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MaryLeigh MooreSenior Lecturer Clinical Skills
OMS Academic Lead for Curriculum Map
OMS Simulation Lead

MBChB MBHL(Otago) FACEM

Email maryleigh.moore@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 364 3893

MaryLeigh worked clinically for 20 years, predominantly in high-acuity hospital based medicine, and specialised as an Emergency Physician before “retiring” from clinical work in 2007 and taking up a full-time academic position with the University of Otago, Christchurch.

Her academic interests cover two main areas:

  • simulation-based medical education to develop clinical and professional skills
  • medical law and ethics

MaryLeigh was Senior Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics and module convenor from 2005-2012 but now is fully occupied with her clinical skills roles. 

She completed the Institute for Medical Simulation (Harvard) Simulation as a Teaching Tool: Instructor Course in Sydney in 2012 and the Graduate Course in Boston in 2013.

Current Roles

  • Senior Lecturer, Clinical Skills
  • OMS Academic Lead for Curriculum Map
  • OMS Simulation Lead

Research Interests

  • Educational theory and evidence for simulation-based education
  • Scenario-based simulation in undergraduate medical education
  • Feedback and debriefing in simulation
  • Moral dilemmas in medical education
  • Patient and clinician decision-making
  • Legal and ethical frameworks for decision-making
  • Advance Care Planning
  • End-of-life care and decisions

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Publications

O'Neill, A., Kenwright, D., Moore, M., Wilkinson, T., & Grainger, R. (2018). Developing an implementable Health Informatics curriculum for Otago Medical School: A new and innvovative approach. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. (pp. 747-748). Retrieved from https://www.amee.org/

Grainger, R., O'Neill, A., Kenwright, D., Moore, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2018, June). Health informatics in medical curricular: Absent, room for improvement. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Moore, M. (2017, December). Preparing medical students to manage paediatric emergencies. Verbal presentation at the Health Professional Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Pitama, S., Dean, J., Moore, M., Katene, H., Cuddy, J., Lacey, C., & Huria, T. (2015). Application of hauora Māori and clinical skills in a simulated clinical setting. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VI: Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education. (pp. 84-85). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au/

Moore, M. (2014, February). The benefits, inherent difficulties and uncertainties of advance care decisions. Verbal presentation at the 6th Annual Elder Law for the Health Sector Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Commissioned Report for External Body

National Advance Care Planning Cooperative, including Grundy, K., & Moore, M. (2011). Advance care planning: A guide for the New Zealand health care workforce. Commissioned by Ministry of Health. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health. 30p.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Moore, M. (2013). Clinical Simulation Centre. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 146-153). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, T. J., Tweed, M. J., Egan, T. G., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J. M., Moore, M., & Rudland, J. R. (2011). Joining the dots: Conditional pass and programmatic assessment enhances recognition of problems with professionalism and factors hampering student progress. BMC Medical Education, 11, 29. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-29

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Journal - Research Other

Wilkinson, T. J., Moore, M., & Flynn, E. M. (2012). Professionalism in its time and place: Some implications for medical education. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1358). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Moore, M., & Grundy, K. (2011). CPR in New Zealand hospitals: An alternate perspective on lawfulness and ways to improve practice [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1340). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1340/4811/content.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

O'Neill, A., Kenwright, D., Moore, M., Wilkinson, T., & Grainger, R. (2018). Developing an implementable Health Informatics curriculum for Otago Medical School: A new and innvovative approach. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. (pp. 747-748). Retrieved from https://www.amee.org/

Pitama, S., Dean, J., Moore, M., Katene, H., Cuddy, J., Lacey, C., & Huria, T. (2015). Application of hauora Māori and clinical skills in a simulated clinical setting. Proceedings of the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference: LIME Connection VI: Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education. (pp. 84-85). Retrieved from http://www.limenetwork.net.au/

Moore, M. (2012). Advance Care Planning (ACP) in New Zealand: Does the law matter? Proceedings of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference: Harm, Health and Responsibility. Retrieved from http://www.cdesign.com.au/aabhl2012/program.html

Moore, M., & Grundy, K. (2011). ACP in the New Zealand medicolegal context. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1, 68. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2011-000053.9

Wilkinson, T., Tweed, M., & Moore, M. (2011). Observations by peers to inform assessment of professionalism. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference: Local? Global?: Health Professional Education for Social Accountability. (pp. 72). Adelaide, Australia: ANZAHPE. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Grainger, R., O'Neill, A., Kenwright, D., Moore, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2018, June). Health informatics in medical curricular: Absent, room for improvement. Verbal presentation at the Otago Medical School Medical Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Moore, M. (2017, December). Preparing medical students to manage paediatric emergencies. Verbal presentation at the Health Professional Education Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Moore, M. (2014, February). The benefits, inherent difficulties and uncertainties of advance care decisions. Verbal presentation at the 6th Annual Elder Law for the Health Sector Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Richardson, S., Moore, M., & Ardagh, M. (2007, November-December). Rationing of emergency department care by limiting access: A risk analysis. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Bioethics Association and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health, Law and Ethics Joint Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Moore, M. L. (2005). Legal and ethical considerations in the Emergency Department management of the uncooperative patient with altered mental status (MBHL). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 74p.

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