Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Brian Moore

 Brian Moore

B.A., Grad Dip Education, MTeach, Grad Dip Psychology, Post Grad Dip Psychology, PhD (Submission 2020)

Mr Brian Moore has extensive academic qualifications and is currently completing doctoral studies at Macquarie University, Australia. Mr Moore gained a B.A. from the University of Sydney and has multiple postgraduate qualifications in education and psychology.

With a professional background as a registered psychologist and primary/secondary educator, Mr Moore has significant experience working with children and adolescents. He is committed to promoting child and adolescent mental health as an important outcome in its own right and due to the impact mental health has on related factors such as educational achievement.

Mr Moore has varied research interests and has published on topics including bullying, inclusive education, martial arts, mental health and resilience. He is passionate about promoting mental health in schools and developing an evidence base to support this. During 2019, Mr Moore’s research had widespread popular media exposure, reaching an audience of over 600,000 people. Mr Moore is a Special Advisory Group member for UNESCO’s International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement.

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

Tertiary level teaching:

Research Communication in Human Sciences (2019). Masters level.
Educational Psychology (2018). Undergraduate level.

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Research interests:

Mental Health
Martial Arts
Resilience
Self-Efficacy
Inclusion
Bullying
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

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) - TBC

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Moore, B., Dudley, D. & Woodcock, S. (2019). Rationale and study protocol to evaluate the training effects of martial arts participation on mental health outcomes: A randomised controlled trial of a secondary school-based mental health promotion program. BMC Psychology, 7(60), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0329-5 (IF: 0.925, Q: 2, H Index: 9).

Moore, B., Woodcock, S. & Dudley, D. (2019). Developing wellbeing through a randomised controlled trial of a martial arts based intervention: An alternative to the anti-bullying approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010081 (IF: 2.619, Q: 2, H Index: 78).

Woodcock, S., & Moore, B. (2019). Inclusion and students with specific learning difficulties: The double-edged sword of stigma and teacher attributions. Educational Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1536257 (IF: 1.344, Q: 1, H Index: 49).

Moore, B., & Woodcock, S. (2017). Resilience, Bullying, And Mental Health: Factors Associated With Improved Outcomes. Psychology in the Schools, 54(7), 689-702, https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22028 (IF: 1.247, Q: 1, H Index: 61).

Moore, B., & Woodcock, S. (2017). Bullying and resilience: Towards an alternative to the anti-bullying approach, Educational Psychology in Practice, 33(1), p.65-80, https://doi.org/10.1080/02667363.2016.1233488 (IF: 0.696, Q: 3, H Index: 13).

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