Tammy Allen has been working in the public health field for 20 years. Her career began as a health promotion practitioner coordinating diverse community based projects in a range of culturally and geographically diverse settings including rural injury prevention in the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia, youth health development in low socio-economic communities in Perth, suicide prevention in Western Samoa and dengue fever prevention in north Queensland. She has also been involved in strengthening health system responses to public health emergencies through supporting the use public health emergency operation centres. 

Over the last decade Tammy has transferred her practitioner skills into an academic environment where she teaches the next generation of public health practitioners a wide range of knowledge and skills from risk communication, community engagement, project planning, evaluation, to health promotion strategies and methods.

Since 2015, Tammy has developed and maintained strong links with the World Health Organisation, Emergency Operations Centre Network and has been integral in the development of key documents considered best practice in responding to public health emergencies across the globe. The following are links to the documents she has contributed to, and been acknowledged in:

World Health Organisation (2015) Framework for a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre : https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/196135/9789241565134_eng.pdf?sequence=1

World Health Organisation, Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, Part C: Training and Exercises:  https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/311545/9789241515139-eng.pdf?sequence=1

World Health Organisation, Handbook for Developing a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Part A: Policies, Plans and Procedures : https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/277191/9789241515122-eng.pdf?sequence=1

Asia-Europe Foundation (2016) How Can We Be Better Prepared for the Next Global Health Threat? Planning and Implementing Emergency Risk Communication. https://www.asef.org/images/docs/Workshop%20Report%20FINAL%20Hi_resolution.pdf


  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5563: Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management (Level 5; CNS)
  • TM5569: Health Promotion Strategies and Methods (Level 5; CNS)
  • Community engagement
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Mosquito Borne Disease Prevention
  • Public Health Emergency Operation Centres
  • 2007 to 2012 - Senior Health Promotion Advisor/Injury Prevention Network Coordinator, Tropical Regional Services (Cairns)
  • 2005 to 2007 - Youth Health Development Officer, South Metro Public Health (Perth, Western Australia)
  • 2004 - Education, Information and Communication Program Officer, Samoa Lifeline (Western Samoa)
  • 2003 to 2004 - Research Officer, University of Western Australia (Perth, Western Australia)
  • 2002 to 2003 - Health Promotion Officer - Injury Prevention, Wheatbelt Public Health Unit (Northam, Western Australia)
  • 2001 to 2002 - Research Assistant, Curtin University
Research Disciplines
  • Best Paper 2017 - Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health : Impact of the Lymphatic Filariasis Control Program towards elimination of filariasis in Vanuatu: 1997-2006.
  • 2018 - Sustainable Development Goals and Citizen Science & Maximisation Group
  • 2017 - WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • 2015 to 2019 - Public Health Association of Australia, Oral Health Working Group; Queensland Representative (2016&2017)
  • 2014 to 2019 - WHO EOC-Network Member, WHO temporary advisor
  • 2016 to 2017 - Australian Health Promotion Association Member
  • 2019 - Poster Presentation - EOC Research Gaps and Opportunities @ EOC-Network Annual General Meeting
  • 2018 - Teaching Consultancy: Deadly Sex Project Planning Workshop
  • 2016 - Teaching Consultancy: Health Promotion 5 Day Short Course
  • 2015 - Co-Chief Investigator: WHO Summary Report and Glossary. Contract funding $9000 US; TA $A1000
  • 2014 - Australasian Tropical Health Conference, Cairns. Presentation : Using a disaster management system to respond to public health emergencies
  • 2014 - Co-Investigator: WHO Systematic Review of Public Health Emergency Center Policy, Plans and Procedures. Contract funding $US10,000; TA $A1279

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