Associate Professor Jodie Miller

Associate Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Associate Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56521


Dr Jodie Miller is an Associate Professor in mathematics education, in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, where she is currently the Deputy Head of School. Her research focuses on improving the educational outcomes of students most at risk of marginalisation in school, particularly in the fields of Mathematics and Indigenous education.

Jodie is internationally recognised for her research in early algebraic thinking and evidenced based strategies to support engagement in mathematics in primary school settings. She leads research projects with a focus on classroom and mathematical practices, teacher professional development, culturally responsive teaching, and examining student understanding. This research has been conducted in countries including Australia, New Zealand, and Germany.

In addition to this, Jodie’s recent research collaborations focus on examining excellence in Indigenous education. This work is co-led with Dr Marnee Shay, where the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are brought to the forefront to re-imagine the notion of excellence in Indigenous education.

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Early Algebra
  • Digital tools in Mathematics Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
  • Bachelor, Australian Catholic University


  • Shay, Marnee, Miller, Jodie, Armour, Danielle and Hameed, Suraiya (2024, 05 30). Now, more than ever, we need change in Indigenous education AARE EduBlog

  • Shay, Marnee, Cole, Antoinette, Thomson, Amy, Hurley, Amanda, Miller, Jodie, Hameed, Suraiya, Rashidi, Pedram, Ockerby, Zoe, Perkins, Ren, Harvey Smith, Lisa and Williams, Lisa A (2024). The Big Mob STEM it Up! poster series. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Shay, Marnee, Miller, Jodie, Hameed, Suraiya and Armour, Danielle (2024). Indigenous voices: reimagining Indigenous education through a discourse of excellence. The Australian Educational Researcher, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s13384-024-00718-z

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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Siemon, Dianne , Warren, Elizabeth, Beswick, Kim, Faragher, Rhonda, Miller, Jodie, Horne, Marj, Jazby, Dan and Breed, Margarita (2020). Teaching mathematics: foundations to middle years. 3rd ed. Melbourne, Australia : Oxford University Press.

  • Warren, Elizabeth and Miller, Jodie (2016). Mathematics at the margins. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0703-3

Book Chapter

  • Miller, Jodie, Armour, Danielle, Shay, Marnee and Sawatzki, Carly (2023). What Next? Building on the Evidence of Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students. Assessing the Evidence in Indigenous Education Research. (pp. 201-227) Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-14306-9_11

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2022). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence.. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

  • Bills, Trevor, Sawatzki, Carly, Hunter, Jodie and Miller, Jodie (2022). ‘Pākehā get more money than the other cultures': teaching Pāsifika students with and for a social justice orientation. Financialization, financial literacy, and social education. (pp. 23-41) edited by Thomas A. Lucey. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003020264-3

  • Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2021). Excellence in Indigenous education. Building better schools with evidence-based policy: adaptable policy for teachers and school leaders. (pp. 46-54) edited by Kelly-Ann Allen, Andrea Reupert and Lindsay Oades. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003025955-7

  • Armour, Danielle and Miller, Jodie (2021). Relational pedagogies and co-constructing curriculum. Indigenous education in Australia: learning and teaching for deadly futures. (pp. 162-173) edited by Marnee Shay and Rhonda Oliver. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429263453-13

  • Larkin, Kevin and Miller, Jodie (2020). Digital technologies and numeracy—synergy or discord?. STEM education across the learning continuum: early childhood to senior secondary. (pp. 137-154) edited by Amy MacDonald, Lena Danaia and Steve Murphy. Singapore: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2821-7_8

  • Hunter, Jodie, Miller, Jodie, Choy, Ban Heng and Hunter, Roberta (2020). Innovative and powerful pedagogical practices in mathematics education. Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2016–2019. (pp. 293-318) edited by Jennifer Way, Catherine Attard , Judy Anderson, Janette Bobis, Heather McMaster and Katherin Cartwright. Singapore: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-4269-5_12

  • Miller, Jodie, Warren, Elizabeth and Armour, Danielle (2018). Mathematical discourse when engaging in pattern generalisation: considering semiotic systems in young Indigenous Australian students. Mathematical discourse that breaks barriers and creates space for marginalized learners. (pp. 213-234) edited by Roberta Hunter, Marta Civil, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Núria Planas and David Wagner. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi: 10.1163/9789004378735_011

  • Geiger, Vince, Calder, Nigel, Tan, Hazel, Loong, Esther, Miller, Jodie and Larkin, Kevin (2016). Transformations of teaching and learning through digital technologies. Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015. (pp. 255-280) edited by Katie Makar, Shelley Dole, Jana Visnovska, Merrilyn Goos, Anne Bennison and Kym Fry. Singapore: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-1419-2_13

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor