She’s a clinical psychologist and she’s also an Aboriginal woman from the Jaru mob in the Kimberley, NT.
Tanja carries with her everything she’s learned from her mother, grandmother, uncles, aunties and cousin. She also has over 10 years as a registered psychologist. When Aboriginal people want to talk to a professional, they’ll often turn to someone like Tanja—someone who shares their culture.
Rural and remote communities suffer major health disparities. It’s something Tanja has always been passionate about tackling. But she can’t do it alone. That’s why Tanja is part of the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Neuroscience.
We bring together people with diverse expertise to work towards the same goal. Our approach is a ‘whole-of-person’ focus. For Tanja, that means working with GPs, social workers, occupational therapists and researchers to help her patients in every facet of their lives.
Mental health, wellbeing and neuroscience. It's all about people.
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