A/PROF Allison Milner

A/PROF Allison Milner




  • Doctor Allison Milner has a Ph.D (oct 2010), a Masters in Epidemiology (2013) and an Honours degree in psychology (2006). Allison was a Australian Rotary Health “Ian Scott Scholar” for the state Queensland in 2008 and 2009. In 2011, she was given the national “Emerging New Researcher” award from Suicide Prevention Australia in recognition of her significant and growing contribution to the field. In 2014, she was presented with a national award for research from the Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, University of New South Wales, Australia. Also in 2014, she was recognized with a Tall Poppy Science Award for the State of Victoria, which celebrates her achievements as an outstanding young scientific researcher and communicator. Allison was awarded an Alfred Deakin Fellowship in 2014 and received the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Research (Deakin University) in 2015. In 2015, Allison also received a Society for Mental Health Fellowship to further her epidemiological studies in the relationship between work and suicide. Doctor Milner has published numerous academic papers on work related stressors, disability and suicide. She actively engages in research and policy on this same topic. Dr Milner is the National Academic Director of Mates in Construction, and the co-chair of an international working group on suicide prevention Australia.   


Member of

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention. Co-Chair, Special Interest Group on Work and Suicide 2012 - 2014


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Education and training

  • MEpi, University of Melbourne 2014
  • PhD, Griffith University 2010
  • BPsych (hons), Griffith University 2005

Awards and honors

  • Griffith University Outstanding Higher Degree Research Health Alumnus of the Year Award, 2017
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Open Award for Excellence in Research Achievements, 2017
  • Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Research, Deakin University, 2015
  • Australian Institute of Policy and Science, Young Tall Poppy Science Award for the State of Victoria, 2014
  • Suicide Prevention Australian, the LIFE award for emerging new researcher, 2011
  • Australian Rotary Health, 2008


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