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Heather Millar

University of New Brunswick

Based in

North America

Heather Millar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick. Her research examines Canadian provincial energy and climate politics, focusing on the role of narratives in influencing processes of learning, feedback, and public acceptance. Heather holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto, and an MPP and BA from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Country(ies) of Specialty


Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Renewable energy Social movements

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Janzwood, Amy, and Heather Millar. 2022. Bridge Fuel Feuds: The Competing Interpretive Politics of Natural Gas in Canada.” Energy Research & Social Science 88 (June): 102526.

Millar, Heather. 2021. “Interjurisdictional transfer of hydraulic fracturing regulations among Canadian provinces.” In Provincial Policy Laboratories: Policy Diffusion and Transfer in Canada’s Federal System. Brendan Boyd and Andrea Olive, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 49-68. Millar, H. (2020).

Millar, H. 2020. “Problem Uncertainty, Institutional Insularity, and Modes of Learning in Canadian Provincial Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation.” Review of Policy Research. 37 (6): 765-796.

Millar, H., E. Bourgeois, S. Bernstein and M. Hoffmann. 2020. “Self-reinforcing and self-undermining feedbacks in subnational climate policy implementation.” Environmental Politics.

Millar, H., Lesch, M. & White, L.A. 2019. “Connecting models of the individual and policy change processes: a research agenda.” Policy Sciences. 52,97–118.