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I am the University Director of Education and Student Experience and Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science. I am also Deputy Director of PHIRST London. I completed both my undergraduate and doctoral studies at LSBU, and have worked in several senior roles at the university.

My research interests are primarily focused on the public health aspects of addiction. Connecting both my research and learning and teaching roles is a passion for understanding and promoting inclusivity and equality.

My particular research interest is on understanding the needs of individuals who experience harms from substances and behaviours which we generally think of as being 'addictive'. Addiction is generally thought about as an all-or-nothing condition - you are either addicted to something or not. In reality, many people can experience harms from substances and activities such as alcohol and gambling, and this harm exists along a broad spectrum. I am interested in understanding how we can both help people to recognise the harms that can arise, but also exploring better ways of supporting people who do experience those harms.

As the Deputy Director of our NIHR-funded research centre, PHIRST London, I work closely with Local Authorities across the UK to evaluate a wide range of public health interventions.

I am also a Trustee for the charity Alcohol Change UK, who organise the Dry January campaign, among many other things, to eliminate alcohol-related harms across the country.

Finally, I am also a school governor with expertise in schools and settings which support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Kerlin Jn-PierreDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Chrysa MiliaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mrs Irena Kostadinova SoperDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Walter SapuppoDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Ashley Robert HowardEvaluating the implementation of IBA interventions with students in a university settingPhD
Mr James MorrisEffects of continuum versus binary beliefs about alcohol problems on problem recognition, defensive processing and stigma among harmful drinkersPhD
Miss Stella MearnsThe Emotional Decision Maker: exploring the role of affect in sweet food choicePhD
Mr Philip Malcom Jamieson WallaceChanges in Addiction TreatmentPhD
BSc (Hons) Psychology

London South Bank University

2001
2004
PhD

London South Bank University

2005
2008
Professor of Addictive Behaviour Science
Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research, London South Bank University

2018
Education
Director of Education and Student Experience
School of Applied Sciences, London South Bank University

2015
2021
Education
Head of Psychology
Department of Psychology, London South Bank University

2013
2015
Education
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Department of Psychology, London South Bank University

2009
2013
Education
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Addictive Behaviours Research Unit, St George's, University of London

2007
2009
Education
University Director of Education and Student Experience
London South Bank University

2021
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)2021Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies TeamCo-Investigator
Westminster Drugs Project2017H550_AppRes_WDP_Street DrinkersPrincipal Investigator
The Health Innovation Network2016H306_AppRes_South London Innovation and Diffusion Awards_Innovation and Difussion AwardsPrincipal Investigator
Health Innovation Network2017Acceptability and Feasibility of Alcohol IdentificationPrincipal Investigator
GambleAware2019The impact of message framing on problem recognition amongst problem and at-risk gamblerPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
London UniConnectLondon UniConnectPrincipal InvestigatorOffice for Students (OfS)OPEN Approved for submissionApr 2022

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2017

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2016
Alcohol Change UK

Trustee

Third sector
June 2018
New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group

Trustee

Third sector
June 2017
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Freedom of the City of London (Jan 2021)

City of London


(Safe) Sex on My Mind: The Effects of a Safe Sex Prime and an Alcohol Prime on Sex-related Perceptions and Behavior
Johnson, H., Albery, I., Moss, A. and Frings, D. (2021). (Safe) Sex on My Mind: The Effects of a Safe Sex Prime and an Alcohol Prime on Sex-related Perceptions and Behavior. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Problem recogntion amongst harmful drinkers: a conceptual model for problem framing factors
Morris, J., Albery, I., Moss, A. and Heather, N. (2021). Problem recogntion amongst harmful drinkers: a conceptual model for problem framing factors. in: Alcohol Handbook: From Synapse to Society Elsevier. pp. 221-236

The Effects of Alcohol Use on Prospective Memory: A Systematic Literature Review.
Kyriacou, A., Smith-Spark, J.H., Senar, J., Moss, A.C. and Dyer, K.R. (2021). The Effects of Alcohol Use on Prospective Memory: A Systematic Literature Review. Substance Use & Misuse. 56 (3), p. 359. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2020.1868005

Peer pressure and alcohol consumption in adults living in the UK: a systematic qualitative review.
Morris, H., Larsen, J., Catterall, E., Moss, A.C. and Dombrowski, S. (2020). Peer pressure and alcohol consumption in adults living in the UK: a systematic qualitative review. BMC Public Health. 20 (1), p. 1014. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09060-2

Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms
Wardle, H, Banks, J, Bebbington, P, Blank, L, Bowden Jones Obe, H, Bramley, S, Bunn, C, Casey, E, Cassidy, R, Chamberlain, SR, Close, J, Critchlow, N, Dobbie, F, Downs, C, Dymond, S, Fino, E, Goyder, E, Gray, C, Griffiths, M, Grindrod, P, Hogan, L, Hoon, A, Hunt, K, James, R, John, B, Manthorpe, J, McCambridge, J, McDaid, D, McKee, M, McManus, S, Moss, A, Norrie, C, Nutt, DJ, Orford, J, Pryce, R, Purves, R, Reith, G, Roberts, A, Roberts, E, Roderique-Davies, G, Rogers, J, Rogers, RD, Sharman, S, Strang, J, Tunney, R, Turner, J, West, R and Zendle, D (2020). Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms. The BMJ. 370, pp. m2613-m2613. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2613

Measuring the impact of the Capital Card®†, a novel form of contingency management, on substance misuse treatment outcomes: A retrospective evaluation
Moss, A., DeSilva, D., Cox, S., Notley, C. and Nanda, M. (2020). Measuring the impact of the Capital Card®†, a novel form of contingency management, on substance misuse treatment outcomes: A retrospective evaluation. PLoS ONE. 15 (3), p. e0229905. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229905

Comparison of Allen Carr's Easyway programme with NHS-standard specialist cessation support: a randomised controlled trial
Frings, D., Albery, I., Moss, A., Brunger, H., Burghelea, M., White, S. and Wood, K. (2020). Comparison of Allen Carr's Easyway programme with NHS-standard specialist cessation support: a randomised controlled trial. Addiction. 115 (5), pp. 977-985. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14897

Continuum beliefs are associated with higher problem recognition than binary beliefs among harmful drinkers without addiction experience.
Morris, J., Albery, I., Moss, A. and Heather, N. (2020). Continuum beliefs are associated with higher problem recognition than binary beliefs among harmful drinkers without addiction experience. Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106292

Optics and Illusions of Street Drinking in East London: A thematic analysis
Tyler, A., Cox, S. and Moss, A. (2018). Optics and Illusions of Street Drinking in East London: A thematic analysis. SSA Annual Conference, Society for the Study of Addiction. Newcastle 07 - 08 Nov 2018

Context-Specific Drinking and Social Anxiety: The Roles of Anticipatory Anxiety and Post-Event Processing
Buckner, J.D., Lewis, E.M, Terlecki, M.A., Albery, I. and Moss, A. (2020). Context-Specific Drinking and Social Anxiety: The Roles of Anticipatory Anxiety and Post-Event Processing. Addictive Behaviors. 102, p. 106184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106184

Selective attentional bias to food-related stimuli in healthy individuals with characteristics towards orthorexia nervosa
Albery, I., Michalska, M, Moss, A. and Spada, M. (2019). Selective attentional bias to food-related stimuli in healthy individuals with characteristics towards orthorexia nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00755-z

Understanding women's feelings about safety and hazards of street drinking in London through interpretative phenomenological analysis
Tyler, A., Moss, A. and Cox, S. (2019). Understanding women's feelings about safety and hazards of street drinking in London through interpretative phenomenological analysis. Addictive Behaviors. 99, p. 106042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106042

Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts
Howard, A, Albery, IP, Frings, D, Spada, MM and Moss, A (2019). Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts. Substance Use and Misuse. 54 (9), pp. 1519-1529. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2019.1590414

Understanding drinking among midlife men in the United Kingdom: A systematic review of qualitative studies
Parke, H, Michalska, M, Russell, A, Moss, AC, Holdsworth, C, Ling, J and Larsen, J (2018). Understanding drinking among midlife men in the United Kingdom: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 8, pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2018.08.001

The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices.
Frings, DJ, Eskisan, G, Caselli, G, Albery, IP, Moss, AC and Spada, MM (2018). The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices. Eating and Weight Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-018-0525-y

Impact of lower strength alcohol labelling on consumption: A randomised controlled trial
Vasiljevic, M, Couturier, D-L, Frings, D, Moss, AC, Albery, IP and Marteau, TM (2018). Impact of lower strength alcohol labelling on consumption: A randomised controlled trial. Health Psychology. 37 (7), pp. 658-667. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000622

