Brian Moore

Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Brian Moore

PhD, MTeach, PGDipPsych, GDipPsych, GDipEd, CertSchCounsel, B.A.

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
Building 1431 Office 2.35

Dr Brian Moore is a lecturer and researcher at Charles Sturt University. He gained a B.A. from the University of Sydney and has multiple postgraduate qualifications in education and psychology. Dr Moore completed his PhD at Macquarie University, which investigated the relationship between physical activity (martial arts) and wellbeing/mental health.

With a professional background as a registered psychologist and educator, Dr Moore has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. He is committed to promoting youth mental health as an important outcome in its own right and due to the impact mental health has on related factors including educational achievement.

Dr Moore has varied research interests and has published on topics including bullying, inclusive education, martial arts, mental health, and resilience. He is a co-chair of Wellbeing and Mental Health Research Australia, an executive committee member of the School Counsellor and Psychology Association NSW, and a Special Advisory Group member of UNESCO’s International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement.

Dr Moore has extensive teaching experience across tertiary, secondary and primary levels of education.

Tertiary level teaching:

Child Development: The Primary Years (2021-current)
Managing the Classroom Environment (2021-current)
Principles of Inclusive Education (2020-current)
Child Development: Foundation to Year 6 (2020)
Child Development: The Early Years (2020)
Research Communication in Human Sciences (2019).
Educational Psychology (2018).

Higher Degree Research Supervision (2021-current)

Research interests:

Mental Health
Martial Arts
Adaptive behaviour
Risk behaviour
Health literacy
Climate change

Current projects:

-The effects of martial arts training on the mental health outcomes of secondary school students
-The relationship between inclusion, prosocial behaviour and resilience

  1. School Counselling and Psychology Association NSW. Executive Committee: Tertiary Representative (2021-present)
  2. Wellbeing and Mental Health Research Group: Co-leader (2021-present)
  3. UNESCO ICM Special Advisory Group (2020-present)
  4. International Academic Forum (2020-present)
  5. Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (2012-present)

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