Dr Rachel Moseley
- 01202 965538
- rmoseley at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic In Psychology
- Poole House P250, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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My research interests centre on autism spectrum conditions (ASC). My research career began in cognitive neuroscience, and I previously used neurometabolic (MRI, DTI) and electrophysiological (EEG, MEG) methods to investigate language, emotion and social processes in people with and without ASC.
More recently, I focus on some of the difficulties that autistic people often face in adulthood. Some of my research focuses on suicide, self-injury and mental ill-health, including the comorbidity between autism and certain conditions, like eating disorders. I also study issues around late-diagnosis (especially of women) and ageing, a neglected area in autism research.
- Vuillier, L., May, L., Greville-Harris, M., Surman, R. and Moseley, R.L., 2021. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with eating disorders: the role of emotion regulation and exploration of online treatment experiences. Journal of Eating Disorders, 9 (1).
- Moseley, R.L., Druce, T. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2021. Autism research is ‘all about the blokes and the kids’: Autistic women breaking the silence on menopause. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26 (3), 709-726.
- Moseley, R.L., Turner-Cobb, J.M., Spahr, C.M., Shields, G.S. and Slavich, G.M., 2021. Lifetime and perceived stress, social support, loneliness, and health in autistic adults. Health Psychol, 40 (8), 556-568.
- Hills, P.J., Arabacı, G., Fagg, J., Canter, L., Thompson, C. and Moseley, R., 2021. Low-frequency rTMS to the parietal lobe increases eye-movement carryover and decreases hazard rating. Neuropsychologia, 158.
- Moseley, R.L., Liu, C.H., Gregory, N.J., Smith, P., Baron-Cohen, S. and Sui, J., 2021. Levels of Self-representation and Their Sociocognitive Correlates in Late-Diagnosed Autistic Adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
- Vuillier, L., Carter, Z., Teixeira, A.R. and Moseley, R.L., 2020. Alexithymia may explain the relationship between autistic traits and eating disorder psychopathology. Molecular Autism, 11 (1).
- Moseley, R.L., Druce, T. and Turner-Cobb, J.M., 2020. ‘When my autism broke’: A qualitative study spotlighting autistic voices on menopause. Autism, 24 (6), 1423-1437.
- Moseley, R.L., Gregory, N.J., Smith, P., Allison, C. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2020. Links between self-injury and suicidality in autism. Molecular Autism, 11 (1).
- Grisoni, L., Moseley, R., Motlagh, S., Kandia, D., Sener, N., Pulvermuller, F., Roepke, S. and Mohr, B., 2019. Prediction and Mismatch negativity responses reflect impairments in action semantic processing in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
- Hillus, J., Moseley, R., Roepke, S. and Mohr, B., 2019. Action semantic deficits are associated with impaired motor skills in autistic adults without intellectual impairment. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
- Moseley, R. and Sui, J., 2019. The loneliness of me: The assumption of social disinterest and its worrying consequences in autism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42.
- Moseley, R.L., Gregory, N.J., Smith, P., Allison, C. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2019. A 'choice', an 'addiction', a way 'out of the lost': Exploring self-injury in autistic people without intellectual disability. Molecular Autism, 10 (1).
- Moseley, R.L., Hitchiner, R. and Kirkby, J.A., 2018. Self-reported sex differences in high-functioning adults with autism: A meta-analysis. Molecular Autism, 9 (1).
- Moseley, R. and Pulvermuller, F., 2018. What can autism teach us about the role of sensorimotor systems in higher cognition? New clues from studies on language, action semantics, and abstract emotional concept processing. Cortex.
- Ypma, R.J.F. et al., 2016. Default mode hypoconnectivity underlies a sex-related autism spectrum. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
- Moseley, R.L., Correia, M.C., Baron-Cohen, S., Shtyrov, Y., Pulvermuller, F. and Mohr, B., 2016. Reduced volume of the arcuate fasciculus in adults with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
- Moseley, R., Ypma, R.J.F., Holt, R.J., Floris, D., Chura, L.R., Spencer, M.D., Baron-Cohen, S., Suckling, J., Bullmore, E. and Rubinov, M., 2015. Whole-brain functional hypoconnectivity as an endophenotype of autism in adolescents. NeuroImage: Clinical, 9, 140-152.
- Moseley, R., Shtyrov, Y., Mohr, B., Lombardo, M.V., Baron-Cohen, S. and Pulvermuller, F., 2015. Lost for emotion words: what motor and limbic brain activity reveals about autism and semantic theory. Neuroimage, 104, 413-422.
- Moseley, R., Pulvermuller, F., Mohr, B., Lombardo, M.V., Baron-Cohen, S. and Shtyrov, Y., 2014. Brain Routes for Reading in Adults with and without Autism: EMEG Evidence. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44 (1), 137-153.
- Pulvermuller, F., Moseley, R., Egorova, N., Shebani, Z. and Boulenger, V., 2014. Motor cognition–motor semantics: Action perception theory of cognition and communication. Neuropsychologia, 55, 71-84.
