Andrea Miller

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Andrea Miller


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Andrea Miller is a lecturer within the School of Health Sciences and teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs. She is interested in improving patient outcomes in hospitals and the aged care sector.

Career summary


  • Master of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2013 
  • Master of Clinical Nursing (Acute Care), University of Tasmania, Australia. 2007
  • Bachelor of Nursing with Honours, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2010. Thesis: 'Do you want to play'. An exploration of nurse academics attitudes towards simulation
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Tasmania, Australia. 1998
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Science, Southern Cross University, Australia. 2005
  • Graduate Certificate of University Learning & Teaching, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2010
  • Graduate Certificate of Stomal Therapy, New South Wales College of Nursing, Australia. 2001


Andrea joined the university from the Launceston General Hospital after working in a variety of positions as a Registered Nurse, including as a Stomal Therapy Nurse.

Research Themes

Andrea's research interests include gender and the LGBTI community and aligns with the University's research theme of Better Health.


Acute care, teaching and learning in healthcare, clinical practice, work integrated learning

Teaching expertise

Andrea holds a Master of Education and teaches across both Undergraduate and Postgraduate nursing programs.

Teaching responsibility

Acute Care Nursing Practice 

Learning & Teaching in Healthcare Settings

View more on Ms Andrea Miller in WARP


  • Gender
  • Patient centred care
  • Stomal Therapy

Current projects

Andrea is currently exploring the practice of mixed gender wards in an acute care setting from multiple perspectives. The experiences of patients and their families who have been accommodated in mixed gender wards will be explored to develop an understanding of their experiences, expectations, attitudes and preferences in regard to this aspect of care.

Fields of Research

  • Nursing (111099)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)

Research Objectives

  • Health (929999)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)


Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2013Miller A, Bull RM, 'Do you want to play? Factors influencing nurse academics' adoption of simulation in their teaching practices', Nurse Education Today, 33, (3) pp. 241-246. ISSN 0260-6917 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.11.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Bull RM



(1 outputs)
2016Jarvis C, Blair K, Miller A, Dudson M, Norman N, 'Jarvis's Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination &', Elsevier, Australia ISBN 978-0-323-26541-6 (2016) [Edited Book]

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2015Kerr L, Miller AB, Zimitat C, 'Transgender Ageing: A Tasmanian Perspective', Health In Difference 2015. Working together for Health. 9th National LGBT Health Conference, 13-15 August, 2015, Canberra, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Zimitat C

2013Miller AB, 'Supporting learners in the clinical environment', Supporting learners in the clinical environment, 20-22 March 2013, Hobart, pp. 36. (2013) [Plenary Presentation]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
2015Zimitat C, Miller AB, Kerr L, Bashford VM, Williams Danielle, et al., 'LGBTI Health & Ageing in Tasmania', LGBTI Health & Ageing in Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Zimitat C; Bashford VM; Williams Danielle; Harris DM

2014Simpson H, Duers L, Rankin J, McFadyen J, Campbell SJ, et al., 'Health Benchmarking Project Final Report', University of Tasmania and University of the West of Scotland, pp. 1-45. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Campbell SJ; Stirling CM; Walsh K; Ford K; Geraghty DP; Williams AD; Eri RD; Robinson AL; Cross M; McKay AJ; Sondermeyer J; Elmer SL; Cooper JF; Booth S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Experiences and expectations of LGBTI Tasmanians for care as they grow older (2013)$24,030
This project aims to explore older urban and rural Tasmanian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) peoples past and present life experiences that may impact upon their future health and health care. Through this, it aims to achieve a deeper understanding of their preferences and expectations for their future aged care and support needs as they grow older. In parallel, it aims to explore Tasmanian Aged Care Service Providers (ACSPs) capacity and readiness for delivering GLBTI friendly services. Together, these two activities will both identify any gap in GLBTI friendly service provision, and facilitate discussion of how that gap can be closed.
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($24,030)
Grant-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Zimitat C; Williams D; Miller AB