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Elaine Ann Moore

Honorary Associate (formerly Reader in Theoretical Chemistry)
The Open University UK

Elaine Ann Moore studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at Oxford University and then stayed on to complete a D.Phil in Theoretical Chemistry with Peter Atkins. After a two-year post-doctoral position at Southampton, she joined The Open University in 1975 as Course Assistant, becoming a Lecturer in Chemistry in 1977, Senior Lecturer in 1998, and Reader from 2004 to 2017. Currently she holds an honorary position there. Her research interests are in theoretical and computational chemistry.


She has produced OU teaching texts in Chemistry for Courses at levels 1, 2, and 3 and written texts in Astronomy at level 2 and Physics at level 3. She was co-author on several such texts which were co-published by the Royal Society of Chemistry -  Molecular Modelling and Bonding (2002) , Metal-Ligand Bonding (2004) , Metals and Life (2010) and Concepts in Transition Metal Chemistry (2010) and contributed to An Introduction to the Solar System (2004) co-published by Cambridge University Press. She has designed multimedia material at levels 1, 2 and 3 and was production chair of a course at level 2 delivered entirely online.

Recently she has taught at postgraduate level in Africa. In 2011, she delivered a short course on computational chemistry as part of the M.Sc. programme at Addis Ababa University.
She has also taught at the Khartoum Workshop on Advanced Materials Science run by ITCP and the Physics Department of the University of Khartoum.

Her research interests are in theoretical and computational chemistry applied to solid state systems, NMR spectroscopy and biological systems. She is author or co-author on over 50 papers in scientific journals.

She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.


    B.A. University of Oxford, UK 1971
    D.Phil. University of Oxford UK 1974

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Theoretical and computational chemistry.
    Distance Teaching


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The effect of S-substitution at the O6-guanine site on the structure and dynamics of a DNA oligomer containing a G:T mismatch.

Published: Sep 14, 2017 by PlosOne
Authors: E.A.Moore and Y. Z. Xu
Subjects: Biomedical Science, Chemistry

The article considers the effect of substituting S for O on a DNA oligomer using molecular dynamics.

Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, Section A: Inorganic Chemistry

Computational Modelling of Inorganic Solids

Published: May 02, 2012 by Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, Section A: Inorganic Chemistry
Authors: Elaine Ann Moore
Subjects: Chemistry, Materials Science

A report on papers published in 2011 dealing with the application of computational techniques to inorganic solids.

Molecular Physics

Relativistic chemical shielding: formally exact solutions for one-electron atoms of maximum total angular momentum for any principal quantum number

Published: Sep 19, 2009 by Molecular Physics
Authors: E.A.Moore
Subjects: Chemistry, Physics

Algebraic solutions are obtained for NMR chemical shielding of one electron atoms including the effect of special relativity.

Physical Review B

First Principles Study of the mixed oxide alpha-FeCrO3

Published: Nov 02, 2007 by Physical Review B
Authors: E. A. Moore
Subjects: Chemistry, Physics

Hybrid DFT calculations are used to calculate properties of the mixed oxide and compare it to alpha-Fe2O3 and alpha Cr2O3.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Ab initio calculations of Co shielding in model complexes

Published: Aug 31, 2002 by International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Authors: Elaine Moore
Subjects: Chemistry

NMR chemical shielding was calculated for model cobalt complexes.