Ms Moira Dunsmore

BN (University of Sydney), PG Dip. in Public Health (Charles Darwin University)

Lecturer in Community/ Chronic Care/ Public Health Nursing
PhD Candidate (Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney)

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +62 2 9114 4120

Biographical details

Moira is a registered nurse and lecturer at Sydney Nursing School, with teaching interests in population/public health areas, health care systems and health policy. She is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Health (Menzies Centre for Health Policy), University of Sydney. Moira has extensive clinical, research and education experience.  Her clinical focus in acute care (general intensive care and neuro trauma) has evolved with a specific interest in the upstream drivers of health and a greater focus on public health issues.  A broad range of clinical and education experience in the UK, NSW, Northern Territory, remote Queensland and recently the Western Pacific region has diversified Moira’s understanding of public health issues in the contemporary and developing context.     Moira has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses at the University of Sydney and Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory.  From early 2011, her appointment as Research Associate at Menzies Centre for Health Policy at Sydney University on the Vision Hearing Project (NHMRC) provided collaboration opportunities with Vison Australia and experience with mixed methods and qualitative research.   She commenced her current role as lecturer at Sydney Nursing School in 2016.

Research interests

Moira has specific interests in public health, health policy, primary health care and social capital.  She has been involved in mixed methods research through the Vision-Hearing project and has a particular interest in the theory of social capital and its application in ageing and chronic disease. Her doctoral research explores the use of social capital as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of dual sensory impairment in the older Australian population and their families.

Moira is currently undertaking a higher research degree (HDR) at Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Her thesis focuses on social capital as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of dual sensory loss on families and significant others.

Teaching and supervision

Unit Coordinator

·         NURS 1003-Population Health to Personal Care

·         NURS 3015-Australian Health Care System

Associations

Public Health Association of Australia- current

Conference presentations

2016:

Accepted: (November 2016) Social Capital theory as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of Dual Sensory Impairment in the elderly Australian population.  Poster presentation at the Public Health Association of Australia, National Primary Health Care (NPHC) Conference. Melbourne.

Dunsmore, M. (July, 2016) Social Capital theory as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of Dual Sensory Impairment in the elderly Australian population. Research paper presented at the Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

2015:

Dunsmore, M. (July, 2015) Social Capital theory as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of Dual Sensory Impairment in the elderly Australian population. Research paper presented at the Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

2014:

Dunsmore, M.,Schneider, J., McMahon, C., Mitchell, P., Wang, J.J., & Leeder, S.R. (March, 2014) The Vision Hearing Project: does screening and education for hearing loss in low vision clinics improve hearing service use and outcomes? Dual sensory impairment among older Australians. Paper presented at the Low Vision Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Schneider, J., Dunsmore, M., McMahon, C., Leeder, S. (March, 2014) Older adults’ experiences of dual sensory impairment and help-seeking for hearing loss: the Vision-Hearing Project Phase 3. Paper presented at the Low Vision Conference, Melbourne, Australia

2012:

Schneider, J., Barton, R., Dunsmore, M., Gopinath, B., McMahon, C., Mitchell, P., Wang, J.J., & Leeder, S.R. (June 8th, 2012). The Vision-Hearing Project: Screening for hearing loss among older Australians with vision loss.  Paper presented at the Adult Hearing Screening Conference, Lake Como, Italy.

Schneider, J., Barton, R., Dunsmore, M., Gopinath, B., McMahon, C., Mitchell, P., Wang, J.J., & Leeder, S.R. (July 2nd, 2012). Dual sensory impairment among older Australians: Update from the Vision-Hearing NHMRC Partnership Project.  Paper presented at the National Audiology Conference 2012, Adelaide, Australia.

PRESENTATIONS-Invited

2015:

Dunsmore, M. Presentation to stakeholders and staff at Vision Australia. Presentation of thesis: Social capital (SC) theory as a framework to address the structural and cognitive dimensions of Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) in the elderly Australian population. Vision Australia, Enfield, June 2015.

2013:

Schneider J, Dunsmore M, McMahon CM. Professional Development workshop for allied health: The Vision-Hearing Project & Hearing services in Australia. Vision Australia, Enfield, 18th July, 2013.

Keywords

Socioeconomic factors; Health policy; Public health

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Schneider, J., Dunsmore, M., McMahon, C., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Mitchell, P., Leeder, S., Wang, J. (2014). Improving Access to Hearing Services for People With Low Vision: Piloting a "Hearing Screening and Education Model" of Intervention. Ear And Hearing, 35(4), e153-e161. [More Information]

2014

  • Schneider, J., Dunsmore, M., McMahon, C., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Mitchell, P., Leeder, S., Wang, J. (2014). Improving Access to Hearing Services for People With Low Vision: Piloting a "Hearing Screening and Education Model" of Intervention. Ear And Hearing, 35(4), e153-e161. [More Information]

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