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Dr Chris Moir

Lecturer/Clinical Coordinator
Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

PhD (Otago) GradCertTertT(Otago Poly) RN

Email chris.moir@otago.ac.nz

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 Lecture and Clinical Coordinator 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 Masters students

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Publications

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

Moir, C. (2018). Can we solve the obesity epidemic? Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 24(7), 30-31. [Commentary].

Moir, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A., Heath, A.-L. M., Dale, K., Galland, B., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2016). Early intervention to encourage physical activity in infants and toddlers: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(12), 2446-2453. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001055

Moir, C., & Taylor, R. (2015). Did encouraging family based physical activity influence outcomes at two-years-of-age? Results from the Prevention of Overweight Infancy (POI.NZ) study. Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference. (pp. 86). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/PHA15/

Moir, C. (2014). Physical activity in infancy: Assessment of an intervention to increase physical activity in infants (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4843

Journal - Research Article

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

Moir, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A., Heath, A.-L. M., Dale, K., Galland, B., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2016). Early intervention to encourage physical activity in infants and toddlers: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(12), 2446-2453. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001055

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Journal - Research Other

Moir, C. (2018). Can we solve the obesity epidemic? Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 24(7), 30-31. [Commentary].

Moir, C. (2013). Early intervention for obesity prevention research: Relevant to nursing practice. Australian Nursing Journal, 20(7), 32-33. [Review].

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Moir, C., & Taylor, R. (2015). Did encouraging family based physical activity influence outcomes at two-years-of-age? Results from the Prevention of Overweight Infancy (POI.NZ) study. Proceedings of the Public Health Association Conference. (pp. 86). Retrieved from https://www.ivvy.com/event/PHA15/

Spencer, C., Taylor, R., Gray, A., Dale, K., & Taylor, B. (2012). Use of accelerometry to measure physical activity in 6 month old infants. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 6(Suppl. 1), (pp. 70). doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2012.08.144

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Moir, C. (2014). Physical activity in infancy: Assessment of an intervention to increase physical activity in infants (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4843

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