Researcher biography

Dr Caley Tapp is a Research Fellow with the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland, based at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research.

Caley holds qualifications in psychology and epidemiology. She has a PhD in social psychology and completed a post docotoral fellowship on an ARC funded project examing a disease avoidance basis for sitigmatisation. Caley has recently completed a Master of Epidemiology.

Caley's role is with the Analysis and Reporting Component of the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN), which leads the design, analysis and reporting of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (http://www.amhocn.org/). In this role she is involved in a range of projects designed to improve the measurement of patient- and service-level outcomes in Australia's specialised public sector mental heath services. She has experience in conducting systematic literature reviews, as well as conducting experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative studies. Caley's other research interests include examining the stigmatisation of people with obesity.