Pamela Meredith is Professor and Head of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Medical and Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University. Pamela has an extensive clinical background as an occupational therapist, having worked clinically with infants children and adults in Intellectual Handicap Services (now Disability Services), Child Guidance/ Child and Youth Mental Health Services, and Catholic Education. She then worked at The University of Queensland for more than 20 years, where she retains an honorary position, and commenced at CQU in 2018. As well as being an occupational therapist, Pamela is a registered psychologist, and has a PhD in occupational therapy focusing on chronic pain outcomes for adults with childhood experiences predisposing them to insecure attachment patterns.
Her current research involves investigating the physical and mental health implications of insecure attachment and atypical sensory processing patterns. Pamela has national and international collaborations in this field. She has a demonstrated track record in the publication and dissemination of her research activity, with more than 70 publications, and is also regularly invited to review papers for international journals. She has presented extensively at conferences, including invited presentations and keynotes, presents to community and professional organisations, and is also regularly invited to present workshops through the occupational therapy professional body, Occupational Therapy Australia Ltd.
In her research mentoring role Pamela currently advises ten PhD students, four MPhil students, and three Graduate Entry Masters research students, with additional students seeking enrolment.
h-index: 14 (Scopus) and 11 (ResearcherID).
The University of Queensland
University of Southern Queensland
Central Queensland University
The University of Queensland
2017 - The University of Queensland Faculty of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Staff Award for Higher Degree Research Supervision.
2012 - The University of Queensland Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (APEL).
2011 - The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Individual Award for Teaching Excellence.
2009 - The University of Queensland School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Individual Award for Early Career Teaching Excellence.
2006 - The University of Queensland Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis.
2003-2006 - The University of Queensland Joint Research Scholarship.
1995 - The University of Southern Queensland Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement.
2018 OCCT11002 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Therapy and Practice
2011-2017 OCTY2209 Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice
OCTY7827 Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice for Graduates
OCTY3103 Promoting Occupational Performance & Participation for Individuals
with Complex Issues & Life Situations
OCTY2208 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth II
OCTY7826 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth II for Graduates
2013-2015 OCTY7810 Occupational Performance & Evaluation across the Lifespan
2007-2015 OCTY1102 Communication Skills for Therapy
2011-2014 OCTY2105 Chronic Physical & Mental Health Conditions & Occ Performance
OCTY7825 Chronic Physical & Mental Health Conditions & Occ Performance
2013-2014 OCTY2104 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth I
OCTY7824 Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth I for Graduates
2013 OCTY7809 Introduction to Occupational Therapy for Graduates
2008-2014 OCTY1205 Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process
2012, 2014 OCTY7821 Academic Analysis & Study for Graduates
2012 OCTY3141 Application of Occupational Therapy Practice in Mental Health Settings
2011-2012 OCTY4106 Occupational Therapy Practice: Academic Analysis & Study
2009 OCTY1204 Occupational Performance Evaluation
2008-2010 OCTY2100 General Disease Processes & Mental Health Practice
OCTY7822 General Disease Processes & Mental Health Practice for Graduates
2007-2015 OCTY1203 Occupational Performance across the Lifespan
2007-2010 OCTY1101 Foundations in Occupational Therapy Practice
OCTY2206 Theoretical & Applied Approaches to Problems in Human Performance:
OCTY7814 Theoretical & Applied Approaches to Problems in Human Performance:
OCTY3101 Assessment & Treatment Strategies
OCTY7812 Theoretical & Applied Approaches to Problems in Human Performance:
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor