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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

Associate Professor Christian Moro is the Scientist and Scholar Theme Lead of the Bond University Medical Program and also lectures into Biomedical and Health Sciences. Christian sits as one of Australia's most awarded science and medical educator, and is the recent recipient of the AAUT Teaching Excellence award (2019), the AFR Higher Education Award (2019), and an Australian Government AOLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2018).

His research includes investigating the physiology associated with diseases of the urinary bladder, with a particular focus on the inner lining of the bladder, the urothelium, and its role mediating bladder dysfunctions such as overactive bladder and incontinence. As a member of the Bond University Centre for Urology Research, Christian investigates the role of modern medications prescribed for bladder dysfunction and their potential to directly modulate urothelial activity. Christian’s research also aims to isolate and identify alternative pharmacological targets for future treatments, and his laboratory research has been funded by various government, community and industry bodies.

Dr Moro also undertakes research into medical and science education and communication and has developed a range of novel technological tools that enhance student learning, participation and interaction. Christian is a former secondary school teacher with experience in Australia and the United Kingdom, and continues to educate teachers in developing countries to improve their teaching techniques and knowledge. His current educational interest revolves around maximising the provision of hands-on activities coupled with online content to assist university students to make the most of their learning and course engagement.

Statement for HDR students

Consider contacting me, if:

  • You are interested in pursuing a laboratory-based PhD or Master's degree in physiology, pharmacology or immunology.
  • You have an interest in Health Science Education and considering postgraduate studies in tertiary education.
  • You are an enthusiastic science communicator and wish to pursue research into enhancing scientific, health or medical education.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, BSc, University of Queensland

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

Physiology & Pharmacology, PhD

Award Date: 9 Feb 2013

App Fin, MBus, University of Southern Queensland

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Biology / Chemistry, BEd, University of Queensland

Award Date: 1 Dec 2003

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Research Output

Alterations in histamine responses between juvenile and adult urinary bladder urothelium, lamina propria and detrusor tissues

Stromberga, Z., Chess-Williams, R. & Moro, C., 5 Mar 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 9 p., 4116.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)

    Curious Kids: why do we have boogers?

    Moro, C. & Stromberga, Z., 8 Jun 2020, In : The Conversation. 133351.

    Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceEducation

    Open Access

    Enhancing variety through gamified, interactive learning experiences

    Moro, C. & Stromberga, Z., 21 May 2020, In : Medical Education.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessionalpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Technology considerations in health professions and clinical education

    Moro, C., Stromberga, Z. & Birt, J. R., 5 Feb 2020, Clinical Education for the Health Professions: Theory and Practice. Nestel, D., Reedy, G., McKenna, L. & Gough, S. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 1-25 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

  • 48 Downloads (Pure)


    Kennedy Wong - MD Project

    Christian Moro (Supervisor)

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Charlotte Phelps - Honours

    Christian Moro (Supervisor)
    1 Jan 20201 Jan 2021

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Jessica Smith - Honours

    Christian Moro (Supervisor)


    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-HDR Student Supervision

    Student theses

    Contractile activity of the bladder urothelium and lamina propria

    Author: Moro, C., 9 Feb 2013

    Supervisor: Chess-Williams, R. (Supervisor) & Sellers, D. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis