. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0803.
  • Bailey, HD., Miller, M., Langridge, A., De Klerk, NH., Van Bockxmeer, FM., Attia, J., Scott, RJ., Armstrong, BK., Milne, E. (2012). Maternal dietary intake of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 during pregnancy and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nutrition and Cancer, 64(7), 1122-1130. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2012.707278.

Journal Articles

  • Milne, E., Royle, JA., Bennett, LC., De Klerk, NH., Bailey, HD., Bower, C., Miller, M., Attia, J., Scott, RJ., Kirby, M., Armstrong, BK. (2011). Maternal consumption of coffee and tea during pregnancy and risk of childhood ALL: Results from an Australian case-control study. Cancer Causes and Control, 22(2), 207-218. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9688-1.

Journal Articles

  • Milne, E., Royle, JA., Miller, M., Bower, C., De Klerk, N., Bailey, H., Van Bockxmeer, F., Attia, J., Scott, RJ., Norris, MD., Haber, M., Thompson, JR., Fritschi, L., Marshall, GM., Armstrong, BK. (2010). Maternal folate and other vitamin supplementation during pregnancy and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the offspring. International Journal of Cancer, 126(11), 2690-2699.

Journal Articles

  • O'Sullivan, T., Robinson, M., Kendall, G., Miller, M., Jacoby, P., Silburn, S., Oddy, W. (2009). A good-quality breakfast is associated with better mental health in adolescence.. Public Health Nutrition, 12(2), 249-258.
  • Oddy, W., De Klerk, N., Miller, M., Payne, J., Bower, C. (2009). Association of maternal pre-pregnancy weight with birth defects: Evidence from a case-control study in Western Australia.. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(1), 11-15.
  • Pollard, C., Miller, M., Woodman, RJ., Meng, R., Binns, C. (2009). Changes in knowledge, beliefs and behaviors related to fruit and vegetable consumption among Western Australian adults from 1995 to 2004. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 355-361. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2007.

Journal Articles

  • Hearn, L., Miller, M., Campbell-Pope, R. (2008). Review of evidence to guide primary health care policy and practice to prevent childhood obesity. Medical Journal of Australia, 188(8 Suppl), S87-S91.

Reports

  • Martin, K., Rosenberg, M., Miller, M., French, S., McCormack, G., Bull, F., Giles-Corti, B., Pratt, S. (2008). Move and Munch Final Report. Trends in physical activity, nutrition and body size in Western Australian children and adolescents: the Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) 2008. Perth, W.A.. Western Australian Government.

Journal Articles

  • Hearn, L., Miller, M., Cross, D. (2007). Engaging primary health care providers in the promotion of healthy weight among young children: Barriers and enablers for policy and management. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13(2), 66-79.
  • Candilo, K., Oddy, W., Miller, M., Sloan, N., Kendall, G., Klerk, N. (2007). Follow-up phone calls increase nutrient intake estimated by three-day food diaries in 13-year-old participants of the Raine study. Nutrition and Dietetics, 64(3), 165-171. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00076.x.

Research Projects

  • What motivates and supports primary school teachers to teach nutrition?, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Scholarship, 2016 ‑ 2021, $111,111.
  • Evaluation of Foodbank WA s School Breakfast and Food Nutrition Program (01/2015FBWA), Foodbank, Grant, 2015 ‑ 2021, $180,000.
  • Meningococcal Infection, Awareness Prevention and Protection (MIapp) – Improving and evaluating adolescent access to meningococcal education through the use of an app , Lotterywest, Grant, 2019 ‑ 2021, $290,910.
  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program - K-10 School Food and Nutrition Curriculum Support Materials, Department of Health WA, WA Healthy Children Program, 2013 ‑ 2021, $984,623.
  • Transformational games: A way to engage adolescents in nutrition education? , Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Health Promotion Research - Exploratory Research Grants, 2016 ‑ 2018, $56,634.
  • Integrating student engagement and best practice pedagogy relevant to Year 7-8 students in a nutrition education (life skills) context: A conceptual framework approach., Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Scholarship, 2015 ‑ 2017, $58,816.
  • SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres., Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Research Starter Grant, 2014 ‑ 2016, $28,216.
  • ’Bodysnarking’ among adolescent girls: Peers, body image and social media, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Research Starter Grant, 2013 ‑ 2016, $28,463.
  • Ngala Parent Healthy Lifestyle Program, Ngala Community Services, Department of Health Grant, 2013 ‑ 2015, $111,170.
  • Research and Evaluation Framework Stage 2 Proposal: Implementation Support, Department of Health WA, Grant, 2013 ‑ 2015, $44,918.
  • A review of the WA Healthy School Project (WAHSP) for the Child and Adolescent Community Health, WA Country Health Service, and the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate, Department of Health WA, Health Corporate Network Tender, 2013 ‑ 2015, $134,523.
  • Changing Health Acting Together: CHAT Evaluation , Catholic Education Office of WA, School Drug Education and Road Aware, 2013 ‑ 2015, $120,486.
  • Development of a Research and Evaluation Framework to Guide NfP Tenders, Delivery and Reporting on Good Health Funded Health Promotion Programs, Department of Health WA, Grant, 2012 ‑ 2013, $98,595.
  • Preventing Early Childhood Obesity: Translating Evidence into Practice, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Grant, 2008 ‑ 2012, $440,689.
  • Preventing Obesity from Early Childhood, Department of Health WA, Grant, 2010 ‑ 2011, $29,936.
  • Further analyses of the CAPANS 2008 nutrition data sets, Department of Sport and Recreation WA, Physical Activity Task Force - Grant, 2010 ‑ 2011, $49,709.
  • Children and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2008, Department of Sport and Recreation WA, Grant, 2008 ‑ 2010, $497,189.
  • Evaluation of the Department of Education and Training's Physical Activity Strategy, Department of Education and Training WA, Grant, 2007 ‑ 2008, $52,033.
  • Engaging Families in Primary Care - International Collaboration to Overcome Barriers, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Linkage & Exchange Travelling Fellowships, 2007, $39,860.
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