Dr Liza O'Moore

Senior Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Deputy Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
l.omoore@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53899

Overview

Dr Liza O'Moore's research interests are in: reinforced and prestressed concrete design, concrete technology, time-dependent properties of concrete and durability of concrete structures.

Liza has over 20 years experience in structural and concrete design. After graduation Liza joined a local consulting firm and worked mainly in the areas of industrial and commercial structural design. Upon completion of her postgraduate research, she joined the Civil Structures group in the Brisbane office of Arup. During her time with Arup as a senior engineer and then associate, she was involved in a number of reinforced concrete design projects undertaken both locally and overseas. In January 2001, Liza joined the academic staff in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. She is currently teaching in the areas of reinforced concrete and concrete design and applied mechanics. Her research interests are in the areas of creep and shrinkage of concrete structures, durability, high performance concretes, the performance of industrial slabs and pavements and geopolymer concretes. She is a member of the Institute of Engineers and is currently a committee member of the Queensland branch, and was a member of the National Council (2007-2015) and National Executive (2009-2015). Liza served as the first female National President of the Concrete Institute of Australia (2011-2013).

Liza is also active in the area of Engineering Education. She teaches into first and second year engineering and leads the final year capstone design project. Liza has research interests in the areas of transition and preparedness for first year, graduate competencies and large class teaching. Liza has been awarded School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Awards in 2005 and 2006, EAIT Faculty Teaching Award 2007, and a special EAIT Faculty Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching (2012). In 2010 Liza was awarded a UQ Award for Teaching Excellence, which was followed in 2011 by an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She was a project team member on the OLT funded “Get set for success: using online self-assessments to motivate first year engineering students”. Liza has undertaken interdisciplinary research in the areas of competence assurance and the use of simulators for CRC – Rail.

Liza has also provided advice on accreditation of VET sector Associate Degrees, and in the curriculum development for new BE (Civil) programs at tertiary level. In 2014 Liza was part of the expert team of national and international experts in Civil Engineering Education advising Charles Sturt University on the development of Australia’s first graduate entry five year Engineering Master’s program commencing in 2016.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Sustainable Concrete
  • Concrete technology
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete design
  • Time-dependent properties of concrete and durability of concrete structures

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • PhD (Civil Engineering), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Nguyen, Duy H., Dao, Vinh T. N., O'Moore, Liza and Dux, Peter (2016) Early-age properties of micro-fibre concrete. Concrete in Australia, 42 1: 36-44.

  • Dao, Vinh, Torero, José, Ho, Johnny, O'Moore, Liza, Maluk, Cristian and Bisby, Luke (2016) Fire performance of concrete using novel fire testing. Concrete in Australia, 42 1: 58-59.

  • Meyer, Jan H. F., Knight, David B, Baldock, Thomas E., Callaghan, David P., McCredden, Julie and O'Moore, Liza (2016). What to do with a threshold concept: a case study. In Ray Land, Jan H. F. Meyer and Michael T. Flanagan (Ed.), Threshold concepts in practice (pp. 195-209) The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Meyer, Jan H. F., Knight, David B, Baldock, Thomas E., Callaghan, David P., McCredden, Julie and O'Moore, Liza (2016). What to do with a threshold concept: a case study. In Ray Land, Jan H. F. Meyer and Michael T. Flanagan (Ed.), Threshold concepts in practice (pp. 195-209) The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Jolly, Lesley, Tibbits, Gregory, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Lisa (2014). Educational technologies and the training curriculum. In Tom Short and Roger Harris (Ed.), Workforce development: strategies and practices (pp. 115-133) Singapore, Republic of Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-068-1_8

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, Jolly, Lesley, O'Moore, Liza and Tibbits, Gregory (2014). Simulating work: can simulators help develop a workforce?. In Roger Harris and Tom Short (Ed.), Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues (pp. 283-299) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_16

  • O'Moore, Liza, Jolly, Lesley and Kavanagh, Lydia (2014). The development role of competence assurance. In Roger Harris and Tom Short (Ed.), Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues (pp. 173-192) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_10

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Nguyen, Duy H., Dao, Vinh T. N., O'Moore, Liza and Dux, Peter (2015). Effects of micro-fibres on early-age properties of concrete. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1555-1564). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.406

  • O'Moore, Liza, Kavanagh, Liza, Sofronoff, Kate and Day, Jamin (2015). Helping academics manage students with “invisible disabilities”. In: Aman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch and Siva Chandran, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. 26th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Engineering Education, Geelong, VIC Australia, (). 6-9 December 2015.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, Papinczak, Tracey and O’Moore, Liza (2014). Training tutors for undergraduate courses in engineering: the importance of context. In: Andrew Bainbridge-Smith, Ziming Tom Qi and Gourab Sen Gupta, 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : Engineering the Knowledge Economy: Collaboration, Engagement & Employability. 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Wellington, New Zealand, (205-212). 8-10 December 2014.

  • Papinczak, Tracey, Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza, Reidsema, Carl and Crosthwaite, Caroline (2013). Do as I say, not as I do: professional development of academics lacks contextualisation and sensitivity to discipline. In: Charles Lemckert, Graham Jenkins and Susan Lang-Lemckert, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: AAEE2013 Proceedings. AAEE 2013: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 8-11 December 2013.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza, Papinczak, Tracey and Delaney, Maria (2013). Graduate teaching assistant program: a pilot study in EAIT Faculty. In: Charles Lemckert, Graham Jenkins and Susan Lang-Lemckert, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: AAEE2013 Proceedings. AAEE 2013: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 8-11 December 2013.

