Dr. Wayne Ambrose-Miller

Wayne Ambrose-Miller (he/him)
MSWwp Field Education Coordinator

Off-Campus Programs
School of Social Work

Office: 201-G, 167 Ferry Street
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519)253-3000 ext. 6745
E-mail: Wayne.Miller@uwindsor.ca

Scholarly Interests

  • Primary health care
  • Interprofessional collaborative care
  • Gender, Work, and Care
  • Social Work Pedagogy

Educational Background

  • PhD and MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • BA University of Waterloo


Wayne Ambrose-Miller is the Field and Academic Advisor for the MSW for Working Professionals program.  He has worked as a social worker for over twenty-five years in a variety of settings, most recently as a clinical social worker at a family health team in St. Catharines, Ontario providing mental health services within a primary care setting.  Much of his past clinical experience has been in the healthcare sector both in Canada and the United States providing clinical social work services in areas such as primary care, mental health, emergency medicine, neonatology, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, and geriatrics. 

Wayne completed his PhD in 2013 through the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. His dissertation research explored men’s influences on their fathering practices.  Throughout his doctoral studies, he focused on father involvement issues and his research looked at the topic through several lenses, including social policy and cultural factors that impact fathering.  In 2013, he was a Strategic Training Fellow in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research in the TUTOR-PHC (Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care) program. In that year, he began studying the collaborative practices of mental health providers and family physicians within family health teams. He has since presented and published on that topic and continues to pursue research in this area.

Wayne has taught at several institutions and has experience with online, blended, and traditional classroom teaching.  He has used a variety of technologies to enhance his teaching to allow for online learning, ongoing discussion with and between students and the further dissemination of resources between classes (for traditional courses).

Selected Peer Review Publications:

Carter, I., Wright, I., Hind, C., Bond, K., Boateng, M., Ambrose-Miller, W.  (2021).  Equipping Students for Practice: A Systematic Review of Standardized and Simulated Learning in Social Work Education.  Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 24 (1), 40-55. 

Ashcroft, R., McMillan, C., Ambrose-Miller, W., McKee, R., & Brown, J. (2018). The emerging role of social work in primary health care: A survey of social workers in Ontario Family Health Teams.  Health & Social Work, 43 (2), 109-117.   

Ambrose-Miller, W. & Ashcroft, R. (2015). Challenges faced by social workers as members of collaborative health care teams. Health & Social Work, 41(2), 101-109.

Miller, W., & Maiter, S. (2008). Fatherhood and culture: moving beyond stereotypical understandings.  Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 17(3), 279-300.

Commissioned Papers

Caragata, L., & Miller, W. (2008). What supports engaged fathering? Employment and family supports. Guelph: Fatherhood Involvement Research Alliance, Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Retrieved from http://www.fira.ca/cms/documents/178/April7_Miller.pdf