Miss Sam Miller

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place University of Melbourne (216)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

After completing her Honours Degree in Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, Sam worked clinically in busy emergency departments in both Glasgow and Cambridge.

Sam then moved into the specialist area of Neuro Trauma Critical Care. During this time Sam began to publish in peer reviewed journals and contribute to hospital based policy documents.

Sam progressed into a clinical nursing management role, devising programmes of education for bedside nurses and implementing the process of safety briefings at every shift changeover.

Sam then began the transition to education, as a practice based facilitator based in the hospital to manage the clinical placements of allied health profession students.

On moving to Melbourne, Sam commenced work as a research associate with the VSTORM project, managed by Monash University.

Followed by an appointment to the ICU Lecturer Practitioner role spanning Alfred Health ICU and La Trobe University, encompassing the course coordinator role for the ICU stream of the Master of Nursing programme.

Sam has published on the scope of the Lecturer Practitioner role and its benefit to nursing education and is a reviewer for several journals.

Sam has ongoing projects looking at domestic violence screening in ICU, single room design for Haem-Onc patients, effects on nurses of ICU workplace violence and the role of the lecturer practitioner in nursing education.

Sam was awarded the 2018 NBVLL June Allen Practice Enhancement grant to fund the workplace violence (BOC ICU) study which has just completed the data collection phase.


Bachelor of Arts Nursing (Hons.) Glasgow Caledonian University

Mentorship for Nurses Anglia Ruskin University

Post Graduate Certificate Contemporary Nursing Practice University of Dundee

Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Education Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow

Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching & Learning La Trobe University


Honours, awards and grants

Teaching Excellence Scholarship La Trobe University

2018 June Allen Practice Enhancement Grant recipient NBVLL

Teaching interests

Undergraduate nursing education

Simulation for nurse education

Post Graduate critical care nurse education

Team based learning

Interprofessional learning

Topic coordinator
NURS8746 Managing high acuity surgical care
NURS3002 Advanced Decision Making in Practice PEP
Topic lecturer
NURS1001 Introduction to the nursing profession and independent learning
NURS2002 Professionalism in Action
Supervisory interests
Clinical nursing research
Critical care nursing profession
Domestic violence, nursing practice
Ethical dimensions of nursing and midwifery practice
Patient experience
Workplace violence
Further information

Miller, S. (2008). Meeting the four-hour target. Emergency Nurse : The Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 16(1), 9.

Miller, S. (2010). How trauma networks can improve patient care. Emergency Nurse : The Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 18(6), 14-8.

Miller, S. (2014). Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 29(15), 51-9.

Miller, S., & Bird, J. (2014). Assessment of practitioners' and students' values when recruiting. Nursing Management (Harrow, London, England : 1994), 21(5), 22-9.

Miller, S. (2015). Values-based recruitment in health care. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 29(21), 37-41.

Miller, Sam, Thompson, John, Sonneborn, Olivia, & McGuiness, William. (2017). The role of the lecturer-practitioner in bridging the theory-practice gap in postgraduate education. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25(2), 37.