Dr Megan Steele

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Megan Steele is a Senior Clinical Research Consultant at Annalise.ai, which is developing comprehensive AI solutions for medical imaging. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow affiliated with the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) and the School of Public Health.

Megan was previously a Lecturer in the Academy for Medical Education and was responsible for the development and coordination of the Foundations of Medical Research course, a project-based course for medical students (2018-2022).

Megan completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at James Cook University in 2006 and a PhD in Medicine at Western Sydney University in 2011. She has over a decade of research experience, including laboratory, clinical and health services research across academic, industry, hospital and government settings.

Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of health interventions, medical devices and health services:
    - Artificial Intelligence clinical decision-support solutions - Software as a medical device (SaMD) - Indigenous Mental Health Intervention Program (IMHIP) - Exercise physiologist-led interventions in breast and gynaecological cancer patients - Safety and effectiveness of integrative oncology
  • Chronic diseases and the involvement of inflammation and oxidative stress
    - The impact of chronic inflammation on the neurosupportive functions of astrocytes (PhD) - Antiinflammatory and neuroprotective properties of bioactive ingredients in plants and foods (Honours) - Impacts of exercise and nutrition on chronic inflammation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Maczurek, Annette E., Krautwald, Martina, Steele, Megan L., Hager, Klaus, Kenklies, Marlene, Sharman, Matt, Martins, Ralph, Engel, Jürgen, Carlson, David and Münch, Gerald (2009). Lipoic acid as a novel treatment for mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Micronutrients and brain health. (pp. 133-147) edited by Lester Packer, Helmut Sies, Manfred Eggersdorfer and Enrique Cadenas. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Meurk, Carla, Steele, Megan, Yap, Lorraine , Jones, Jocelyn , Heffernan, Ed , Davison, Sophie , Nathan, Sally , Donovan, Basil , Sullivan, Lisa , Schess, Jaclyn , Scott Harden, Bianca Ton and Tony Butler (2019). Changing direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Kirby Institute, UNSW.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor