Tamara Riley

  • Tamara Riley

    Veterinarian and Masters Scholar

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Tamara Riley is a Wiradjuri woman with family ties to Wellington, NSW. Tamara is a Veterinarian with experience in public health, biosecurity and One Health policy. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU.  

Tamara completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, and has since completed the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Graduate program, a Professional Certificate of Indigenous Research, Melbourne Poche Centres Leadership Fellows Program, and a Graduate Diploma of Government. Tamara's research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, with specific focus on child health, chronic disease, One Health, and animal health and management in Australia and internationally.

Professional Details

  • Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
  • Melbourne Poche leadership Fellows Program, University of Melbourne
  • Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Government, Australian Institute of Management
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Supervision and Management, University of Western Australia
  • Graduate Program, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Area of Expertise

  • Veterinary Science
  • One Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Animal health and agricultural policy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


  • Australian Response MAE Network (ARM)
  • ACT Veterinary Surgeons
  • NT Veterinary Surgeons
  • Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:

Email:              poche-alumni@unimelb.edu.au

Phone:             03 9035 8185