Tamara Riley

  • Tamara Riley

    Veterinarian, Epidemiologist and PhD Candidate

    Contact for:
    Media and publications
    Public speaking


Tamara Riley is a Wiradjuri woman with family ties to Western NSW. Tamara is a Veterinarian with experience in public health and One Health policy. She has recently completed a Masters of Applied Epidemiology, and is now undertaking a PHD 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 One Health (the relationship between animal, human and environmental health) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Professional Details

  • PhD in Population Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Australian National University
  • 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


  • Public Health Australia Association (PHAA) One Health special interest group
  • Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) Management CommitteeAustralian 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