Dr. Meredith Cragie

Anaesthetist and Specialist Pain Medicine Physician


Plans for 2017

From 2017, Dr Craigie will be practicing at Royal Adelaide Hospital Pain Unit (North Terrace, Adelaide).

Please call 8222 5403 to make an appointment.

Fax number: 8222 5904


Dr Craigie specialises in pain medicine with particular interests in chronic pain conditions affecting women and children.  She is also a specialist anaesthetist, sub-specialising in anaesthesia for children of all ages and acute perioperative pain management.

Dr Craigie’s training

Dr Craigie trained in medicine and surgery at The University of Adelaide followed by specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care in Adelaide, completing her fellowship in 1989.  She did a further 2 years of training in the United Kingdom specialising in children’s anaesthesia.

Dr Craigie developed her interest in pain medicine while working in children’s anaesthesia at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the 1990s.   She went on to study pain medicine further, completing a Master of Medicine (Pain Medicine) degree from Sydney University in 2006.


Current positions

  • Staff Specialist, Pain Management Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Flinders Medical Centre where she heads a Paediatric Pain Management Clinic
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Flinders University
  • Board member, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, chairing the Examinations Committee and the Paediatric Pain Working Party
  • Examiner and member of the Final Examination Sub-Committee, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Instructor for Advanced Paediatric Life Support training
  • Foundation member and Secretary, Flinders Overseas Health Group


  • Effect of Cycloheximide in Bile Flow Adaptive Response in Selective Biliary Obstruction (co-author) Digestion 1980
  • The Effect of Overnight Biliary Drainage in the Hepatic Excretion of BSP (co-author) Aust J Biol Sci 1980
  • Acute Pain Management for Children, South Australian AMA Review 1997
  • Manual of Acute Pain Management in Children, I McKenzie, PB Gaukroger, P Ragg and TCK Brown (Eds), Contributing author 1997
  • Pain Management- where do you start? Audiotape for Paediatric Palliative Care Course, Distance Education, University of South Australia 1997
  • Defibrillator Pad for Airway Management in Epidermolysis Bullosa- saving face (co-author) Anaesth Intens Care, 1997
  • Clinical Anesthesia Practice, 2nd Edn, Robert R Kirby et al (Eds), Contributing author, 2001
  • Anaesthesia for excision of an intraoral mass in a neonate: use of a laryngeal mask during removal of congenital epulis (co-author) Anaesth and Intens Care 2008
  • Acute Pain Management- Scientific Medicine, 2nd & 3rd Eds, ANZCA and FPM Contributing author, 2005 and  2010
  • Australian Medicines Handbook. Contributing author 2013