• PhD, Sport & Exercise Science, Massey University, 2017

    • KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Award, Dean’s Graduation Award

  • MSc, Exercise Physiology, East Stroudsburg University, 2013 

    • President of Graduate Exercise Science Club, GA Human Performance Laboratory

  • BSc, Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University, 2012 



Be sure to check out my ResearchGate profile for access to the full versions of most of these manuscripts.

O’Connor, W., O’Connor, E., Barnes, M., Miller, M., Gardener, H., & Stannard, S. (2022). Chronic carbohydrate restriction improves endurance capacity and body composition in men and women. Journal of Science and Cycling, 11(1), 70-83.


Miller, M. C., & Fink, P. W. (2021). A normalized brake work algorithm designed to output a single metric to predict non-propulsive mountain bike performance. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 5(1), 49-55.

Miller, M. C., Tully, A., Miller, A., Stannard, S.R., Fink, P. W. (2020). Calculation of rear brake power and work during skidding on paved and gravel cycling surfaces. Journal of Science & Cycling, 8(3), 33-38.

Miller, M. C., Fink, P. W., Macdermid, P. W., Allen, D. & Stannard, S. R. (2018). Braking and performance characteristics of experienced and inexperienced mountain bikers navigating an isolated off-road turn using a brake power meter. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 18:4, 495-506. 

Miller, M. C., Fink, P. W., Macdermid, P. W., & Stannard, S. R. (2018). Quantification of brake data acquired with a brake power meter during simulated cross-country mountain bike racing. Sports Biomechanics, 1-11.

Miller, M. C., Fink, P. W., Macdermid, P. W., Perry, B. G., & Stannard, S. R. (2017). Validity of a device designed to measure braking power in bicycle disc brakes. Sports Biomechanics, 1-11.

Macdermid, P. W., Miller, M. C., Fink, P. W., & Stannard, S. R. (2017). The effectiveness of front fork systems at damping accelerations during isolated aspects specific to cross-country mountain biking. Sports Biomechanics, 1-13.

Miller, M.C., Macdermid, P.W., Fink, P.W., and Stannard, S.R. (2017). Performance and physiological effects of different descending strategies for cross-country mountain biking. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(3): p. 279-285.

Macdermid, P.W., Fink, P.W., Miller, M.C., and Stannard, S. (2017) The impact of uphill cycling and bicycle suspension on downhill performance during cross-country mountain biking. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-9.

Miller, M., Macdermid, P., Fink, P., and Stannard, S. (2016). Agreement between Powertap, Quarq and Stages power meters for cross-country mountain biking. Sports Technology, p. 1-7.

Stannard, S., Macdermid, P., Miller, M., and Fink, P. (2015). The power of cycling.  Movement, Health & Exercise, 4(2).

Miller MC, Macdermid PW. (2015). Ergonomic Strategies Related To Health and Efficiency in Mountain Biking. J Ergonomics 5:e139.

Miller, M., & Macdermid, P. (2015). Predictive validity of critical power, the onset of blood lactate and anaerobic capacity for cross-country mountain bike race performance. Sport and Exercise Medicine Open Journal, 1(4), 105-110.

Macdermid, PW, Miller, M.C., Macdermid, F.M., & Fink, P.W. (2015). Tyre Volume and Pressure Effects on Impact Attenuation during Mountain Bike Riding. Shock and Vibration, 10.

Miller, M. C., Moir, G. L., & Stannard, S. R. (2014). Validity of using functional threshold power and intermittent power to predict cross-country mountain bike race outcome. Journal of Science and Cycling, 3(1), 16.


Research Presentations

2019 Australasian Skill Acquisition Network | ORAL PRESENTATION

2017 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association | POSTER

2016 European College of Sports Science | ORAL PRESENTATION

2014 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting | POSTER (x2)

2013 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting | POSTER




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