Dr Tamara Butler

Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64839


Dr Tamara Butler is an Aboriginal woman of the Undumbi people from the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, Australia and a NHMRC Emerging Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She works withing the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Program. Her work is focused on women’s cancers with the goal of improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, and communities. Broadly Dr Butler’s research interests also include First Nations research methods and process, co-design, wellbeing, and psychosocial aspects of cancer care.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

  • Garvey, Gail, Anderson, Kate, Gall, Alana, Butler, Tamara L., Whop, Lisa J., Arley, Brian, Cunningham, Joan, Dickson, Michelle, Cass, Alan, Ratcliffe, Julie, Tong, Allison and Howard, Kirsten (2021). The fabric of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing: a conceptual model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (15) 7745, 1-12. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18157745

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