Research Fellow

Dr Holger Moeller


Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Holger is a Research Fellow in the School of Population Health at UNSW, Sydney and a conjoint in the injury division at the George Institute for Global Health. Holger is an epidemiologist with interest and expertise in injury epidemiology, the analysis of large population-based administrative datasets including linked data and quantitative health impact assessment. His main research areas are road transport safety, child injury, injury risk factors, and the cost-effectiveness of active transport. He works across a number of different research studies including the “DRIVE cohort study of 20 822 young drivers”, “Understanding burns in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: treatment, access to services and outcomes (Coolamon study)”, “Evaluating consumer product regulatory responses to improve child safety” and the “NSW active transport health model”.

Holger has worked in Public Health and Epidemiology at universities and in the health service in Germany, England and Australia and has experience in diverse fields such as the quantification of environmental and lifestyle related risk factors using the Global Burden of Disease study methodology, cancer epidemiology, palliative care and environmental and health indicators and injury epidemiology.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Hossain S; Moeller H; Sharpe P; Campbell M; Kimlin R; Porykali B; Shannon B; Gray J; Afzali H; Harrison JE; Ivers RQ; Ryder C, 2023, 'Characterising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient journey after a serious road traffic injury and barriers to access to compensation: a protocol', Injury Prevention,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Möller H; Niven C; Catchpoole J; Ivers R; Harrison J; Vallmuur K, 2023, 'Bandaids are not the fix: Examining the patterns of injury-related emergency department presentations in Australian children', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 35, pp. 112 - 119,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wanjau MN; Möller H; Haigh F; Milat A; Hayek R; Lucas P; Veerman JL, 2023, 'Physical Activity and Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Australia: A Lifetable Analysis', AJPM Focus, 2,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Boufous S; Moller H; Patton G; Woodward M; Stevenson MR; Senserrick T; McLean R; Cullen P; Wang A; Rogers K; Chen HY; Ivers RQ, 2022, 'Acculturation and risk of traffic crashes in young Asian-born Australian drivers', Injury Prevention, 29, pp. 74 - 78,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mulligan CS; Adams S; Moeller H; Whyte T; Soundappan SSV; Brown J, 2022, 'Comparative analysis of off-road vehicle crashes in children: motorcycles versus quad bikes', Injury Prevention, 28, pp. 526 - 532,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Möller H; Cullen P; Senserrick T; Rogers K; Boufous S; Ivers RQ, 2022, 'Driving offences and risk of subsequent crash in novice drivers: the DRIVE cohort study 12-year follow-up', Injury Prevention, 28, pp. 396 - 404,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peden AE; Cullen P; Francis KL; Moeller H; Peden MM; Ye P; Tian M; Zou Z; Sawyer SM; Aali A; Abbasi-Kangevari Z; Abbasi-Kangevari M; Abdelmasseh M; Abdoun M; Abd-Rabu R; Abdulah DM; Abebe G; Abebe AM; Abedi A; Abidi H; Aboagye RG; Abubaker Ali H; Abu-Gharbieh E; Adane DE; Adane TD; Addo IY; Adewole OG; Adhikari S; Adnan M; Adnani QES; Afolabi AAB; Afzal S; Afzal MS; Aghdam ZB; Ahinkorah BO; Ahmad AR; Ahmad T; Ahmad S; Ahmadi A; Ahmed H; Ahmed MB; Ahmed A; Ahmed A; Ahmed JQ; Ahmed Rashid T; Aithala JP; Aji B; Akhlaghdoust M; Alahdab F; Alanezi FM; Alemayehu A; Al Hamad H; Ali SS; Ali L; Alimohamadi Y; Alipour V; Aljunid SM; Almidani L; Almustanyir S; Altirkawi KA; Alvis-Zakzuk NJ; Ameyaw EK; Amin TT; Amir-Behghadami M; Amiri S; Amiri H; Anagaw TF; Andrei T; Andrei CL; Anvari D; Anwar SL; Anyasodor AE; Arabloo J; Arab-Zozani M; Arja A; Arulappan J; Arumugam A; Aryannejad A; Asgary S; Ashraf T; Athari SS; Atreya A; Attia S; Aujayeb A; Awedew AF; Azadnajafabad S; Azangou-Khyavy M; Azari S; Azari Jafari A; Azizi H; Azzam AY; Badiye AD; Baghcheghi N; Bagherieh S; Baig AA; Bakkannavar SM; Balta AB; Banach M; Banik PC; Bansal H, 2022, 'Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019', The Lancet Public Health, 7, pp. e657 - e669,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Achat HM; Hartcher NM; Lamb K; Stubbs J; Möeller H, 2021, 'Why would a woman screen? Facilitators and barriers for women least likely to participate in cervical screening in Australia.', Public Health Res Pract, 31,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cullen P; Möller H; Woodward M; Senserrick T; Boufous S; Rogers K; Brown J; Ivers R, 2021, 'Are there sex differences in crash and crash-related injury between men and women? A 13-year cohort study of young drivers in Australia', SSM - Population Health, 14,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Möller H; Assareh H; Stubbs JM; Jalaludin B; Achat HM, 2021, 'Inequalities in end-of-life palliative care by country of birth in New South Wales, Australia: A cohort study', Australian Health Review, 45, pp. 117 - 123,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Möller H; Ivers R; Cullen P; Rogers K; Boufous S; Patton G; Senserrick T, 2021, 'Risky youth to risky adults: Sustained increased risk of crash in the DRIVE study 13 years on', Preventive Medicine, 153,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mőller H; Rogers K; Cullen P; Senserrick T; Boufous S; Ivers R, 2021, 'Socioeconomic status during youth and risk of car crash during adulthood. Findings from the DRIVE cohort study', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75, pp. 755 - 763,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Senserrick T; Moller H; Rogers K; Cullen P; Ivers R, 2021, 'Youth Resilience Education and 13-Year Motor Vehicle Crash Risk', Pediatrics, 148,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Möller H; Haigh F; Hayek R; Veerman L, 2020, 'What is the best practice method for quantifying the health and economic benefits of active transport?