Professor Maree O'Keefe

Professor Maree O'Keefe
  • Biography/ Background

    Professor O'Keefe is an education leader working with education providers, government agencies, and health services to deliver high impact outcomes in health profession education. She has served as a board director and held senior appointments in higher education, local and national government, and health profession accreditation. 


    Her achievements include leading development of universal Australian health profession academic standard statements, and nationally endorsed interprofessional competencies for health graduates. Awards include an Australian Government Citation for Excellence in Education, and Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK). 


    Professor O'Keefe is a registered medical practitioner and paediatric specialist. She holds a Doctorate in Medical Education.

  • Qualifications

    Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2013)

    Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide (2002)

    Graduate Diploma of Community Child Health, Flinders University (1991)

    Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1990)

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), University of Adelaide (1982)

  • Awards & Achievements

    Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK) (2018)

    National Teaching Fellowship, Office of Learning and Teaching (2013)

    Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Discipline Scholar (Health), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2010)

    Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2007)

    Vice Chancellor and President’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2007)

    Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2007)

    Executive Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006)



  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEducation, Medicine & Medical Research
    Expertisemedical education; child health; consumer participation; community engagement

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 22 Jun 2023