Tamara White

Senior Advisor

Tamara White is a Community Psychologist with experience across child and family services, education and program development and improvement. She has over 15 years of experience in delivering programs and services with families, and for the last five years has worked as a knowledge broker on program evaluation and implementation projects.

Tamara has led a range of capacity building projects within child and family services across Australia that bring together research, policy and practice. In previous roles, she has worked as a school psychologist, child mental health practitioner, evaluation consultant, private practitioner, and consultancy manager. She led a national capacity-building project with family violence services to improve adoption of evidence-based practice and increase readiness for outcomes measurement; and program development with a women’s shelter delivering a school readiness program in a remote indigenous community in the East Kimberley.

In her role as an Advisor at CEI, Tamara uses the principles of Implementation Science to bring evidence to practice in a range of projects that use the common elements approach in family services and that build the evidence base of what works for Aboriginal organisations, practitioners and children and families. Tamara is passionate about improving the impact of the valuable work delivered in the community and government sector, particularly for marginalised and vulnerable communities.

Tamara holds a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Victoria University, Melbourne and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of London, Royal Holloway.