Dr James Moir

Senior Lecturer

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

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+44 (0)1382 30 8752

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, with extensive experience of applying of discourse analytic research across a wide range of topics including doctor-patient interactions, teenage pregnancy, death and dying, immigration, higher education, and environmental issues.

I have held a number of external grants related to my work in discourse studies. In addition, I have also carried out research on teaching and learning in Higher Education including consultancy work for the QAA (Scotland).

I have served on the editorial boards of academic journals including the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies and Philosophy Studies. I was also appointed as one of three Senior Associates of the Higher Education Academy’s Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics.

I have also contributed to various local and national media items including a BBC Scotland interview on teenage pregnancy, an STV feature on internet dating, and a report by The Evening Telegraph on the 2017 parliamentary elections.

Undergraduate Modules

Module Tutor

·         SOC203 Digital Sociology

·         SOC405  Language, Discourse & Society

 

Module Contributor

·         ELE009 Sustainable Development in Scotland

·         SOC101 Contemporary Social Issues

·         SOC304 Propaganda, PR & Misinformation

·         SOC305 Researching Society

·         PSY303 Research Methods in Psychology

·         SOC400 Dissertation (Qualitative Research Methods)

 

Current Postgraduate Degree Teaching

Module Contributor

·         GRS501 Research Methods (Qualitative research design and analysis for postgraduate research students)

Interests

 Interests & Current Projects

  • Healthcare: doctor-patient interaction; professionalisation and identity; health policy and agenda setting

  • Higher education and the knowledge economy: personal development planning,  graduate attributes; employability and career discourse, citizenship

  • Environmentalism and social  issues: sustainability and environmental responsibility; tourism impact

  • Discourse studies: discourse theory and pragmatics, discursive psychology, conversation analysis, Wittgenstein

  • Politics and media: new media and political discourse, ideology and opinion polling; social media and political contact.

PhD Supervisions: Five to successful completion;  Masters: Two to successful completion

PhD Examination: Seven examinations

Related Professional Body Membership

International Sociological Association

International Visual Sociology Association                                   I

International Society for Political Psychology                                                                                       

International Pragmatics Association

Societas Linguistica Europaea

2018

Internationalizing higher education

Moir, J. (2018) Internationalizing higher education. In: Proceedings of MAC 2018 in Prague. Vopava, J. (ed.), Douda, V. (ed.), Kratochvíl, R. (ed.), Konecki, M. (ed.). p. 212-219. Prague: MAC Prague consulting s.r.o..
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2017

Britain, Bulgaria and benefits

Moir, J. (2017) Britain, Bulgaria and benefits. In: National identity and Europe in times of crisis: doing and undoing Europe. Karner, C. (ed.), Kopytowska, M. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 61-82. Bingley: Emerald.
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2016

Global citizenship

Moir, J. (2016) Global citizenship. In: Identity in communicative contexts. Ciepiela, K. (ed.). p. 147-158. Oxford: Peter Lang.
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2015

Global citizenship education

Moir, J. (2015) Global citizenship education. In: Proceedings of MAC-ETL 2015 in Prague: Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning in Prague 2015. . Prague: MAC Prague consulting s.r.o..
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Big data

Moir, J. (2015) Big data. . . .
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Global citizenship

Moir, J. (2015) Global citizenship. . . .
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Of monsters, myths and marketing

Moir, J. (2015) Of monsters, myths and marketing. . . p. 12-19. .
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Social psychology

Moir, J. (2015) Social psychology. In: Construction of social psychology. Mohan, B. (ed.). p. 15-22. Lisbon: inScience Press.
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Accounting for actions and omissions

Ion, R. M., Smith, K., Moir, J. & Nimmo, S. (2015) Accounting for actions and omissions. . . p. 1054-1064. .
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2014

Curriculum, content and controversy in higher education

Moir, J. (2014) Curriculum, content and controversy in higher education. In: Advances in Science, Technology Higher Education and Society in the Conceptual Age: STHESCA. Marek, T. (ed.). p. 53-59. . AHFE Conference.
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Women and work-life balance

Moir, J. (2014) Women and work-life balance. In: Proceedings of MAC-EMMT 2014: The 3rd Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in Prague: Economics, Management and Marketing. . 1st ed., Prague: MAC Prague consulting s.r.o..
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Talking about pain

Moir, J. (2014) Talking about pain. In: Pain without boundaries: inquiries across cultures. . Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
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Changing the subject

Moir, J. (2014) Changing the subject. In: Human factors of a global society: a system of systems perspective. Marek, T. (ed.), Karwowski, W. (ed.), Frankowicz, M. (ed.), Kantola, J. (ed.), Zgaga, P. (ed.). 1st ed., p. 821-828. London: CRC Press.
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Interpreting Wittgenstein

