• 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

Physiology & Pharmacology, PhD

App Fin, MBus, University of Southern Queensland

Biology / Chemistry, BEd, University of Queensland

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Research Output 2009 2019

Applied Learning of Anatomy and Physiology: Virtual Dissection Tables within Medical and Health Sciences Education

Periya, S. N. & Moro, C., 28 Feb 2019, In : The Bangkok Medical Journal. 15, 1, p. 121-127 6 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
health science
new technology

Curious Kids: why do our toes and fingers get wrinkly in the bath?

Moro, C., 27 Aug 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceEducation

Open Access
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Histamine modulation of urinary bladder urothelium, lamina propria and detrusor contractile activity via H1 and H2 receptors

Stromberga, Z., Chess-Williams, R. & Moro, C., 7 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 7 p., 3899.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Histamine H1 Receptors
Histamine H2 Receptors
Mucous Membrane

Holographic teachers were supposed to be part of our future. What happened?

Cowling, M. A. & Moro, C., 8 Jan 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

Open Access
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How prepared are students for the various transitions in their medical studies? An Australian university pilot study

Moro, C., Spooner, A. & McLean, M., 8 Feb 2019, In : MedEdPublish. 8, 1, 14 p., 25.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
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Activities 2013 2019

Mentorship - Chidren's scientific TV channel SCOPE

Christian Moro (Supervisor)

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesMentorshipMentor

Jessica Smith - Honours

Christian Moro (Supervisor)

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

Kennedy Wong - MD Project

Christian Moro (Supervisor)

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

Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal (Journal)

Christian Moro (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

Association for Medical Education in Europe (External organisation)

Christian Moro (Chair)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

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