Professor Miller was appointed as CEO and Director of the Queensland Museum Network in July 2013. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, she studied Geology Honours at the University of St Andrews before completing her PhD in Marine Geology at Imperial College, University of London.
Prior to moving to Queensland, Suzanne||was the Director of the South Australian Museum from 2007 to 2013. She spent 12 years with National Museums Scotland, latterly as Keeper of Natural Sciences. She was an Honorary Research Fellow in Earth Sciences with the University of Aberdeen and a Lecturer in Earth Sciences with the Open University.
Professor Miller is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Fellow of the Mineralogical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and Member of the Geological Society of Australia. Professor Miller is also currently Affiliate Professor in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
She is Deputy Chair and the Australian Representative on the Board of Scientific Collections International (an OECD Global Science Forum initiative), a member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council, the Cooperative Research Centres Committee, the National Cultural Heritage Committee and the Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac centenary. She was formerly a member of the National Research Infrastructure Council, the Australian e-Research Infrastructure Council, the Premier’s Science and Industry Council SA, the National Parks and Wildlife Council, and was the Deputy Chair of the inaugural Premier’s Climate Change Council SA. Professor Miller was a member of the Peer Review College of the Natural Environment Research Council, UK.
Her previous roles include Researcher, BBC Science programming; Post-doctoral Research Associate in Environmental Chemistry at the Universities of Lancaster and Oxford; geochemist at the Institute of Offshore Engineering, UK; and geologist with the British Antarctic Survey.