After a short career as a senior research technician and laboratory manager at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London, Dr Moore studied for a PhD at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London. His thesis was on the biophysical properties of Bruch’s membrane, which is found at the back of the eye. He identified how these properties change with age and as such play a role in Age Related Macular Degeneration. He subsequently relocated to New Zealand and continued this research as a post doc at the University of Auckland combining this with a role at the New Zealand National Eye Bank refining procedures for maintaining donated corneas prior to their use in transplant surgery. After returning to the UK, he came to the University of Birmingham training in evidence based medicine and particularly systematic reviews and evidence synthesis through leading roles in:
- ARIF (the Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility) supporting primary health care trust decision making; becoming acting and then full Director,
- the West Midlands Regional Evaluation Service producing clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence with subsequent panel-led recommendations for West Midlands health care commissioners; becoming the service leader.
- the West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration, providing clinical and cost- effectiveness evidence, and appraisal of pharmaceutical dossiers in support of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), multiple and single technology assessment programmes and the NICE Centre for Public Health Excellence; becoming the deputy director of the collaboration.
In 2011, he became a senior lecturer in the Institute of Applied Health Research, directing multidisciplinary teams of researchers undertaking systematic reviews, health technology assessments and associated research. He leads a team of systematic reviewers and information specialists. He combines this with a leading role in developing, delivering and managing postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in research methods and evidence based medicine. He supervises PhD, MD and MSc research students.