Dr Amy Moon BSc, PhD

Lead Research Fellow

Amy Moon joined the university in 2008 and is a Research Fellow within the Institute for Lifecourse Development at the University of Greenwich. Amy is primarily affiliated to the Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families, where she co-leads the Youth Wellbeing Theme.

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

Responsibilities within the university

Amy is responsible for overseeing the management of research projects and developing new collaborative projects.

Research / Scholarly interests

Amy's research interests lie in social and developmental psychology, specifically:

  • Wellbeing, emotions and resilience in early adulthood
  • Psycho-social predictive factors of youth antisocial behaviour
  • Widening participation and social inclusion

Key funded projects

  • 2019, GRE Seedling Fund, A collaboration to explore opportunities for funding to investigate sustainable positive wellbeing practices for TFL staff and to grow links with small and large-scale industrial partners.
  • 2018, Kent County Council (KCC), Independent review of the KCC HeadStart Resilience Toolkit part 2.
  • 2016, Kent County Council (KCC), Building resilience in schools: Independent review of the KCC HeadStart Resilience Toolkit part 1.
  • 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

Recent publications

Article

Sanders, Alan , Keech, Marc, Burdsey, Daniel, Maras, Pamela , Moon, Amy (2020), CEO perspectives on the first twenty-five years of football in the community: challenges, developments and opportunities. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Managing Sport and Leisure, 26 (1-2) . pp. 7-21 ISSN: 2375-0472 (Print), 2375-0480 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23750472.2020.1771198) NB Item availability restricted.

Agnew, Steve , Maras, Pamela, Moon, Amy (2018), Gender differences in financial socialisation in the home – an exploratory study. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Consumer Studies, 42 (3) . pp. 275-282 ISSN: 1470-6423 (Print), 1470-6431 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12415).

Maras, Pam , Thompson, Trevor, Gridley, Nicole, Moon, Amy (2016), The "About Me" questionnaire: Factorial structure and measurement invariance. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36 (4) . pp. 379-391 ISSN: 0734-2829 (Print), 1557-5144 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916682909) NB Item availability restricted.

Maras, Pam , Moon, Amy, Gupta, Taveeshi, Gridley, Nicole (2014), The role of materialism on social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for British adolescents. Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. In: , , , . Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 20 (4) . pp. 362-380 ISSN: 1363-2752 (Print), 1741-2692 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2014.989055) NB Item availability restricted.

Joiner, Richard , Stewart, Caroline, Beaney, Chelsey, Moon, Amy , Maras, Pam , Guiller, Jane , Gregory, Helen , Gavin, Jeff , Cromby, John , Brosnan, Mark (2014), Publically different, privately the same: Gender differences and similarities in response to Facebook status updates. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Computers in Human Behavior, 39 . pp. 165-169 ISSN: 0747-5632 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.07.004) NB Item availability restricted.

Maras, P.F. , Moon, A., Gridley, N. (2014), Attribution style of adolescents with school-reported social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 19 (4) . pp. 426-439 ISSN: 1363-2752 (Print), 1741-2692 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2014.913760) NB Item availability restricted.

Huebner, Gesche , Cooper, Justine, Moon, Amy, Maras, Pamela , Jones, Keith (2014), Barriers towards reducing domestic energy consumption - findings of a study among social housing tenants. Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.. In: , , , . Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 13 (4) . pp. 425-448 ISSN: 1474-6778 (Print), 1478-7466 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2014.065011) NB Item availability restricted.

Joiner, Richard , Gavin, Jeff, Brosnan, Mark, Cromby, John , Gregory, Helen , Guiller, Jane , Maras, Pam , Moon, Amy (2013), Comparing first and second generation Digital Natives' Internet use, Internet anxiety, and Internet identification. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. In: , , , . Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16 (7) . pp. 549-552 ISSN: 2152-2715 (Print), 2152-2723 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2012.0526).