Adjunct Staff

Professor Carmen Moran


Adjunct Professor
Wagga Wagga
Building 26

Carmen Moran is Professor of Psychology. She has held a variety of academic positions at various institutions, and has also worked as hospital psychologist specialising in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Her research interests are centred on stress and coping. Underlying all this research is the question: How do people manage to cope as well as they do, given the problems that life throws at us? Within this framework she has studied and published in the areas of anxiety disorders, stress and coping in the emergency services, and humour as a coping strategy in extreme environments. Because her work on humour took her in the area of 'a search for meaning', she became interested and researches the nature of spirituality and coping. She has also now extended her research to include motives for drinking, with a focus on wine, wellbeing and health. 'Coping and wellbeing' is the framework that links these areas of research activity.


  • Moran, C.C. & Saliba A.J. (in press) Reasons for drinking wine and other beverages - comparison across motives in older adults. International Journal of Wine Research
  • Moran, C.C. & Saliba, A.J. (2011) Anxiety and self-medication with alcohol. In Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition. V.R. Preedy et al (Eds). New York: Springer.
  • Saliba, A.J. & Moran, C.C. (2010) The influence of perceived healthiness on wine consumption patterns. Food, Taste and Preference, 21, 7, 692-696.
  • Moran, C.C. & Saliba, A.J., & Blackman J. (2010) What consumers think about Semillon? Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 25, 2, 71-77.
  • Moran, C.C. (2010) Regional identity and humour. In N. Blacklow and T. Whitford (Eds) Where the Crows Fly Backwards: Notions of Rural Identity, pp101-114, Brisbane (Aust) Post: Press.
  • Saliba, A.J., Thomas, J., & Moran, C.C. (2010) State differences and wine preferences - testing the stereotypes. Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal, 25, 2, 66-70.
  • Moran, C., Thomas, P., & Milner-Davis, J. (2008) Laughter, asthma and stress, Humour and Health Journal , 17, 1, 1-9.
  • Moran C. (2008) Humour and its link to meaning and spirituality in war. In E. MacKinlay (Ed) Ageing, Disability and Spirituality. Pp200-216. London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Moran, C. (2007) Humour research: Promises and pitfalls. Australian Journal of Communication, 34, 1, 29-40.
  • Moran C & Hughes L (2006) Coping with stress: Social work students and humour, Social Work Education. 25 , 5, 501-517.
  • Moran, CC (2006) The Resistant Educator, the Ministry of Magic and Educational Reform, UNSW Compendium of Good Practice in Learning and Teaching, 3 , pp. 55-63.
  • Moran CC (2006) Psychology, belief and the meaning of angels. In D Hurst (Ed) Consequentiality Volume II: Mythology, Theology, Ontology . Pp 235-248 Tallahassee Florida: Expanding Higher Consciousness Inc.
  • Moran CC (2005) The role of humour in counselling: Going beyond the Hype. In Proceedings of the Inaugural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference 2005: Integrating research, practice and training , (Ed H Biggs) pp 71-74. Brisbane: QUT , ISBN 1 74107 099 6
  • Moran CC (2005) Humour and meaning after trauma. Psychology, Psychiatry, and Mental Health Monographs: Trauma: responses Across the Lifespan , pp113-124. Parramatta: NSWIOP, v2, Nov
  • Moran CC (2004) The Measurement of Sense of Humour Proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference , (Ed M Katsikitis) p206-210. Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society Ltd. (ISBN 0-909881-25-1).
  • Moran, C. (2004) Allies cartoon humour in Second World War: A comparison of Willie and Joe and Bluey and Curley . International Journal of Comic Art. 6 (2) 431-444.
  • Moran & Massam (2003) A "Trace of History": Cartoons from the Australian War Memorial Christmas Books of the Second World War. Journal of the Australian War Memorial.
  • Moran C.C. (2003) Beyond content: Does humour use help coping?. Disability Studies Quarterly V3, pp5.
  • Moran C.C. & Shakespeare-Finch J (2003) A trait approach to post-trauma vulnerability and growth. In D. Paton, J.M. Violanti and L.M. Smith. Promoting capabilities to Manage Posttraumatic Stress: Perspectives on Resilience . Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas.
  • Moran, C.C. (2002) Humour as a moderator of compassion fatigue. In C Figley, Treating Compassion Fatigue. New York: Routledge.
