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Mark Moss

Head of Psychology

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

Moss M. (2009) From paper to eportfolio: Evolution of PDP support in a Psychology department, in J. Buswell and N. Becket (Eds.) Enhancing student centred learning in business and management, hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism. Newbury: Threshold Press.

Parrott A, Morinan A, Moss M & Scholey A (2004)  Understanding Drugs and Behaviour.  Chichester, John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Articles

Lovell, B., Moss, M. & Wetherell, M.A. (In Press).  With a Little Help from my Friends: Psychological, Endocrine and Health Corollaries of Social Support in Parental Caregivers of Children with Autism or ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities  

Moss, M. & Oliver L. (In Press).  Plasma 1,8-cineole correlates with cognitive performance following exposure to rosemary essential oil aroma.  Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology,

Lovell, B., Moss, M., & Wetherell, M.A. (In Press). The psychosocial, endocrine and immune consequences of caring for a child with autism or ADHD. Psychoneuroendocrinology,

Lovell, B., Moss, M., Wetherell, M.A. (2011). Perceived stress, common health complaints and diurnal patterns of cortisol secretion in young, otherwise healthy individuals. Hormones and Behaviour, 60(3), 301-305

Heffernan, T.M., O’Neill, T., & Moss, M. (2011). Smoking-related prospective memory deficits in a real-world task. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.11.014

Heffernan, T.M., O’Neill, T., & Moss, M. (2010). Smoking and everyday prospective memory: A comparison of self-report and objective methodologies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 112(3): 234-238.

Moss, L., Rouse, M., Wesnes, K.A. & Moss, M. (2010).  Differential Effects of the Aromas of Salvia Species on Memory and Mood.  Human Psychopharmacology – Clinical and Experimental. 25: 388 – 396.

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