Research Staff

Dr Kate Anderson ( Project Manager)
Kate Anderson is a Post-doctoral Researcher with the Menzies School of Health Research’s Cancer Team. Kate has a background in Psychology and Public Health research. She works collaboratively across a range of projects at Menzies, using qualitative research methods, to explore and document reasons for the health disparities facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Dr Tamara Butler (Project staff)
Tamara Butler is an Aboriginal early-career researcher. She is a mixed-methods researcher with a background in Social Psychology. Her interests include improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by understanding factors involved in participation in screening and prevention programs, by supporting cancer survivors and caregivers, and by enhancing understanding and measurement of wellbeing.

Mr Brian Arley (Project staff)
Brian Arley is a Torres Strait Islander man from Daru Island and resides in Brisbane. He is a qualified journalist and social researcher with 20 years commercial and Indigenous media and research experience. Brian is Community Engagement and Communications Officer with Menzies School of Health Research, Brisbane, managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement and communications and research.

Ms Alana Gall (PhD Student)
Alana Gall is a palawa woman from the North-East coast of lutruwita (Tasmania), and more recently the Bass Strait Islands of Cape Barren and Flinders Island. She has over six years’ experience in research, research translation, community engagement, health education and clinical consultation. She has a background in Nutritional Medicine and has recently finished her Masters by Research which focused on Traditional and Complementary Medicine use by First Nations people in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. She is currently doing a PhD under this project.