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 my knowledge and experience through the mentoring program at the university and our OHP training program, acknowledging what authentic engagement and collaboration means professionally and personally.