Professor and Dean of School, Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University

Professor Moira Sim is a general practitioner and a specialist addiction medicine physician with over 30 years in clinical practice in the community and has been at ECU since 2004. Moira has worked to increase access to quality care through professional education, advocacy and the establishment of system change through many roles in the healthcare system.

Moira holds a Clinical Adjunct position at the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Impairment Review Committee at the Nurses and Midwives Board and a panellist on the Impairment Review Committee and Professional Standards Committee for the Medical Board for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She leads a team which provides medical advice for the Health and Disability Services Complaints Office in Western Australia and is part of the education team for Medical Defence Australia National. Moira has served as Medical Director to Silver Chain’s Home Hospital, and as a member of the Medical Defence Association President’s Medical Liaison Council, the Western Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Musculoskeletal Network Executive Advisory Group, the Psychotherapeutic Drugs Committee of the Western Australian Therapeutics Advisory Group and the Care and Strategic Services Advisory Group at Amana Living.

Moira has previously been Chair of the Osborne Division of General Practitioners, Deputy Chair of General Practice Divisions of Western Australia, Deputy Chairperson of the Western Australian Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Board Director of Australian Divisions of General Practice. She is a peer reviewer for the journals BMJ Open, Australian Family Physician, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, and Drug and Alcohol Review. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (the Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Head, School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University

Education

  • 2002 
    Chapter of Addiction Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FAChAM
  • 1993 
    Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, FRACGP
  • 1986 
    UWA, MBBS