Kate Miller is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology in the Discipline of Biomedicine within the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. 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 Nursing Science  and Bachelor of Dental Surgery students.  Her research still investigates the interactions of parasites with their hosts but her 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.


  • BM1011: Physiological Systems and Processes 1 (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • BM1022: Physiological Systems and Processes 2 (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • DS1101: Dental Science Part 1 of 2 (Level 1; CNS)
  • DS1102: Dental Science Part 2 of 2 (Level 1; CNS)
  • DS2005: Pathophysiology and Therapeutics for Dentistry (Level 2; CNS)
  • DS2101: Simulated Clinical Dentistry Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; CNS)
  • DS2102: Simulated Clinical Dentistry Part 2 of 2 (Level 2; CNS)
  • DS4101: Clinical Dentistry 2 (Level 4; CNS)
  • DS4102: Clinical Dentistry 3 (Level 4; CNS)
  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • Initiation and regulation of the inflammatory response to parasitic infections
  • Development of novel zirconia for dental implant fabrication
  • 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)
  • Discovering Faecal Microbiome Associated with Pre-Term Birth (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Investigation of Cerium Stabilized Zirconia for Biomedical Applications and Feasibility of Binder Jet Processing of these Bio-ceramics (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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