Dr Mary Wicks

PhD candidate


Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2014; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Hon1), Queensland University, 2006; Master Primary Health Care, Flinders University, 2001; Bachelor of Health Science, University New England, 1997; Bachelor of Theology, Sydney College of Divinity, 1997


Alice Springs


Mary is a specialist physician based in Alice Springs. 
She has been heavily involved in providing specialist care to both urban and remote Aboriginal people in the NT since 2012. Currently, she works with Pintupi Homelands Health Service in Kintore and provides specialist clinics to Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in Alice Springs.
Her areas of research focus on providing better healthcare to Aboriginal peoples of Central Australia through contributions to understanding intergenerational and atypical diabetes as well as intercultural relationships and communication.

Research Themes
  • Indigenous Health
  • Diabetes and Kidney Disease
  • Wicks, M., Hampshire, C., Campbell, J., Maple-Brown, L., & Kirkham, R. (2023). Racial microaggressions and interculturality in remote Central Australian Aboriginal healthcare. International Journal for Equity in Health, 22(103). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-023-01897-4
  • Wicks, M. M., Barr, E. L. M., & Maple‐Brown, L. (2023). Pancreatitis and post‐pancreatitis diabetes in Central Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, imj.15620. https://doi.org/10.1111/imj.15620
  • Maple-Brown, L. J., Lindenmayer, G., Barzi, F., Whitbread, C., Connors, C., Moore, E., Boyle, J., Kirkwood, M., Lee, I. L., Longmore, D., van Dokkum, P., Wicks, M., Dowden, M., Inglis, C., Cotter, M., Kirkham, R., Corpus, S., Chitturi, S., Thomas, S., … Shaw, J. E. (2019). Real-world experience of metformin use in pregnancy: Observational data from the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinical Register. Journal of Diabetes, 11(9), 761–770. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-0407.12905
  • Wicks, M., & Van Dokkum, P. (2018). Diabetes in Pregnancy. The Central Australian Experience. Australian Diabetes Educator, 21(1).