  • Burton, Lorelle, Dowling, David, Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza and Wilkes, Janelle (2012). Examining first year students' preparedness for studying engineering. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (1020-1028). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Burton, Lorelle, Dowling, David G., Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza, Aubrey, Tim, Lowe, David, Wilkes, Janelle, Glencross-Grant, Rex and McBride, William (2012). Get set for success: an update on EngCAT Project. In: 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (). 3-5 December 2012.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza and Jolly, Lesley (2012). Mad as hell and not taking it any more?: job satisfaction amongst engineering educators in Australian universities. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (600-608). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Jennings, Michael, Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza and Haji Lakim, Siti (2012). Mathematical integration throughout the BE: lecturer expectations versus student knowledge. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (79-87). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Meyer, Jan, Knight, David, Baldock, Tom, Kizil, Mehmet, O'Moore, Liza and Callaghan, David (2012). Scoping metalearning opportunity in the first three years of engineering. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (763-771). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza, Papinczak, Tracey, Reidsema, Carl and Crosthwaite, Caroline (2012). The Teaching and Learning Development Program: an opportunity to excel?. In: Llewellyn Mann and Scott Daniel, AAEE 2012 Conference Proceedings. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, (591-599). 3 - 5 December 2012.

  • Shepherd, Martin, McLennan, Amy, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza (2011). Ready for first year? The use of pre-teaching diagnostic tests to prompt greater preparation and engagement among first year engineering cohorts at The Universities of Auckland and Queensland. In: Yasir M. Al-Abdeli and Euan Lindsay, Proceedings of the 2011 AAEE Conference. 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), Fremantle, WA, Australia, (582-587). 5-7 December 2011.

  • Tibbits, Gregory, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza (2011). Understanding the community: Getting engineers on track. In: Yasir M. Al-Abdell and Euan Lindsay, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE). 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), Fremantle, WA, Australia, (82-87). 5-7 December 2011.

  • Tibbits, Gregory, Jolly, Lesley, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza (2010). Educational technologies and learning objectives. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AaeE2010) : Past, Present, Future. 21st Annual AaeE Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (518-525). 5-8 December 2010.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza M. and Samuelowicz, Katherine (2009). Characterising the first year cohort knowledge. In: Colin Kestell, Steven Grainger and John Cheung, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: Engineering the Curriculum. AAEE 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, Australia, (557-562). 6-9 December 2009.

  • O'Moore, Lisa M. and O'Brien, Kate R. (2009). Impact of supplementary cementitious material content and transportation distance on greenhouse gas emissions embodied in concrete. In: I.Gilbert, Concrete Institute of Australia 24th conference 2009. 24th Biennial Conference of Concrete Institute of Australia (Concrete 09), Sydney , Australia, (1-9). 17-19 September 2009.

  • O'Moore, Liza M. and Dux, Peter F. (2009). Lapped Splices in Reinforced Concrete Slabs: An Experimental Review of Current and Proposed Code Revisions. In: R.I. Gilbert, 24th Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia. Concrete Solutions 09 - Adding Value in Changing Times, Sydney, Australia, (x-x). 17-19 September 2009.

  • Kavanagh, L. and O'Moore, L.M. (2008). Reflecting on Reflection - 10 years, Engineering, and UQ. In: Mann, L., Thompson, A. and Howard, P., 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. AAEE19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Yepoon, Qld, (1-6). 7-10 December 2008.

  • Kavanagh, L. and O'Moore, L.M. (2007). Enriching the teaching experience at UQ. In: Sondergaard, H. and Hadgraft, R., Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Australasian Assocation for Engineering Education AaeE 2007. 18th Conference of the Australasian Assocation for Engineering Education AaeE 2007, University of Melbourne, Australia, (1-7). 9-13 December 2007.

  • O'Moore, Liza, Baweja, Daksh and Dux, Peter (2005). Investigation of Early Age Tensile Stresses, Shrinkage Strains in Pavements and Standard Drying Shrinkage Tests. In: 22nd Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia 2005 - Conc05 - Issues Opportunities Innovations. 22nd Biennial Conference, Concrete 05 - Issues Opportunities Innovations, Concrete Institute of Australia, Melbourne, Australia, (1-14). 17-19 October, 2005.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. M. (2005). Punching shear of slab-column connection in flat plate construction. In: R. Dhir, J. Halliday and E. Csetenyi, Proceedings of the 2005 International Congress on Global Construction. 2005 International Congress Global Construction, Dundee, Scotland, (183-189). 7 July 2005.

  • O'Moore, L. M. and Dux, P. F. (2003). Crack Control - are we getting it right?. In: Concrete Institute of Australia, Developments in slab and pavement construction. Developments in slab and pavement construction, Epping, NSW, (1-24). 1 October, 2003.

  • Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. (1999). A comparison of predicted and measured Time - dependent deformations in high strength concrete columns. In: Dr C. T. Tam (NUS), Proceedings of 24th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures. 24th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, (283-290). 25-26 August 1999.

  • O'Moore, L.M. and Dux, P. F. (1995). Time-dependent axial deformations in high strength concrete columns. In: Proceedings of Concrete 95 Towards Better Concrete Structures, International Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia and Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte. Towards Better Concrete Structures, Brisbane, Australia, (201-210). 4-7 September 1995.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision