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Title: Dr
First Name: Rachel
Surname: Moss
Position: Research Assistant
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263250
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Rachel graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology (2.1), followed by a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Distinction), both from Durham University.

Following her degrees, Rachel worked as a Research Assistant at Newcastle University, supporting studies exploring spatial memory in Major Depressive Disorder, as well as the use of quetiapine in psychotic disorders. Rachel also undertook her PhD at Newcastle University (Institute of Neuroscience), which explored intra-individual reaction time variability in sustained attention in non-pathological adult populations, as well as clinical populations (e.g., Bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease). Alongside the last year of her PhD, Rachel worked for the University of Reading as an Assistant Psychologist/CYP IAPT Coordinator for the CYP IAPT project. The CYP IAPT project aimed to support the service transformation of CAMHS in the England.

Rachel has recently worked as a Research Fellow on two Office for Students funded projects designed to support doctoral (University of Portsmouth PGR Wellbeing project) and undergraduate (University of Sussex SITUATE project) mental health and wellbeing.

Rachel joined RGU in May 2020 as a full-time, fixed-term Research Assistant in the School of Health Sciences. Rachel is supporting the NIHR evidence synthesis project ‘exercise therapy for the treatment of tendinopathies’.

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Moss, R. A., Finkelmeyer, A., Robinson, L. J., Thompson, J. M., Watson, S., Ferrier, I. N., & Gallagher, P. (2016). The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. Frontiers in psychiatry, 7, 106. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00106

Finkelmeyer, A., Nilsson, J., He, J., Stevens, L., Maller, J. J., Moss, R. A., ... & McAllister-Williams, R. H. (2016). Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. Psychological Medicine, 46(10), 2157-2168. doi:10.1017/S0033291716000702