Associate Professor Evonne Miller
Creative Industries Faculty
School of Design Office
Evonne Miller is an environmental psychologist in the School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She is currently Research Leader for the School of Design. Her research focuses on the complex real-world social change challenges facing society today – climate change, sustainability and population ageing. In the past five years, she has been awarded over two million dollars in competitive research grant funding for projects exploring the interrelationships between people, their built, technical and natural environments, with over 70 peer reviewed publications in these areas.
Evonne has a wide range of research interests and research experience, with her most recent work investigating people’s perceptions of climate change, specifically the social, ecological and economic aspects of climate change impacts and adaptation decision making. Other recent projects have explored the experience of high-density living, role of public realm/greenspace, post-occupancy evaluations of sustainable buildings, transportation, energy use interactions, and risk perceptions of controversial technologies, such as carbon sequestration and water recycling.
Her ageing-related research focuses on understanding and identifying the predictors of quality of life, social connectedness and active ageing, specifically how the built environment and urban design influences public health. More broadly, she is also interested in all aspects of women’s health and how contemporary societal norms and values affect life/career choices, with her PhD from the University of Otago exploring the relationship between media use and adult women’s body image perception and satisfaction.
Evonne’s expertise is in collaborative, interdisciplinary and industry-relevant research, providing environmental psychology disciplinary knowledge and quantitative and qualitative methodological expertise.more...