Monica Moran

Monica Web

Associate Professor

DocSocSc, MPhil(OT) GCertClinED, DipCOT

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Professional Background:

A/Prof Monica Moran is an occupational therapist, health educator and interprofessional researcher. She is A/Prof of Rural Health at the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (UWA) and currently based in Geraldton. Prior to this appointment she was the inaugural program leader for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program at Central Queensland University, and before that she coordinated the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program at the University of Queensland for 10 years.   She is a founding member of the Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (AIPPEN) and is active in several international research teams focusing on interprofessional learning. In 2010 she was a member of the international group that produced the WHO Guidelines for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Along with academic colleagues from Queensland University of Technology Monica coordinates the national student event the HealthFusion Team Challenge. In 2013 Monica and this team received an Australian Teaching Award for their work. She is an active member of the national team leading the project ‘Securing an Interprofessional Future for Australian Health Professional Education and Practice’. In 2016 she became a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators.

 Research Interests:

Other research interests include the development of professional identities within the health professions, rural and remote health professional education and the inclusion of consumers as educators in health programs.


  • Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (President)
  • Registered occupational therapist in Australia and New Zealand
  • Occupational Therapy Australia (Australian Occupational Therapy Association)
  • Associate member Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe