Dr Sue Miller

Started at UWA: 2007

Enabling health professionals to work together

Dr Sue Miller is a lecturer in the Health Professions Education division at UWA in the School of Allied Health. Her role includes teaching coursework units in the postgraduate certificate, diploma and master’s courses designed for health professionals such as nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and medical students. She also supervises students undertaking research by thesis or dissertation. Some of these topics include student reflection, clinical reasoning, leadership competencies and communication skills.

Dr Miller completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in microbiology and biochemistry, before completing a doctorate investigating the biochemistry and physiology of lactation. Dr Miller has also taught undergraduate students in biochemistry and biology at UWA.


Dr Miller has been involved with several internally funded research projects investigating peer-assisted learning, innovative online resources, enhanced feedback mechanisms and interprofessional learning. Her current research interests span education and the biosciences. She has a particular interest in developing critical thinking skills and integrating bioscience information with clinical knowledge. Dr Miller is currently working on a project investigating healthcare students’ knowledge of human nutrition.

To me, tertiary education is about developing higher order thinking skills, so students can learn through curiosity.Dr Sue Miller




Assessing students clinical learning experiences
Nehya, K., Miller, S., Connaughton, J. & Singer, B. Jul 2016: The Clinical Teacher. 13, p.14


Enhancing capabilities in health professions education
Carr, S., Miller, S., Siddiqui, Z. & Jonas-Dwyer, D.2015 In: International Journal of Medical Education. 6, p. 161-165


Doctors’ perception of educational continuing professional development
Vo, H., Carr, S. & Miller, S. 2014 In: Focus on Health Professions Education. 15, 3, p.1-10


Enhancing Feedback for students across a healthy sciences faculty
Carr, S. Siddiqui, Z., Jonas-Dwyer, D. & Miller, S. 2013 Enhancing Feedback for students across a health sciences faculty. Perth: Murdoch University, Vol. 1, p. 1- 8

Implementation of enhanced feedback mechanisms for Master of Nursing students about their performance in clinical assessments
Miller, S., Carr, S., Saunders, R. & Hill, O. 2013 UWA, teaching and learning Research Colloquium. Perth, Vol.-,p.-

Contact Dr Sue Miller

PhD and master’s students looking to conduct research in health professions education or health/medical humanities are invited to contact Dr Miller.