MOLONEY, Barbara

Barbara Moloney

Research interests

  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Data analytics and visualisation
  • Spatial epidemiology

Background

Barbara Moloney works at NSW Department of Primary Industries in the Orange Head Office.

She joined NSW Agriculture* in 1994 as a Veterinary Research Officer working in the Regional Veterinary Laboratory, Wagga Wagga and from mid 1996 at the Orange Regional Veterinary Laboratory. In mid 2001, Barbara moved to an epidemiology position in Head Office. She has worked in both diagnostic pathology and epidemiology and has over 30 publications in the areas of epidemiology and pathology.

*NSW Department of Primary Industries was formed on July 1, 2004 through an amalgamation of NSW Agriculture, NSW Fisheries, State Forests of NSW and the NSW Department of Mineral Resources.

Qualifications

  • B.V.Sc. (Hons II) – University of Sydney 1977
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Computing) – Charles Sturt University 1990
  • Member Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology) 1995
  • Member Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Pathobiology) 1998
  • Master of Veterinary Studies (Epidemiology) – Massey University (NZ) 2008

Current priorities

  • Providing support to DPI and LLS Professional Officers with epidemiological aspects of biosecurity activities
  • Participation in external research projects
  • Publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Reviewer for peer reviewed journals

Recent publications

Barro, A. S., M. Fegan, B. Moloney, K. Porter, J. Muller, S. Warner and J. K. Blackburn (2016). "Redefining the Australian Anthrax Belt: Modeling the Ecological Niche and Predicting the Geographic Distribution of Bacillus anthracis." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(6): 1-16.

Firestone, S. M., N. Cogger, M. P. Ward, J. A. L. M. L. Toribio, B. J. Moloney and N. K. Dhand (2012). "The influence of meteorology on the spread of influenza: survival analysis of an equine influenza (A/H3N8) outbreak." PLoS ONE 7(4).

Garner, M. G., B. Cowled, I. J. East, B. J. Moloney and N. Kung (2011). "Evaluating the effectiveness of the response to equine influenza in the Australian outbreak and the potential role of early vaccination. (Special Issue: Equine influenza in Australia in 2007.)." Australian Veterinary Journal 89: 143-145.

Garner, M. G., B. Cowled, I. J. East, B. J. Moloney and N. Y. Kung (2011). "Evaluating the effectiveness of early vaccination in the control and eradication of equine influenza - a modelling approach. (Special Issue: Application of recent approaches in modelling for animal health.)." Preventive Veterinary Medicine 99(1): 15-27.

Holyoake, P. K., P. D. Kirkland, R. J. Davis, K. E. Arzey, J. Watson, R. A. Lunt, J. Wang, F. Wong, B. J. Moloney and S. E. Dunn (2011). "The first identified case of pandemic H1N1 influenza in pigs in Australia." Australian Veterinary Journal 89(11): 427-431.

Kung, N., A. McLaughlin, M. Taylor, B. Moloney, T. Wright and H. Field (2013). "Hendra virus and horse owners--risk perception and management." PLoS One 8(11): e80897.

Moloney, B., E. S. G. Sergeant, C. Taragel and P. Buckley (2011). "Significant features of the epidemiology of equine influenza in New South Wales, Australia, 2007. (Special Issue: Equine influenza in Australia in 2007.)." Australian Veterinary Journal 89: 56-63.

Moloney, B. J. (2011). "Overview of the epidemiology of equine influenza in the Australian outbreak. (Special Issue: Equine influenza in Australia in 2007.)." Australian Veterinary Journal 89: 50-56.

Moloney, B. J., C. Heuer and P. D. Kirkland (2017). "Neospora caninum in beef herds in New South Wales, Australia. 2: analysis of risk factors." Australian Veterinary Journal 95(4): 101-109.

Moloney, B. J., P. D. Kirkland and C. Heuer (2017). "Neospora caninum in beef herds in New South Wales, Australia. 1: seroprevalence study." Australian Veterinary Journal 95(3): 72-79.

Moloney, B. J. and R. J. Whittington (2008). "Cross species transmission of ovine Johne’s disease from sheep to cattle: an estimate of prevalence in exposed susceptible cattle." Australian Veterinary Journal 86(4): 117-123.

Mor, S. M., A. K. Wiethoelter, A. Lee, B. Moloney, D. R. James and R. Malik (2016). "Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission." BMC Veterinary Research 12(1): 1-9.

Ridoutt, C., A. Lee, B. Moloney, P. Massey, N. Charman and D. Jordan (2014). "Detection of brucellosis and leptospirosis in feral pigs in New South Wales." Australian Veterinary Journal 92(9).

Roche, S. E., R. Wicks, M. G. Garner, I. J. East, R. Paskin, B. J. Moloney, M. Carr and P. Kirkland (2013). "Descriptive overview of the 2011 epidemic of arboviral disease in horses in Australia." Australian Veterinary Journal 91(1-2): 5-13.

Sergeant, E. S. G., M. Stone, B. J. Moloney and R. Arthur (2011). "Quantitative analysis of the risk of spread of equine influenza associated with movements of vaccinated horses from infected areas during the Australian outbreak. (Special Issue: Equine influenza in Australia in 2007.)." Australian Veterinary Journal 89: 103-108.

Wiethoelter, A. K., K. Sawford, N. Schembri, M. R. Taylor, N. K. Dhand, B. Moloney, T. Wright, N. Kung, H. E. Field and J.-A. L. M. L. Toribio (2017). "“We’ve learned to live with it”—A qualitative study of Australian horse owners’ attitudes, perceptions and practices in response to Hendra virus." Preventive Veterinary Medicine 140: 67-77.

Pre publication reviews from PUBLONS

  • 2017 Reviewed for Epidemiology & Infection
  • 2017 Reviewed for The Veterinary Journal
  • 2016 Reviewed for Scientific Reports
  • 2013 Reviewed for The Veterinary Journal
  • 2009 Reviewed for Australian Veterinary Journal
  • 2007 Reviewed for Australian Veterinary Journal

Professional associations and activities

  • Member of the Australian Veterinary Association since 1973
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) since 1995
  • Member of the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology since 1995
  • President of the Epidemiology Chapter of the ANZCVS  2009 to 2010
  • Examiner for Membership of the Epidemiology Chapter 2009 to 2011 and 2015
  • Head Subject Examiner for Membership of the Epidemiology Chapter 2016 to 2017

Fields of research

  • 070704 Veterinary Epidemiology
  • 010402 Biostatistics
  • 070709 Veterinary Pathology
  • 090903 Geospatial Information Systems

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Animal and plant disease surveillance

Contact details

Email: barbara.moloney@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Location: Orange HO