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Dr Tamara May is a senior research fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at Monash Unviersity. She is an established independent researcher and active, engaged and successful collaborator for team-based research, advancing knowledge about autism, attention deficit hyperctivity disorder, other neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems including complex trauma and depression. Dr May is a clinician scientist with expertise in psychology and information technology, and experience with a range of research methods which has enabled her to work with large existing data sets, create translational digital health platforms and build programs of original research that integrate her skills. 

Education/Academic qualification



Psychology, GDipPsych, MONASH UNIVERSITY

BA, The University of Melbourne

Computer Science, BSc, The University of Melbourne


  • Psychological Treatment
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Schema Therapy

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Research Output 2011 2019

Efficacy of Group-Based Organised Physical Activity Participation for Social Outcomes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Howells, K., Sivaratnam, C., May, T., Lindor, E., McGillivray, J. & Rinehart, N., 17 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Feasibility of breaking up sitting time in mainstream and special schools with a cognitively challenging motor task

Mazzoli, E., Koorts, H., Salmon, J., Pesce, C., May, T., Teo, W. P. & Barnett, L. M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Sport and Health Science. 8, 2, p. 137-148 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Impact of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the symptom profile of major depressive episode

May, T. & Pridmore, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Australasian Psychiatry. 27, 3, p. 297-301 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Physical, cognitive, psychological and social effects of dance in children with disabilities: systematic review and meta-analysis

May, T., Chan, E. S., Lindor, E., McGinley, J. L., Skouteris, H., Austin, D., McGillivray, J. A. & Rinehart, N. J., May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Predictors and growth in receptive vocabulary from 4 to 8 years in children with and without autism spectrum disorder: A population-based study

Brignell, A., May, T., Morgan, A. T. & Williams, K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Autism: the international journal of research and practice. 23, 5, p. 1322-1334 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review