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Dr Tamara Street

Tamara Photo for Bio

Research Area

Rural & Remote Health

Current Research

Aurizon – Empowering Positive Physical Activity and Nutritional Health Behaviours at Work


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (1st Class Honours)

Short Biography

Dr Tamara Street (nee Banks) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wesley Medical Research (WMR) and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. She is a Research Chief Investigator and leads a multidisciplinary team of health professionals at WMR including: dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists in training, nurses and a statistician. The team provides a comprehensive corporate health service that increases employee access to high quality health assistance and advances international health research.

Tamara is an experienced applied researcher with numerous peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books. Her pioneering research has been recognised through her presentations at leading international psychology, and health and safety conferences in Australia, America, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Poland. Tamara was awarded the Wesley Research Institute’s prestigious ‘Scientific Researcher of the Year’ in 2014 in acknowledgement of her contributions to health research.

Tamara is passionate about empowering individuals to enhance their wellness and is committed to taking action reduce the rapidly increasing epidemics of preventable chronic diseases. With expertise in the areas of behaviour change management, occupational health and safety, training and performance enhancement, Tamara has built a reputation for delivering professional health and safety programs that achieve proactive corporate health and safety risk management and enhance individual wellbeing.


Dr Tamara Street (nee Banks) – publications (Research Gate profile)

See full list of peer-reviewed publications here


Reviewer of

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour

Health Promotion Journal of Australia

WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Prevention

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Obesity Research and Clinical Practice

Honors & Awards

2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence – Highly Commended Paper for manuscript Gen Y Recruitment: Understanding Graduate Intentions to Join an Organisation using the Theory of Planned Behaviour, published in Education + Training.

Wesley Research Institute (currently Wesley Medical Research) – Scientific Researcher of the Year 2014