Nursing: Dr Gaye Moore

Dr Gaye Moore's clinical experience and education has enabled her to step into an extraordinary role coordinating a psycho-educational program called Optimal Health Program (OHP) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

My clinical experience and education has enabled me to step into an extraordinary role coordinating a psycho-educational program called Optimal Health Program (OHP) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

My current role involves research, program development and training which strengthens the scope and delivery of a self-management program based on self-efficacy and wellbeing. We are now translating and adapting OHP to be delivered for: an international audience, dual diagnosis, vocational support, staff wellbeing, correctional health, chronic disease and carers. We are also looking at developing the technology to break down the barriers for people with: cognition, literacy and vision challenges.

Completing my MPH and PhD in 2008 and 2009 at The University of Melbourne enabled me to have a better understanding of the complexity of health service delivery, our community and implementing and sustaining change. I have been able to meld my knowledge of program management, research methodology, health policy and health promotion with the importance of workforce development, true collaboration and partnership and a desire to empower our community to experience better health outcomes.

My career has spanned over 40 years in health and I am hoping to be able to share some of this knowledge and understanding in the mentoring program at the university and with our ongoing OHP training, program development and service delivery.