Dr Maree Meredith

Director, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Charles Darwin University Yellow
PO Box 41326, Casuarina 0811, Northern Territory

Dr Maree Meredith is the Deputy Director for the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Maree was appointed to this role in August 2019 and she is based at the Darwin office of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.

Maree Meredith's career with the Flinders University commenced in 2012. At this time she was the recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Scholarship to investigate the health promotion benefits of art centres on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY Lands). From 2012- 2017 she was both a student and an academic located in Alice Springs at the Centre for Remote Health (CRH). In 2018 she was the first PhD graduate of the Flinders Poche Centre for Indigenous Health (Alice Springs). Her current research centres on how Aboriginal art centres are critical to maintain and improve health and happiness in remote Indigenous communities, and how western health systems should embrace – and even learn from – the unique positive health holistic benefits and social networking created by remote art centres.


2018 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Thesis conferred in 2018
Thesis title: ‘Mapping the health promotion benefits of art centres of the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands'

2010 Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Indigenous Policy)
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2005 Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
‘Food for Thought: Health and Wellbeing in Northern and Central Australia’
Charles Darwin University, Darwin

2003 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Charles Darwin University, Darwin

Teaching interests

Research and Evaluation; Participatory Action Research and Co-Design

Indigenous Methodologies

Social and Cultural Determinants of Health inlcuding Indigenous Health

Indigenous Health Promotion including Arts and Health

Object Based Learning

Supervisory interests
Aboriginal primary health care
Aboriginal social determinants of health
Australian Indigenous art and material culture
Australian anthropology