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, pp. 1 - 16,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Möller H; Senserrick T; Rogers K; Sakashita C; de Rome L; Boufous S; Davey C; Cullen P; Ivers R, 2020, 'Crash risk factors for novice motorcycle riders', Journal of Safety Research, 73, pp. 93 - 101,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Möller H; Ivers R; Clapham K; Jorm L, 2019, 'Are we closing the Aboriginal child injury gap? A cohort study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43, pp. 15 - 17,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharwood LN; Möller H; Young JT; Vaikuntam B; Ivers RQ; Driscoll T; Middleton JW, 2019, 'The nature and cost of readmissions after work-related traumatic spinal injuries in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Möller H; Falster K; Ivers R; Clapham K; Harvey L; Jorm L, 2018, 'High rates of hospitalised burn injury in Indigenous children living in remote areas: a population data linkage study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42, pp. 108 - 109,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharwood LN; Mueller H; Ivers RQ; Vaikuntam B; Driscoll T; Middleton JW, 2018, 'The epidemiology, cost, and occupational context of spinal injuries sustained while ‘working for income’ in NSW: A record-linkage study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Thurber K; Burgess L; Falster K; Banks E; Möller H; Ivers R; Cowell C; Isaac V; Kalucy D; Fernando P; Woodall C; Clapham K, 2018, 'Relation of child, caregiver, and environmental characteristics to childhood injury in an urban Aboriginal cohort in New South Wales, Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42, pp. 157 - 165,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Möller H; Falster K; Ivers R; Falster MO; Clapham K; Jorm L, 2017, 'Closing the Aboriginal child injury gap: targets for injury prevention', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41, pp. 8 - 14,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Möller H; Harvey L; Falster K; Ivers R; Clapham KF; Jorm L, 2017, 'Indigenous and non-indigenous Australian children hospitalised for burn injuries: A population data linkage study', Medical Journal of Australia, 206, pp. 392 - 397,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Möller H; Falster K; Ivers R; Falster M; Randall D; Clapham K; Jorm L, 2016, 'Inequalities in hospitalized unintentional injury between aboriginal and non-aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia', American Journal of Public Health, 106, pp. 899 - 905,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Möller H; Falster K; Ivers R; Jorm L, 2015, 'Inequalities in unintentional injuries between indigenous and non-indigenous children: A systematic review', Injury Prevention, 21, pp. e144 - e152,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Möller H; Haigh F; Chris H; Kinsella T; Pope D, 2013, 'Rising unemployment and increasing spatial health inequalities in England: further extension of the North–South divide', Journal of Public Health, 35, pp. 313 - 321,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Möller H; Dherani M; Harwood C; Kinsella T; Pope D, 2012, 'Health planning for the future: Comparative risk assessment of five major lifestyle risk factors: Evidence from the Wirral, UK', Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom), 34, pp. 430 - 437,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Moller H; Flatt G; Moran A, 2011, 'High cancer mortality rates in the elderly in the UK', Cancer Epidemiology, 35, pp. 407 - 412,
  • Reports | 2019
    Moeller H; Haigh F; Sharma A; Veerman L, 2019, Proposal for a preferred method to cost the health benefits of active transport in New South Wales, NSW Health, Sydney
    Reports | 2017
    Moeller H; Hanly M; Jorm L; Falster KA, 2017, Emergency department visits and hospital admissions for injury in children who participated in the Brighter Futures program: a population-based data linkage study, NSW Health

Phase three of the Economic Active Transport Project: Deliver the New South Wales Active Transport Health Model (Ministry of Health NSW, 2022)

Phase two of the Economic Active Transport Project: Deliver a best practice method to cost the health benefits of active transport in NSW. (Ministry of Health NSW, 2020)

Intersectoral Collaboration for Health (The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre)

Phase one of the Economic Active Transport Project: Identify a best practice method to cost the health benefits of active transport in New South Wales. (Ministry of Health NSW, 2019)

Barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in Mount Druitt, Blacktown in Western Sydney Local Health District. (Cancer Institute NSW, 2017)

Investigating the impact of the Brighter Futures program on unintentional injuries in vulnerable children. (NSW Health, 2016,)

Cancer Intelligence for Strategic Commissioning. (Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network)

My Research Supervision

I currently supervise:

  • One PhD students (co-supervisor)

I have previously supervised to completion:

  • One Masters of Health Data Science student (primary supervisor)
  • One Medical Honours student (co-supervisor)