Tammy is a public health lecturer and practitioner with over 17 years experience working in the field of health promotion and public health in both communicable and non-communicable disease prevention. Prior to commencing as a lecturer in 2011, Tammy coordinated injury prevention initiatives in rural Western Australia, Western Samoa and north Queensland. She also coordinated state wide approaches to dengue fever prevention in Queensland and was the health promotion advisor to one of the biggest dengue fever outbreaks in Queensland 2008-2009. She has a passion for understanding community beliefs, social constructs and barriers to behaviour change related to mosquito borne disease control.

Along with teaching, Tammy has developed strong international links with the World Health Organisation in improving organisational response outcomes in the event of a public health emergency. She has been integral in the development of a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) Framework, led the development of a public health emergency glossary, and continues to be a key advisor to WHO on the utilisation of this framework in WHO Member States.


  • TM5569: Health Promotion Strategies and Methods (Level 5; CNS)
  • Risk Communication
  • Social Moblisation
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Mosquito Borne Disease Prevention
  • Public Health Emergencies PHEOCS
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • WHO Emergency Operations Center Net
  • Australian Health Promotion Association
  • WHO PHEOC Plans and Procedures Working Group
  • Public Health Association of Australia, Oral Health Working Group
  • 2016 - Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Perth Poster : Barriers and enablers to conducting health promotion in private dental practice
  • 2014 - Australasian Tropical Health Conference, Cairns. Presentation : Using a disaster management system to respond to public health emergencies
  • 2011 - Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Cairns. Abstract accepted : Dengue Fever Social Mobilisation Pilot Project
  • 2009 - Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Townsville Presentation : Barriers and Challenges to evaluating a fall prevention program

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