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Dr Brian Moon

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6275, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.208
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6275  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.208  


Brian is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education of Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2012 - Editorial Board member, English in Australia
  • 2001 - Australian Society of Authors
  • 2001 - Copyright Agency Ltd
  • 1992 - Consultant Editor, Chalkface Press
  • 1982 - English Teachers Association of WA
  • 2003 - 2006 - Editorial Board Member, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
  • 1994 - 1999 - Editorial Board , Interpretations

Research Interests

  • English curriculum pedagogy and curriculum history
  • Literary theory and English teaching
  • Cultural studies: film, TV and video gaming

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 1993 .
  • Master of Arts (Distinct), Curtin University of Technology, 1990 .
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English (Dist), Curtin University of Technology, 1989 .
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Dist), Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1981 .
  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1980 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Moon, B., (2014), The literacy skills of secondary teaching undergraduates: Results of diagnostic testing and a discussion of findings. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(12), 111-130, Australia.
  • Moon, B., (2012), Remembering rhetoric: Recalling a tradition of explicit instruction in writing. English in Australia, 47(1), 37-52.
  • Moon, B., (2012), Remembering rhetoric: recalling a tradition of explicit instruction in writing. English in Australia, 47(1), 37-52, Sydney.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Learning The Documentary Lesson: Theory And Practice In English..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Influence Of Parents, English Teachers, Friends And Peer Group On West Australian Adolescents' Recreational Book Reading: Findings From The West Australian Study In Adolescent Book Reading (wasabr).

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  From Essay To Resume: A Study Of Writing Genre And Discursive Positioning In Senior School English.
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