Dr Pamela Meredith

Senior Lecturer in Occ Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
p.meredith@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52084

Overview

Pam is co-ordinator of the Graduate Entry Masters Occupational Therapy Program, and co-ordinates the psychosocial curriculum within the Division of Occupational Therapy.

Dr Pamela Meredith has extensive clinical experience as an occupational therapist, and has worked in Child Guidance and CYMHS with children at risk, as well as their families, schools, and communities. She has also worked in the disability sector and in education. Pam is registered as both an occupational therapist and a psychologist, and has a PhD in occupational therapy focusing on chronic pain outcomes for adults with childhood experiences predisposing them to insecure attachment patterns. Pam has a special interest in the factors that influence adaptive functioning across the lifespan. She first joined the staff of the Division of Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland in 1997.

Research Interests

  • Implications of adult attachment pattern for dental health
    While attachment theory has been theoretically and empirically linked with individual health behaviours, it has not yet been investigated in relation to dental health. This project investigates these associations.
  • Associations between sensory processing, attachment theory and mental health
    There is some evidence that early childhood experiences, expecially trauma, contributes to both attachment insecurity and sensory processing differences, and can also lead to mental health concerns. Similarly, childhood conditions can result in sensory issues that impact on attachment security and potentially contribute to later mental health concerns. I have commenced a program of research designed to investigate the interactions among these variables in several populations including child, youth and adult mental health, and typical adults.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Meredith, Pamela J. (2016). Attachment theory and pain. In Jonathan Hunter and Robert Maunder (Ed.), Improving patient treatment with attachment theory: a guide for primary care practitioners and specialists (pp. 55-73) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23300-0_5

  • Meredith, Pamela and Cuskelly, Monica (2015). The centrality of relatedness to collaborative goal setting in therapy. In Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly (Ed.), Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents (pp. 51-60) London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision