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Research Biography

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.

Research Interests

Arts and Health

Indigenous Methodologies

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Research Output

Indigenous health and well-being: wise and responsive practice in primary health care

Mlcek, S., Taylor, K. & Meredith, M., 27 Jun 2017, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care. Guzys, D., Brown, R., Halcomb, E. & Whitehead, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge, p. 69-86 18 p.

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Role of art centres for Aboriginal Australians living with dementia in remote communities

Lindeman, M., Mackell, P., Lin, X., Farthing, A., Jensen, H., Meredith, M. & Haralambous, B., 2017, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36, 2, p. 128-133 6 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)