Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies, Deakin University

Peter Miller (PhD) is a Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies and Co-Director of the Violence Prevention Group at the School of Psychology, Deakin University. His research interests include: Alcohol-related violence in licensed venues; Alcohol/drug use in rural populations; Suicide-related behaviour, and; the behaviour of vested interests such as the global alcohol industry in influencing the research and policy process. Peter has conducted research in Australia and England into needle and syringe programs, overdose prevention and treatment effectiveness for over ten years and is an Executive board member of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and the Australian National Alliance for Action on Alcohol.


  • 2008–present
    Principal Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2007–2016
    Commissioning Editor, Addiction
  • 2004–2008
    Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
  • 1997–2004
    Research Fellow, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre Inc.
  • 2000–2004
    Lecturer Sociology , Deakin University


  • 2002 
    Deakin University, PhD (Sociology)
  • 1998 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), First Class
  • 1997 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982 
    Geelong Grammar School, HSC

Professional Memberships

  • Public Health association of Australia

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified (111799)
  • Psychology (1701)
  • Sociology (1608)


2013 National Award for Excellence in Drug and Alcohol Research