About

Tammy Allen is a public health lecturer and practitioner with 18 years experience working in the field of health promotion and public health in both communicable and non-communicable disease prevention.

Prior to her JCU tenure, Tammy coordinated community based projects in rural Western Australia, Western Samoa and north Queensland. She has led 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. 

Teaching: Tammy has extensive post graduate and undergraduate teaching experience across colleges and disciplines in areas such as public health project management, public health evaluation, risk communication, community engagement and oral health promotion.

Consultancies: Tammy has developed strong links with the World Health Organisation, improving organisational response outcomes in the event of a public health emergency. She has been integral in the development of key documents considered best practice resources in responding to public health emergencies. The following are links to the documents she has contributed to, and  been acknowledged in:

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

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

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

Tammy is a PhD candidate : Strengthening community empowerment in Aedes borne mosquito management. Case studies within Queensland, Australia.  

Teaching
  • TM5547: Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5563: Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management (Level 5; CNS)
  • TM5569: Health Promotion Strategies and Methods (Level 5; CNS)
Interests
Research
  • Community engagement
  • Oral Health Promotion
  • Mosquito Borne Disease Prevention
  • Public Health Emergency Operation Centres
Experience
  • 2007 to 2012 - Senior Health Promotion Advisor, Tropical Regional Services (Cairns)
  • 2005 to 2007 - Youth Health Development, South Metro Public Health (Perth, Western Australia)
  • 2004 - Education, Information and Communication Program, 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)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • Best Paper 2017 - Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health : Impact of the Lymphatic Filariasis Control Program towards elimination of filariasis in Vanuatu: 1997-2006.
Memberships
  • 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
Other
  • 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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