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Dr Sandeep Moola

Sandeep Moola
Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I have a clinical background in dentistry. Following my stint as a practising dentist, I obtained a Master's degree in Health Services Management and a Master of Philosophy degree in Evidence-Based Health care. I recently completed my PhD. I am currently working as a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science Team at the Joanna Briggs Institute/School of Public Health, Adelaide.

My role at JBI involves undertaking systematic reviews and literature reviews and writing evidence summaries, review summaries and ‘Best Practice Information Sheets'. Currently I am an Academic Lead of 'Burns Care', ‘Surgical Services' and 'Tropical and Infectious Disease' Nodes of JBI COnNECT+ (an online source for evidence-based information related to various specialities). I also assist in developing short course online modules. I have contributed to various consultancy research projects funded by external organisations like Child & Youth Health, Cancer Australia, NSW Health, DFID/EPPI and WHO and am currently involved in a big research project for the Heart Foundation.

Dr Sandeep Moola

I have a clinical background in dentistry. Following my stint as a practising dentist, I obtained a Master's degree in Health Services Management and a Master of Philosophy degree in Evidence-Based Health care. I recently completed my PhD. I am currently working as a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science Team at the Joanna Briggs Institute/School of Public Health, Adelaide.

My role at JBI involves undertaking systematic reviews and literature reviews and writing evidence summaries, review summaries and ‘Best Practice Information Sheets'. Currently I am an Academic Lead of 'Burns Care', ‘Surgical Services' and 'Tropical and Infectious Disease' Nodes of JBI COnNECT+ (an online source for evidence-based information related to various specialities). I also assist in developing short course online modules. I have contributed to various consultancy research projects funded by external organisations like Child & Youth Health, Cancer Australia, NSW Health, DFID/EPPI and WHO and am currently involved in a big research project for the Heart Foundation.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2007 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2005 - 2005 Research Assistant Griffith University, Brisbane
2003 - 2004 Assistant Dental Surgeon Medwin Hospital

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Kannada Can speak and understand spoken
Telugu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
2010 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Philosophy in Evidence-Based Healthcare
2004 - 2006 Griffith University Australia Master of Health Services Management (Honours)
1997 - 2002 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences India Bachelor of Dentistry

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Okwen, P. M., Ngem, B., Chia, O. N., Cheabum, R., & Moola, S. (2018). Artemisinin based combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria management among children under five in Cameroon: a best practice implementation project.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(3), 776-790.
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2018 Lisy, K., Campbell, J. M., Tufanaru, C., Moola, S., & Lockwood, C. (2018). The prevalence of disability among people with cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and/or diabetes: a systematic review.. International journal of evidence-based healthcare.
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2017 Moola, S. (2017). Risky business 'mis'interpretation of observational evidence.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(1), 1-2.
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2016 Li, X., & Moola, S. (2016). Strategies to reduce medication omissions in an acute medical unit of an acute tertiary hospital: a best practice implementation project. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(6), 347-361.
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2016 Lisy, K., Aromataris, E., Moola, S., Tufanaru, C., & Lockwood, C. (2016). Magnitude and scope of non-communicable disease-related disability: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(10), 112-133.
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2015 Munn, Z., MClinSc, S., Lisy, K., Riitano, D., & Tufanaru, C. (2015). Methodological guidance for systematic reviews of observational epidemiological studies reporting prevalence and cumulative incidence data. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 147-153.
DOI Scopus27 Europe PMC22
2015 Moola, S., Munn, Z., Sears, K., Sfetcu, R., Currie, M., Lisy, K., . . . Mu, P. -F. (2015). Conducting systematic reviews of association: The Joanna Briggs Institute's Approach. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 163-169.
DOI Scopus7 Europe PMC6
2015 Munn, Z., Lockwood, C., & Moola, S. (2015). The development and use of evidence summaries for point of care information systems: a streamlined rapid review approach. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(3), 131-138.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC5
2014 Munn, Z., Moola, S., Riitano, D., & Lisy, K. (2014). The development of a critical appraisal tool for use in systematic reviews addressing questions of prevalence. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(3), 123-128.
DOI Scopus91 Europe PMC67
2014 Amoah, G., Moola, S., & Newman-Nartey, M. (2014). Treatment of primary teeth using formocresol pulpotomy for patients attending a University Dental School Clinic: best practice implementation project. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(6), 477-491.
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2014 Munn, Z., Moola, S., Lisy, K., Riitano, D., & Murphy, F. (2014). Claustrophobia in magnetic resonance imaging: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Radiography, 21(2), e59-e63.
DOI Scopus5
2014 Woolhouse, T. L., & Moola, S. (2014). Evidence based approach to the management and prevention of skin tears within an aged care setting: a best practice implementation project. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12(9), 502-514.
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2012 Moola, S., Pearson, A., & Mejia, G. (2012). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of management of dental anxiety and dental fear in paediatric and adult patients. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10, S176-S201.
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2012 Moola, S., Pearson, A., & Mejia, G. (2012). A comprehensive systematic review of evidence on the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of management of dental anxiety and dental fear in paediatric and adult patients.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10(56 Suppl), 1-26.
2011 Moola, S., & Lockwood, C. (2011). Effectiveness of strategies for the management and/or prevention of hypothermia within the adult perioperative environment. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 9(4), 337-345.
DOI Scopus53 Europe PMC31
2011 Moola, S., Pearson, A., & Hagger, J. (2011). Effectiveness of music interventions on dental anxiety in paediatric and adult patients: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(18), 588-630.
Europe PMC1
2010 Moola, S., & Konno, R. (2010). A systematic review of the management of short-term indwelling urethral catheters to prevent urinary tract infections. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(17), 695-729.
Europe PMC1
2010 Moola, S., & Lockwood, C. (2010). The effectiveness of strategies for the management and/or prevention of hypothermia within the adult perioperative environment: systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 8(19), 752-792.
Europe PMC2
2010 Munn, Z., McArthur, A., & Moola, S. (2010). Summaries of systematic reviews on nursing-related issues from the Cochrane Library, Joanna Briggs Institute and other evidence review, organizations: prepared by Joanna Briggs Institute.. Journal of advanced nursing, 66(1), 16-21.
DOI
2010 Moola, S. (2010). Evidence-based practice. Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing, 9(2).
DOI Scopus2

