Dr Anna Moran – PhD (Sheffield University), Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) (Sydney University)
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne
Anna is an AHP workforce and service redesign expert, business owner, physio, mum of 4, recovering academic and general AHP cheerleader.
Dr Moran completed her PhD in 2009 which looked at the ways to successfully use support workers (or assistants) to increase workforce flexibility and improve patient outcomes in community settings. Since then, she has been working as a health services researcher, most recently for the peak rural Allied Health body, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH), cultivating her expertise in health workforce reform; service delivery and organisation; and evidence generation and translation.
Anna has worked with health professionals, health services, government agencies and professional associations to help them think differently about how they organise and deliver care. In her new business venture, Anna has committed herself to educating others about the dynamics of the allied health workforce, delegation models of care, workforce redesign, research capacity building and use of program logic methodologies.
In her spare time (!) Anna owns and continues to work as a physiotherapist in a small but dynamic private physiotherapy practice with her husband in rural Victoria. She also tries really hard at Zumba.