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Rachael Moorin

Adj/A/Prof Rachael Moorin

Adjunct Associate Professor
MDHS

Contact details
Address
MDHS
The University of Western Australia (M431)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Email
rachael.moorin@uwa.edu.au
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
Key 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
Publications
Selected publications over the past five years:

1.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: A Longitudinal Study of In-Patient Insurance Classification in Western Australia using Linked Hospital Morbidity Data. Perth: University of Western Australia, ISBN 1 876999 60 8 (Sept 2004).

2.Moorin RE: Briefing paper: Multidisciplinary Care, Inquiry into Service and Treatment Options for People with Cancer. Canberra: Australian Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Australian Senate, June 2005.

3.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Patient-Initiated Switching between Private and Public Inpatient Hospitalisation In Western Australia 1980-2001: An Analysis using Linked Data BMC Australia & New Zealand Health Policy 2005; 2:12.

4.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Development of a Health Care Policy Characterisation Model based on use of Private Health Insurance: BMC Australia & New Zealand Health Policy 2005; 2:27.

5.Moorin RE & Hendrie D: The Cost of Children’s Falls in Western Australia during 2003: Perth, Western Australia: Injury Research Centre, The University of Western Australia. ISBN 1 876999 89 6 (Nov 2005).

6.Moorin RE & Hendrie D: The Cost of Intentional Injury in Western Australia during 2002: Perth, Western Australia: Injury Research Centre, The University of Western Australia. ISBN 1 876999 91 8 (Jan 2006).

7.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ, Garfield C, Brameld KJ: Health Related Migration: Evidence of Reduced ‘Urban-Drift’: Health and Place 2006; 12 (2): 131-140.

8.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Health Care Financing and Public Responses: Use of Private Insurance in Western Australia during 1980-2001: Australian Health Review 2006; 30 (1): 73-82.

9.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Do Marginal Changes in PHI Membership Accurately Predict Marginal Changes in PHI Use in Western Australia?: Health Policy 2006; 76: 288-298.
16.Brameld KJ, Holman CDJ & Moorin RE: Possession of Health Insurance in Australia – How does it affect Hospital Utilisation and Outcomes?: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2006; 11(2): 94-100.

17.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: The Influence of Federal Health Care Policy Reforms on the use of Private Health Insurance in Disadvantaged Groups: Australian Health Review 2006; 30 (2) 241-251.

18.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: The effects of socioeconomic status, accessibility to services and patient type on hospital use in Western Australia: A retrospective cohort study of patients with homogenous health status: BMC Health Services Research 2006; 6:74.

19.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Does Federal Health Care Policy Influence Switching between the Public and Private Sectors in Individuals?: Health Policy 2006; 79: 284-295.

20.Moorin RE, Meyrick DP & Rose A: Pre Clinical Evaluation of 2,3 Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) as a Radiation Nephrotoxicity Protective Agent during Radio-Peptide Therapy of Neuroendocrine Malignancy: Nuclear Medicine Communications 2007; 28 (4) 261-266.

21.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Modelling Changes in the Determinants of PHI Utilisation in Western Australia across Five Health Care Policy Eras between 1981 and 2001: Health Policy 2007: 81 183-194.

22.Lynch CD, Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: Use of Western Australian linked hospital morbidity and mortality data to explore theories of compression, expansion and dynamic equilibrium: Australian Health Review 2007: 31 (4) 571-581.

23.Moorin RE: A quality improvement evaluation of social justice in the use of cancer support services by the population of Western Australia: Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia (Dec 2007).

24.Moorin RE & Hendrie D: The epidemiology and cost of falls requiring hospitalisation in children in Western Australia: A study using linked administrative data: Accident Analysis and Prevention 2008: 40 216-222.

25.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: The cost of in-patient care in the last years of life: A population-based data linkage study: Health Policy 2008: 85 380-390.

26.Cohen RJ, Shannon BA, Phillips M, Moorin RE, Wheeler TM, & Garrett KL: Central zone carcinoma of the prostate gland: A distinct tumor with poor prognostic features: Journal of Urology 2008: 179 1762-1767.

27.Moorin RE: Invited book review: Health care needs assessment: the epidemiologically based needs assessment reviews (3rd series) edited by Andrew Stevens, James Raftery, Jonathan Mant and Sue Simpson. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2008: 32 192-193.

28.Smith FJ, Holman CDJ, Moorin RE & Fletcher DR: Utilisation, post-operative outcomes and survival following bariatric surgery: A population-based analysis of 1,403 cases. Medical Journal of Australia 2008: 189 (4) 198-202.

29.Moorin RE & Holman CDJ: The impact of the evolution of surgical procedures for low back pain: A population based study of patient outcomes and hospital utilisation. ANZ J of Surgery 2009: 78 610-618

30.Bulsara C, Cuesto-Briand B, Moorin RE: Evaluating the costs, accessibility and availability of services for those with catastrophic injury in Western Australia. University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia ISBN 978-1-74052-202-1 (March 2010).

31.Gibson DAJ & Moorin RE: Epidemiology and Trends in Motor Vehicle Accident Related Catastrophic Injury in Western Australia 2003 to 2008. Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health & Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN 978-1-74052-205-2

32.O’Brien BA. Cohen RJ, Wheeler TM, Moorin RE: A post-radical prostatectomy nomogram incorporating new pathologic parameters and interaction terms for improved prognostication: British Journal of Urology International (In press 30 March 2010).

33.Moorin RE, Heyworth JS, Riley, TV and Forbes GM: Long-term health risks after infective gastroenteritis in children and young adults: a population-based cohort study. Emerging Infectious Diseases (in press 25 May 2010).

34.Smith FJ, Holman CDJ, Moorin RE and Tsokos NT: Lifetime risk of undergoing surgery for pelvic prolapsed: Obstet Gynecol (in press August 2010)

35.Gibson DAJ, Moorin RE, Preen DB, Emery JD and Holman CDJ: Effects of the Medicare Enahanced Primary Care program on primary care physician contact in the population of older Western Australians with chronic diseases: Australian Health Review (in press 4 November 2010).
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
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 received
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
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