Born and trained in Scotland but spending a large part of her life in Australia, Gross is currently Professor of Gifted Education at the University of New South Wales School of Education and the director of Gifted Education, Research, Resource and Information Centre. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a columnist for the quarterly journal, Understanding Our Gifted.
Her 1993 book Exceptionally Gifted Children presents fifteen subjects selected from a longitudinal study of 40 Australian children with IQs in excess of 160, including Fields Medal recipient Terence Tao among others. The second edition was published in 2003. There are currently[when?] 60 highly gifted children in her ongoing study. Gross advocates radical acceleration for exceptionally and profoundly gifted children.
Gross has won five international research awards and held the position of President of the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia for six years. From 1995 to 1999 she served on the seven-person Executive of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
- 1993 Exceptionally Gifted Children ISBN 0-415-06417-1
- 2003 Exceptionally Gifted Children 2nd Edition ISBN 0-415-31490-9
- 2010 Miraca Gross, In Her Own Write: A Lifetime in Gifted Education ISBN 9780733429132
- Factors in the social adjustment and social acceptability of extremely gifted children
- Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Students: An Underserved Population
- From “the saddest sound” to the D Major chord: The gift of accelerated progression
- Radical Acceleration in Australia: Terence Tao
- Small Poppies: highly gifted children in the early years
- 1987 Intertel Foundation: Hollingworth Award for Excellence in Research in the Education and Psychology of the Gifted
- 1988 and 1990 Mensa International Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence
- 1995 American National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC): Early Scholar Award
- 1995 UNSW: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 1997 Australian Government: Australian Award for University Teaching in Education
- 2003 Australian College of Educators: Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for outstanding services to Australian education
- 2005 American National Association for Gifted Children: Distinguished Scholar Award
- Gross, Miraca Una Murdoch (1 January 1989). "Children of exceptional intellectual potential: Their origin and development. (Volumes I and II)". Theses and Dissertations Available from ProQuest: 1–372.
- Gross, M. U. M. (2003). Exceptionally Gifted Children (2nd ed.). Routledge. ISBN 0-415-31490-9.
- Member of the Order of Australia
- "Professor Miraca Gross". Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.
- "Gifted Children and Schooling". All in The Mind. ABC Radio National. 14 April 2002.
- Cadzow, Jane (October 2005). "Who's a clever kid, then?". The Age. Archived from the original on 6 January 2006.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- "Prof Miraca Gross honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor upon her retirement". News and Events. Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 24 November 2013.
- "Finding True Peers". Duke Gifted Letter. Talent Identification Program, Duke University. 4 (1). Fall 2003. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- Khoo, Valerie (June 2003). "Beautiful Minds". inform Articles. Dept. of Education and Training, New South Wales. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)