Ana Rita Sequeira  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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Dr Ana Rita Sequeira
PhD

Academic Chair Health Administration, Policy and Leadership Program Lecturer in Health Policy

About me

Dr Ana Rita Sequeira is the Academic Chair of the Health Administration, Policy and Leadership program and a Lecturer in Health Policy at Murdoch University. Ana Rita research interests include Global Health and Public Health; health policy and economics; critical and interpretative approaches; development studies and how to translate research into practice, bringing together both community perspectives and policy towards health and social development.

Besides her post- and undergraduate teaching and research collaborations, Ana’s professional experience also encompassed program management in humanitarian organisations in Mozambique, and applied research to inform public policy in Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, East-Timor and Australia.

Teaching area

  • MBS524 Global Public Health
  • MBS527 Health Policy and Governance
  • MBS529 Strategic Health Leadership and  Management
  • MBS643 Business Industry Project
  • MBS654 Business Professional Placement

Research areas

Sequeira’s unique profile combines experience in complex study design and analysis and applied health economics and policy to inform policy-making. She has been involved with research using population-based linked data to study health outcomes of marginalised populations and health service utilisation, as well as lead and collaborates with inter and multi-disciplinary research teams on refugee health, aboriginal health, among others. Other areas of research interest include health systems research in resourced-limited countries.
Past projects:
  • COVID-19 in Latin America: An analysis of the first wave.
  • Supporting the Development and Implementation of the WA Health Networks Action Plan (2017). Francesco Paolucci and Martin Whitely. Health Network Directorate, WA Department of Health. 
  • Economic and social impact of Rare Diseases (2017). Emmanouil Mentzakis and Francesco Paolucci.  Office of Population Health Genomics, WA Department of Health.
  • Using natural resource wealth to improve access to water and sanitation (Mozambique)”. Principal Investigator – Dr Ryan Admiraal, Murdoch University. (2014-2015) | DFAT Funding
  • “Driving policy in mine closure and abandonment management, environmental risk mitigation, and rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites as a pro-poor development Strategy”. Principal Investigator – Assoc. Prof. Angus Morrison-Saunders, Murdoch University (2013-2015) | DFAT Funding

Current projects

  • Some of my current projects in Health Policy, Health Equity and Healthcare Administration:
  1. An analysis of the health and well-being of humanitarian entrants arrived in Australia;
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic: Nurse leaders’ decision making to prepare Western Australian hospitals: Informing practice to improve preparedness and response.
  3. Eliciting public preferences towards COVID-19 vaccines: is there a trade-off between carrots, sticks and blinders vis a vis hesitancy?: An international Discrete Choice Experiment.
  4. The Menstrual Pain Project: Exploring the individual and economic burden of period pain in a large international cohort of women
  •  Current projects in Teaching and Learning scholarship:
  1. Feedback mediated by educational technologies: Intersection between feedback literacies and intercultural competence.
  2. Career readiness and employability among Business students.

Awards and grants

GRANTS:

Eliciting public preferences towards COVID-19 vaccines: is there a trade-off between carrots, sticks and blinders vis a vis hesitancy?: An international Discrete Choice Experiment, $10,000 (Murdoch University), 2022. Research Team: Dr Ana Rita Sequeira; Professor Francesco Paolucci; Professor Brian Kelly; Professor Carole James; Professor Zsolt Balogh; A/Prof Jeroen Luyten; Dr Brammli-Greenberg; Dr Madeleine Hinwood; Dr Naomi Moy; Dr Genie Mesfin; Marcello Antonini; Chiara Berardi.

ASEAN-Australia One Health Fellowship Programme, $2,399,618 (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), 2021, CIs: Hewitt CL, Bruce M, Bayliss K.; PIs: Abraham S, Alawnah J, Ash A, Barbosa AD, Emery R, Fritsch O, Hamilton B, Hill J, Jackson B, McKirdy S, Minaee S, Molony K, Mowlaboccus S, Ndonga D, Oskam C, Sahibzada S, Sequeira AR, Spencer R, Tobe S, Xu W.

Health Service Utilisation and Health Outcomes among Temporary Humanitarian Entrants in Western Australia: A Retrospective Analysis 2007-2019, 2020, $8000 (WA Department of Health) and $5000 (Murdoch University). Research Team: Ana Rita Sequeira (PI); Dr Ryan Admiraal; Dr Ranjodh Singh.

The Menstrual Pain Project: Exploring the individual and economic burden of period pain in a large international cohort of women, $5000 (Murdoch University), 2019. Research Team: Dr Ana Rita Sequeira, Dr Mervyn Travers (PI); Assoc. Professor William Gibson; Dr Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson; Dr Penny Moss; Assoc. Prof Shellie Boudreau; Dr. Dana Hince.

An analysis of the health and well-being of humanitarian entrants arrived in Australia using a National Longitudinal Survey, $4924 (Murdoch University), 2019. Research Team: Ana Rita Sequeira (PI); Dr Ryan Admiraal; Tilsa Guina.

Murdoch LEAD Academy “Assessing postgraduate students’ perception, engagement and understanding on individualised written, audio and video feedback”, $4370.52, 2019, Ana Rita Sequeira (PI), Mieghan Bruce, Megan Paull, James Taylor, Astrid Davine, Robert Sydenham.

Ishar’s Multicultural Women’s Health (research contract), 2017. Research Team: Ana Rita Sequeira, Francesco Paolucci.

AWARDS:

2020

Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Citation (Early Career Category)

ABLSS Excellence in Learning and Teaching

2019

College of ABLSS Learning and Teaching Awards (highest mean score in teaching surveys) in semester 1 (SWM517 Health Policy and Governance) and semester 2 (SWM514 Global Public Health).

2017

Research Scientific Award by ISCTE-IUL.

2011-2015

Scholarship for PhD Studies (SFRH/BD/71314/2010) funded by FCT – Science and Technology Foundation.

2004/2005

Professor António Mendes Corrêa Award: Highest classification in Anthropology, by School for Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon.

Media, Events and speaking engagements

Speaking engagements:

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2020) ANU The Public Health Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America Webinar Series

Webinar 1 (English) – The Evidence: Understanding the situation in Latin America  “COVID 19 public health response and its impact in five Latin American countries

(2019) The Paradox of Policy Networks: An Alternative Evaluation Framework – Conference Presentation, British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Birmingham.

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2017) Stakeholder Engagement and Patient Activation, Health Policy Forum: Sustainable Future for Health, Murdoch University, 18th July 2017.

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2016) Local Knowledge and Public Health Policy: Perspectives from a Medical Anthropologist, Curtin University, 17th May 2016. Convenor: Dr Tod Jones.

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2016) Primary Health Care Programmes from the ground to top decision-making levels: It’s all about the people!, University of Notre Dame University (School of Health Sciences). 29th April 2016. Convenor: Prof. Gerarn Hoyne.

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2016) Graduate Seminar in African Studies (16th January 2016). Malaria in Southern Mozambique: knowledge, practices and relationship between healthcare providers. ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal. 

Admiraal, R., Sequeira, A.R., McHenry, M.P., Doepel, D., Herculano, L.M.L., Conceição, F., Monguela, A., Urama, K. and Manzambi, O. (2015) Making Growth Inclusive: The role of mining in the post-2015 development agenda for Africa. In: “Using Natural Resource Wealth to Improve Access to Water and Sanitation”, 2 October 2015, Maputo, Mozambique.

Admiraal, R., Sequeira, A.R., McHenry, M.P.and Doepel, D.(2015) Maximising the impact of mining investment in water infrastructure for local communities. In: Africa Australia Research Forum, 1 September 2015, Perth, Western Austrália.

Sequeira, A.R., McHenry, M.P., Morrison-Saunders, A., Gorey, P., Mtegha, H. and Doepel, D.(2015) Raising the bar: Environmental disclosures in the extractives, transparency, and innovative legal frameworks. In: Africa Australia Research Forum, 1 September 2015, Perth, Western Australia.

Morrison-Saunders, A., Sequeira, A.R., McHenry, M.P.and Doepel, D.(2014) Exploring alternatives to bonds for financing rehabilitation contingency measures in the mining sector in Africa. In: 37th annual African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) conference, 25 – 26 November 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sequeira, A. R., (2013)  The introduction of Rapid Diagnostic Test for malaria in Mozambique: Between evil spirits and an uncertain biomedical authority In 37th annual African Studies Association of Australásia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) conference, 28-29 November 2013, Perth, Australia.

Media/Clipping

The Conversation Africa. 17.04.2019 - Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area 

The Conversation Global. 26.05.2017 - Trump budget’s cuts to international aid put global health security at risk

Jornal A Verdade, 16.04.2014 – “Maus espíritos interferem no diagnóstico da malária em Moçambique” 

Diário de Notícias, 2.05.2014 – “Crenças populares levam moçambicanos a curandeiros antes de teste de malária

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Students interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree should email graduateresearchdegrees@murdoch.edu.au for further information on Expressions of Interest and Applications. 

Current PhD supervisions:

Susannah Nichols  - Understanding Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy in Australia: A Historical Institutionalism Approach

PhD Successful Completion:

Elaine LLarena – An Integrated Communication Approach to Address Zoonotic Diseases

 

Thesis (Master by Coursework):

Donna Shell (2018)
Hameed Abdul (2020)
Zoe Trebaud (2020)

Publications

Journals:

Sequeira, Ana Rita, Mentzakis, Emmanouil, Archangelidi, Olga, Paolucci, Francesco (2021) The economic and health impact of rare diseases: A meta-analysis, Health Policy and Technology, 10(1), pp. 32-44.

Benítez, M., Velasco, Carolina, Sequeira, A.R., Henríquez, J., Menezes, F., Paolucci, F (2020) COVID-19 pandemic in five countries of Latin America: Public Health and Technology Responses, Health Policy and Technology, 9(4), pp. 525-559.

