Associate Dean, Community and Primary Health Care
University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Professor Meredith Makeham is the Associate Dean for Community and Primary Health Care with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney. She is responsible for their developing Community and Primary Health Care strategy, which recognises the better use of digital health technology as a key pillar of Primary Health Care reform. Her academic interests include Patient Safety in Primary Care and Aged Care, and she was previously awarded the Health Informatics Society of Australia’s Don Walker Effectiveness Award for her research into medication discrepancies between residential aged care facilities and general practice digital health systems. She is a general practitioner in Sydney and former recipient of the College Medal of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has held numerous advisory roles for government, including the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and was formerly the Chief Medical Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency. She has a strong interest in applications of Australia’s national digital health infrastructure, including My Health Record and other systems that promote better connected care and empowering people with access to their own health information.