Tamara completed her BSc in Psychology at University College London in 1996. Following this, she obtained a Masters in Neuroscience from Kings College London (1997). This was followed by a PhD in the Psychology Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (completed in 2001). After a number of postdoctoral academic positions, including a Goldsmith Fellowship, Royal Society Travel Scholarship and a Schizophrenia Research Institute grant, Tamara began her Clinical Psychology Training at University College London (completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2009).
Tamara continues with her academic and teaching work via honorary contracts with a number of organizations including the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King's College London). In a Visiting Lecturer capacity, Tamara provides teaching on the topic of mindfulness to various Masters and post-graduate level students. Small scale research projects with Masters students explore novel applications of mindfulness. Some recent projects include the development of mindfulness training for medical students, creative interventions for mothers with post-natal depression, and the evaluation of on-line mindfulness supervision for mindfulness teachers.