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Senior Lecturer
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

PhD (Otago) GradCertTertT(Otago Poly) RN


Dr Chris Moir joined the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch in 2016.

Chris has previously held an academic position in New Zealand working in undergraduate nursing education while also working the in the clinical area of postoperative care. Her current role is Senior Lecturer in the Master of Nursing Science programme.

Her main research interests are in nurses' role in preventing childhood obesity, teaching and assessing clinical reasoning, and nursing students' wellness.

Research interests

  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Clinical judgement formation in nursing students
  • Nursing students' wellness

Teaching responsibilities 2017

NURS 445 Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice (Convenor)

Supervision responsibilities

  • PhD students and master's students


Armstrong, L., Moir, C., & Taylor, P. (2023). How, and under what contexts, do academic-practice partnerships collaborate to implement healthcare improvement education into preregistration nursing curriculums: A realist review protocol. BMJ Open, 13(10), e077784. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077784

Moir, C., & Baby, M. (2023). Bringing it forward: Teaching de-escalation skills early in health professional education. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 286. Retrieved from

Lesā, R., Moir, C., & Seaton, P. (2023). An exploration of the effectiveness of two simulation modalities to support student nurse preparation for clinical practice. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 317. Retrieved from

Pile, A., Manning, J., Moir, C., Lesa, R., & Edmonds, L. (2023). Jaundice: Looking to the past to plan for the future. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 59(Suppl. 1), (pp. 72). doi: 10.1111/jpc.16356

Faulkner, J., & Moir, C. (2023). Whānau Āwhina Plunket nurses' views on the use of the PHQ-3 postnatal depression screening tool: A survey. Journal of Primary Health Care, 15(1), 24-29. doi: 10.1071/HC22120

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