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Emma  Mosley

Dr Emma Mosley

Lecturer

School 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. 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 within heart rate variability. She is also in the final stages of her British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accreditation in order to become a registered sport scientist, specialising in performance psychology. 

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...

    Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Mertgen, A. (2018). A unifying conceptual framework of factors associated to cardiac vagal control. Heliyon4(12).

    Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2018). Commentary: Emotional intelligence impact on half marathon finish times. Frontiers in Psychology9, 107.

    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., Heuer, S., & Mosley, E. (2018). Hypnosis relaxation suggestions are beneficial to subjective psychological states but have no effect on cardiac vagal activity and breathing frequency. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis66(4), 386-403.

    Mosley, E., Laborde, S., & Watson, M. (2018). Trait Emotional Intelligence in Sport. Manuscript submitted for publication. In Encyclopedia of Sport Psychology International Society for Sport Psychology (ISSP).

    Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Mertgen, A. (2018). Vagal tank theory: The 3 Rs of cardiac vagal control functioning – Resting, Reactivity, and Recovery. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

    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 Psychophysiology.

    Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Ueberholz, L. (2018). Enhancing cardiac vagal activity: Factors of interest for sport psychology. Progress in Brain Research.

    Minns, D., Mosley, E., Laborde, S., & Wimshurst, Z. (2018). The contribution of cardiac vagal activity on peripheral perception under pressure. Progress in Brain Research.

    Mosley, E., Laborde, S., Kavanagh, E., 2017. The contribution of coping related variables and cardiac vagal activity on the performance of a dart throwing task under pressure. Physiology and Behavior, 179, 116-125.

    Laborde, S., Mosley, E., and Thayer, J.F., 2017. Heart rate variability for psychophysiological research: Measurement standards and guidelines for experiment planning, data analysis and data report. Frontiers in Psychology, Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 8(213), 1-18.

    Mosley, E. and Laborde, S., 2016. Performing Under Pressure: The Influence of Personality-Trait-Like Individual Differences. In: Raab, M., Lobinger, B., Hoffmann, S., Pizzera, A. and Laborde, S., 2016. Performance Psychology: A Scientific Guide across Perception, Action, Cognition and Emotion. UK: Esliever. 

    Mosley, E. and Laborde, S., (2015). 'Performing with all my Heart: Heart Rate Variability and its Relationship with Personality-Trait-Like-Individual-Differences (PTLIDs) in Pressurized Performance Situations'. In: Walters, S., (2015).Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Prognostic Significance, Risk Factors and Clinical Applications. USA: Nova Biomedical.

    Mosley, E. and Laborde, S., (2015). 'Performing Under Pressure: The Influence of Personality-Trait-Like Individual Differences'. In:Raab, M., Lobinger, B., Hoffmann, S., Pizzera, A. and Laborde, S., (in progress). Performance Psychology: A Scientific Guide across Perception, Action, Cognition and Emotion. UK: Esliever.

    Funding

    Santander mobility funding (£2,000).

  5. Work in progress

    Follow the link below to find out more about Emma's current projects.

    Emma is currently working on the following research projects:

    • Slow paced breathing as a short term intervention for cognitive performance
    • Trait emotional intelligence within referees
    • Dark intelligence within sport: an exploration between trait emotional intelligence and narcissism in athletes.
  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.