About

Meryl Churchill (Pearce) has over twenty years of experience working as a teaching and research academic. Her research started out in the sciences, and over the last fifteen years has centered on rural, remote and Indigenous communities in both tropical and arid environments. Having a background in both health and environmental science led to research on the relationship between climate and health, behavioural responses to limited water resources, and social determinants of health.

Meryl is passionate about enhancing the student experience and improving educational outcomes, and to this end has published in the field and worked in professional roles supporting teaching and learning in tertiary institutions. Her current research focusses on improving postgraduate research student outcomes.

Meryl has a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University, a Master of Science (Research), a PhD (the latter two from Rhodes University and NMU, South Africa respectively), a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Flinders University), and a Diploma in Microbiology (University of Johannesburg, South Africa).

 

 

Experience
  • 2019 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2017 - Contract Researcher, James Cook University; Flinders University
  • 2000 to 2012 - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University (Adelaide, South Australia)
  • 1990 to 1999 - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
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