Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies
Director: Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour Research (CEDAAR: www.deakin.edu.au/cedaar)
Peter Miller (PhD) is a Professor of Violence Prevention and Addiction Studies at the School of Psychology, Deakin University. He is the Director of the Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour Research (CEDAAR: www.deakin.edu.au/cedaar).
He is co-convenor of the Trauma-Informed Policing Special Interest Group of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA: https://glepha.com/special-interest-groups/trauma-informed-policing-sig/).
He is Chair and developer of the Psychology Addictions Unit and currently developing a free online trauma awareness course: How does trauma affect your relationships, work and community? Exploring trauma -informed, neuro-informed and shame-sensitive practice
Peter has completed five of the largest studies ever conducted into alcohol policy, licensed venues, violence, comparing 12 Australian cities over 10 years and talking to more than 25,000 patrons. The largest and most recent of these was the Queensland Alcohol-related violence and Night-Time Economy (QUANTEM) project (http://quantem.info/). Three year findings are described in a Special issue in Drug and Alcohol Review: Drug and Alcohol Review (wiley.com)
His other research interests include: Trauma-informed practice, the impacts of trauma (including Childhood Corporal Punishment), Adverse Childhood Experiences, neurodiversity and Brain Injury on aggressive and addictive behaviour, the predictors of violence (including family and domestic violence), and Corporate Political Activity of alcohol and dangerous consumptions industries.
He has published over 300 journal articles, books and peer-reviewed reports. He is currently running a major study assessing the impact of Policy initiatives in the Northern Territory (including Minimum Floor Price and the Banned Drinkers Register: www.learntproject.com).