Prof Liz Moores

Reader in Psychology

Deputy Dean for LHS

Associate Dean of Taught Programmes: Development and Recruitment 

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
B4 7ET


Room number: SW508d
telephone: +44 (0) 121 2044070
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

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Research Group

Basic and Applied Neurosciences

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

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In 1995 I was awarded a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sheffield and was then fortunate enough to gain funding to study for a PhD in dyslexia with Prof. Rod Nicolson and Prof. Angela Fawcett. I worked hard and played hard in Sheffield for another four years - the final year of which I was employed as a temporary lecturer in statistics and research methods. It was time for a change! When my year was up and my PhD was under my belt I jetted off to the University of Verona for a year to do a post-doc in visual selective attention in humans with Prof. Leonardo Chelazzi. Many pizzas and two and a half years later (I liked it there!) I returned to the UK and have been here at Aston University since.

I have research interests in dyslexia and visual selective attention. Together with my (then) PhD student, Rizan Cassim, we investigated visual attention modulation in adults with dyslexia and in particular the roles of cueing, crowding and increasing numbers of distractors.I also undertake pedagogical research in a number of areas as part of my role, most recently investigating the determinants of the National Student Survey and the effect of the placement year on the BME attainment gap.

  • Postgraduate Professional Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Aston University, 2005
  • PhD in Psychology, University of Sheffield, 1999

  • European Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Science, International School of Advanced Studies, Trieste, 1998

  • B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, University of Sheffield, 1995

  • 2002 - present: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Psychology Aston University

  • 1999 - 2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Verona

  • 1998 - 1999: Psychology Lecturer, University of Sheffield  

  • I have also tutored at Open University Summer Schools.

 I currently teach or supervise on:

  • PY1124 Research methods and statistics
  • PY1129 Introduction to psychology
  • PY2238 Psychological Research Methods
  • PY3356 Final year project
  • PY4030 Advanced Statistics
  • PY4010 Mini projects
  • Psychology placement year

Recent Publications