- Moseley, R. and Pulvermuller, F., 2014. Nouns, verbs, objects, actions, and abstractions: Local fMRI activity indexes semantics, not lexical categories. Brain & Language, 132, 28-42.
- Moseley, R., Mohr, B., Lombardo, M.V., Baron-Cohen, S., Hauk, O. and Pulvermuller, F., 2013. Brain and behavioral correlates of action semantic deficits in autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.
- Moseley, R., Mohr, B., Lombardo, M.V., Baron-Cohen, S., Hauk, O. and Pulvermuller, F., 2013. Brain and behavioral correlates of action semantic deficits in autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 (725), 1-10.
- Moseley, R., Pulvermuller, F. and Shtyrov, Y., 2013. Sensorimotor semantics on the spot: brain activity dissociates between conceptual categories within 150 ms. Scientific Reports, 3.
- Moseley, R., Carota, F., Hauk, O., Mohr, B. and Pulvermuller, F., 2012. A role for the motor system in binding abstract emotional meaning. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 1634-1647.
- Carota, F., Moseley, R. and Pulvermuller, F., 2012. Body-part-specific Representations of Semantic Noun Categories. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24 (6), 1492-1509.
- Moseley, R., 2018. The limbic system. In: Braaten, E.B., ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 964-966.
- Moseley, R., 2018. The Extreme Male Brain theory of autism. In: Braaten, E.B., ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 979.
- Moseley, R., Kiefer, M. and Pulvermuller, F., 2016. Grounding and embodiment of concepts and meaning: a neurobiological perspective. In: Coello, Y. and Fischer, M., eds. Foundations of Embodied Cognition. Psychology Press.
- Moseley, R., Liu, C.H., Gregory, N. and Sui, J., 2019. Self-representation in autism; are autistic people self-focused, and why does it matter? In: Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society 10-12 July 2019 Bournemouth, UK.
- Turner-Cobb, J.M., Sinimeri, D., Moseley, R. and Gamble, T.R., 2019. Visualization of social support alters mood: clinical implications of a conceptual mapping tool. In: The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) 77th Annual Scientific Meeting 6-9 March 2019 Vancouver, Canada.
- Moseley, R. and Sarah, C., 2021. Strategy to improve the lives of autistic people is a welcome addition, says leading researcher. Dods Parlimentary Companion. Available from: https://login.dodsinformation.com/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fapp.dodsinformation.com%2Fj_spring_cas_security_check.
- Moseley, R., 2021. No evidence links autism with terrorism, but ill-judged statements and headlines will lead to stigma. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/no-evidence-links-autism-with-terrorism-but-ill-judged-statements-and-headlines-will-lead-to-stigma-164133.
- Moseley, R. and Vuillier, L., 2020. Link between autism and eating disorders may be due to an inability to identify emotions – new research. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/link-between-autism-and-eating-disorders-may-be-due-to-an-inability-to-identify-emotions-new-research-143022.
- Kirkby, J. and Moseley, R., 2020. How to support children with special educational needs as they return to school. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/how-to-support-children-with-special-educational-needs-as-they-return-to-school-139422.
- Moseley, R., 2019. Understanding Gender Differences in Autism. Bournemouth Research Chronicle. Available from: https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/research-chronicle/research-chronicle-2019/understanding-gender-differences-autism.
- Moseley, R., 2019. Orangutans in the social jungle and the cost of hiding in plain sight.. Pint of Science. Available from: https://pintofscience.co.uk/blog/orangutans-in-the-social-jungle/.
- Moseley, R., Greenburg, C. and Rosa, S., 2019. Autism and Self-Injury: Talking With Dr. Rachel Moseley at INSAR 2019. Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Available from: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2019/10/autism-and-self-injury-talking-with-dr.html.
- Moseley, R. and Kirkby, J., 2018. Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women. The Conversation. Available from: https://theconversation.com/autism-screening-tool-may-not-detect-the-condition-in-some-women-96488.
- Moseley, R., 2017. Ten Things I Wish People Knew About Autism. Soapbox Science. Available from: http://soapboxscience.org/ten-things-wish-people-knew-autism-meet-rachel-moseley/.
- Moseley, R., 2016. Autism is nothing to be A-shamed about: reflections on the muddled messages from the media. Soapbox Science. Available from: http://soapboxscience.org/?p=3330.
- Moseley, R., 2016. Figuring out the human brain and how being on the autism spectrum affects it. Womanthology. Available from: http://www.womanthology.co.uk/figuring-out-the-human-brain-and-how-being-on-the-autism-spectrum-affects-it-dr-rachel-moseley-lecturer-in-psychology-at-bournemouth/.
- Moseley, R., Druce, T. and Turner-Cobb, J., 2020. “I thought I was going mad”: We need to talk about menopause in autism. In: International Society of Autism Research 2020 Virtual Meeting.
- Vuillier, L., Carter, Z., Texeira, A. and Moseley, R., 2019. Alexithymia: the missing link between autism and eating disorders? In: ISRE.
