Ms Carla Meurk
Ms Carla Meurk
Postdoctoral Research Fellow UQCCR
Lecturer in Anthropology



B.Sc. Philosophy, University of Canterbury
Grad Dip Sc. Mathematics, University of Canterbury
M.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury
PhD Anthropology, The University of Queensland

Research interests:
  • Science, technology and society
  • Human-environment relationships
  • Place, identity and well-being
  • Women's healthcare decision-making
  • Environmental management
  • Hunting 


Meurk, C., Hall, W., Morphett, K., Carter, A., Lucke, J.(forthcoming) What does ‘acceptance’ mean? Public reflections on the idea that addiction is a brain disease. BioSocieties (accepted 28 June 2013)
Broom, A., Meurk, C., Adams, J. & Sibbritt, D (forthcoming) Networks of knowledge or just old wives’ tales? A diary-based analysis of women’s self-care practices and everyday lay expertise. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. 
Morphett, K., Meurk, C. (forthcoming) The ‘Brain Disease’ Concept in Addiction: A Cause for Ambivalence, Not Concern. AJOB Neuroscience
Meurk, C., A. Carter, W. Hall, J. Lucke. (forthcoming) Public understandings of addiction: where does neurobiological information fit? Neuroethics. (available online 2013 DOI: 10.1007/s12152-013-9180-1)


Morphett, K., J. Lucke, C. Gartner, A. Carter, C. Meurk, W. Hall. (forthcoming) Public attitudes towards the treatment of nicotine addiction. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. (available online 2013 DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt037

Meurk, C., A. Broom, J. Adams, D. Sibbritt. (2013) Rurality, mobility, identity: women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine in rural Australia. Health & Place 20, pp.75–80.

Cheshire, L., C. Meurk, M. Woods. (2013) Decoupling farm, farming and place: Recombinant attachments of globally engaged family farmers. Journal of Rural Studies 30, pp.64-74.

Broom, A., C. Meurk, J. Adams, and D. Sibbritt. (2012) My health, my responsibility? Complementary medicine and self (health) care. Journal of Sociology.  pp. 1-16. (published online 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1440783312467098)

Meurk, C., A. Broom, D. Sibbritt and J. Adams. (2012) Bodies of Knowledge: Nature, Holism and Women's Plural Healthcare Practices. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. published online 2012. DOI: 10.1177/1363459312447258, 1-19

Trigger, D.S., M. Forsey and C.S. Meurk (2012) Revelatory Moments in Fieldwork. Qualitative Research. 12(5), 513–527.

Finch, N., C.S. Meurk, G. Baxter and P. Murray. (2012) Legal Status versus Community Attitudes: The Importance of Considering Context when Planning Pest Management Projects. In:Queensland Pest Animal Symposium Conference Proceedings.

Meurk, C.S. (2008) Causally Appropriate Graphical Modelling of Time Series with Applications to Economics, Ecology and Environmental Science, VDM Verlag Dr Müller Publishing, Germany.

Meurk, C.S., J.A. Brown and M. Reale. (2007) Graphical Modelling of Ecological Time Series Data, MODSIM.


2011 Background Briefing ( documentary Guns are Back by Ian Townsend on gun control, gun ownership and hunting

2011 ABC Bush Telegraph ( on feral pig management in Far North Queensland.

2011 ABC Rural Report ( on feral pig management in Far North Queensland.

2011 News item ( describing Carla’s PhD research

2010-2011 Weblogs ( on Campbell Island and the Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition 


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