Dr Liza O'Moore

Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Senior Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
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

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Supervision

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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. Threshold concepts in practice. (pp. 195-209) edited by Ray Land, Jan H. F. Meyer and Michael T. Flanagan.The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Jolly, Lesley, Tibbits, Gregory, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Lisa (2014). Educational technologies and the training curriculum. Workforce development: strategies and practices. (pp. 115-133) edited by Tom Short and Roger Harris.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?. Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues. (pp. 283-299) edited by Roger Harris and Tom Short.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. Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues. (pp. 173-192) edited by Roger Harris and Tom Short.New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_10

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Li, Liang, O’Moore, Liza, Dux, Peter, Lura, Pietro and Dao, Vinh (2020). Evolution of coefficient of thermal expansion of concrete at early ages. ACMSM25, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 December, 2018. Singapore :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_30

  • Hourigan, Matthew, Heywood, Rob, Shaw, Peter and O'Moore, Liza (2018). Assessment and behaviour of prestressed concrete bridge beams in shear with less than minimum shear reinforcement. The International Federation for Structural Concrete 5th International FIB Congress FIB 2018 Better Smarter Stronger, Melbourne, VIC Australia, 7-11 October 2018. Melbourne, Australia :Arinex.

  • Nguyen, Duy H., Dao, Vinh T. N., O'Moore, Liza and Dux, Peter (2015). Effects of micro-fibres on early-age properties of concrete. International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 9-11 December 2015. Brisbane, QLD, Australia :School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland. doi: 10.14264/uql.2016.406

  • O'Moore, Liza, Kavanagh, Liza, Sofronoff, Kate and Day, Jamin (2015). Helping academics manage students with “invisible disabilities”. 26th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Engineering Education, Geelong, VIC Australia, 6-9 December 2015. Geelong, VIC Australia :School of Engineering, Deakin University.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, Papinczak, Tracey and O’Moore, Liza (2014). Training tutors for undergraduate courses in engineering: the importance of context. 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Wellington, New Zealand, 8-10 December 2014. Palmerston North, New Zealand :Massey University.

  • 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. AAEE 2013: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 8-11 December 2013. Nathan, QLD, Australia :Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza, Papinczak, Tracey and Delaney, Maria (2013). Graduate teaching assistant program: a pilot study in EAIT Faculty. AAEE 2013: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 8-11 December 2013. Nathan, QLD, Australia :Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University.

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

  • 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. 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. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 5 December 2012. Melbourne, Australia :Swinburne University of Technology.

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

  • 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. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2012), Melbourne, Australia, 3 - 5 December 2012. Melbourne, Australia :Swinburne University of Technology.

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

  • 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. 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), Fremantle, WA, Australia, 5-7 December 2011. Barton, ACT, Australia :Engineers Australia.

  • Tibbits, Gregory, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza (2011). Understanding the community: Getting engineers on track. 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), Fremantle, WA, Australia, 5-7 December 2011. Bardon, ACT, Australia :Engineers Australia.

  • Tibbits, Gregory, Jolly, Lesley, Kavanagh, Lydia and O'Moore, Liza (2010). Educational technologies and learning objectives. 21st Annual AaeE Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 5-8 December 2010. Sydney, NSW, Australia :University of Technology Sydney.

  • Kavanagh, Lydia, O'Moore, Liza M. and Samuelowicz, Katherine (2009). Characterising the first year cohort knowledge. AAEE 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Adelaide, Australia, 6-9 December 2009. Adelaide, Australia :The School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide.

  • 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. 24th Biennial Conference of Concrete Institute of Australia (Concrete 09), Sydney , Australia, 17-19 September 2009. Sydney, Australia :Concrete Institute of Australia.

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

  • Kavanagh, L. and O'Moore, L.M. (2008). Reflecting on Reflection - 10 years, Engineering, and UQ. AAEE19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Yepoon, Qld, 7-10 December 2008. Rockhampton, Qld :Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health, Central Queensland University.

  • Kavanagh, L. and O'Moore, L.M. (2007). Enriching the teaching experience at UQ. 18th Conference of the Australasian Assocation for Engineering Education AaeE 2007, University of Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 December 2007. Melbourne, Australia :Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne.

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

  • Dao, V. N T, Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. M. (2005). Punching shear of slab-column connection in flat plate construction. 2005 International Congress - Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, ,, 5-7 July 2005.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. M. (2005). Punching shear of slab-column connection in flat plate construction. 2005 International Congress Global Construction, Dundee, Scotland, 7 July 2005. London, United Kingdom :Thomas Telford Publishing.

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

  • Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. (1999). A comparison of predicted and measured Time - dependent deformations in high strength concrete columns. 24th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, 25-26 August 1999. Singapore :C I Premier.

  • O'Moore, L.M. and Dux, P. F. (1995). Time-dependent axial deformations in high strength concrete columns. Towards Better Concrete Structures, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 September 1995. Concrete Institute of Australia.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision