Fiona Miller

Associate Professor

20042020

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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. 

Fiona is a founding member of the Shadow Places Network, see: www.shadowplaces.net

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
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
Sabiha Yeasmin Rosy Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2016-2020) (Principal)
Sufia Khanom, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2015-2019) (Principal)
Dauglas Wafula Juma, Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University (2016-2019) (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 has convened and taught into the following units:

Environmental Decision Making
Asia Pacific Development
Gateway to the Planning Profession
Social Impact Assessment and Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Social Impact Assessment and Cross-Cultural Negotiation (OUA)
Environment and Development
Society and Environments

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

BA (Hons), University of Sydney

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