Moir, J. (2014) Interpreting Wittgenstein. . . p. 15-24. .
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Time to talk

Moir, J. (2014) Time to talk. In: Time and temporality in language and human experience. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. (ed.), Kosecki, K. (ed.). p. 73-83. Oxford: Peter Lang.
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The flexible citizen

Moir, J. (2014) The flexible citizen. . . .
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The flexible citizen

Moir, J. (2014) The flexible citizen. In: Interdisciplinary perspectives and trajectories on pluralism, inclusion and citizenship. . Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
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The graduate contribution

Moir, J. (2014) The graduate contribution. In: The international handbook of cultures of educational policy: comparative international issues of policy-outcome relationships - economic influences with standards and governance. Boufoy-Bastick, B. (ed.). p. 695-710. Strasbourg: Analytrics.
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2013

Presenting politics

Moir, J. (2013) Presenting politics. In: Analyzing genres in political communication: theory and practice. Cap, P. (ed.), Okulska, U. (ed.). p. 223-235. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. Co..
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Hyperreal higher education

Moir, J. (2013) Hyperreal higher education. In: Life without media. Comas, E. (ed.), Cuenca, J. (ed.), Zilles, K. (ed.). p. 135-149. New York: Peter Lang.
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Nineteenth century newspaper accounts of a murder committed by an inmate of a Scottish asylum

Ion, R., Pegg, S. & Moir, J. (2013) Nineteenth century newspaper accounts of a murder committed by an inmate of a Scottish asylum. . . p. 164-175. .
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Mediating politics in Scotland

Moir, J. (2013) Mediating politics in Scotland. In: Political communication in the era of new technologies. Dobek-Ostrowska, B. (ed.), Garlicki, J. (ed.). p. 43-58. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
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2011

Graduate attributes in higher education

Moir, J. (2011) Graduate attributes in higher education. . . p. 304. .
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Graduate attributes, personalisation and citizenship

Moir, J. (2011) Graduate attributes, personalisation and citizenship. . . .
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When the business of sharing treatment decisions is not the same as shared decision making: a discourse analysis of decision sharing in general practice

Robertson, M., Moir, J., Skelton, J., Dowell, J. & Cowan, S. (2011) When the business of sharing treatment decisions is not the same as shared decision making: a discourse analysis of decision sharing in general practice. . . p. 78-95. .
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2010

Personal development planning and graduate attributes

Moir, J. (2010) Personal development planning and graduate attributes. In: 5th International scientific conference: Theory for Practice in The Education Of Contemporary Society: scientific articles and conference proceedings. Marnauza, M. (ed.). p. 232-235. Riga: Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy.
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The language of political opinion

Moir, J. (2010) The language of political opinion. In: Perspectives in politics and discourse. Okulska, U. (ed.), Cap, P. (ed.). p. 237-254. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. Co..
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Graduate attributes and the knowledge society

Moir, J. (2010) Graduate attributes and the knowledge society. . . .
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Constructing graduate attributes

Moir, J. (2010) Constructing graduate attributes. . . .
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The first year in higher education

Moir, J. (2010) The first year in higher education. . . p. 493-502. .
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The democratic intellectual?

Moir, J. (2010) The democratic intellectual?. . . .
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Graduate attributes for citizenship in the 21st century

Moir, J. (2010) Graduate attributes for citizenship in the 21st century. . . .
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2009

Bologna bytes

Moir, J. (2009) Bologna bytes. . . p. 367-374. .
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Gender and personal development planning in higher education

Moir, J. (2009) Gender and personal development planning in higher education. . . .
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Moving to a new climate of opinion

Moir, J. (2009) Moving to a new climate of opinion. . . p. 1939. .
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Studying dilemmas in gender-neutral discourse

Moir, J. (2009) Studying dilemmas in gender-neutral discourse. . . .
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The personal, the platform and the political

Moir, J. (2009) The personal, the platform and the political. . . p. 1-15. .
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The personal, the platform & the political

Moir, J. (2009) The personal, the platform & the political. . . .
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2008

Talking thoughts and feelings

Moir, J. (2008) Talking thoughts and feelings. In: La comunicazione parlata tomo III: atti del congresso internazionale Napoli, 23-25 febbraio 2006. Pettorino, M. (ed.), Giannini, A. (ed.), Vallone, M. (ed.), Savy, R. (ed.). 1st Italian ed., p. 1371-1380. Napoli: Liguori Editore srl.
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Women, work and inequality

Moir, J. (2008) Women, work and inequality. . . p. 142. .
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Appearances can be deceptive

Moir, J. (2008) Appearances can be deceptive. . . .
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Developing the personal, dissolving the political

Moir, J. (2008) Developing the personal, dissolving the political. In: Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. . p. 460-464. . World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.
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Perceptions of personal development planning in sociology and social science

