Amy Moon

Amy Moon BSc Hons

Amy Moon

Amy Moon
BSc Hons

Lead Research Fellow, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Education & Health

Amy Moon is the Lead Research Fellow for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Amy joined the university in 2008 as a research fellow responsible for overseeing the management of the research projects, developing bids and tracking research project expenditure conducted within the Research Centre for Children Schools and Families.

The focus of activity is project managing research in the areas of social inclusion, widening participation, and wellbeing. Amy also maintains the Learning Evaluation Research Network (LERN) and the Centre's online resources, as well as assisting with teaching administration and providing research skills training to new members of staff and postgraduate students.

Posts held previously:

  • 2007-08, Senior Research Executive, Genactis Ltd
  • 2006-07, Research Executive, Healthcare Research Worldwide Ltd
  • 2005-06, Community support worker, Adult Mental Health, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lead Research Fellow, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Elected member of the Modern Universities Research Group (MURG) Postgraduate Committee, 2012-13

Amy's research focus is psycho-social predictive factors of youth antisocial behaviour in applied contexts, with a key focus on cross-cultural and developmental differences. Additionally, she is particularly interested in subjective wellbeing, emotions and resilience in early adulthood. More recently, research has included pro-environmental attitudes, intentions and behaviour.

Funded research projects

  • Health Education South London (HESL): Evaluating and disseminating best practise in relation the Greenlights project, a collaboration between Greenwich Mencap and the University of Greenwich, 2013-14
  • Pecan: An evaluation of Pecan's 'Moving-On' Project, 2013-14
  • University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme: Personality, cognitive and social factors in youth anti-social behaviour, 2013-14
  • Interreg IVA Cross Channel Programme/European Regional Development Fund, ECOTEC21, 2012-15
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich Council: Progression towards an evidence-based approach, a collaborative project between Behaviour and Attendance Partnership and the Research Centre for Children Schools and Families, 2012-13
  • Greenwich Mencap: An Evaluation of the Greenlights Project, a collaborative project between Greenwich Mencap and the Research Centre for Children Schools and Families, 2012-13
  • University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme: Adolescents' pro- and anti-social behaviour in China, South Africa and UK project, 2012-13
  • Interreg IVA Cross Channel Programme/European Regional Development Fund: Cross Regional Opportunities: Improving Social Cohesion (CROIS), 2011-13
  • University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme: Psycho-social factors in anti-social behaviour and bullying in pupils aged 6-17 years, 2011-12
  • University of Greenwich Alumni Development Fund: Identification, attendance and social, emotional and behaviour difficulties in disaffected adolescents: An opportunity for University of Greenwich undergraduate research assistants, 2011-11
  • University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme: Sustainability and children as agents of environmental behaviour change, 2009-10
  • E.ON and the EPSRC, Carbon, control and comfort: User-centred control systems for comfort, carbon saving and energy management, 2008-11
  • University of Greenwich Research & Enterprise Investment Programme: Psycho-social factors in young people's attitudes to higher education in Medway and Sheppey, 2008-09
  • Lewisham Council: Parents school choices in Lewisham, 2007-08

Maras, P., Moon, A., Gupta, T. and Gridley, N. (2015). The Role of Materialism on Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties for British Adolescents. Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 20(4), pp. 362-380.

Maras, P., Moon, A. and Gridley, N. (2014). Attribution style of adolescents with school-reported social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties. 19(4), pp. 426-439.

Huebner, G. M., Cooper, J., Moon, A., Maras, P. and Jones, K. (2014). Barriers towards reducing domestic energy consumption-findings of a study among social housing tenants. International Journal of Environment and sustainable Development, 13(4), pp. 425-448.

Maras, P., Moon, A. and Zhu, L. (2012). Chinese and British adolescents' academic self-concept, social identity and behaviour in schools. BJEP Monograph Series II: Psychology and Antisocial Behaviour in Schools, 9, pp. 93-122.

Joiner, R., Gavin, J., Brosnan, M., Cromby, J., Gregory, H., Guiller, J., Maras, P. and Moon, A. (2013). Comparing first and second generation digital natives' internet use, internet anxiety, and internet identification. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(7), pp. 549-552. 

Joiner, R., Gavin, J., Brosnan, M., Cromby, J., Gregory, H., Guiller, J., Maras, P. and Moon, A. (2012). Gender, Internet experience, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: a ten year follow-up. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(7), pp. 370-372.

Maras, P., Gudaityte, A. and Potterton, A. (2009). Identity, Self-Concept and Students' Aspirations and Behaviour. TMC Academic Journal, 4(1), pp. 59-61.

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Maras, P., Romey, B., Moon, A. and Seward, A. (2014). Cross-cultural differences in the relationship between academic self-concept, academic motivation, behaviour and aspirations in adolescence. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Paris, France.

Maras, P., Romey, B., Seward, A. and Moon, A. (2013). Cross-cultural differences in the relationship between academic self-concept, academic motivation, behaviour and aspirations in adolescence. Joint 7th SELF Biennial International Conference and ERAS Conference, Singapore.

Maras, P., Moon, A., and Monks, C. P. (2013). Psychosocial factors associated with antisocial behaviour and bullying. 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Moon, A., Maras, P., Romey, B. and Zhu., L. (2013). Cross-cultural differences in social identity as a predictor of pro- and anti-social behaviour in adolescence. BPS Annual Conference, Harrogate, United Kingdom.

Maras, P. and Moon, A. (2012). The Role of Behavioural Problems and Peer Relations in the Intention to Attend Higher Education. International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Cape Town, South Africa.

Potterton, A. (2011). Exploring the term 'resilience' in the context of starting an undergraduate degree. Psypag Annual Conference, Bangor, United Kingdom.

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