Erin Miller, PhD

Erin Miller

Assistant Professor

Room 1458A, Elborn College
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  • PhD (University of Toronto)
  • MHM (McMaster University)
  • MScPT (University of Toronto)
  • BHSc (Western University)

Research In Profile

Professor Miller completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science focusing on the assessment of clinical competence for health care professionals who perform airway suctioning. She has a keen interest in educational scholarship and the use of evidence to inform pedagogical practices.

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Miller, E., Brooks, D., O’Brien, K.K., Beavers, L., Stratford, P., Nonoyama, M., Mori, B. (2022). Assessing the inter‐rater and intra‐rater reliability of the Physical Therapy Competence Assessment for Airway Suctioning (PT‐CAAS). Physiotherapy Research International, e1944. //
  • Triemstra, S., Liang, H., Gooder, M., Livings, N., Spencer, A., Beavers, L., Brooks, D., Miller, E. (2021). Updating the evidence: Suctioning practices of physiotherapists in Ontario. Physiotherapy Canada, 73(2), 147-156. //
  • Miller, E., Mori, B., Nonoyama, M., Vaza, P., Brooks, D. (2021). Assessing the content validity of the Physical Therapy Competence Assessment for Airway Suctioning (PT-CAAS) in chronic and community care settings. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. //
  • Miller, E., Colquhoun, H. (2020). The importance and value of reporting guidance for scoping reviews: A rehabilitation science example. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37(4), 53-58.
  • Miller, E., Brooks, D., Mori, B. (2020). Using expert consensus to develop a tool to assess physical therapists’ knowledge, skills, and judgement in performing airway suctioning. Physiotherapy Canada, 72(2), 137-146. //
  • Miller, E.K., Beavers, L.G., Mori, B., Colquhoun, H., Colella, T.J., Brooks, D. (2019). Assessing the clinical competence of health care professionals who perform airway suctioning in adults. Respiratory Care, 64(7), 844-854. //
  • Melling, M., Duranai, M., Pellow, B., Lam, B., Kim, Y., Beavers, L., Miller, E., Switzer-McIntyre, S. (2018). Simulation experiences in Canadian physiotherapy programmes: A description of current practices. Physiotherapy Canada, 70(3), 262-271. //

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Additional Information


  • Silver Quill Award: Student Research, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2021)
  • Medal of Distinction, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2021)
  • Ontario Respiratory Care Society Fellowship Award, The Lung Health Foundation (2019-2021)
  • Leadership and Innovation Award, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto (2019)
  • Breathing as One Allied Health Fellowship, The Canadian Lung Association (2017-2018)
  • Department of Physical Therapy Exceptional Achievement Award in Education, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto (2015)

Professional Activities

  • Member, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Physiotherapy Association