Kate Miller is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology in the Discipline of Dentistry within the College of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. She received her PhD from the Australian National University in 1992 for an investigation in to the development of drug resistance in sheep liver fluke. To enable her to continue her research into parasites and their interactions with their hosts she  was awarded a number of postdoctoral positions at The University of Queensland and the University of Technology, Sydney. She was appointed to James Cook University (Cairns) in 2011 where she teaches Immunology and Microbiology to Bachelor of Dental Surgery students.  Her research scope has broadened to investigating the initiation of inflammation in response to harmful stimuli and how this may be regulated by the body. More recently this has included investigation of the body's response to placement of dental implants and the process of osseointegration. She is also involved in projects that seek to identify novel anti-inflammatories for a range of conditions including periodontits and inflammatory bowel disease.

  • DS1101: Dental Science 1 (Level 1; CNS)
  • DS1102: Dental Science 2 (Level 1; CNS)
  • DS2101: Simulated Clinical Dentistry 1 (Level 2; CNS)
  • DS2102: Simulated Clinical Dentistry 2 (Level 2; CNS)
  • DS3102: Clinical Dentistry 1 (Level 3; CNS)
  • DS4101: Clinical Dentistry 2 (Level 4; CNS)
  • DS4102: Clinical Dentistry 3 (Level 4; CNS)
  • Initiation and regulation of the inflammatory response to parasitic infections
  • Development of novel zirconia for dental implant fabrication
  • Identifying novel compounds for use as potential anti-inflammatories and anti-microbials.
  • 2019 - Senior Lecturer, JCU (Cairns)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Lecturer, JCU (Cairns)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Associate Lecturer, JCU (Cairns)
  • 2010 - Associate Lecturer, ACU (North Sydney)
  • 2003 to 2009 - Research Fellow, Institute for Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases, University of Technology, Sydney (Sydney)
  • 2000 to 2002 - Research Fellow, Molecular Parasitology Unit, UTS (Sydney)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Insearch Research Fellow, UTS (Sydney)
  • 1996 - Research Fellow, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 1994 - Research Associate, QIMR (Brisbane)
  • 1992 - Research Associate, University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland)
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  • 1986 - Membership of the Australian Society for Parasitology

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  • Comparison of Efficacy of Local and Systemic Antibiotics in Combination with Scaling and Root Planning in Patients with Moderate to Severe Periodontal Disease. A Clinical Study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Load bearing zirconia scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Antimicrobial Properties of Molecular Isolates from Tropical Flora and Fauna (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Isolation of Novel Anti-inflammatory Drug lead Molecules from Australian Tropical Medicinal Plants (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Advanced treatment of pharmaceutical in wastewater (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Investigation of Biomass derived Biochar for degradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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