Dr Tambri Housen

BSc- Nursing (Curtin), Dip Trop Nursing (LSHTM), MPH&TM (JCU), MPhil App Epi (ANU), PhD - International Health (Curtin)
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Masters of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE), National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health
College of Health & Medicine
T: +61 2 6125 0460

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Infectious Diseases 110309
  • Mental Health 111714
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302

Research interests

  • Cross-cultural mixed-methods research to inform policy and culturally relevant best practice in health care delivery
  • Research promoting evidence-based practice in response to humanitarian crises
  • Research promoting evidence-based practice in the delivery of health care to marginalised populations


Dr Tambri Housen is an epidemiologist and registered nurse specializing in international public health. She is currently working as a Research Fellow on the Masters of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology), Australia's Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP).

Dr Housen has experience in post-conflict and developing nations in the areas of field research, project design and management, team leadership, mentorship and capacity building. She is an experienced registered nurse having worked in varied hospital settings, primary health care, tropical medicine, nutrition, maternal-child health and infectious diseases.

Researcher's projects

Measuring mental distress and access to services in the Kashmir Valley - India

Mental health and and health care seeking in Azad Kashmir - Pakistan

Cultural engagement in response to humanitarian emergencies

Accelerating the development of evidence-based policy and practice (ADEPPt) in Papua New Guinea

The PFAS Health Study


Current student projects

Masters of Philosophy - Applied Epidemiology Scholars

Srean Chimm - Field Placement: Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, jPhnom Penh, Cambodia

Stephanie Wheeler - Field Placement: Hunter New England Population Health Unit, Newcastle, New South Wales

Kirsten Williamson - Field Placement: Hunter New England Population Health Unit, Newcastle, New South Wales

Stephen Harfield - Field Placement: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia

Charlee Law - Communicable Disease Epidemiology. Field Placement: Health Protection New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales

Aurysia Hii - Applied epidemiology of infectious diseases for epidemic response in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Field Placement: Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER), University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bernadette Kenny - Surveillance, prevention and control of infectious disease and trauma in South Australia. Field Placement: South Australian Health Communicable Disease Control Branch, Adelaide, South Australia

Jana Sisnowski - Prevention and control of sexually transmissible infections and other infectious disease across multiple settings. Field Placement: The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, UNSW

Ximena Tolosa - Applied epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory infections in Australia, Bangladesh and Cambodia. Field Placement: World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL), Melbourne, Victoria


PhD Candidates

Amy Parry - Strengthening local and international epidemiology workforce during emergencies in low resource settings.

Sally Carter - Developing and evaluating a parent-level intervention to address child mental health needs in humanitarian contexts

Chaturangi Yapa - Primary health care service delivery by international actors in humanitarian emergencies

James Flint - The impact of a field epidemiology and operational research training program on health systems in Papua New Guinea












Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  20 June 2021 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers