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Dr Christian Moro

Associate Dean - External Engagement

Level 1, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Accepting PhD Students

Professional biography

Associate Professor Christian Moro has incorporated a range of technological tools to enhance student learning, including virtual and augmented reality, within his medical and biomedical classes. He is a former secondary science teacher with educational experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. Christian is the Science Lead of the Bond University Medical Program with his educational research interest revolving around maximizing the provision of hands-on activities coupled with gamification and online content to assist university students to make the most of their learning within the classroom. Christian sits as one of the most awarded tertiary educators in Australia, and is the recent recipient of an Australian Teaching Excellence Award (AAUT & Universities Australia), a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Australian Government’s AOLT) AFR Higher Education Award, ASCILITE innovation award and the Physiological Society’s International David Jordan Teaching Award (United Kingdom).

Research interests

Dr Christian Moro is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine at Bond University. Christian sits as one of Australia's most awarded health and science educators, receiving the Reimagine Education Worldwide Teaching Award (2021), AAUT Teaching Excellence award (2020), the AFR Higher Education Award (2019), an Australian Government AOLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2018), and accolades from a variety of professional bodies.

Christian's laboratory research investigates the physiology associated with diseases of the urinary bladder, with a particular focus on the inner lining of the bladder, the urothelium, and its role mediating bladder dysfunctions such as overactive bladder and incontinence. As a member of the Centre for Urology Research, Christian investigates the role of modern medications prescribed for bladder dysfunction and their potential to directly modulate urothelial activity. Christian’s research also aims to isolate and identify alternative pharmacological targets for future treatments, and his laboratory research has been funded by various government, community and industry bodies.

Dr Moro also undertakes research into medical and science education and communication and has developed a range of novel technological tools that enhance student learning, participation and interaction. Christian is a former secondary school teacher with experience in Australia and the United Kingdom, and continues to educate teachers in developing countries to improve their teaching techniques and knowledge. His current educational interest revolves around maximising the provision of hands-on activities coupled with online content to assist university students to make the most of their learning and course engagement.

Qualifications

  • Biochemistry, BSc, University of Queensland, Award Date: 31 Dec 2013
  • Physiology & Pharmacology, PhD, Bond University, Award Date: 9 Feb 2013
  • App Fin, MBus, University of Southern Queensland, Award Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Biology / Chemistry, BEd, University of Queensland, Award Date: 1 Dec 2003

Fields of Research

  • Clinical sciences

Statement for HDR students

Consider contacting me, if:

  • You are interested in pursuing a laboratory-based PhD or Master's degree in physiology, pharmacology or immunology.
  • You have an interest in Health Science Education and considering postgraduate studies in tertiary education.
  • You are an enthusiastic science communicator and wish to pursue research into enhancing scientific, health or medical education.

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