Dr Tamara Agnew

Casual Academic

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Tamara is an early career researcher with experience in both quantitatative and qualitative research methods. Her research interests can be broadly described as non-pharmacological interventions and preventative health, but she is also intersted in how we might improve the quality of life outcomes for people living with chronic conditions. Her PhD thesis reports a community based RCT which considered a novel intervention for the treatment of the physical and psychosocial signs and symptoms of acne vulgaris in both adolescent and adult populations. Since joining the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, she has worked on the DACs grant investigating how technology can support ageing in place, and has recently moved into the well-being portfolio, how digital technology can reduce risk factors for chronic disease, and improve health outcomes for people living and working in the community.


PhD, University South Australia

BA (Hons), Edinburgh Napier University (First Class)

Teaching interests

First People’s Health, Global National Health, Research Methodologies, Sociology of Food, Evidence Based Practice, Population Health, Quantitative Research Methods, Foundations of Research, Chronic Diseases and Conditions, Determining Australia’s Health

Supervisory interests
Attitudes to complementary therapies
Childhood obesity, physical activity and community awareness
Community based medical education
Complementary therapies
Complementary therapies in nursing, therapeutic touch and healing touch
Dementia, carers
Obesity in children and adolescents
Role of extended family support for carers
  • Acne and adolescent skin disorders
  • Complementary Medicine