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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.

Key Publications

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  • 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
  • Becoming a professional: The five pillars of identification in Occupational Psychology in the UK, Elsey, V., Thompson, N., Sillence, E., Longstaff, L., Moss, M. 18 Jun 2020, In: InPractice: The EAWOP Practitioners E-Journal
  • Comparing football bettors' response to social media marketing differing in bet complexity and account type – An experimental study, Houghton, S., Moss, M. 26 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
  • Oxygen Administration and Acute Human Cognitive Enhancement: Higher Cognitive Demand Leads to a More Rapid Decay of Transient Hyperoxia, Scholey, A., Benson, S., Sela-Venter, S., Mackus, M., Moss, M. Mar 2020, In: Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
  • ‘To give is better than to receive?’ Couples massage significantly benefits both partners’ wellbeing, Naruse, S., Cornelissen, P., Moss, M. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • A Revised Model of Trust in Internet-Based Health Information and Advice: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study, Sillence, E., Blythe, J., Briggs, P., Moss, M. 11 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Comparing the Twitter Posting of British Gambling Operators and Gambling Affiliates: A Summative Content Analysis, Houghton, S., McNeill, A., Hogg, M., Moss, M. 4 May 2019, In: International Gambling Studies
  • Effects of Couples Positive Massage Programme on Wellbeing, Perceived Stress and Coping, and Relationship Satisfaction, Naruse, S., Moss, M. 23 Oct 2019, In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Life “in the Pink”. Brief Administration of BOOST Oxygen Beauty® Elevates Blood Oxygen Saturation and Enhances Facial Skin Colour, Moss, M., Ord, M. 26 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications

PGR Supervision

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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