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Tamara Mackean is a Waljen woman, Public Health Medicine Physician and Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Associate Professor Mackean holds a conjoint appointment with the FHMRI and the George Institute for Global Health, and leads a body of research in Health Equity and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing. Associate Professor Mackean’s research interests span health policy, social and mental health, health systems and Indigenous health. 

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. Associate Professor Mackean provides leadership and mentorship to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and students within the College of Medicine and Public Health as well as within the broader University. 

Research Interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 

First Nations Health 

Public Health in Australia 

Social Determinants of Health 

Social Determinants of Indigenous Health 

Community and stakeholder engagement and translating research into practice 


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