Dr Bonny Cumming

Dr Bonny Cumming is an experienced veterinarian and project manager whose work is focused at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. From wildlife conservation to zoonoses research projects, community animal health worker training to political advocacy, Dr Cumming's career has been varied but always underpinned by her keen interest in One Health principles - combining community development, veterinary services, and environmental conservation to improve animal, human and ecosystem health. 

Since 2013, Dr Cumming's work as a Project Manager for Animal Management in Rural & Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) has seen her supporting the strong links between Australian First Nations peoples and their animals within the community. Dr Cumming has coordinated and delivered veterinary services and animal health training on the ground in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia, as well as on reconciliation-promoting policy development. With a deep understanding of how the social and cultural determinants of health impact remote communities, Dr Cumming is committed to addressing inequity through genuine partnerships that support and empower First Nations communities to improve their health and wellbeing of their pets, and in turn, the health and wellbeing of their communities and country.

Awards

Distinguished Young Alumni Award
2021

Qualifications

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)
2008