Eric Moses

Started at UWA: 2012

Identifying the genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors in complex human diseases

Our research brings together the key expertise and resources required to drive a new era of genomic discovery aimed at alleviating the health burden of common disease.

Professor Eric Moses

Professor Eric Moses is a genetic epidemiologist and Director of the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD). His research expertise is in molecular biology and genetic epidemiology, particularly population and family studies.

With an established portfolio of research on the genetics of complex human diseases posing a major health burden globally, his research topics include cardiovascular/cardiometabolic disease, common pregnancy disorders, schizophrenia and cancer.

Professor Moses and his team are using contemporary high-throughput integrative omics strategies (including genome-wide association studies and whole genome sequencing) in large population and family-based cohorts.

These cohorts include the internationally acclaimed Busselton Health Study, Raine Pregnancy Cohort Study, Australian Preeclampsia Genetics Family Study, Western Australian Family Study of Schizophrenia, Western Australian Melanoma Health Study, and Genetic Understanding of Asbestos Related Diseases study. Several major findings from these genomic analyses have been published in highly ranked journals.

Professor Moses collaborates with colleagues across the globe. Some of these include those with researchers at Curtin University, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, Montreal Heart Institute, and the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute.

Supported by the RPH Medical Research Foundation, Professor Moses sits on the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute Board and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation.

He received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD at Monash University, and is a professor at UWA’s School of Biomedical Sciences and at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University.

30+ years experience in molecular biology and genetic epidemiology

Received $8 million+ in NHMRC funding since 2012

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Zuspan Award from the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, 2012


Professor Moses and his collaborators have received competitive research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Cancer Council WA, Cancer Australia, Raine Medical Research Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, Telethon Children’s Hospital Research Fund, Sock it to Sarcoma and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation.


National Health & Medical Research Council

  • The Busselton Family Heart Study
  • Watts, G., Moses, E., Cadby, G., Van Bockxmeer, F., Hung, J. & Melton, P.

National Health & Medical Research Council

  • Genetic And Early Life Predictors Of Ectopic Fat And Their Association With Cardiometabolic Health And Disease
  • Mori, T., Adams, L., Moses, E., Beilin, L. & Watts, G.


National Health & Medical Research Council

  • Prevalence, phenotype and genotype of common sleep disorders
  • McArdle, N., Melton, P., Moses, E. & Eastwood, P.


Curtin University of Technology

  • Integrating Personalised Genomics into Risk Stratification Models of Population Screening for Cancer
  • Moses, E. & Preen, D.

National Health & Medical Research Council

  • Schizophrenia under the genomic lens: next generation sequencing of Western Australian families with schizophrenia
  • Waters, F., Jablensky, A., McCarthy, N., Moses, E., Badcock, J., Melton, P. & Morgan, V.


National Health & Medical Research Council

  • Identification of protein altering variants influencing preeclampsia risk
  • Moses, E.

Contact Professor Eric Moses

Postgraduate opportunities on a range of topics are available at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease. Contact Professor Moses for more information.