- Moseley, R., Liu, C., Gregory, N. and Sui, J., 2019. Self-representation in autism: are autistic people self-focused, and why does it matter? In: Experimental Psychology Society.
- Carter, Z., Teixeira, A.R., Moseley, R. and Vuillier, L., 2019. Alexithymia: A Mediator Between Autistic Traits and Eating Disordered Behaviours? In: Emotions in Eating Disorders: What We Know and What We’re Doing About It.
- Moseley, R., Gregory, N., Smith, P., Allison, C. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2019. Self-Injury in Autism: Predictors, Perceptions, and Links to Suicidality. In: International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting.
Profile of Teaching PG
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Profile of Teaching UG
- Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis 2a
- Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs
- Clinical and Developmental Psychology
Depression, suicide and self-injury in autism: whe, London, 05 Dec 2019 more
Autism Today 2019, conference for doctors, psychiatrists, healthcare professionals in London, December 2019.
“Missed or misdiagnosed? Autism spectrum disorders, Cambridge, 01 Jun 2017 more
Talk given to clinical psychologists in Cambridge
Learning Spaces in Mind and Brain, Bournemouth International College, 19 Oct 2016 more
Bournemouth International College Best Practice Day
- Unit Leader, Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology
- Unit Leader, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Department of Psychology
- Placement coordinator (MSc), Psychology
- Programme Leader, Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, Psychology
- Brain and Cognition, Anonymous peer review, 30 Nov 2016
- Frontiers in Psychology, Anonymous peer review, 11 Jan 2016
- Cambridge University Press, Anonymous peer review, 11 Jan 2016
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Podcast around autism spectrum conditions, sex differences and gender: https://anchor.fm/medfem/episodes/Biases-in-Diagnosis-Ep-2-Autism-Spectrum-Conditions-with-Dr-Rachel-Moseley-elc42n
- Talk given to the Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub society.
- Talk given at Festival of Learning
- Talk given as part of Pint of Science Bournemouth
- Talk given at the local autism support group, Dorset Adult Asperger Support
- Helping out at BU's stall to talk to the public about the brain and brain injury. Talking to the public in the city centre.
- Bournemouth Air Festival 2017: an interactive presentation about the brain, autism and psychology
- Soapbox Science, 2017: Speaking to the public in Milton Keynes about the brain and about autism spectrum conditions.
- Festival of Learning, 2017: 'Neurodiversity is the spice of life', a talk on autism spectrum conditions
- Festival of Learning, 2017: Your Brilliant Brain. Interactive activity stand for families, to learn about the brain.
- Soapbox Science presentation: Amazing Brains and the Autism Spectrum
- Psychology 101: Presentation to secondary school students as part of BU Summer Breaks
- Autism Matters Podcast: talk on autism, ageing and menopause. https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/9/5/c/95c57087e20a50b6/Sage_-_Autism_Matters_-_Podcast_31.mp3?c_id=82084382&cs_id=82084382&preview=1604944957&no-libsyn-stats=true&expiration=1604946072&hwt=1f278d156b29293b5c96e125a0cd1c1a
- Podcast interview on autism and menopause for Autistica, an organisation supporting autistic people.
- Autistica Autism Research Conference, Exploring self-injury in autistic people, 06 Sep 2018, City University of London
- International Meeting for Autism Research, Sex differences in autistic adults: a meta-analysis, 09 May 2018, Rotterdam
- Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Neurophysiological correlates of action word and sound processing in autism spectrum conditions and neurotypical controls: A mismatch negativity (MMN) study, 17 Aug 2016, University College London
- Building Resilience, 01 Jun 2018
- Understanding Boundaries, 25 May 2018
- Research Communication Day, 23 May 2018
- Bid Writing Retreat - British Academy Small Grants, 14 Mar 2018
- Supporting Students Health and Wellbeing, 09 Mar 2018
- Handling Loss Issues in Students, 01 Jan 2018
- Mental Health First Aid, 01 Sep 2017
- Doctoral Supervision Development, 01 Jan 2017
- Preparing Impact Case Studies, 01 Jan 2017
- Innovate: Teaching Large Groups, 01 Jan 2017
- PG Certificate in Education, 18 Sep 2016
External Media and Press
- Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women, The Conversation, 23 May 2018. https://theconversation.com/autism-screening-tool-may-not-detect-the-condition-in-some-women-96488
- The Supporters: Experts talk about autism, Fixers, 21 Mar 2018. http://www.fixers.org.uk/feel-happy-fix/feel-happy-on-the-spectrum/the-supporters.php
- Aspergers and Me: Fixers video, ITV, 14 Mar 2018. http://www.fixers.org.uk/index.php?module_instance_id=11312&core_alternate_io_handler=view_fixer_news_video&data_ref_id=16859&news_data_ref_id=16858&video_no=1
- Girls with autism show anomalies in 'daydreaming' network, Spectrum News, 18 Aug 2016. https://spectrumnews.org/news/girls-autism-show-anomalies-daydreaming-network/