Tessa Wallace

Health Promotion Officer/Project Officer

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion with Distinction Majoring in Health and Sustainability, Deakin University, 2017

Location:

Darwin – CDU Red 9

Biography:

Tessa Wallace has been working as a health promotion officer/project officer in the Alcohol, Other Drugs and Gambling (AODG) Team since March 2019, including research assistance and administrative duties. Tessa has worked on a range of projects pertaining to alcohol, illicit substances and social and emotional wellbeing, with a focus on harm reduction/minimisation policies and services. Tessa is the Secretary of the Australian Health Promotion Association NT Branch, and an active member of the NT Harm Reduction Advisory Group.

Tessa also studies a Bachelor of Nursing (Registered) at Charles Darwin University, and is enrolled to further study a Master of Public Health at Deakin University.

  • Afterhours Dispensing Units in Regional Northern Territory
  • Evaluation of the Drink and Drug Driver Education Program
  • Evaluation of the NTPHN Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Program
  1. Adamson, E., Clifford, S., Wallace, T. & Smith, J. (2020). Industry views about the Banned Drinker Register in the Northern Territory: Early lessons from a qualitative evaluation. Drug and Alcohol Review, 1-10. doi: 10.1111/dar.13174
  2. Clifford, S., Smith, J., Adamson, E. & Wallace, T. (2020). Do alcohol price control measures adequately consider the health of very remote Australians?: Minimum Unit Price in the NT. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(4). doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12994
  3. Tari-Keresztes, N., Christie, B., Gupta, H., Wallace, T., Stephens, D., Caton-Graham, P. & Smith, J. (2020). Evaluation of a Peer-Led Education Pilot for people with psychosocial support needs in Darwin, Northern Territory. Menzies School of Health Research.
  4. Joshi, V., Smith, J., Clifford, S., Stephens, D., Jonsson, K., Wallace, T., Caton-Graham, P. & Close, S. (2020). Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework: Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and Good Practice Review Final Report. Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University.
  5. Smith J, Christie B, Tari-Keresztes N, Gupta H, Stephens D, Wallace, T., Caton-Graham P. (2020). Promising Practice Guide to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with severe and complex mental health needs. Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 
  6. Smith J, Christie B, Tari-Keresztes N, Gupta H, Stephens D, Wallace T, Caton-Graham P. (2019). Final Report: Promising practice approaches to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with severe and complex mental health needs. Menzies School of Health Research.
  7. Smith, J.A., Adamson, E., Clifford, S. & Wallace, T. (2019). Twelve-month Evaluation of the Banned Drinker Register in the Northern Territory: Part 2 – A qualitative analysis of selected stakeholder perspectives. Menzies School of Health Research.
  8. Smith, J., Allison, F., Christie, B., Clifford, S., Robertson, K., Ireland, S. & Wallace, T. (2019). Katherine Youth Justice Reinvestment: Final Report. Report prepared for the Australian Red Cross on behalf of the Katherine Youth Justice Reinvestment Group. Menzies School of Health Research.