Professor Mel Miller is Director of Siggins Miller. She is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the University of Queensland, and Professor in the Health Group at Griffith University. She has qualifications in clinical and organisational psychology. In addition to post graduate training in evaluation research method and multivariate statistical analysis she has completed courses with the American Evaluators Institute on qualitative research, cost benefit analysis, program logic, and contribution analysis through intensives in the USA and Canada.
Mel started her career in clinical practice in the AOD sector before moving onto policy, research and evaluation in the public sector. She was deeply involved in the design and development of the first National Campaign Against Drug Abuse in the 1980s and its evaluation and the development of Australia’s first National Alcohol Policy. She led the evaluation of Australia’s National Drug Strategic Framework in 2007-09.
Mel has also worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing and was involved in the development of national strategies such as the National Fetal Alcohol Strategy, the National Tobacco Strategy and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alcohol Complementary Plan.
She is a Fellow of the College of Health Service Executives, a registered psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists, a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australasian Market Research Society.