Personal details

Name
Professor Gene Moyle
Position(s)
Academic Director - New Projects
Academic Division,
Office of the Provost
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Psychology
Phone
+61 7 3138 3616
Fax
+61 7 3138 8105
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Psychology (Sport & Exercise) (University of Southern Qld), Master of Psychology (Sport & Exercise) (University of Southern Qld), Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology (Bond University), Bachelor of Arts (Dance) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Human Movement) (University of Queensland), Diploma of Dance (Australian Ballet School) (Where Institution is unknown)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Performance Psychology, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Dance, Performing Arts, Leadership, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Safety & Wellness

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

A graduate from the Australian Ballet School, QUT Dance and after having danced with the Australian Ballet Dancers Company and Queensland Ballet, Gene pursued further studies in psychology completing a Masters and Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Working across the performing arts, elite sport and the corporate sector, Gene has focused upon the application of performance psychology and performance enhancement within these domains.

Her involvement in the performing arts has included being a Sessional Lecturer in Performance Psychology at QUT Creative Industries between 2001 to 2012, a Career Development Advisor for the national SCOPE and SCOPE for Artists Programs, the Head of Student Health & Welfare at the Australian Ballet School, in addition to consulting to various performing arts schools, associations, individual students and company professionals. She has significant experience in working with and leading multidisciplinary teams within high performance settings, and possesses specific expertise in the area of career development and transition.

As an endorsed sport and exercise psychologist, Gene has also supported a number of Olympic Winter sports programs across three Olympic cycles (Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014), and has worked extensively within the elite sporting system at both State and National level across Winter and Summer Sports in both service provision and leadership roles including Senior Advisor Sport and Exercise Psychology at the Queensland Academy of Sport and Senior Performance Psychologist at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Gene’s research has centred upon the application of performance psychology to performing arts, sport and business sectors with a focus on enhancing human potential, performance and health and wellbeing. She has been an inaugural Associate Editor of the Performance Enhancement & Health journal, previously on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Applied Sport Science, and regularly contributed to international and national journals and magazines including DANCE Australia.

During her career, Gene has developed a broad experience base cultivated within established and start up small-through-large public and private organisations operating across Australia, New Zealand, North America and the United Kingdom. Positions within these companies have included Senior Executive, external consulting and internal roles across departments such as Learning and Development, Human Resources, and Health and Safety within the higher education, training, allied health, employment, energy, mining, transport, engineering, construction, allied health, Olympic sport and performing arts industries.

Gene has worked in Senior Executive and Management roles across a range of industries, including having held multiple positions on Boards and Advisory Committees. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Queensland Ballet, a Non-Executive Advisory Board Member of b.partners, and an Advisory Member of the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code Expert Advisory Group. She joined QUT Creative Industries Faculty in the role as Head of Discipline – Dance in November 2012, was appointed the inaugural Head of School – School of Creative Practice in January 2017, and became the inaugural Associate Dean, International and Advancement for the Faculty in February 2019. In March 2021, she moved to the Office of the Provost as the Academic Director – New Projects. Further details – https://au.linkedin.com/in/genemoyle

This information has been contributed by Professor Gene Moyle.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2020
Details
Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Fellows are esteemed members and senior psychologists who have made exemplary contributions to the Australian Psychological Society and the profession over a significant period of time.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award (Stuartholme School) - Recognising sustained exceptional success in the area of chosen profession/industry and substantial contribution to the community.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. "For leading the dance: transforming the learning and teaching culture among dance students and staff through curriculum innovation, scholarly inquiry and strategic collaborations."
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Senior Fellow. HEA Fellowship is an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrates that the individual's practice is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited keynote presenter for presentation and workshop on Performance Psychology for the APS Congress at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia (13 - 16 September 2016).
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2015
Details
Consultant on Project: Career Transition in Professional Dance Companies - Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, West Australian Ballet (2015 - 2016).
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Australian Psychological Society's 2014 Award of Distinction - College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award: Learning & Teaching (CIF TEQSA Team)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award: Leadership in Engagement
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2013
Details
Associate Editor of the Performance Enhancement and Health Journal (2013 - 2019). Guest Editor - Special Issue for the Performing Arts (2016).

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Analysing early specialisation in ballet and contemporary dancers in Australia
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Ian Renshaw
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Dancer: An examination of Dance as a complimentary health medium for Australian Combat Veterans with trauma related psychological injuries.
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robert Schweitzer
  • Mental toughness in Women's Australian Rules Football: An examination of definition, behaviours, and cognitions
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Tristan Coulter, Professor Clifford Mallett
  • Designing authentic digital performance: a mixed methods study of Australian scenographic practice and audience reception
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Steph Hutchison
  • Creating different futures: How using art thinking and inquiry advances the cultural transformation of a non-arts, trans-national business organisation through its leaders and their teams
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Greg Hearn

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)