Dr Tatjana Ewais

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

Mater Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Tatjana Ewais is a psychiatrist with extensive experience in integrated mental health 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 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 clinical and research interests include developing novel therapies for treating inflammation underlying psychiatric disorders, including anti-inflammatory medications, mindfulness and other psychological and lifestyle interventions, resilience in health professionals and students, health and justice partnerships, and improving service delivery to young adults with chronic medical illness.

Tatjana is the principal investigator on the RCT of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Youth with IBD and Depression, and co-investigator on Mater Burden of Illness study. She is the recipient of two Brain Injured Children Recovery Endeavours (BICARE) project grants and three Betty McGrath fellowship grants for her research on the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in young adults with inflammatory bowel disease and depression.

Research Interests

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


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