Researcher Biography

Meredith graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2014 before undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health with a focus in epidemiology. Her subsequent masters thesis was titled “Abortion in a New Zealand cohort - Incidence, reasons and emotional impact” . This research explored the self-reported reasons for induced abortion and the self-reported emotional impacts of abortion for women and men based on data collected in a longitudinal study of a New Zealand birth cohort. Current research focuses on sexual orientation and access to healthcare in Australia.

Phd Topic

Minority stress, and access to health care for non- heterosexual women


  • Dr Francisco Perales (Principal)
  • Professor Janeen Baxter (Associate)
  • Professor Lisa McDaid (Associate)

Research Interests

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Inequalities in healthcare
  • Longitudinal studies