Prof Adrian Miller

Outstanding Alumni, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Adrian MillerProfessor Adrian Miller is a proud Jirrbal man from North Queensland and is currently the Deputy Vice-President Indigenous Engagement at Central Queensland University.

Professor Miller is a highly respected Public Health scholar and is nationally and internationally recognised for his passion, research and leadership in Indigenous and environmental health, infectious diseases, and immunology, and for his contribution in higher education particularly in relation to supporting Indigenous scholars. He is also Director of the Jawun Research which is a multidisciplinary team of researcher and students.  He is also the BHP Chair in Indigenous Engagement and works on improving engagement between industry and First Nations communities.

Professor Miller’s research has been instrumental in informing national and state policies including more recently national pandemic planning. His latest research published in the Nature journal will lead to novel vaccine development for new strains of influenza for global Indigenous populations.

During the past 27 years in higher education, Professor Miller has demonstrated excellence in management, leadership, academic program development, teaching and research. He has a strong interest in applied research and has twice been awarded an Australian College of Educators Teaching Award.

Adrian is an Honorary Fellow of the Menzies School of Health (Charles Darwin University) and holds an Adjunct Professorship with the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (Griffith University). Prior to returning to north Queensland Professor Miller held a long list of senior roles at Charles Darwin, Griffith and Southern Cross Universities as well as being the Founding Head of the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University and Deputy Head of School at James Cook University.

Professor Miller completed a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Public Health, and his PhD at JCU between 1993-2019. He is an inspirational leader, whose passion for achieving positive collaborative outcomes for Indigenous communities, including his own Jirrbal people, has led to improved societal outcomes for all.