Books

Year Citation
2014 Moola, S., Munn, Z., Lisy, K., & Riitano, D. (2014). Book 24: The Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data (1 ed.). A. Pearson (Ed.), United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/ Joanna Briggs Institute.
2012 Aromataris, E., & Moola, S. (2012). Synthesizing evidence of harm. United States of America: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2014 Munn, Z. R., Moola, S., Lisy, K., & Riitano, D. (2014). The systematic review and synthesis of prevalence and incidence data. In A. Pearson (Ed.), The Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers’ Manual 2014: The Systematic Review of Prevalence and Incidence Data (1 ed., pp. 16-31).

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2007 Brown, C., & Moola, S. (2007). E-Health is more than optimising individual patient records. In C. Brown (Ed.), Proceedings. Boston.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Munn, Z. R., Aromataris, E., Tufanaru, C., & Moola, S. (2017). Undertaking a systematic review addressing a question of prevalence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 Moola, S., Peters, M. D., Lockwood, C., & Munn, Z. (2016). People’s views and experiences of participating in microfinance programmes: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Department for International Development South Asia Research Hub Microfinance Systematic Review Symposium. Chennai, India.
2016 Moola, S. (2016). International Workshop on Impact of Micro Finance on the Poor in South Asia. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Workshop on Impact of Micro Finance on the Poor in South Asia. IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
2016 Moola, S. (2016). Conclave 2016: Financial Inclusion to Sustainable Development: The Road Travelled. Poster session presented at the meeting of South Asia Micro-entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) Conclave 2016. New Delhi, India.
2016 Munn, Z. R., Moola, S., Lisy, K., & Aromataris, E. (2016). Developing methodology for systematic reviews addressing questions of prevalence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, South Korea.
2015 Moola, S. (2015). Aetiology and Risk reviews, Prevalence or Incidence reviews. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2015 JBI International Methodology Symposium. Adelaide.
2013 Munn, Z., Lisy, K., Moola, S., & Riitano, D. (2013). Synthesis of Prevalence, Incidence and Correlational Data. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Joanna Briggs International Convention: The campaign to get evidence into practice. Adelaide, Australia.
2011 Moola, S., Pearson, A., & Jordan, Z. (2011). Effectiveness of music interventions on dental anxiety in paediatric and adult patients: a systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Faculty of Health Sciences Postgrad Conference, The University of Adelaide. National Wine Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
2007 Brown, C., & Moola, S. (2007). Private Health Insurance: the people’s thoughts. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) conference.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Porritt, K. A., Dias, M. M., Giles, K., Moola, S., McArthur, A. L., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of CMR in addition to prior tests in patients or family members in whom echocardiography suggests increased LV wall thickness, and HCM or RCM is suspected, and further diagnostic clarification is required?.
2017 Dias, M. M., Porritt, K. A., Lizarondo, L., Moola, S., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of CMR in addition to prior tests in patients in whom echocardiography suggests DCM and further diagnostic clarification is required?.
2017 Moola, S., Porritt, K. A., Radisic, G., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What evidence is there that treating patients who have received/are receiving chemotherapy associated with cardiotoxicity with ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, beta blockers, statins and/or antihypertensive therapy improves clinical outcomes?.
2017 Porritt, K. A., Moola, S., Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What evidence is there that treating patients with heart failure with nutraceuticals improves or worsens outcomes?.
2016 Peters, M. D., Lockwood, C., Munn, Z., Moola, S., & Mishra, R. K. (2016). People’s views and experiences of delivering and participating in microfinance interventions: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
2015 Peters, M. D., Lockwood, C., Munn, Z., Moola, S., & Mishra, R. K. (2015). What are people’s views and experiences of delivering and participating in microfinance interventions? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from South Asia (Protocol).
2014 Aromataris, E. C., Moola, S., White, S., Gomersall, J., Riitano, D., Gyi, A. A., . . . Pearson, A. (2014). Risk factors for Lung Cancer.
2013 White, S., Moola, S., McMillan, M., Riitano, D., & Aromataris, E. (2013). Unplanned hospital readmission rates and their use in clinical practice and health service management: a rapid review.
2008 Moola, S., Schultz, T., & Lumby, J. (2008). Home delivered and community-based interventions to improve parenting skills, health and well being of rural families, with a focus on Indigenous communities: Literature Review.

Theses

Year Citation
2018 Moola, S. (2018). A comprehensive analysis of the evidence on non-pharmacological interventions in the management of dental anxiety: a linked series of systematic reviews. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
2011 Moola, S. (2011). Effectiveness of music interventions in reducing dental anxiety in paediatric and adult patients. (Master's Thesis).

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Translating Research into Paramedic Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Marc Alastair Colbeck
Position
Research Fellow
Phone
83130314
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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