Dr Nishila Moodley is a Public Health physician and lecturer at the College of Medicine and Dentistry. She co-ordinates and teaches into the MBBS3 program, specifically Prevention and Addiction Studies (semester 1) and Global Public Health (semester 2). These subjects integrate epidemiology and screening practices into clinical public health.

She is also a health systems researcher with experience in health economics, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Nishila’s research interest include health inequities, vulnerable populations, health system strengthening and communicable diseases. Many of these interests are reflected in her PhD when she worked as a clinical HIV researcher in South Africa and evaluated the economic and health impacts of the roll-out of antiretroviral medications and potential HIV vaccine effects in vulnerable populations. She has recently been involved in quantifying preventable hospital expenditure in Northern Australia for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA). Nishila is active in research supervision, being involved in clinical research and PhD supervision.

  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3012: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • Health inequities Vulnerable populations Health system strengthening Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology Global Public Health Clinical Public Health
  • 2019 to 2020 - Medical lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Senior Scientist, The Aurum Institute (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Fogarty PhD scholar, Perinatal HIV Research Unit (Soweto, South Africa)
  • 2017 - HIV Vaccine Trial Network Special Achievement Award (Seattle, USA)
  • 2012 to 2016 - SHAPe ESI scholarship (South Africa / HVTN AIDS Vaccine Early Stage Investigator) through the NIH Fogarty Programme
  • 2012 to 2015 - South African Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) scholarship for PhD Studies

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CRC for Developing Northern Australia Scheme - Projects

Integrating Health Care Planning for Health and Prosperity in North Queensland

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$750,000 over 3 years, in partnership with Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Limited ($330,000)
Improving health and prosperity across Northern Australia is constrained by planning silos and limited creativity in models-of-care. North Queensland (NQ) has a unique opportunity to unite health industry partners and improve efficiencies and effectiveness in service delivery. Building on findings from our Health Situational Analysis we will co-create integrated systems for mapping population need, health services and workforce, prioritising areas for action. This work brings together key public and private health system partners across North Queensland, including Hospital and Health Services, Primary Health Networks and the Community Controlled Health Sector to take a regional approach to strengthening the integration of care and place-based planning of workforce and service implementation in North Queensland. The organizational recognition of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) streamlines these relationships. We will work with all TAAHC partners, plus QAIHC and WQPHN to take a regional approach in NQ, whilst working with expert technical reference group members from NT and WA to ensure shared learning across the north. Then, working closely with service providers and consumers we will facilitate place-based planning and design, implement and evaluate new models-of-care that will optimise health and economic outcomes, consumer and workforce satisfaction.
Sarah Larkins, Stephanie Topp, Alex Edelman, Nishila Moodley, Edward Strivens and Maxine Whittaker (College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service)
place -based planning; Rural Health Services; Health Workforce; integrated care; rural and remote; Health Equity

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  • Development and Implementation of a Breast Cancer Care Pathway in Townsville Region - A Study Looking into Feasibility, Governance, Patient Centred Outcomes and Economics (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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