Susan Moore was born in Melbourne and is a university researcher and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. She has co-authored several books, articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Many with a focus on life span developmental issues, particularly the psychology of adolescence and risk-taking. She has worked as a psychologist and researcher in universities and schools for over 40 years and is now semi-retired. She has a daughter, step daughter and step son, as well as three primary school aged grandchildren.