Rebecca is a lecturer in mental health with the College of Health & Biomedicine. She started her career in general mental health in 2005 and moved into forensic mental health in 2008.

She has since had experience in a variety of forensic mental health settings including secure hospital units, prisons, and the Magistrates' Court. In addition, Rebecca has worked in a variety of roles including unit manager of an acute inpatient setting, Emergency Department crisis clinician, and forensic senior nurse.

Her interests include forensic mental health, evidence based practice in mental health and the role of the nurse in forensic settings. She is about to commence her PhD, enquiring into postgraduate education for forensic mental health nurses.


Refereed journal articles

Millar, R. (2017). Australian undergraduate nursing students’ opinions on mental illness. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34(3), 34-42.

Sands, N. and Millar, R. (2012) "He did what? Well that wasn't handed over!" Communication of risk in an acute mental health unit Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 20(4), 345-354.

Conference presentations

Millar, R. (2015, August). Use of Simulation in Teaching in Mental Health Nursing for Undergraduate Nursing Students. SimHealth Finding the Balance Conference, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Millar, R. (2015, July). Prison Aged Care: A Review of Trends, Issues and Recommendations. PWorld Congress of Healthy Ageing Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Areas of expertise

  • Forensic mental health
  • Mental health
  • Risk assessment and management

Contact details

(03) 9919 2209