Prof Moore's research interests include: history of Australia, Queensland, Pacific Islands, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands,.
Prof Moore holds a BA and PhD from James Cook University. His teaching at UQ covers Australia, Queensland, and the Pacific Islands, colonial and race relations history, and the history of gender and sexuality. He was Head of the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics from 2008 to 2013.
Prof Moore holds the McCaughey Chair in History. He has been a member of the Board of the Journal of Pacific History since 1998. In 1999 he headed the Queensland team for the National Archives Founding Documents Webpage. During 2000-01 he served on a Panel of Enquiry into the restructure of the University of PNG and authored a UNESCO report on higher distance education in UPNG. In 2005 he was awarded a Cross of Solomon Islands for his work on Solomon Islands history. Was President of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies from 2006 to 2010 and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academic of the Humanities in 2011.