Senior Research Officer
BSc (Hons), PhD Candidate
Tamara has a passion for innovative research, especially focused on addressing social inequalities. Her approach to research integrates intercultural and community psychology lenses, which privilege values of diversity and inclusion. She finds herself inspired and motivated toward research that contends with how colonisation impacts First Nations People and non-Indigenous Australians. She is concerned with being a culturally competent researcher within doing research that advances issues of Indigenous inequality.
Tamara has diverse experience working on quantitative, qualitative, and program evaluation research projects, and she has applied experience with Indigenous research and decolonising methodologies. Tamara has worked in research capacities at Curtin University, WA Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN), and Sexual Health Quarters, before coming to Telethon Kids Institute. Her research focus throughout her honors qualification and PhD research focus on deconstructing socio-cultural tensions surrounding Australia Day. Alongside completing her PhD, Tamara is currently working with Dr Helen Milroy on a project at Telethon Kids Institute that explores cultural safety for Aboriginal youths within the mental health setting.