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Head, Research Development


After completing a Bachelor of Psychology at UWA, Tara lived in the UK for nine years where she re-trained as a Primary Teacher, working in both the government and private school systems. Since her return to Australia in 2005, Tara has worked in the Higher Education sector across a number of roles including: Research Development Advisor, Communications Manager, General Manager, Marketing Manager, and most recently as Manager of Impact and Engagement.

Tara has a particular interest in supporting researchers secure research funding and to translate their research into outcomes that benefit the community.

Tara is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Research Development team with a focus on planning, coordinating and evaluating the Institute's research funding.

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