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Dr Michelle A Miller (BSc, PhD, MACadMEd, FFPH, FAHA)

Michelle Miller


Mental Health & Wellbeing
Warwick Medical School
Gibbet Hill
Tel: 02476 575104
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Dr Miller has employed a translational medicine approach to research. Her work spans a number of inter-connecting disciplines, including, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, epidemiology, medical statistics and population health science. She is particularly interested in inflammatory mechanisms and their relationship to metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk in individuals of different ethnic origins. She has established a programme of national and international research in cardiovascular biochemistry and epidemiology. She recently established a 'Sleep, Health and Society' research programme, at Warwick University, alongside Professor Francesco P Cappuccio with whom she jointly leads the 'Sleep Medicine' Special Study Module for the postgraduate Medical Degree Course. She is a member of Editorial Boards for International Journals and has published ~100 peer-review papers & book chapters.



Michelle took up her new position as an Associate Professor in Biochemical Medicine at Warwick in September 2005 and was promoted to Reader in 2008. Her first degree from London University (Royal Holloway College) was in Medical Biochemistry after which she worked in the routine Clinical Chemistry department at St Helier Hospital before taking up a research position at Charing Cross Hospital Blood Pressure Unit. She transferred with the Unit to St George's Hospital Medical School in October 1989 and completed her part-time PhD 'Biochemical Regulation of Intracellular Calcium in Essential Hypertension' in 1995. As the principle investigator on a British Heart Foundation project she developed her own independent research programme investigating cellular adhesion and oxidation in different ethnic groups. In addition, she developed a programme of international research working on the Olivetti and IMMIDIET studies as well as continuing her work on the Wandsworth Heart and Stroke Study (WHSS). In 2004 she took up a research position at University College London investigating 'Genes, Society and Health'. Michelle was awarded an Honorary Senior Research Fellowship on her departure and she continues to work on the Whitehall II and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Michelle was appointed as the Clinical Sciences Research Institute's 'Designated Person' for the Human Tissue Authority from 2006-2008 and in 2009 was appointed the Human Tissue Authority 'Designated Individual' for the University of Warwick. Michelle, along with Professor FP Cappuccio, jointly leads the 'Sleep Medicine' Special Study Module for the postgraduate Medical Student Course. She was awarded Fellowship by distinction of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) in 2011 and Fellowship of the American Heart Association (FAHA) in 2013.


  • Whitehall II and EDNAR Colaboration , with Cappuccio F, Warwick Medical School, Funded by: University College London, Expidemiological investigation of sleep and effects on health and disease. The role of genes in health and disease, Project Start Date: 01/10/2005 Project End Date: 30/09/2017

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  • Miller MA, Wright H, Hough J, Cappuccio FP (2014) 'Sleep and Cognition' in "Sleep and its Disorders Affect Society", 3 - 28, Editors: Chris Idzikowski,, Medicine: Intech
  • Miller MA, Wright H, Ji C, Cappuccio FP (2014) 'Cross-Sectional Study of Sleep Quantity and Quality and Amnestic and Non-Amnestic Cognitive Function in an Ageing Population: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).' PLoS One [article]
  • Miller, MA (2013) 'Sleep, Nature?s soft nurse. Is sloth unavoidable?' The Biochemist 35 (6), 16 - 22
  • Michelle A Miller,Manisha Ahuja, Francesco Cappuccio, (2011) 'Sleep deprivation, sleep disturbed breathing and sleep disorders in pregnancy' in Sleep Disorders, Editors: Chris Idzikowski, In-tech
  • Cappuccio, F. P., Cooper, D., D' Elia, L., Strazzullo, P. and Miller, M. A. (2011) 'Sleep duration predicts cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies ' European Heart Journal

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