Tamara Butler

  • Tamara Butler

    Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Tamara Butler is an Undumbi woman and an early-career researcher. She was awarded her PhD in Social Psychology by the University of Queensland in 2017. She is a mixed-methods researcher, and her interests include improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by understanding factors involved in participation in screening and prevention programs, by supporting cancer survivors and caregivers, and by enhancing understanding and measurement of wellbeing.

LinkedIn: Tamara Butler

Professional Details

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Psychology, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science Hons, University of Queensland

Area of Expertise

  • Cancer screening
  • Cancer prevention
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research methodologies


  • International Papillomavirus Society
  • Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand


  • Butler, T.L., Anderson, K., Garvey, G., Cunningham, J., Ratcliffe, J., Tong, A., Whop, L.J., Cass, A., Dickson, M., Howard, K.. (2019). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's domains of wellbeing: A comprehensive literature review. Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.06.004.

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:

Email:              poche-alumni@unimelb.edu.au

Phone:             03 9035 8185