Monday, 1 February, 2021

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Dr Tara Clinton-McHarg is a specialist in behavioural research with over 20 years experience managing large research trials. She has worked with a range of government and not for profit organisations including the NSW Ministry of Health, The Sax Institute, The Alcohol and Drug Foundation, The NSW Department of Education, The Leukaemia Foundation Australia, the NSW Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW, The Cancer Council NSW and Victoria, Department of Education, Flourish, Neami National and The Mitchell Institute.

Tara has experience in complex intervention trial design and survey administration, and specialises in implementation interventions and organisational change. She also has experience in qualitative research methodologies, and has co-authored peer-reviewed publications and reports, including a number of Cochrane systematic reviews.

Tara has been involved in the evaluation of large state and national programs including the NSW Healthy Children Initiative and Good Sports. She is passionate about using robust research methodology to build the evidence for practice change in organisations and environmental interventions to influence individual behaviour.

Tara joined the Hunter Research Foundation Centre in 2019, having worked previously in other research centres within the University of Newcastle.

Qualifications: PhD (Behavioural Science), University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Psychology), University of Newcastle. 

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