Current undergrad Scientists
Current Phd students:
A systems approach to livelihood-sensitive veterinary antimicrobial stewardship in family-farming communities in Vietnam
Tarni’s PhD research aims to support effective policy decisions for veterinary antimicrobial stewardship through a greater understanding of agricultural livelihoods in Vietnam. Her research links the fields of veterinary epidemiology and communication for social change.
More broadly, Tarni’s research interests lie in the human aspects of agricultural research for development (R4D), particularly in the context of complex, family-farming livestock systems. She has worked as a veterinary surgeon in Australia, and on R4D projects in East Africa and Vietnam.
Tarni holds a BSc (Zoology) from the University of Melbourne and a BVSc (Hons) from the University of Queensland (UQ). Tarni’s advisors are Dr. Ricardo Soares, A/Prof Elske Van de Fliert from the Centre for Communication and Social Change and Dr Delia Grace of the International Livestock Research Institute
Yalem has a BSc in Environmental Health and a MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His major research interest includes the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Yalem is conducting his PhD with Prof. Gail Williams at the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and is co-supervised by Dr. Soares-Magalhaes and Dr. Yibeltal-Alemu. As part of his PhD, he is investigating the role of environmental determinants and HIV on transmission of tuberculosis in Amhara Region, Ethiopia