Rachael Moorin

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Associate Professor Rachael Moorin is an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia and an Associate Professor at Curtin University in the Department of Imaging and Applied Physics.

Rachael completed a PhD in Population Health at UWA in 2005 and a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics from Curtin University also in 2005. She also has a Masters degree in Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching at Murdoch University

Roles and responsibilities

Rachael is an adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Population Health undertaking research in collaboration with the Centre for Health Services Research.

Rachael is a member of the evaluation sub committee; Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC); Dept of Health and Ageing.

At Curtin University Rachael co-ordinates several units within the Medical Imaging Science Degree and is a member of the Centre for collaborative research on quality, safety and performance in primary health care.

Rachael has been responsible for the development of novel methods for utilising and analysing linked administrative health data. She has been responsible for many novel research initiatives using these data to describe the epidemiology of health service use in various population groups; measure equity in and access to health care services and study the effect of policy on equity and access to health care services.

Funding overview

Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Grant 2003 - Kinetic Imaging of 99mTc-Sestamibi to Define the Multidrug Resistant Phenotype in Lung Cancer.

Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Grant 2004 –Pre Clinical Evaluation of 2,3 Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) as a radiation nephrotoxicity protective agent during radio-peptide therapy of neuroendocrine tumours.

UWA small grants scheme 2007 - Estimating the hospital costs of the sequelae of gastroenteritis in Western Australia.

The inaugural Research Grant Award from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine 2007- Reducing the Renal Radiation Burden during Radiopeptide Therapy using Metal Chelating Agents.

Insurance Commission of Western Australia: 2008 –2010: Costs and availability of care for catastrophically injured motor vehicle crash victims. S200k

Crawford Rural Cancer Research Initiative (CCWA): 2009 -2010 Cancer Treatment Quality and Delay: Development of a Complex Intervention to Improve Rural Cancer Outcomes. $300k

NHMRC Capacity Building Grant in Population Health & Health Services Research: 2009 - 2013 OSPREY: Building capacity for research to improve health services for mothers, babies and children. $2.4M

NHMRC Partnership project grant: 2010-2014: Partnership Intervention Trial to Redress Treatment Delay and Improve Outcomes in Rural Cancer Patients. $2.2M

SHRAC Research translational project grant: 2010-11: Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in patients receiving outpatient intravenous antibiotic therapy. $86,000.

NHMRC project grant: 2011-2013 Policy translation of an Australian evaluation of computed tomography (CT) scanning $386k

Research

Rachael has been awarded competitive research grants as chief investigator totalling > S5 million from State and national funding agencies and has been responsible for the development of novel methods for utilising and analysing linked administrative health data. She has been responsible for many novel research initiatives using these data to describe the epidemiology and cost of health service use in various population groups; measure equity in and access to health care services and study the effect of policy on equity and access to health care services. Rachael originally trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer and Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Her research interests in medical imaging include radiation dosimetry, advanced practice and the effect of technological development on medical imaging practice. In her role as a health economist Rachael is also interested in cost effectiveness in medical imaging.

In addition to research evaluating the implications of an ageing population for healthcare costs Rachael is also a chief investigator on the following research projects.
• Policy translation of an Australian evaluation of computed tomography (CT) scanning.
• Costs and availability of care for catastrophically injured person in WA. This project uses a unique methodology which involves consumers as equal partners in the research.
• Cancer Treatment Quality and Delay: Development of a Complex Intervention to Improve Rural Cancer Outcomes.
• OSPREY: Building capacity for research to improve health services for mothers, babies and children

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Research Output 2001 2019

Assessing the cost-effectiveness of RT Prepare: A radiation therapist-delivered intervention for reducing psychological distress prior to radiotherapy

RT Prepare Project Team, May 2019, In : Psycho-Oncology. 28, 5, p. 1110-1118 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A time-duration measure of continuity of care to optimise utilisation of primary health care: a threshold effects approach among people with diabetes

Ninh Thi Ha, Harris, M., Preen, D., Robinson, S. & Moorin, R., 2 May 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 14 p., 276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Feasibility Testing and Refinement of a Supportive Educational Intervention for Carers of Patients with High-Grade Glioma — a Pilot Study

Halkett, G. K. B., Lobb, E. A., Miller, L., Shaw, T., Moorin, R., Long, A., King, A., Clarke, J., Fewster, S. & Nowak, A. K., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 33, 5, p. 967-975 9 p.

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Hospital postdischarge intervention trialled with family caregivers of older people in Western Australia: potential translation into practice

Aoun, S. M., Stegmann, R., Slatyer, S., Hill, K. D., Parsons, R., Moorin, R., Bronson, M., Walsh, D. & Toye, C., 8 Nov 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 11, p. e022747

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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