Tara Mantler, PhD

Tara Mantler

Assistant Professor

Room 332, HSB
519 661-2111 x85541


  • MSc, PhD (Western University)
  • BHSc (Western University)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Maternal and child health 
  • Women’s health
  • Mental Health (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety)
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Rural and Remote Health
  • Health Promotion

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Mantler, T. & Jackson, K.T. (2020) Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding-related pain and mothering using an agency framework, Studies in the Maternal, 12(1), 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.265.
  • Jackson, K.T., Mantler, T., Jackson, B., Walsh, E.J., Baer, J. & Parkinson, S. (2020) Exploring mothers’ experiences of trauma and violence-informed cognitive behavioural therapy following intimate partner violence: a qualitative case analysis, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, DOI: 10.1080/0167482X.2019.1707799
  • Mantler T, Jackson K.T., & Walsh E.J. (2020) Critical discourse analysis of policies impacting the intersection of health and experiences of intimate partner violence for rural women in Ontario, Canada. Rural and Remote Health, 20: 5185. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH5185
  • Jackson, K.T., Mantler, T., & O’Keefe-McCarthy. (2019). Exploring women’s experiences of breastfeeding-related pain. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 44(2) 66-72.
  • Mantler, T., Jackson, K.T., & Ford-Gilboe, M. (2018). The CENTRAL Hub Model: Strategies and innovations used by women’s shelters in Canada to strengthen service delivery and support women. Submitted to Journal of Rural and Community Development.
  • Mantler, T., Jackson, K.T., & Walsh, E.J. (2018) Integration of primary health care services in women’s shelters: A scoping review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.
  • Mantler, T., & Wolfe, B. (2017). How a Rural Shelter in Ontario is Adapting to Address the Changing Needs of women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Case study Approach. Rural and Remote Health, 17:3987, 1-13.
  • Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Wathen, N., Scott-Storey, K., Perrin, N., Mantler, T. (2017). Development of a Brief Measure of Intimate Partner Violence Severity: The Composite Abuse Scale (Revised)- Short Form (CASR-SF). BMJ Open.

Teaching Areas

  • Aging
  • Health Promotion
  • Knowledge Translation


  • Faculty of Health Sciences Part-Time Teaching Award of Excellence Western University- 2016
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Awards Committee Recognition for Teaching Excellence: 2016; 2017

Professional Activities

  • Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Intimate Partner Violence (Reviewer)
  • Psychological Reports (Reviewer)