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Andrew MillerSenior Lecturer, Anatomical Pathology

MB ChB, Dip Obst(Otago), FRCPA

Email andrew.miller@cdhb.health.nz

Current roles

Dr Andrew Miller is the Undergraduate Teaching Convener for the Pathology Vertical Module and the convener of Anatomical Pathology.

He is also an anatomical pathologist at the Canterbury Health Laboratories.

Research interests

  • Study of disease by macroscopic, microscopic and immunohistochemical techniques.
  • Medical education
  • Diagnostic cytopathology, histopathology and morbid anatomy

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Publications

Hider, P., Dempster-Rivett, K., Williman, J., Dempster-Rivett, M., Sadler, L., McLeod, M., Miller, A., & Sykes, P. (2018). A review of cervical cancer occurrences in New Zealand 2008–2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 53-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilkinson, T., Jack, S., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Pattemore, P., Miller, A., & Bothara, R. (2018). The Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of collaborative global health learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students in a virtual classroom. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. (pp. 16). Retrieved from https://www.amee.org/

Bothara, R. K., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., … Miller, A. (2018). Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of virtual collaborative learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. Renmark, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Bothara, R. K., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., … Miller, A. (2018, June). Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of virtual collaborative learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sim, H., Miller, A., Bothara, R., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., & Shrestha, A. (2018, June). Samoan, New Zealand and Nepalese medical student perspectives and ideas regarding global health within medical curricula. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Chapter in Book - Research

Miller, A. P., Loten, E. G., & Schwartz, P. L. (2000). Successful formats for applied learning in small-group tutorials in pathology, clinical biochemistry and other subjects. In D. Spiller (Ed.), Narratives from Tertiary Teaching. Giving Students a Voice. (pp. 27-44). Pearson Education/Longman.

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Journal - Research Article

Hider, P., Dempster-Rivett, K., Williman, J., Dempster-Rivett, M., Sadler, L., McLeod, M., Miller, A., & Sykes, P. (2018). A review of cervical cancer occurrences in New Zealand 2008–2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1472), 53-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Seddon, A., Hock, B., Miller, A., Frei, L., Pearson, J., McKenzie, J., Simcock, J., & Currie, M. (2016). Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas with markers of increased metastatic risk are associated with elevated numbers of neutrophils and/or granulocytic myeloid derived suppressor cells. Journal of Dermatological Science, 83(2), 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2016.04.013

MacKenzie, K. A., Miller, A. P., Hock, B. D., Gardner, J., Simcock, J. W., Roake, J. A., Dachs, G. U., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2011). Angiogenesis and host immune response contribute to the aggressive character of non-melanoma skin cancers in renal transplant recipients. Histopathology, 58(6), 875-885. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2559.2011.03845.x

Miller, A., Rudland, J., Hurrell, M., & Ali, A. (2009). Rad-Path: Integrated anatomical pathology and radiology undergraduate tutorials. Pathology, 41(5), 460-466. doi: 10.1080/00313020903049286

Sykes, P. H., Harker, D. Y., Miller, A., Whitehead, M., Neal, H., Wells, J. E., & Peddie, D. (2008). A randomised comparison of SurePath liquid-based cytology and conventional smear cytology in a colposcopy clinic setting. BJOG, 115(11), 1375-1381. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.01865.x

Miller, A. P., Schwartz, P. L., & Loten, E. G. (2000). Systems integration: A middle way between problem-based learning and traditional courses. Medical Teacher, 22, 51-58.

Doyle, T. C. A., Elwood, J. M., Smale, P. N., Berkeley, B. B., Blennerhassett, J., Miller, A. P., Chartres, S. M., Hunter, M. H., Packer, S. G. K., & Pfeifer, M. (1998). Clinical outcomes of the Otago-Southland Breast Cancer Screening Programme 1991-1996. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 380-383.

Loten, E. G., Schwartz, P. L., & Miller, A. P. (1998). Promoting small-group teaching through funding changes. Academic Medicine, 73(5), 615.

Guilford, P., Hopkins, J. B. W., Harraway, J., McLeod, M., McLeod, N., Harawira, P., … Miller, A., & Reeve, A. E. (1998). E-cadherin germline mutations in familial gastric cancer. Nature, 392(6674), 402-405. doi: 10.1038/32918

Schwartz, P. L., Loten, E. G., & Miller, A. P. (1997). Pilot studies of in-course assessment for a revised medical curriculum: I. Paper-based, whole class. Academic Medicine, 72, 1109-1112.

Miller, A. P., Haden, P., Schwartz, P. L., & Loten, E. G. (1997). Pilot studies of in-course assessment for a revised medical curriculum: II. Computer-based, individual. Academic Medicine, 72, 1113-1115.

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Journal - Research Other

Fitzgerald, P., Cox, B., Miller, A., Hall, S., & Reid, J. (2016). The proposed change to primary HPV screening in New Zealand: Reasons for caution. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1431), 18-22. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wong, J., Miller, A., Cross, N., Grundy, K., O'Keefe, M., & Jardine, D. (2014). Calciphylaxis: Fatal arteriosclerosis of uncertain mechanism. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(10), 1040-1041. doi: 10.1111/imj.12562

Sykes, P., Miller, A., & Peddie, D. (2009). Unsatisfactory cervical cytology screening specimens are associated with missed cervical dysplasia and cancer [Author's reply]. BJOG, 116(6), 867. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02114.x

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Miller, A. (2010). [Review of the book Functional histology (2nd edition)]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1321). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1321/4321/content.pdf

Schwartz, P. L., Loten, E. G., & Miller, A. P. (1999). Curriculum reform at the University of Otago Medical School. Academic Medicine, 74, 675-679.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wilkinson, T., Jack, S., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Pattemore, P., Miller, A., & Bothara, R. (2018). The Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of collaborative global health learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students in a virtual classroom. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. (pp. 16). Retrieved from https://www.amee.org/

Bothara, R. K., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., … Miller, A. (2018). Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of virtual collaborative learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference. Renmark, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

Bothara, R. K., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., … Wilkinson, T., & Miller, A. (2017). Medical student experiences and outcomes from collaborative global health learning among New Zealand, Samoa and Nepal. Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 10th Annual Conference. (pp. 6). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/global-health/annual-conference

Miller, A. P., Shrestha, A., Murdoch, D. R., & Desrosiers, J. (2016). A global health classroom (GHCR): Collaborative case-based small-group learning activities between medical student at PAHS Medical School, Nepal and UOC, New Zealand: A pilot study utilising information and communications technology (ICT). Proceedings of the Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI) 9th Annual Conference. (pp. 13). Retrieved from http://dnmeds.otago.ac.nz/departments/psm/research/international_hlth/conference/

Seddon, A. R., Hock, B. D., Miller, A. P., Frei, L. P., Pearson, J. F., McKenzie, J. L., Simcock, J. W., & Currie, M. J. (2015). Neutrophils in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Potential prognostic markers? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1421). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Morley-Bunker, A., Miller, A., & Neal, H. (2010). Validation of the BD FocalPointTM GS Imaging System for cervical screening by Canterbury Health Laboratories, New Zealand. Acta Cytologica, 54(3, Suppl.), (pp. 481-482). [Abstract]

Doudney, K., Harley, J. A., Pearson, J. F., Miller, A., Aitchison, A., Kennedy, M. A., Porter, R. J., Elmslie, J. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Upstream genetic variant near INSIG2 is associated with adipose metabolism in bipolar patients with valproate induced weight gain. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Carney Pharmacogenomics Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch/otago019049.pdf

Morris, C., Benjes, S., Gough, S., McDonald, M., McKenzie, G., Moon, S. Y., Walker, L., Morrin, H., … Atkinson, C., Ganly, P., Harris, G., Miller, A., Robinson, B., & Spearing, R. (2004). Cancer genetics: Ar'ray for the future! Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference. (pp. 30). [Abstract]

Morris, C., Walker, L., McKenzie, G., Harris, G., Miller, A., Morrin, H., … Wells, E., Atkinson, C., & Robinson, B. (2004). Cytogenetic and molecular profiling of breast cancer. Proceedings of the Canterbury Health Science Research Conference. (pp. 30). [Abstract]

Kennedy, M. A., Damak, S., Miller, A. P., Cameron, A. V., Rogers, G. R., Day, W. A., … Fleming, J. S., … Love, D. R. (1999). A Mouse Model of Adrenoleukodystrophy. Proceedings of the Human Genome Meeting. Brisbane, Australia: Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). [Abstract]

Dockerty, J. D., McBride, M., Miller, A. P., & Ahlbom, A. (1999). EMF and childhood leukemia. Epidemiology. 10(4). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Bhandari, S., Charles, C. J., Miller, A. P., Scott-Thomas, A., Syhre, M., & Chambers, S. T. (2010, September). Cyclophosphamide pulmonary toxicity limiting sheep model of immunosuppression. Poster session presented at the Fourth Annual Division of Health Sciences Research Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Morley-Bunker, A., Miller, A., & Neal, H. (2010, May). Validation of the BD FocalPointTM GS Imaging System for cervical screening by Canterbury Health Laboratories, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the 17th International Congress of Cytology, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bothara, R. K., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., … Miller, A. (2018, June). Global Health Classroom: Experiences and learning outcomes of virtual collaborative learning between New Zealand and Samoan medical students. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sim, H., Miller, A., Bothara, R., Wilkinson, T., Murdoch, D. R., Jack, S., Sopoaga, F., Desrosiers, J., Tafuna'i, M., Walls, T., Pattemore, P. K., & Shrestha, A. (2018, June). Samoan, New Zealand and Nepalese medical student perspectives and ideas regarding global health within medical curricula. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kennedy, B. R., McCall, J. L., Miller, A. P., Gibbs, D. D., Kemp, R. A., & Currie, M. J. (2017, July). Identifying neutrophil subpopulations in colorectal cancer. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology (NZ ASI) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Currie, M., Hock, B., McKenzie, J., Miller, A., Simcock, J., Mackenzie, K., Seddon, A., & Kennedy, B. (2017, July). Functional and prognostic significance of neutrophil subpopulations in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology (NZ ASI) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Morris, C., Benjes, S., Gough, S., McDonald, M., McKenzie, G., Moon, S. Y., Walker, L., Morrin, H., … Atkinson, C., Ganly, P., Harris, G., Miller, A. P., Robinson, B., & Spearing, R. (2004, June). Cancer genetics: Ar'ray for the future! Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Society for Oncology Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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