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Tamara Reynish

Tamara Reynish


PhD Candidate – Centre for Rural Health


  • Bachelor of Arts – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Master of Arts – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Master of Social Work – University of Tasmania

Research Interests

  • Marginalised populations: transgender, gender non-binary, intersex, bisexual, queer, questioning, same-sex attracted ++ people; culturally and linguistically diverse people; people who have experienced recent and historical sexual assault; and people who have experienced domestic, family, or intimate partner violence
  • Mental health
  • Trauma


Raised in West Germany and Canada, Tamara has a diverse academic, personal, philanthropic, and professional background. Tamara’s extensive experience as a counsellor includes working with marginalised populations in the areas of torture; trauma; sexual assault; domestic, family, and intimate partner violence; discrimination; and exclusion. Tamara moved to Tasmania in 2015 and was a Health Practitioner Research Development Scholar from November 2017 to May 2018, exploring former refugees’ resettlement experiences in Launceston, Tasmania. Through a PhD with the Centre for Rural Health, Tamara is now exploring the impact of stigma, disadvantage, and a lack of social and legislative human functioning capabilities on the mental health of people with great diversity of sex, sexual, and gender identities in rural or remote Tasmania.

Current Research

Working title: Mental health experiences of marginalised sexual and gender minorities and sex workers in rural or remote Tasmania


  • Dr Ha Hoang - University of Tasmania
  • Dr Heather Bridgman - University of Tasmania
  • Dr Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig - Macquarie University


  • Transforming Tasmania
  • Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association
  • Society of Australian Sexologists (Tasmania)
  • Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network
  • Mental Health Professionals Network
  • LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Section, Canadian Psychological Association
  • Ally Network, University of Tasmania