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Health Sciences profile

Dr Chris Moir

PositionSenior Lecturer and Clinical Co-ordinator
DepartmentCentre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies (Christchurch)
QualificationsRN MA PhD
Research summaryChild health, nursing education, quality improvement
Teaching
  • Teaching into papers in the Master of Nursing Science. Introduction to Clinical nursing, and altered health states.
  • Statistics advisor for CPGNS
MembershipsInterprofessional education (IPE) committee UOC
Clinical

Clinical background is surgical nursing.

  • Interest in Paediatrics and community health
  • Clinical coordinator for the MNSc involves liaison with stakeholders across New Zealand to ensure high quality learning or students

Research

PhD and subsequent research has been in the field of childhood obesity prevention, lately on nurses' role in this area in New Zealand, specifically in the Before School check.

A CALT grant was awarded in 2017/2018 and research around teaching clinical reasoning to nursing students was researched and presented at conference in late 2019 and is currently being written for publication.

Communication techniques teaching to nursing students, and the subsequent avoidance of workplace violence is currently being researched in conjunction with colleagues in practice. Preliminary results have been presented at conference and the research continues with a new cohort of students in 2020.

In conjunction with the Canterbury DHB I have taken the lead role in a research group assessing a pressure injury prevention link nurse program carried out in 2019. A paper from this research is currently being written. This has led to an interest in the teaching of quality improvement to nursing students and how this is presented in nursing competencies.

Publications

Moir, C., Taylor, P., Seaton, P., & Snell, H. (2022). An evaluation of barriers and facilitators for a pressure injury prevention link nurse role: A mixed-methods study in New Zealand. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 49(4), 314-321. doi: 10.1097/won.0000000000000888

Moir, C., Lesa, R., & Ritchie, L. (2021). A unique disaster response in aged residential dementia care: Can the experience inform future care models? Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15862

Moir, C., & Jones, V. (2019). Experience of nurses measuring preschool body mass index for the Health target: Raising Healthy Kids. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 275-282. doi: 10.1071/HC19022

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

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., Taylor, P., Seaton, P., & Snell, H. (2022). An evaluation of barriers and facilitators for a pressure injury prevention link nurse role: A mixed-methods study in New Zealand. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 49(4), 314-321. doi: 10.1097/won.0000000000000888

Journal - Research Article

Moir, C., Lesa, R., & Ritchie, L. (2021). A unique disaster response in aged residential dementia care: Can the experience inform future care models? Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15862

Journal - Research Article

Moir, C., & Jones, V. (2019). Experience of nurses measuring preschool body mass index for the Health target: Raising Healthy Kids. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 275-282. doi: 10.1071/HC19022

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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