A registered nurse and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Dr Tamara Power maintains her clinical currency working in medical-surgical and critical care areas at Liverpool Hospital.
Tamara coordinates the first-year Bachelor of Nursing subject, Communication and Diversity and the third-year elective, Introduction to Specialty Practice: Aboriginal Community Engagement. She also teaches in core Medical-Surgical subjects.
Tamara chairs the REM Collaborative, which is an inter-faculty group responsible for promoting the inclusion and thoughtful assessment of Indigenous content in curricula to promote cultural safety in practice. In 2017, she was a member of the team who were the recipients of a national, Australian Award for University Teaching for outstanding contributions to student learning, focused on developing Indigenous professional capabilities.
Tamara’s PhD degree from Western Sydney University investigated the experiences of women whose mothering was disrupted by illness. Her thesis Disrupted Mothering: A drama in four acts was passed without changes in 2013 and was awarded the Alison M Johnson award for best health thesis.
Tamara is well published and regularly reviews for international journals. She is a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Nurse. Professional affiliations include the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honours Society.