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Associate Professor of Environment and Society, Deakin University

Kelly Miller is an Associate Professor and Environmental Social Scientist in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University, with over 25 years experience in social research and higher education.

Kelly is an award-winning educator and Senior Fellow in the internationally recognised Higher Education Academy (AdvanceHE). She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Earthwatch Australia and has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Her research and teaching interests focus on social research in environmental science, human dimensions of environmental management and wildlife conservation, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change, ecotourism and environmental interpretation, land use planning, and environmental impact assessment.

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. 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.