Researcher

Associate Professor Jennifer Schulz Moore

Fields of Research (FoR)

Medical and health law, Law and society and socio-legal research, Tort law, Patient safety, Health services and systems

Biography

Dr Schulz Moore is Director of Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor, with qualifications in public health/epidemiology (PhD, University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine), law, and health social sciences. She combines these fields to specialise in health law and torts. Schulz Moore also works as an Associate with UNSW Medicine in teaching, supervisory and research roles. In 2018, Schulz Moore was the winner of the KPMG Inspiring...view more

Dr Schulz Moore is Director of Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor, with qualifications in public health/epidemiology (PhD, University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine), law, and health social sciences. She combines these fields to specialise in health law and torts. Schulz Moore also works as an Associate with UNSW Medicine in teaching, supervisory and research roles. In 2018, Schulz Moore was the winner of the KPMG Inspiring Teacher Award in a First Year Undergraduate Program. In 2017, Schulz Moore was the runner-up (2nd position) in the KPMG Inspiring Teacher Award in a First Year Undergraduate Program at UNSW. She also received the Law Dean's Award for Educational Excellence in 2017.
Prior to joining UNSW in 2017, Schulz Moore was the 2015-2016 New Zealand Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Stanford University School of Law, USA where she undertook empirical health law research. She was a Senior Lecturer in Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Acting Director of the Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand. She was a lecturer in the Health Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Australia (2003-2006). She has also studied and worked as an academic at Hebrew University, Israel. Her non-academic roles have included serving as a Legal and Policy Advisor to the New Zealand Law Commissioners (2011-2012) and a member of the New Zealand Law Society’s Health Law Committee.
Schulz Moore graduated as the top ranked student in law (LLB) in 2010 & across all faculties at the University of Canterbury in 1999. She won 17 academic scholarships and prizes from 1999-2010 including the Brookers Prize in Jurisprudence, the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leader's Scholarship and a Melbourne Research Scholarship for her PhD from the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Schulz Moore's multi-disciplinary background lends itself to mixed methodology research. Moore's research is primarily empirical or socio-legal, combining legal analysis with methods from social and medical sciences. She has published in law, social sciences, public health, health sciences, education and ethics. She has undertaken research with organisations such as Stanford Medical Centre, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Baystate Medical Centre, the Family Planning Associations in NZ and Australia, the Hadassah Medical Centre in Israel, the Victorian, SA and NSW Australian State Governments, the NZ Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Coronial Services of New Zealand.
One of her recent papers, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, can be found here:
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2...
An 11 minute podcast is here:
https://jamanetwork.com/learning/audio-player/14805888

Information about Dr Schulz Moore's  book, Coroners' Recommendations and the Promise of Saved Lives, can be found here:
http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/coroners-recommendations-and-the-promise-of-...
http://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781784711559.xml

Dr Schulz Moore teaches torts, introducing law and justice, empirical legal research methods, and health law. She welcomes students' proposals for research supervision in all areas of her expertise.


My Grants

Sylff Leadership Initiative Award, 2018-2020.

2015-2016 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Stanford Law School (Funded by the Commonwealth Fund, New York, USA).
Acting Director of the Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, NZ (Funded by Gama Foundation, 2014-2015).
Principal researcher funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation to undertake research about coroners' recommendations (2012-2014).
Principal researcher funded by the NZ Nurses’ Organisation to undertake research about nurses’ professional misconduct (2012).
Joint principal researcher funded by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology to undertake research about the regulation of nanotechnology (2010).


My Qualifications

PhD (University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine) 

LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)

MA (University of Canterbury) 


My Research Activities

Areas of expertise

Health law and policy
Coronial law
Torts (particularly medical malpractice)
Public health law
Law science and technology
Empirical and socio-legal research methods

Memberships

BMC Health Services Research, Associate editor.
New Zealand Law Society Health Law Committee Member.
Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Member.
American College of Legal Medicine International Member.
World Association of Medical Law Member.

Research supervision

In all areas of research expertise.

Currently supervising:

PhD candidate, Catherine Anne Sharp, "Pressure ulcers in residents with dementia: risk of infection and death'' (with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, UNSW Medicine).

PhD candidate, Hugh Dillon, "The NSW Coronial system and its preventive function: an empirical analysis" (with Professor Julie Stubbs, UNSW Law). 

DrPH candidate, Colleen Smyth, "Public health law research" (with Dr. David Muscatello, UNSW Medicine). 

 

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