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Biography

Tamara comes to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with a background spanning Social Work practice, policy and research. For the past seven years Tamara has worked for the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) as a senior research and policy analyst. During this time Tamara worked intensively on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and is acknowledged as a leading expert in its use for social policy research. Tamara holds adjunct and associate positions with the University of South Australia and Macquarie University. Her research interests centre around the lived experience of disadvantage for children and families, child protection and resilience.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland, 31/12/2006
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of Queensland, 31/12/1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Queensland, 31/12/1996

Research

Research keywords

  • child sexual abuse
  • family disadvantage
  • resilience

Research expertise

Research interests centre around the lived experience of disadvantage for children and families, child protection and resilience.

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Grow Strong Project Advisory Board

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - CHAIR : KIDSAFE HUNTER
  • Member - Family Action Centre - University of Newcastle
  • Member - Design Team : Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
  • Member - New Investigators Network : Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Invitations

Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (preliminary findings),
Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children * full report,
Australian Social Policy Research Centre, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
Examining the relative influence of social, economic, environmental and family risk factors associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children,
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
Measurement of the socio-economic position of families in LSAC and HILDA
Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated , Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Profiling child care arrangements over time, presented at the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Capital in context: Profiling the developmental contexts of children across a socio-economic gradient
Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
Capital in context: Profiling the developmental contexts of children across a socio-economic gradient
Children, Communities Connections Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
“Whom do we reach?” Exploring the health and community service utilization of Australian families with young children,
Australian Social Policy Research Centre, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
Parenting in place: exploring parenting behaviours and socioeconomic position in the context of neighbourhoods
Australian Social Policy Research Centre, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
Measuring family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
Trajectories of family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2010
Family wellbeing and responding to disadvantage: A strengths perspective
Family Strengths and Assets Summit, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2010
Research in a complex world: Reflections on research in a social policy setting
Australian Social Policy Research Centre, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2011

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • clinical skills
  • research
  • social work theory and practice
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Blakemore TJ, Gibbings J, Strazdins L, 'Measurement of the socio-economic position of families', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2009 121-169 (2009) [C1]
2006Blakemore TJ, 'Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2006 27-52 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Blakemore TJ, Gibbings J, Strazdins L, 'Measurement of the socio-economic position of families', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2009 121-169 (2009) [C1]
2006Blakemore TJ, 'Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2006 27-52 (2006) [C1]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Blakemore TJ, 'Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children' (2005) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$76,750

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2014 (3 grants)

Identifying risk perceptions, level of preparedness and communication channels / barriers for `at risk’ communities in respect to natural disasters$35,000
Funding Body: Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environment Management Strategy (NCCREMS)

Project Team
Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore
SchemeRole
Natural Disaster Social ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020142014
GNo:G1400534

Social Work$30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Leanne Schubert, Miss Lilian Heinsch, Ms Kate Davies, Ms Tiani Hetherington
SchemeRole
Research Programme 2014Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400923

PASSPORT Disability Program Evaluation$8,000
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Mrs Miriam Bevis
SchemeRole
Port Stephens Community OptionsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020142014
GNo:G1400815

2012 (1 grants)

Getting by and getting ahead: Applied Social Work research in practice$3,750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tamara Blakemore
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,75020122012
GNo:G1201028
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Dr Tamara Blakemore

Work Phone(02) 4921 2085
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
w230,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tamara-blakemore