About

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.

Teaching
  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3012: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TM5526: Public Health Economics (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Health inequities Vulnerable populations Health system strengthening Communicable diseases
Teaching
  • Epidemiology Global Public Health Clinical Public Health
Experience
  • 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)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 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
Publications

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Journal Articles
Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • 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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  • 39.224, Medical 1 (Townsville campus)
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