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Dr Mark Moss

Head of Department

Department: Psychology

Mark Moss Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255Mark is head of the Department of Psychology. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Division and oversees staffing and budgeting for all programmes of study. Mark teaches on the second year undergraduate Psychobiology Sensation and Perception module, undergraduate and Masters level research methods modules, and a final year alcoholism option.

Mark was a founding member of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (now the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre) at Northumbria University. His main research interests relate to the modulation of cognitive function and mood through natural interventions, with a current focus on phyto-aromatics.

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  • Exploring the Impact of Safer Sports Betting Promotion on Social Media: An Experimental Study, Houghton, S., Moss, M. 1 Jan 2024, In: Journal of Gambling Studies
  • Aroma of the essential oil of peppermint reduces aggressive driving behaviour in healthy adults, Moss, M., Turner, A., Ho, J., Swinburne, S. 1 Mar 2023, In: Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
  • Assessing the bets advertised on Twitter by gambling operators and gambling affiliates – an observational study incorporating simulation data to measure bet success, Houghton, S., Moss, M. 4 May 2023, In: International Gambling Studies
  • Frequent gamblers’ perceptions of the role of gambling marketing in their behaviour: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, Houghton, S., Punton, G., Casey, E., Mcneill, A., Moss, M. 16 Jun 2023, In: PLoS One
  • The impact of a rosemary containing drink on event-related potential neural markers of sustained attention, Riby, L., Edwards, S., Mcdonald, H., Moss, M. 1 Jun 2023, In: PLoS One
  • To Blend or Not to Blend? Anxiety Buffering Effects of Essential Oil Aromas, Swinburne, S., Bowerbank, S., Moss, M. Mar 2023, In: American Journal of Plant Sciences
  • Examining the role of employability as a mediator in the relationship between psychological capital and objective career success amongst occupational psychology professionals, Elsey, V., Van der Heijden, B., Smith, M., Moss, M. 14 Dec 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Comparing football bettors' response to social media marketing differing in bet complexity and account type – An experimental study, Houghton, S., Moss, M. 5 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
  • Positive Massage: An Intervention for Couples’ Wellbeing in a Touch-Deprived Era, Naruse, S., Moss, M. 23 May 2021, In: European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
  • Affiliate marketing of sports betting–a cause for concern?, Houghton, S., Moss, M., Casey, E. 3 May 2020, In: International Gambling Studies

  • Scott Houghton An investigation into social media marketing of gambling within Great Britain, its impact upon behaviour and the potential for effective safer gambling promotion. Start Date: 01/04/2018 End Date: 19/11/2021
  • Alice Bennett An Exploration of the Assessment, Treatment and Progression of Personality Disordered Prisoners within the High Security Prison Estate Start Date: 01/04/2021 End Date: 03/11/2021
  • Laura Neale Real World Factors Affecting Occupational Well-Being: the Importance of Anticipation and Event Occurrence Start Date: 01/09/2010 End Date: 16/10/2014
  • Victoria Elsey The Career of an Occupational Psychology Graduate: Employment, Employability and Identity Start Date: 21/09/2010 End Date: 05/04/2016
  • Richard Cutter A Longitudinal Study Mapping Changes in Explicit and Implicit Measures of Gambling Behaviour Start Date: 01/10/2012 End Date: 27/02/2017
  • Elouise Leonard-Cross Orgscaping: exploring how organisations can better use data to identify the organisational resources that support and the demands that hinder engagement and performance Start Date: 20/09/2010 End Date: 01/06/2018

  • Education PGCert June 30 2000
  • Psychology PhD June 30 1999
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 30 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2001
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) British Psychological Society (BPS) 1995


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