Millie is a Research Fellow in the Housing and Community Research Unit in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania. She works on energy efficiency and thermal comfort practices and interventions in low income households.
In 2014 Millie completed her PhD “All give and no take? Social norms, suburban life, and the possibility for sharing in Australia”. She studied practices of sharing between neighbours and found that social norms emphasise practices of giving over receiving. Definitions of sharing must be expanded to include generous acts of receiving in order to usefully address contemporary social and environmental problems.