DR Victoria Millar

DR Victoria Millar


  • Curriculum
  • Education Research
  • Higher Education
  • Science Education



  • Victoria is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research interests are in physics and science education, female participation in science, curriculum, policy, sociology of education and conceptions of knowledge in disciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum.

    Victoria was previously a physics, mathematics and science teacher. She currently lectures into the Masters of Teaching (Secondary) in Science Education as well as other subjects.   


Member of

  • European Science Education Research Association. Member 2017 - 2018
  • Australian Association for Research in Education. Member 2015 - 2017
  • Society for Research in Higher Education. Member 2011 - 2017


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Millar, V. ,  Toscano, M. & van Driel, J. (2017). Telescopes in Schools Evaluation. Laby Foundation, School of Physics, University of Melbourne ($9,772).

    van Driel, J., Redman, C., Millar, V ., Tytler, R.,  Prain P. & Hobbs. L. (2016). The Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report: a biennial STEM Education Positioning Paper. ($149,845).

    Corrin L. & Millar V. (2014). Conducting and teaching curriculum review with learning analytics. University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiative. ($7,440)

    Millar V.   & Toscano M. (2005). Girls in postcompulsory physics. Round 1 2005 Federal Government Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) project. Investigated and devised a framework for improving the retention of girls into post-compulsory physics education. ($100,000)   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MSc, University of Melbourne 2004
  • Dip Ed, University of Melbourne 2003
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 2000

Awards and honors

  • 2016 Editors’ Choice Award for the article ‘Powerful knowledge curriculum theories and the case of physics’, The Curriculum Journal, 2017
  • William and Kate Herschell Scholarship, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 2007



Available for supervision

  • Y