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Antony Moss

Prof. Antony Moss

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

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    Applied Sciences / Psychology

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

  • Theoretical Foundations of Addiction Counselling and 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.

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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.