Simon Moss

PhD, Associate Professor

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Research interests

My research primarily revolves around how the policies and practices of organisations can enhance the innovation, performance, integrity, and wellbeing of individuals.  In particular, I investigate which practices inspire people to feel their life and activities now are vital to their future—a feeling that enhances motivation and resilience. For example, I have explored which leadership styles and workplace practices foster a sense of purpose in life. Furthermore, I have investigated with this sense of purpose improves health, wealth, mindfulness, openness to diversity, and openness to change.

Research topics I supervise

I would be willing to supervise a range of projects to answer questions such as  

  • Which features of workplaces—such as an egalitarian rather than hierarchical culture—enhance the wellbeing of people who experience various mental health problems?
  • Which characteristics of parents—such as their capacity to tolerate ambiguity—shape their interactions with their children?
  • Which words or phrases in speeches and articles are most likely to inspire and convince other people?
  • Which initiatives at university enable students to feel their activities now are vital to their future—ultimately enhancing their motivation, creativity, integrity, and wellbeing?

Initiatives that I want to explore include an opportunity to observe futuristic roles, a workshop that promotes compassion, a program that fosters critical thinking, an app that helps students manage skill development, and a community wall to collate ideas

Key skills

  • Social, personality, emotion, and work psychology
  • Multivariate statistics, such as mixed linear models and generalised estimating equations
  • Writing skills, such as the psychology of persuasion

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Williams Syndrome Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Gait Medicine & Life Sciences
Down Syndrome Medicine & Life Sciences
Intuition Medicine & Life Sciences
workplace Social Sciences
Crime Medicine & Life Sciences
Foster Home Care Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2020

Fostering Openness to Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Criminals into Society in a Fearful World: The Moderating Role of Regulatory Focus

Buen, A., Lee, E. & Moss, S. A., 2 Jan 2020, In : Victims and Offenders. 15, 1, p. 103-118 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Foster Home Care

The inclination to shun healthy behaviours that generate only transient benefits: the role of future clarity

Moss, S. A., Skinner, T. C., Irons, M. & Alexi, N., Feb 2020, In : Health Promotion International. 35, 1, p. e32-e42 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

health behavior
Health Behavior
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Costs and Cost Analysis

Climate change–related heat stress and subjective well-being in Australia

Zander, K. K., Moss, S. & Garnett, S. T., Jul 2019, In : Weather, Climate, and Society. 11, 3, p. 505-520 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

climate change
15 Downloads (Pure)

The effectiveness of yoga to prevent diabetes mellitus type 2: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Ramamoorthi, R., Gahreman, D., Moss, S. & Skinner, T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Medicine. 98, 3, p. 1-6 6 p., e14019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Prediabetic State
Ethical Review

When do People Value Rehabilitation and Restorative Justice Over the Punishment of Offenders?

Moss, S., Lee, E., Berman, A. & Rung, D. L., 2 Jan 2019, In : Victims and Offenders. 14, 1, p. 32-51 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Social Justice
Social Dominance


Intensive child centred play therapy for children who have experienced adversity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities

Author: Wicks, J. M., Aug 2019

Supervisor: Moss, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU