Dr Graham Moore
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I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Health and a member of the management team within the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer). I have an international reputation as a specialist in methodology for evaluating complex interventions, having recently led the development and authorship of new high impact MRC guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions (https://www.mrc.ac.uk/documents/pdf/mrc-phsrn-process-evaluation-summary-guidance/). I have also published widely in the field of tobacco control, including papers on young people's exposure to secondhand smoke credited with informing a decision to ban smoking in cars carrying children http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/33162-cardiff-university-research-informs-welsh-government-anti-smoking-legislation). I led two of the first papers on youth e-cigarette use, attracting worldwide media attention. From 2013-2016, my post has been funded by a competitively obtained personal fellowship from the Medical Research Council, which investigates the role of schools in mitigating or perpetuating inequalities in health. I am a member of the management group for the School Health Research Network in Wales, and lead a programme of multi-level analysis examining associations between school-level actions and pupil health.
Education and qualifications:
- 2010 PhD Social Sciences, Cardiff University;
- 2007 MSc (with distinction) Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University;
- 2005 MSc (with distinction) Nutriton, Physical Activity and Public Health, University of Bristol;
- 2001 BSc (Hons) Psychology, UWE Bristol.
- 2016- present Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Health, DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University;
- 2013-2015 MRC funded Research Fellow, DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University;
- 2010-2013 Research Associate, PHIRN, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University;
- 2005-2006 Research Assistant, CISHE, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
2015- present Lead for DECIPHer short course programme (http://decipher.uk.net/decipher-short-courses/)
2013-2015 Supervision of 3 CUROP placement students
2011-2015 convened the Health Improvement module of the Masters in Public Health, Cardiff University
I currently supervise 3 PhD students, and have supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in the Schools of Medicine and Social Sciences.
I am interested in supervising research projects in areas including:
- tobacco control and young people's smoking uptake;
- mechanisms underpinning socioeconomic inequalities in young people's health and health behaviour;
- school-based health improvement intervention;
- associations between, and common determinants in, health and educational outcomes of school pupils;
- intervention-generated-inequalities in health;
- intervention development/evaluation methods
Recent research grants
- Hawkins J (PI), Moore G (Principal co-investigator) et al. (2015-2017) The use of accelorometry-based activity monitors and linked web portal to enhance long-term maintenance of physical activity in adults: A pilot trial in an exercise referral setting. Health and Care Research Wales
- Fone D, Paranjothy S, and Moore G. (2016) Children of CHALICE: risk factors foralcohol-related emergency admission to hospital in children and young people’. Wellcome Trust
- Fletcher et al (2014-2016) Pilot trial of the Filter FE Challenge. NIHR Public Health Research
- Moore GF (2013-2016) Population Health Scientist Fellowship, Medical Research Council.
- Moore GF, Holliday J & Moore L (2013-2014) Research into children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in cars. Welsh Government.
- Baird, J, Audrey, S, Barker, M, Bonell, C, Bond, L, Hardeman, W, Moore, GF, Moore, L, Wight, D. (2012-2014). Development of guidance for process evaluations of complex interventions. MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network
- Murphy, S, Moore, GF. & Moore, L. (2011 to 2012). A Pilot Study of Alcohol Policy & Social Norms in Welsh Universities. Alcohol Education & Research Council
I am a current member of Cancer Research UK's Prevention Expert Review Panel
My research interests fall into 3 broad themes
Methodological innovation in the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions
- Lead author of Medical Research Council guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions
- Programme lead for DECIPHer complex intervention methods programme
The roles of schools in promoting pupil health and reducing (or worsening) health inequalities
- Competitively awarded MRC fellowship focused on school based intervention and socioeconomic inequality
- Management responsibilities within the School Health Research Network in Wales
Tobacco control legislation and the (de)normalisation of smoking
- Statistician for CHETS study into impacts of smoke-free legislation on youth exposure to secondhand smoke;
- Prinicpal investigator on CHETS 2 study of smoking in cars carrying children (cited by Welsh Government as informing their decision to ban smoking in cars carrying children);
- Lead author on two of the first papers on youth e-cigarette use.