Margret Meagher – Founding Director

Margret Meagher

Margret Meagher is the founding executive director of Arts and Health Australia, the national networking and advocacy organization, dedicated to the promotion of best practice arts and health policy, programs, medical education and research. Margret is also a founding board member of The Australian Centre for Arts and Health Limited (ACAH) a not-for-profit organization, established as the peak body for the arts and health sector nationally and representing Australia within the international arts and health field. ACAH is the convenor of the annual “Art of Good Health and Wellbeing” international arts, health and creative ageing conference, now in its 10th year. Margret is a member of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing (2011 to present) where she is leading the development of a creative ageing strategy for the NSW Government. Following her role in the development of the NSW Health and the Arts Framework (2015 – 2016), Margret has recently been appointed to NSW Health Infrastructure’s Arts Advisory Panel which aims to bring to life NSW Health’s Arts in Health commitment through the expanded use of various artforms in the design of public health facilities and in nurturing community and staff engagement.