Dr Nancy Merridew

Territory Kidney Care – Clinical Reference Group Lead


Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2020. Consultant physician specialist in the fields of Infectious Diseases (2021) and General & Acute Care Medicine (2020) ; Associate Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, 2023; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland, Australia, 2010; Bachelor of Arts (History), Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology, Human Physiology), University of Melbourne, Australia 2004; Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of Liverpool, England, 2013; Media and Medicine Certificate, Harvard University online, USA, 2021; Journalism Summer Certificate Program, Harvard University on campus, USA, 2013


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


Nancy is a specialist physician in the areas of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, who works in the public sector and has broad experience and interests. 

Her formal qualifications include clinical medicine, public health, healthcare leadership, corporate governance, humanities, and marine biology. She has authored publications in the fields of medicine, humanities, and natural sciences. She has worked and travelled widely around Australia and overseas.

Nancy is the Clinical Reference Group Lead for Territory Kidney Care (TKC). TKC is designed to support holistic chronic disease care using an innovative healthcare platform that integrates data to improve the health journeys of people in the Northern Territory. In her role, Nancy supports content design through engagement with diverse clinicians and other stakeholders from hospitals and primary health, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.


Research Themes
  • Indigenous Health
  • Diabetes and kidney disease
  • Primary health care and health systems research