Dr Claire Moran

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Claire is a researcher, activist and educator. Her PhD (in Health Psychology), examined social constructions of women’s sexuality and the implications for overall health and wellbeing. Claire has done extensive research and published in the areas of cosmetic surgery, non-relationship sex and media representations of bodies and sex. She comes from a teaching background and regularly delivers lectures and presentations on gender and sexuality.

Claire is currently involved in a number of projects examining the role of gender in respectful relationships education, best practice in sexuality and relationships education and initiatives encouraging female participation in STEM subject choices and careers.

Research Interests

  • Gender
    Social constructions of gender Barriers to gender equality and implications Strategies for promoting gender equality Respectful relationships education
  • Sexuality
    Sexual identity Sexual orientation Sexual health Sexuality and relationships education Critical sexual literacy
  • Body image
    The role of the media Cosmetic surgery Critical media literacy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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