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Associate Professor Brian Moon

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6275, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.208
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 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


  • 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., (2017), Rereading 'personal response': A reflection on the contribution of Annette Patterson. English in Australia, 52(1), 8-13, Norwood, South Australia, Australian Association for the Teaching of English.
  • Merga, MK., Moon, B., (2016), The impact of social influences on high school students' recreational reading. The High School Journal, 99(2), 122-140, Chapel Hill, USA, The University of North Carolina Press.
  • Moon, B., Harris, B., (2016), Career motivations, role expectations and curriculum knowledge of prospective secondary English teachers in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(12), 41-66, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2016v41n12.4.
  • 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, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n12.8.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • 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)
  • Master of Education,  What Is English? The Construction Of Subject English In Contemporary Textbooks For Australian Secondary Schools
  • Master of Education,  Learning The Documentary Lesson: Theory And Practice In English.
  • Master By Research: New Theories And Strategies For Teaching English And Literature In Bhutan
  • Master By Research: Catering For Visual Learners In Secondary English
  • Master By Research: The History And Theory Of Intertextuality In Upper School English Curricula In Wa
  • Master By Research: Governing Literacy: An Analysis Of Literacy Testing In West Australian Schools

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master By Research: Help At Celt: A Web Site For Esl Students

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  From Essay To Resume: A Study Of Writing Genre And Discursive Positioning In Senior School English
  • Doctor Of Philosophy: Constructing Truancy: The Framing Of Public Policy In Wa
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