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Moore set hurdles records for New South Wales during the 1950s while completing her MSc in chemistry with Arthur Birch at the University of Sydney. She travelled to Manchester with Birch in 1957 to study for a PhD, but became disillusioned with the career prospects available for female chemists. She left her studies to work full-time and started training with the British athletics team, winning the British hurdles championship.
Moore was selected to represent Great Britain in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, but was disqualified from competing because she had resided in Britain for only 22 months instead of the required 24. She ran for Britain in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia where she broke nine British records, one Commonwealth record and equalled the world record for the 80 metre hurdles. She won two silver medals in the 80 meter hurdles and the 4 x 110 yard relay.
She later returned to Australia to resume her career in chemistry and retired in 1999. Moore was an accredited coach and official and served as a technical official at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where she also serves as a board member at Athletics New South Wales.
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