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Research Profile

Dr Graham Moore 

Career Profile

I began working at Cardiff University as a Research Assistant in the Cardiff Institute of Society Health and Ethics on the evaluation of the Primary school Free Breakfast Initiative. Subsequently, I obtained funding for an ESRC 1+3 studentship, completing the MSc in 2006/07, and submitting my thesis in August 2010, which focused on the development of process evaluation methodology within the trial of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales. During my studies I provided part-time statistical support to a range of projects including an evaluation of the impacts of smoke free legislation on children’s secondhand smoke exposure and a cross sectional examination of links between children’s family contexts and their drinking behaviours. From October 2010, I became a core member of staff for the Public Health Improvement Research Network within DECIPHer, providing support to the development of public health research bids. Within this role, I obtained several research grants as co-applicant and principal applicant. These included Alcohol Research UK funding for an exploratory trial of an alcohol-related intervention in Welsh Universities. Further high profile grants have included funding from the Medical Research Council for the development of guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions. I led the development of this guidance and am lead author on it. I also led a recent Welsh Government survey of childhood exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and homes. This was cited by the Welsh Government as having informed their decision to ban smoking in cars, leading to our research being cited in a number of national news outlets, and my being interviewed for Radio Wales. Since October 2013, I have been fully supported by a competitively obtained MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship. I also convene the Health Improvement module of the Masters in Public Health, and currently supervise two PhD students.