Professor Meera Agar is a palliative medicine physician, with a particular interest in the supportive care needs of people suffering from advanced illness on the brain.
Meera leads a clinical research portfolio at UTS, including clinical trials and health service evaluation. She led a world-first clinical trial of antipsychotics in delirium and is leading a NSW Government-funded trial of the use of medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill.
A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine and clinician scientist, she holds a Master in Palliative Care. Her doctorate was awarded in the area of delirium in advanced illness.
Her research and teaching have won numerous awards, including an Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation, an Australian Award for University teaching and the European Association for Palliative Care Early Career Researcher Award.