Associate Professor Gene Moyle has worked across a dynamic mix of fields including the performing arts, elite sport and the corporate sectors. 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 University degrees including a Masters and Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Gene has focused upon the application of performance psychology and performance enhancement, particularly within the performing arts and elite sport domains. Her involvement in dance has included being a Lecturer in Performance Psychology at QUT Creative Industries from 2001 to-date, a Career Development Advisor for the SCOPE and SCOPE for Artists Programs, a regular contributor to DANCE Australia magazine, the Head of Student Health & Welfare at the Australian Ballet School, in addition to consulting, servicing and providing workshops to various dance schools, associations, and individual dance students and 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. Gene has supported a number of Olympic Winter sports programs across three Olympic cycles (Torino, Vancouver, Sochi), and has worked extensively within the elite sporting system at both State and National level.
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 Board Member of the Queensland Ballet, Chair of the Tertiary Dance Council of Australia, a National Executive Committee Member of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, a Performance Health Advisory Panel member for the Queensland Academy of Sport, an Industry Mentor and Panel Assessor for Arts Queensland, and the Newsletter Editor for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.
She joined QUT Creative Industries faculty in the role as Head of Discipline – Dance in November 2012.