Fiona Miller has considerable experience conducting research on the social dimensions of environmental change in the Asia Pacific, notably Vietnam and Australia. She has applied and theoretically-informed knowledge of natural resources management and development, specialising in social vulnerability, water resources management, sustainable livelihoods and community participation.
Fiona is currently a Future Generation Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at The University of Melbourne. Prior to taking up this appointment Fiona was a Research Fellow in the Risk, Livelihoods and Vulnerability Programme of the Stockholm Environment Institute. During her time at SEI she was Programme Manager for the Sida-funded programme "Sustainable Recovery and Resilience Building in the Tsunami-Affected Region". She also led a number of projects within the "Poverty and Vulnerability Programme" and was initially involved in the establishment of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Fiona has also worked as a lecturer in Human Geography at Macquarie University and prior to this had a long association with the Australian Mekong Resource Centre, the University of Sydney as a researcher and administrator.
Fiona has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sydney for her research on the political ecology of risk and society - water relations in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam, and also holds a B.A. (Hons) in geography and government.
Fiona’s research interests include social vulnerability, resilience, political ecology, water resources management, environmental risk, sustainable livelihoods and community participation. She is currently pursuing research on social vulnerability to environmental change with a focus on water stress.