Rachel Moseley

Dr Rachel Moseley

  • Principal Academic In Psychology
  • Poole House P250, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

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.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • 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.

Conferences

Reports

Internet Publications

Posters

  • 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.
  • 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.

Others

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

Invited Lectures

  • Scottish Women's Autism Network (SWAN): Webinar on, Online, 27 Oct 2022 more
  • 18 May 2022 more
  • 07 Apr 2022 more
  • 26 Mar 2022 more
  • Talk for Centre 404, London, Int. Woman's Day, Online, 08 Mar 2022 more
  • 22 Nov 2021 more
  • 06 Nov 2021 more
  • 22 Apr 2021 more
  • 26 Feb 2021 more
  • 11 Feb 2021 more
  • 02 Dec 2020 more
  • Depression, suicide and self-injury in autism: whe, London, 05 Dec 2019 more
  • “Missed or misdiagnosed? Autism spectrum disorders, Cambridge, 01 Jun 2017 more
  • Learning Spaces in Mind and Brain, Bournemouth International College, 19 Oct 2016 more

External Responsibilities

  • University of Huddersfield, External examiner for MRES student (2018-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Independent academic reviewer, PhD viva examination
  • Independent reviewer, Probationary review of PhD candidate
  • 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

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 28 Jun 2022
  • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jun 2022
  • Autism: the international journal of research and practice, Anonymous peer review, 23 May 2022
  • Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 15 Apr 2022
  • JCPP Advances, Anonymous peer review, 13 Mar 2022
  • Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research, Anonymous peer review, 19 Dec 2021
  • Autism: the international journal of research and practice, 10 Oct 2021
  • Autism: the international journal of research and practice, 02 Jul 2021
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience, Anonymous peer review, 09 Dec 2020
  • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anonymous peer review, 07 Dec 2020
  • Autism: the international journal of research and practice, Anonymous peer review, 03 Aug 2020
  • 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 episode on autistic experiences of menopause: https://www.katecodrington.co.uk/autistic-perimenopause/
  • Cafe Scientifique talk, "Autism - from 'acceptance' to celebration"
  • ESRC Festival of Learning event, "The Science of Suicide". Interactive seminar delivered to the general public.
  • 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.
  • "Icebergs, boggarts and penguins: late-diagnosis and mental health in autism". Talks given to local stakeholder group (SENDiass4BCP).

Conference Presentations

  • Autistica Research Festival, Lifetime stress and its associations with physical and mental health in autistic adults, 11 Jul 2022, Online only
  • Autistica Research Festival, Exploring pathways to suicide ideation and attempts in autistic adults, 11 Jul 2022, Online only
  • International Society for Autism Research, "Exploring the relevance of the interpersonal theory of suicide for autistic adults", 11 May 2022, Austin, Texas
  • German Society for Cognitive Linguistics, Sensorimotor 'grounding' of emotion words: lessons from the autism spectrum, 01 Apr 2022, Online
  • Australasian Society for Autism Research (AsFAR) “Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention in Autism” Conference, Pathways to suicide in autistic adults., 09 Dec 2021, Virtual
  • Experimental Psychology Society, Self-representation and its links to loneliness in autism, 10 Jul 2019, Bournemouth University
  • 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

Consultancy Activities

  • Advanced Autism training course, Online delivery of training on autistic mental health and ageing. Vivacity Social Work
  • Training videos for GPs and frontline healthcare staff, Training videos for GPs and frontline healthcare staff. Topics: ageing, menopause, suicidality and mental ill-health.. NHS England
  • Talk for staff at Harbour School, Dorset, around mental health of autistic young people and ways to improve wellbeing., Talk for staff at Harbour School, Dorset, around mental health of autistic young people and ways to improve wellbeing.. Harbour School, Delta Trust
  • Autism Advisors panel (National Autistic Society), Advisory work for the National Autistic Society: review information to be disseminated for accuracy, reliability, and evidence base.. National Autistic Society
  • NICE guideline on Menopause: diagnosis and management, Contributed as a key stakeholder to comments on final scope and equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Professor Julie Turner-Cobb
  • Autistica information page on self-harm, Advisor and reviewing. Autistica
  • Grant application reviewer, Reviewing ERC grant application. Ben Gurion University, Israel

Attended Training

  • 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

Honours

  • Shortlisted (1 of 8) for Masters Teacher of the Year award (FindAUniversity.com, 2022)

External Media and Press