Sequeira, A.R., Admiraal, R., Herculano, L.M.L., Conceicao, F.B., Monguela, A.S., McHenry, M.P., Kobryn, H.T., and Doepel, D. (2019) Assessing the short-term impacts of a piped water supply intervention in peri-urban Mozambique. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2019.158

Mentzakis, E., García-Goñi, M., Sequeira, A.R, Paolucci, F. (2019) Equity and efficiency priorities within the Spanish health system: A discrete choice experiment eliciting stakeholders preferences, Health Policy and Technology, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 30-41.

Admiraal, R., Sequeira, A., McHenry, M., Doepel, D., (2017), Maximizing the impact of mining investment in water infrastructure for local communities, The Extractive Industries and Society, 4, 2, pages 240 – 250. 

Alberts, R., Wessels, J.A., Morrison-Saunders, A., McHenry, M.P., Sequeira, Ana, Mtegha, H. and Doepel, D. (2017) Complexities with extractive industries regulation on the African continent: What has ‘best practice’ legislation delivered in South Africa? The Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (2). pp. 267-277.

Morrison-Saunders, A., McHenry, M., Wessels, J., Sequeira, A., Mtegha, H., Doepel, D., (2016), Planning for artisanal and small-scale mining during EIA: exploring the potential, The Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 4, pages 813 – 819.

Sequeira, A., McHenry, M., Morrison-Saunders, A., Mtegha, H., Doepel, D., (2016), Is the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) sufficient to generate transparency in environmental impact and legacy risks? The Zambian minerals sector, Journal of Cleaner Production, 129, pages 427 – 436.

Sequeira, A. R. (2016) Local interpretations on malaria and the discourse on the traditional healthcare providers in southern Mozambique. Saúde Soc., 25 (2), pp. 392-407.

Morrison-Saunders, A., McHenry, M., Sequeira, A., Gorey, P., Mtegha, H., Doepel, D., (2016), Integrating mine closure planning with environmental impact assessment: Challenges and opportunities drawn from African and Australian practice, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 34, 2, pages 117 – 128.

Morrison-Saunders, A., McHenry, M.P., Sequeira, A.R., Gorey, P., Mtegha, H. and Doepel, D.(2016) Integrating mine closure planning with environmental impact assessment: challenges and opportunities drawn from African and Australian practice. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 34 (2). pp. 117-128.

Alberts, R., Wessels, J., Morrison-Saunders, A., McHenry, M., Sequeira, A., Mtegha, H., Doepel, D., (2016), Complexities with extractive industries regulation on the African continent: What has ‘best practice’ legislation delivered in South Africa?, The Extractive Industries and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2016.08.0.

McHenry, M., Morrison-Saunders, A., Gorey, P., Sequeira, A., Mtegha, H., Doepel, D., (2015), Puzzled: Navigating extractive policy information jigsaws for best practice and transparency, The Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 3, pages 401 – 405.

Sequeira, A.R. (2015) The introduction of Rapid Diagnostic Test for Malaria in Mozambique: Local appropriation and complementary therapeutics. The Australasian Review of African Studies, 36 (1). pp. 114-128.

Books:

Sequeira, Ana Rita (2017)  A Malária em Moçambique: Politicas, Provedores de Cuidados, Saberes e Práticas de Gestão da Doença. [Malaria in Mozambique: Policy, Care Providers and Knowledge and Practices in Disease Management], Lisbon: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Chapters:

Paolucci, Francesco, Sequeira, Ana Rita, Fouda, Ayman (2018) Health Plan Payment in Australia in Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets, Elsevier.

Reports:

Admiraal, R., Sequeira, A.R., McHenry, M.P., Doepel, D., Herculano, L.M.L., da Conceição, F.B., Monguela, A.S.,Urama, K. and Manzambi, O. (2015) Using natural resource wealth to improve access to water and sanitation in Mozambique: A 2012 Australian Development Research Awards Scheme Project—Final Report, October 2015.Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

Sequeira, A. R. (2013) “Assessment of a children’s health programme –  Survey on Basic knowledge and maternal practices with regard to children’s nutrition, immunisation, acute respiratory illness, acute diarrhoea, malária and fever, affecting children under 24 months, in Lautem and Viqueque districts”, Doctors of the World.

Sequeira, A. R. (2011) “Capacity Development for Education For All (CapEFA): Introduction of Itinerant Libraries in the Literacy and Adult Education Program: Assessment” – Ministry of Education and UNESCO, Mozambique.

Policy Brief / Submissions:

Policy Submission – WA Seniors Strategy (WA Department of Communities, 2022)

Policy Submission - WA Sustainable Health Review (WA Department of Health, 2018)

Policy Brief – Using Natural Resource Wealth to Improve Access to Water and Sanitation in Mozambique (DFAT, 2015)

Policy BriefDriving policy in mine closure and abandonment management, environmental risk mitigation, and rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites as a pro-poor development strategy (DFAT, 2015)

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