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Dr Emma Mosley

Dr Emma Mosley

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Biography

Dr Emma Mosley is a senior 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

Industry experience

Emma has previously worked in a range of performance sport including tennis, volleyball, netball and formula three. Her interests are now more focussed towards the application of psychophysiological screening in sport.

Teaching experience

Emma teaches across a range of courses at the University and is the module leader for the following modules: Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Performance, Applied Sport Psychology in Football, and Psychophysiology for Sport and Exercise.

Research interests

Emma’s research interests lie within the use of psychophysiological measures within sport psychology. Emma has expertise within heart rate variability and its use for the measurement of self-regulation within athletes. She also has interests in slow paced breathing and its influence on sports performance and cognitive performance.

Recent publications

Laborde, S., Allen, M., Borges, U., Iskra, M., Zammit, N., You, M., Hosang, T., Mosley, E., Dosseville, F. (2021). Psychophysiological effects of slow-paced breathing at 6 cycles per minute with or without heart rate variability biofeedback. Psychophysiology, doi: 10.1111/PSYP.13952

Borges, U., Lobinger, B.H., Javelle, F., Watson, M., Mosley, E., and Laborde, S (2021). Using slow-paced breathing to foster endurance, well-being, and sleep quality in athletes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology

You, M., Laborde, S., Salvotti, C., Zammit, N., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2021). Influence of a Single Slow-Paced Breathing Session on Cardiac Vagal Activity in Athletes. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi:10.1007/s11469-020-00467-x

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 Medicine, 8, 193.

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, 12, [458].

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, 33, 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 Psychologica, 191, 179-189.

Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Thayer, J. (2017). Heart Rate Variability and Cardiac Vagal Tone in Psychophysiological Research – Recommendations for Experiment Planning, Data Analysis, and Data Reporting. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, [213].

Awards

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

Work in progress

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