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Dr Peter Moseley

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Psychology

I joined the Psychology Department at Northumbria University in 2019 as a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, where I conduct research into psychosis and psychotic-like experiences. Specifically, I aim to understand the cognitive and neural basis of auditory hallucinations, in clinical and non-clinical groups.

I studied for my BSc Psychology (2010), MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (2011), and PhD in Psychology (2014) at Durham University. I then took up a lectureship at the University of Central Lancashire in January 2015, where I taught on both Psychology and Neuroscience undergraduate courses, on research methods, techniques in cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychological disorders, as well as being an active member of the recently developed Brain Imaging Laboratory. I then worked on a secondment to Durham University (2016-2019), where I worked on research projects investigating the phenomenology of hallucinations, as well as their cognitive and neural basis.


Peter Moseley

Key Publications

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  • Cognitive and phenomenological characteristics of hallucination-proneness across the lifespan, Thompson, R., Hallas, L., Moseley, P., Alderson-Day, B. 2 Jan 2021, In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • Correlates of Hallucinatory Experiences in the General Population: An International Multisite Replication Study, Moseley, P., Aleman, A., Allen, P., Bell, V., Bless, J., Bortolon, C., Cella, M., Garrison, J., Hugdahl, K., Kozakova, E., Laroi, F., Moffatt, J., Say, N., Smailes, D., Suzuki, M., Toh, W., Woodward, T., Zaytseva, Y., Rossell, S., Fernyhough, C. 1 Jul 2021, In: Psychological Science
  • Voice-Hearing and Personification: Characterizing Social Qualities of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Early Psychosis, Alderson-Day, B., Woods, A., Moseley, P., Common, S., Deamer, F., Dodgson, G., Fernyhough, C. 23 Jan 2021, In: Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • A linguistic approach to the psychosis continuum: (dis)similarities and (dis)continuities in how clinical and non-clinical voice-hearers talk about their voices, Collins, L., Semino, E., Demjén, Z., Hardie, A., Moseley, P., Woods, A., Alderson-Day, B. 1 Nov 2020, In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • Inner experience differs in rumination and distraction without a change in electromyographical correlates of inner speech, Moffatt, J., Mitrenga, K., Alderson-Day, B., Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C. 14 Sep 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Beyond Trauma: A Multiple Pathways Approach to Auditory Hallucinations in Clinical and Nonclinical Populations, Luhrmann, T., Alderson-Day, B., Bell, V., Bless, J., Corlett, P., Hugdahl, K., Jones, N., Larøi, F., Moseley, P., Padmavati, R., Peters, E., Powers, A., Waters, F. 1 Feb 2019, In: Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Experimentally induced limb-disownership in mixed reality, Kannape, O., Smith, E., Moseley, P., Roy, M., Lenggenhager, B. 18 Feb 2019, In: Neuropsychologia
  • Imaginary Companions, Inner Speech, and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: What Are the Relations?, Fernyhough, C., Watson, A., Bernini, M., Moseley, P., Alderson-Day, B. 30 Jul 2019, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Intentional inhibition but not source memory is related to hallucination-proneness and intrusive thoughts in a university sample, Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Moffatt, J., Mitrenga, K., Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C. 1 Apr 2019, In: Cortex
  • Reading characters in voices: Ratings of personality characteristics from voices predict proneness to auditory verbal hallucinations, Mitrenga, K., Alderson-Day, B., May, L., Moffatt, J., Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C. 12 Aug 2019, In: PLoS One

PGR Supervision

Georgia Punton The association between sleep health and hallucinations in psychosis and the role of cognitive control mechanisms. Start Date: 18/01/2021


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