Aspects of alcohol use disorder affecting social cognition as assessed using the Mini Social and Emotional Assessment (mini-SEA)
Cox, SA, Bertoux, M, Turner, JJD, Moss, AC, Locker, K and Riggs, K (2018). Aspects of alcohol use disorder affecting social cognition as assessed using the Mini Social and Emotional Assessment (mini-SEA). Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 187, pp. 165-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.004

Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse
Marino, C, Moss, AC, Vieno, A, Albery, IP, Frings, D and Spada, MM (2018). Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse. Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.028

STI-protective Self-efficacy and Binge Drinking in a Sample of University Students in the United Kingdom
Johnson, HL, Albery, IP, Frings, D and Moss, AC (2018). STI-protective Self-efficacy and Binge Drinking in a Sample of University Students in the United Kingdom. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare. 17, pp. 19-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2018.05.004

Selective attentional bias for novel psychoactive substance (NPS) and expectancy-related stimuli amongst non-problematic NPS users and never NPS users.
Albery, IP, Moss, AC, Davidson, N, Mba, S, Blaszko, U and Marchant, A (2018). 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 (4), pp. 422-428. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2018.1436606

Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation.
Wood, KV, Albery, IP, Moss, AC, White, S and Frings, D (2017). Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of Allen Carr’s Easyway programme versus Lambeth and Southwark NHS service for smoking cessation. BMJ Open. 7 (12), p. e016867. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016867

Environmental context influences visual attention to responsible drinking messages
Frings, D, Moss, AC, Albery, IP, Eskisan, G, Wilcockson, TDW and Marchant, A (2017). Environmental context influences visual attention to responsible drinking messages. Alcohol and Alcoholism. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agx076

Effect of health messages on alcohol attitudes and intentions in a sample of 16- & 17-year-old underage drinkers
Moss, AC, Evans, S and Albery, IP (2017). 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 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101183

The Science of Absent Evidence: Is there such thing as an effective responsible drinking message?
Moss, AC and Albery, IP (2017). The Science of Absent Evidence: Is there such thing as an effective responsible drinking message? Alcohol and Alcoholism. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agx070

Dyads experience over confidence in hand-eye coordination skills after placebo alcohol
Frings, D, Albery, IP, Rolph, K, Leczfalvy, A, Smaczny, S and Moss, AC (2016). Dyads experience over confidence in hand-eye coordination skills after placebo alcohol. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 3 (47), pp. 148-157. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12418

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
Stautz, K, Albery, IP, Frings, D, Moss, AC and Marteau, T (2016). 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 (1), pp. 128-150. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12221

Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals.
Albery, IP, Lowry, J, Frings, D, Johnson, HL, Hogan, C and Moss, AC (2016). 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), pp. 1 - 6. https://doi.org/10.1159/000448732

Do Baseline Executive Functions Mediate Prospective Memory Performance under a Moderate Dose of Alcohol?
Smith-Spark, JH, Moss, AC and Dyer, K. (2016). Do Baseline Executive Functions Mediate Prospective Memory Performance under a Moderate Dose of Alcohol? Frontiers in Psychology. 7, pp. 1325 - 1325. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01325

Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and body-related stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa
Albery, IP, Wilcockson, TDW, Frings, D, Moss, AC, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2016). Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and body-related stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa. Appetite. 107 (Dec), pp. 208 - 212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.08.006

Exploring the Alcohol-Behaviour Link: Myopic self-enhancement in the absence of alcohol consumption as a function of past alcohol use
Moss, AC, Albery, IP and Rahman, K (2016). Exploring the Alcohol-Behaviour Link: Myopic self-enhancement in the absence of alcohol consumption as a function of past alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 4 (Dec), pp. 37-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2016.07.002

Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students
Marino, C, Vieno, A, Moss, AC, Caselli, G, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2016). Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students. Personality and Individual Differences. 101, pp. 70 - 77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.053

Neknomination': Predictors in a sample of UK university students
Moss, AC, Spada, MM, Harkin, J, Albery, IP, Rycroft, N and Nikčević, AV (2015). Neknomination': Predictors in a sample of UK university students. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 1, pp. 73 - 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2015.05.003

The effects of responsible drinking messages on attentional allocation and drinking behaviour.
Moss, AC, Albery, IP, Dyer, KR, Frings, D, Humphreys, K, Inkelaar, T, Harding, E and Speller, A (2015). The effects of responsible drinking messages on attentional allocation and drinking behaviour. Addictive Behaviors. 44, pp. 94 - 101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.035