Prof. Antony Moss

Antony Moss

Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science; Director of Education and Student Experience for the School of Applied Sciences

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Professor Antony Moss is Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science and Director of  Education and Student Experience for the School of Appled Sciences. His research interests focus on the cognitive aspects of addiction and the application of decision theory for understanding the onset, maintenance and offset of addictive behaviours.

Professor Moss - and a pop-up pub lab - feature in BBC 1 documentary 'The Truth about Alcohol' (first screened May 2016).

Professor Moss spent two years working with the Addictive Behaviours Research Group at St George's, University of London before returning to LSBU in 2009, where he had originally studied for both his undergraduate and doctoral qualifications.

Other related research interests include applying basic science and theory into policy contexts for minimising the harms of alcohol and other drug misuse to society, integrating disparate theoretical approaches in addictions research into a coherent model of addiction which has theoretical and clinical implications, and the application of mixed methods approaches in research.

BSc Psychology

  • Exploring Real World Psychology
  • Psychology of Addictive Behaviour

MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling

  • Therapeutic Foundations of Addiction and Counselling Psychology

Professor Antony Moss's current primary research interests are focused on the evaluation of public health interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms, and promoting responsible drinking. He and his colleagues and have developed novel methodologies for assessing the effects of public health media on various indices of alcohol use/misuse, including attitudes, intentions as well as actual drinking.

More broadly, his research aims to understand the cognitive aspects of addictive behaviours in relation to both substances and other behavioural forms of dependence.

Most recent publications

Parke, H and Michalska, M and Russell, A and Moss, AC and Holdsworth, C and Ling, J and Larsen, J Understanding drinking among midlife men in the United Kingdom: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 8. 85-94. DOI 10.1016/j.abrep.2018.08.001

Frings, DJ and Eskisan, G and Caselli, G and Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Spada, MM The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices.. Eating and Weight Disorders, DOI 10.1007/s40519-018-0525-y

Vasiljevic, M and Couturier, D-L and Frings, D and Moss, AC and Albery, IP and Marteau, TM Impact of lower strength alcohol labelling on consumption: A randomised controlled trial. Health Psychology, DOI

Cox, SA and Bertoux, M and Turner, JJD and Moss, AC and Locker, K and Riggs, K Aspects of alcohol use disorder affecting social cognition as assessed using the Mini Social and Emotional Assessment (mini-SEA). Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187. 165-170. DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.004

Marino, C and Moss, AC and Vieno, A and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Spada, MM Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse. Addictive Behaviors, DOI

Johnson, HL and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Moss, AC STI-protective Self-efficacy and Binge Drinking in a Sample of University Students in the United Kingdom. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 17. 19-25. DOI 10.1016/j.srhc.2018.05.004

Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Davidson, N and Mba, S and Blaszko, U and Marchant, A Selective attentional bias for novel psychoactive substance (NPS) and expectancy-related stimuli amongst non-problematic NPS users and never NPS users.. Journal of Substance Use, 23. 422-428. DOI 10.1080/14659891.2018.1436606

Wood, KV and Albery, IP and Moss, AC and White, S and Frings, D Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation.. BMJ Open, DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016867

Frings, D and Moss, AC and Albery, IP and Eskisan, G and Wilcockson, TDW and Marchant, A Environmental context influences visual attention to responsible drinking messages. Alcohol and Alcoholism, DOI

Moss, AC and Evans, S and Albery, IP Effect of health messages on alcohol attitudes and intentions in a sample of 16- & 17-year-old underage drinkers. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14. DOI 10.3390/ijerph14101183

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Member of the British Psychological Society

Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction

Professor Antony Moss is currently an External Examiner on the MSc International Programme in Addiction Studies for Kings College London.

He is regularly invited to review manuscripts and grant applications in the addictions and alcohol misuse fields.

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