Professor Gene Moyle has worked across a dynamic mix of fields including the performing arts, elite sport and the corporate sectors. A graduate of 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 a Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

During her career Gene has developed a broad experience base cultivated within established and start-up small-through-large public and private organisations operating across Australia, New Zealand, North America and the United Kingdom. Positions within these companies have included both consulting and internal roles across departments such as learning and development, human resources, health and welfare, and safety within the energy, employment, mining, transport, engineering, construction, allied health, education, training, Olympic sport and performing arts industries.

Gene has focused on the application and research of performance psychology and performance enhancement, particularly within the performing arts and elite sports domains. She has significant experience working with and leading multidisciplinary teams in 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 2008, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014), 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 and has held multiple positions on boards and advisory committees. She is currently a board member of the Queensland Ballet, a member of the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA), member of the National Committee of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists, 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, and an industry mentor and panel assessor for Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts.

She joined QUT Creative Industries faculty in the role as Head of Discipline—Dance in November 2012 and commenced as the Head of School in the new School of Creative Practice in January 2017.



Meet Ausdance National President Gene Moyle

Ausdance National has a new National Council made up of highly experienced and skilled individuals who have taken charge of your national peak body and are continuing its work.

Hear from the National President on how she got started in dance, and why she believes a national dance advocacy organisation is important for Australian dance.