DR Tracey Varker

DR Tracey Varker


  • Posttraumatic Mental Health, early intervention, emergency services, resilience (PTSD)



  • Dr Tracey Varker is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and she is also a Research Fellow at the Phoenix Australia. Tracey has over 14 years’ experience in posttraumatic mental health, and has worked with emergency services and military personnel, traumatic injury patients, and survivors of disaster, including the 2009 Victorian bushfires. She is a trial methodology expert, having worked on and consulted to, a number of prevention and intervention trials. Tracey is also an expert in evidence synthesis and is experienced in review methodologies including rapid evidence assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, as well as general literature reviews. She is experienced in working with clients to develop reviews that best suit their needs and has published systematic reviews and papers on review methodology. Tracey has published over 35 articles on posttraumatic mental health and has presented her work at national and international conferences.   


Member of

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Society member 2010 -
  • Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 2008 -
  • Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria. Probationary Psychologist 2006 - 2008


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Swinburne University of Technology 2009
  • BSc(Hons), Swinburne University of Technology 2003
  • GDipSc, Swinburne University of Technology 2002
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 2001



Available for supervision

  • Y