Fiona Miller

Dr

20042019
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Biography

Fiona Miller is a human geographer who conducts research from a political ecology perspective on the social and equity dimensions of environmental change in the Asia Pacific, notably Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as Australia. She specialises in social vulnerability, society-water relations and climate change adaptation and is currently undertaking research on climate-related displacement in the Asia Pacific region. She teaches into the development studies, social impact assessment and human geography programs at Macquarie University. Previously Fiona has held research positions at the Department of Resource Management and Geography, the University of Melbourne, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Fiona's research interests concern the equity dimensions of climate change, particularly adaptation, focusing on questions of vulnerability, resilience and justice. Fiona is currently undertaking research on climate-related displacement, including planned resettlement and migration, in Vietnam. She has a long-held interest in society-water relations, particularly focusing on perceptions and responses to floods and water scarcity. Fiona's work is undertaken from a political ecology perspective. 

Research student supervision

Fiona is available to supervise MRes and PhD students in the following fields:

  • political ecology, social vulnerability, resilience and climate justice
  • equity dimensions of climate change adaptation
  • forced resettlement and climate-related displacement
  • social and cultural dimensions of water planning and water resource developments
  • social impact and vulnerability assessment
  • Mekong Region, Vietnam, Cambodia

Current PhD Students
Sabiha Yeasmin Rosy Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2016-ongoing) (Principal)
Navchaa Tugjamba, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2017-ongoing) (Associate)
Lara Mottee, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2017-ongoing) (Associate)
Lauren Tynan, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2019-ongoing)

Completed PhD Students
Sufia Khanom, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2015-2019) (Principal)
Dauglas Wafula Juma, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2016-ongoing) (Associate)
Minna Hsu, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (2013-2016, Associate)
Kamal Gaire, Dept. of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne (2011-2015, Co-supervisor)
Michael Santhanam-Martin, Dept. Of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne (2011-2015) (Co-supervisor)
Nguyen Thanh Hai, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University (2012-2013) (Co-supervisor)

Completed MRes
Lana Frost, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2017)

Teaching

Fiona is the Director of the Social Impact Assessment program (GDip SIA; GCert SIA) and is responsible for the major in Development Studies and Culture Change. 

Fiona convenes and teaches the following units:

GEOP330 Asia Pacific Development
GEOP802 Social Impact Assessment and Cross-Cultural Negotiation
GEOX802 Social Impact Assessment and Cross-Cultural Negotiation (OUA)
GEOP831 Environment and Development

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

BA (Hons), University of Sydney

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Outputs 2004 2019

Exploring the consequences of climate-related displacement for just resilience in Vietnam

Miller, F., 27 Mar 2019, In : Urban Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vietnam
resilience
resettlement
climate
climate change

Rescaling political ecology? World regional approaches to climate change in the Asia Pacific

Miller, F. P. & McGregor, A., 20 May 2019, In : Progress in Human Geography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

environmental policy
climate change
political ecology
world
Asia

Approaching Southeast Asian development

McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F., 2018, Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian development. McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Community economies in Monsoon Asia: keywords and key reflections

Gibson, K., Astuti, R., Carnegie, M., Chalernphon, A., Dombroski, K., Haryani, A. R., Hill, A., Kehi, B., Law, L., Lyne, I., McGregor, A., McKinnon, K., McWilliam, A., Miller, F. P., Ngin, C., Occena-Gutierrez, D., Palmer, L., Placino, P., Rampengan, M., Than, W. L. L. & 2 othersWianti, N. I. & Wright, S., Apr 2018, In : Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 59, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

monsoon
economy
economics
modernization
community

Development institutions and economies in Southeast Asia: introduction

McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F., 2018, Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian development. McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 65-67 3 p. (Routledge Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Editorial work

Asia Pacific Viewpoint (Journal)

Fiona Miller (Editor)
1 Jan 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work