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Emma  Mosley

Dr Emma Mosley

Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6877 ext. 6877 Room no. RM133

Biography

Dr Emma Mosley is a lecturer in sport psychology in the Department of Sport Science and Performance. She teaches on a range of sport psychology modules across BSc and BA programmes at Solent and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Emma completed her BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences from Bournemouth University and went on to complete her PhD, titled The Contribution of Coping Related Variables and Cardiac Vagal Activity on Performance Under Pressure also through Bournemouth University.  

Emma is an active researcher within psychophysiology and sport performance, with a particular specialism in heart rate variability. She is a member of the mind-body connections research group at Solent. Emma is also a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Emma currently works as a sport scientist specialising in performance psychology for a range of athletes...

    Emma currently works as a sport scientist specialising in performance psychology for a range of athletes in a variety of performance environments including tennis and netball. She is in her final year of supervised experience to become a BASES registered practitioner and chartered scientist.

  2. Teaching experience

    Emma teaches on the following units: Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Performance, Sport Psychology, Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology, Applied Sport Psychology, and Psychophysiology for Sport and Exercise.
  3. Research interests

    Emma’s research interests lie within individual differences in performance under pressure and the use of psychophysiological measures within...

    Emma’s research interests lie within individual differences in performance under pressure and the use of psychophysiological measures within sport psychology. Emma has expertise within heart rate variability and its use for the measurement of stress and self-regulation within athletes. Furthermore she has a particular interest in personality-trait-like individual differences such as emotional intelligence and how they affect athletes in stressful situations.

    In addition to the sport performance research group at Solent University, Emma is currently part of the Centre for Sport and Event Research at Bournemouth University and has research links with the German Sport University in Cologne.

  4. Recent publications

    Emma has contributed to a number of publications. Follow the link below for more information...

    For a full list of Emma's published works, see her Pure profile.

    Recent publications include:

    • Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Strack, N. (2019). The influence of power posing on cardiac vagal activity. Acta Psychologica199.
    • Laborde, S., Hosang, T., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2019). Influence of a 30 days slow paced breathing intervention compared to social media use on subjective sleep quality and cardiac vagal activity. Journal of Clinical Medicine8, 193.
    • Laborde, S., Lentes, T., Hosang, T., Borges, U., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2019). The influence of slow-paced breathing on inhibition after physical exertion. Frontiers in Psychology10, 1923.
    • Mosley, E., Laborde, S., & Kavangah , E. (2018). The contribution of coping related variables and cardiac vagal activity on prone rifle shooting performance under pressure. Journal of Psychophysiology33, 171-187.
    • Mosley, E., Laborde, S., & Kavangah , E. (2018). The contribution of coping related variables and cardiac vagal activity on working memory performance under pressure. Acta Psychologica191, 179-189.
    • Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Mertgen, A. (2018). A unifying conceptual framework of factors associated to cardiac vagal control. Heliyon4(12), [e01002]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e01002
    • Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Mertgen, A. (2018). Vagal tank theory: The 3 Rs of cardiac vagal control functioning – Resting, Reactivity, and Recovery. Frontiers in Neuroscience12, [458].
    • Laborde, S., Heuer, S., & Mosley, E. (2018). Effects of a Brief Hypnosis Relaxation Induction on Subjective Psychological States, Cardiac Vagal Activity, and Breathing Frequency. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis66(4), 386-403.
    • Minns, D., Mosley, E., Laborde, S., & Wimshurst, Z. (2018). The contribution of cardiac vagal activity on peripheral perception under pressure. Progress in Brain Research240, 93-107.
    • Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Ueberholz, L. (2018). Enhancing cardiac vagal activity: Factors of interest for sport psychology. Progress in Brain Research240, 71-92.
    • Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2018). Commentary: Emotional intelligence impact on half marathon finish times. Frontiers in Psychology9, [2593].
  5. Work in progress

    Current projects include breathing interventions, HRV in sport settings, and HRV and executive function.
  6. Awards

    PhD in Sport Psychology, BSc Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences (1st Class Honours), BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.