Dr Harish Tiwari graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc&AH) from Assam, India and started as a field veterinarian for a dairy cooperative. Dr Tiwari completed his Masters in Veterinary Sciences (MVSc) in Veterinary public health and epidemiology from Punjab Agricultural University in 1998 including a dissertation on ‘Residues of Terramycin and Furazolidone in poultry meat’ for completion of the Masters’ by research.
Thereafter, Dr Tiwari served in the Indian Army as an Army veterinarian in the Remount and Veterinary Corps until 2014. During his stint with the Armed forces in India he was involved in equine breeding, training of army dogs, providing veterinary care to military farm cattle and meat inspection duties. He sought premature retirement from the Army as a Lt Col in 2014 to pursue a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Murdoch University, Western Australia. His PhD thesis was titled ‘Free-roaming dog population, community perception and control of dog-related rabies: the Indian story’.
Dr Tiwari was a veterinary epidemiology consultant with Ausvet before joining as Postdoctoral Research Fellow with APCOVE, The University of Sydney, where he looks after the stakeholder consultations for the project along with coordination of the field veterinary epidemiology training for veterinarians from participating countries.
Dr Tiwari is passionate about applying his skills in epidemiology, disease surveillance and One Health along with organisational and leadership capabilities to provide solutions for economic empowerment of rural populations in developing countries.