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

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

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, DOI 10.1080/14659891.2018.1436606

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

Wood, KV and Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Frings, DJ and White, S Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation.. BMJ Open,

Moss, AC and Albery, IP The Science of Absent Evidence: Is there such thing as an effective responsible drinking message?. Alcohol and Alcoholism, DOI 10.1093/alcalc/agx070

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

Stautz, K and Albery, IP and Frings, D and Moss, AC and Marteau, T Impact of alcohol promoting and alcohol warning advertisements on alcohol consumption, affect, and implicit cognition in heavy drinking young adults: a laboratory-based randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Health Psychology, 22. 128-150. DOI 10.1111/bjhp.12221

Albery, IP and Lowry, J and Frings, D and Johnson, HL and Hogan, C and Moss, AC Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals.. European Addiction Research, 23. 1 - 6. DOI 10.1159/000448732

Marino, C and Vieno, A and Moss, AC and Caselli, G and Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students. Personality and Individual Differences, 101. 70 - 77. DOI 10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.053

Smith-Spark, JH and Moss, AC and Dyer, KR Do Baseline Executive Functions Mediate Prospective Memory Performance under a Moderate Dose of Alcohol?. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. 1325 - 1325. DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01325

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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