Kelly Miller is an Associate Professor and Environmental Social Scientist in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University, with over 20 years experience in Higher Education and a PhD in the Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation. She is the Course Director for Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability). Her teaching interests include: social research in environmental science, human dimensions of environmental management/wildlife management, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change, land use planning, and environmental impact assessment. She is an award-winning educator and Senior Fellow in the internationally recognised Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).
Kelly’s work centres on the interface of human experience and nature, exploring if and how human values, attitudes and behaviours can align with global, national and local goals for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Kelly specialises in the human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management with major studies in wildlife and environmental value orientations, community attitudes toward threatened species conservation, urban wildlife management, wildlife-human conflict, environmental education, education for sustainability, and sustainable behaviours. She also leads research projects on work-integrated learning, micro-credentialing in environmental science, online learning, and curriculum renewal.
With extensive experience in social research and community engagement, Kelly’s work has contributed to conservation planning and education for sustainability in Australia and internationally.