Associate Professor Tamara Mackean

Associate Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.42)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

  • Diploma of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2000   
  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM), Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP), 2015
  • Master of Public Health, University of Adelaide, 2015
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science (medicine), University NSW, 1999
Honours, awards and grants
  • RACP Trainee of the Year, 2015
  • LIMElight Award for Leading Innovation in Curriculum Implementation (Team Award), 2015
  • Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) Research Conference, Australian Journal of PrimaryHealth,Best Paper Award 2015 (Adelaide). Managing Two Worlds Together: city hospital care for country Aboriginal people. Janet Kelly, Judith Dwyer, Brita Pekarsky, Tamara Mackean, Kim O’Donnell and Eileen Willis
  • AFPHM John McLeod Scholarship, 2009
  • RACP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainee Scholarship, 2008
  • Flinders University Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, 2007
  • Inaugural LIMElight Award for Leading Innovation in Cultural and Organisational Change, 2007
  • Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health Scholarship, 2004-2005
  • Alumni Award for Achievement University of NSW (Joint Awardee), 1999