Dr Tatjana Ewais

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

Mater Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Tatjana Ewais is a child, adolescent and youth psychiatrist with extensive experience in various public and private health settings in Australia and New Zealand. She received her training in New Zealand and has been working as a consultant child, adolescent and youth psychiatrist since 2007.She was appointed a Lead Psychiatrist and senior staff specialist at Mater Young Adult Health Centre in June 2015, and at the same was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Her research interests include developing novel therapies for treating inflammation underlying psychiatric disorders, including anti-inflammatory medications, mindfulness and other psychological and lifestyle interventions, and improving service delivery to children, adolescents and young adults with chronic medical illness.

Dr. Ewais teaches and runs cognitive and mindfulness-based programs for youth with chronic illness. She is currently involved as a chief invesigator in the research project on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in youth with inflammatory bowel disease and depression.This is a randomised controlled trial exploring the benefits of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on depression, systemic inflammation,microbiome and neuronal connectivity.

Research Interests

  • depression and inflammation
  • youth mental health and chronic illness
  • mindfulness based interventions
  • neurodevelopmental disorders


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