• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

Dr Christian Moro BSc, BEd, MBus, PhD, SFHEA is the Scientist and Scholar Theme Lead of the Bond University Medical Program, and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences. 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 an award-winning medical and biomedical sciences educator, and a former secondary school teacher with experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dr Moro 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

Physiology & Pharmacology, PhD

Biochemistry, BSc, University of Queensland

Biology / Chemistry, BEd, University of Queensland

App Fin, MBus, University of Southern Queensland

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Research Output 2009 2018

1 Citations

Mobile mixed reality for experiential learning and simulation in medical and health sciences education

Birt, J. R., Stromberga, Z., Cowling, M. A. & Moro, C. 31 Jan 2018 In : Information (Switzerland). 9, 2, 14 p., 31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Knowledge acquisition
Open Access
Metacarpal Bones
Papua New Guinea
Hand Bones
interactive media
Flow cytometry

Supporting students’ transition to university and Problem-Based Learning

Moro, C. & McLean, M. M. Jun 2017 In : Medical Science Educator. 27, 2, p. 353-361 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social science


Contractile activity of the bladder urothelium and lamina propria

Author: Moro, C., 9 Feb 2013

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis