Linda completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor. She attended graduate school at Western, receiving her MA in Psychology (1989), followed by her PhD (1994) in the area of Psychological Measurement.
In 1994, she was appointed to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western, and subsequently moved to Westerns’ School of Occupational Therapy. As a member of the School of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Miller held a number of administrative roles, including Graduate Chair for the School of Occupational Therapy and Co-Chair of the Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. In 2003, she was appointed the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs. She served as Associate Dean for five years before assuming the role of Vice-Provost—Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in 2008.
As a researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Miller’s program of research has develop to include three major areas:
Consistent with these interests, Dr. Miller’s research has evolved to embrace the measurement of many health and rehabilitation phenomena, including clinical competencies, cognitive abilities, language, and occupational participation, with a particular focus on pediatric populations. Her collaborative work has led to the development of a model of evidence based practice that poses a novel perspective of the sources of evidence; this work has evolved to include critical evaluation of the research methods and designs common in health research. She has also contributed to interdisciplinary studies using large, national survey databases to investigate the role of health in the psychosocial and academic development of children.