Moir, J., Di Domenico, C., Vertigans, S. & Sutton, P. W. (2008) Perceptions of personal development planning in sociology and social science. . . p. 1-39. .
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Tourism

Moir, J. (2008) Tourism. . . p. 141. .
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2007

Pre-teen and teenage pregnancy

Leishman, J. L. & Moir, J. (2007) Pre-teen and teenage pregnancy. . . Keswick: M&K Update Ltd..
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2006

Seeing and hearing children

Moir, J. (2006) Seeing and hearing children. . . .
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Tipping the scales

Moir, J. (2006) Tipping the scales. . . .
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2005

Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste

Ashley, R., Blackwood, D. J., Souter, N., Hendry, S., Moir, J., Dunkerley, J., Davies, J., Butler, D., Cook, A., Conlin, J., Squibbs, M., Britton, A. & Goldie, P. (2005) Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste. . . p. 206-215. .
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Teaching about talking to patients

Moir, J. (2005) Teaching about talking to patients. . . p. 421-422. .
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2003

SWARD

Butler, D., Jowitt, P., Ashley, R., Blackwood, D. J., Davies, J., Oltean-Dumbrava, C., McIlkenny, G., Foxon, T. J., Gilmour, D. J., Smith, H., Cavill, S., Leach, M., Pearson, P., Gouda, H., Samson, W., Souter, N., Hendry, S., Moir, J. & Bouchart, F. J. (2003) SWARD. . . p. 444-459. .
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2002

Sustainability criteria for decision support in the UK water industry

Foxon, T. J., McIlkenny, G., Gilmour, D. J., Oltean-Dumbrava, C., Souter, N., Ashley, R., Butler, D., Pearson, P., Jowitt, P. & Moir, J. (2002) Sustainability criteria for decision support in the UK water industry. . . p. 285-301. .
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2000

Interviewing children for the purposes of research in primary care

Morison, M., Moir, J. & Kwansa, T. (2000) Interviewing children for the purposes of research in primary care. . . p. 113-130. .
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1998

The role of computer software in the analysis of qualitative data

Morison, M. & Moir, J. (1998) The role of computer software in the analysis of qualitative data. . . p. 106-116. .
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1996

Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse

Moir, J. & Abraham, C. (1996) Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse. . . p. 295–298. .
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1995

Talking realistically about nursing

Moir, J. & Abraham, C. (1995) Talking realistically about nursing. . . p. 778–782. .
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More Information

Funding

2012 – 2014 

Title: Developing and Supporting the Curriculum; Curriculum for Excellence and its impact on higher education in Scotland, Project Leader, QAA (Scotland): Enhancement Themes (£12,000)

2009 – 2012

Title: Graduates for the 21st Century (First Year Experience), Project Leader,  QAA (Scotland): Enhancement Themes (£22,000)

2008 – 2011

Title: Senior Associate (Scotland), Sociology, HEA, Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics (£14,250)

2006 – 2008

Title: Personal Development Planning in Sociology & Social Science: The Scottish Higher Education Context. Principal Investigator. HEA, Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics (£12,000)

2001 –2004

Title: A discourse analysis of shared decision making in primary care.  (Co-director with F. Sullivan, J. Dowell, and S. Cowan). Chief Scientist Office reference number: CZS/1/8 (£45,279)

Esteem

Esteem

Undergraduate

East Anglia University (Norwich City College Campus), BA (Hons Psychology with Sociology, 2016- present

Robert Gordon University, BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences,   (2014 – present)

 De Montfort University, BA (Hons) Health Studies, (2012 – 2017) and BA (Hons) Sociology (2016 – 2017).

Strathclyde, BA (Hons) Education and Social Services, (2012 – 2016)

 Liverpool Hope University BA (BSc) Applied Social Sciences,  (2009 – 2012); BSc Health and Wellbeing 2012 – 2014)

Chief External Examiner, BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, (previously validated by the Open University), University of the West of  Scotland (2005 – 2009)

Postgraduate

Manchester Metropolitan University, MRes Interdisciplinary Social Science Subjects (2014 – 2016)

Journal Editorial Board Membership

 International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies (Associate Editor)

International Journal of Technologies in Learning (Associate Editor)

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (Associate Editor)

Philosophy Today: An International Journal of Contemporary Philosophy (Expert reviewer on Wittgenstein’s later philosophy)

Philosophy Study (Editorial Board)

Outreach

Outreach

Dr Moir has contributed to various thematic pieces within the local and national media (e.g. BBC Scotland interview on teenage pregnancy in Dundee; STV on internet dating; The Courier on internet 'trolling'; The Evening Telegraph on the 2017 parliamentary elections in terms of local constituencies).

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