  • Moran C.C. (2001) Personal predications of stress and stress reactions in firefighter recruits. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management. 10, 356-365.
  • Moran C.C. (1999) Firefighter recruits' predictions of positive reactions following emergency and disaster responses. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management. 8, 177-183.
  • Moran C.C. & Massam M (1999) Differential influence of coping humour and humour-bias on mood. Behavioural Medicine. 25, 36-42.
  • Moran C.C. & Massam M (1999) Una valuatzione dell'Uonorismo nel lavoro di scorso. Psychomedia: Societa, trauam e soidareta.
  • Whelan, K., Gass E. & Moran C. (1999) Warm-up: Efficacy of a program for downhill skiers. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 45, 279-288.
  • Moran, C.C. (1998) Cognitive behaviour therapy for emotional disorders - the role of humour. Australian Journal of Comedy. 4, 89-102.
  • Moran, C.C. (1998) Stress and emergency work experience: A non-linear relationship. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, 7, 38-46.
  • Moran, C.C. (1998) Individual differences and debriefing effectiveness. The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 1.
  • Moran, C.C. and Massam, M. (1997) An evaluation of humour in emergency work. The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 3, 26-38
  • Moran, C.C. (1996) Short-term mood change, perceived funniness and the effect of humour stimuli. Behavioral Medicine, 22, 32-38.
  • Latimer, J., Goodsall, M., Lee, M. M., Maher, C., Wilkinson, & Moran, C. (1996) Evaluation of a new device for measuring responses to posteroanterior forces in lumber stiffness in a patient population. Physical Therapy. 76. 158-165.
  • Latimer, J., Lee, M., Adams, R., & Moran, C. (1996) An investigation of the relationship between low back pain and lumbar PA stiffness. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutic s. 19, 587-591.
  • Moran, C.C. (1995) The 1994 NSW Bushfires: Perception of the disaster response from a psychological perspective. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 3, 179-196.
  • Moran, C.C. & Colless, E. (1995) Positive reactions following disaster and emergency responses. Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management, 4, 55-60.
  • Moran, C.C. & Colless, E. (1995) Perception of worker stress in Australian firefighters. Work and Stress. 9 405-415.
  • Moran, C.C. (1995) Psychological benefits of disaster and emergency work. The Australian Journal of Disaster Management. 9, 4-6.
  • Menzies, R.G. & Moran, C.C. (Eds.) (1994) The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety, Sydney, Anxiety Disorders Unit, University of Sydney.
  • Moran, C.C. (1994) Anxiety: Introductory and Definitional Issues. In R.G. Menzies & C.C. Moran, (Eds.) The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety, Chapter 1. Sydney: Anxiety Disorders Unit, University of Sydney.
  • Moran, C.C. (1994) Relaxation techniques and application. In R.G. Menzies & C.C. Moran, (Eds.) The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety, Chapter 3. Sydney: Anxiety Disorders Unit, University of Sydney.
  • Moran, C.C. (1994) Living with anxiety: partners and patients. In R.G. Menzies & C.C. Moran, (Eds.) The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety, Chapter 8. Sydney : Anxiety Disorders Unit, University of Sydney.
  • Britton, N.R., Moran, C.C. & Correy, B. (1994) Stress coping and emergency disaster volunteers - A discussion of some relevant factors. In R. Dynes & K. Tierney (Eds.) Disaster, Collective Behaviour and Social Organization (pp128-144), Disaster Research Center. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press.
  • Moran, C.C. & Andrews, G. (1989) Differential treatment outcome for panic and anxiety in panic disorders. In P. Lovibond and P. Wilson (Eds.) Clinical and Abnormal Psychology. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Moran, C.C. (1989) Tension headache, migraine and personality. In J.L. Sheppard (Ed.) Advances in Behavioural Medicine Volume 6, Sydney: Cumberland College of Health Sciences.
  • Moran, C.C. (1989) Personality and headache: An association worth pursuing? Cephalalgia, 9 , 222-223.
  • Andrews, G. & Moran, C.C. (1988) Behavioural treatment of agoraphobia: Are drugs really necessary? In I. Hand and H. Wittchen (Eds.) Panic and Phobias II. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.


  • Australian Psychological Society

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