Dr Tamara Mackean

Tamara Mackean

Senior Research Fellow

Associate Professor Tamara Mackean (MBBS, MPH, FAFPHM) is a Waljen woman of the north-east Goldfields region of Western Australia and a Public Health Medicine Physician. She is the Discipline Lead for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University and holds a conjoint appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and Associate Professor at UNSW. Dr Mackean conducts a broad range of public health research with a focus on equity and quality in health services and systems, social and emotional wellbeing, and food and nutrition. She applies multiple methods and research designs including indigenous research methodologies and decolonising approaches to implementation science to inform governments, health services, community organisations and health practitioners. Associate Professor Mackean’s keen interest to positively influence the health and well-being of all Australians extends to supervising higher research degree students working in the field of Public Health.