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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.

Research Interests

My main research interest are in dyslexia and visual selective attention. Together with my PhD student, Rizan Cassim, we have been investigating visual attention modulation in adults dyslexia and in particular the roles of cueing, crowding and increasing numbers of distractors.  I am also  interested in what guides visual attention and in particular the role of long term and working memory in the guidance of visual attention.

Teaching Activity

I currently teach or supervise on:

  • PY2238 Psychological Research Methods

  • PY3314 Final year project
  • PY4030 Advanced Statistics

  • PY1124 Research methods and statistics


  • 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/ Professor 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.

Administrative Roles

Associate Dean for Taught Programmes

Progamme Director for Science Foundation Programme

Administrative Roles

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning

Contact Details

Room number: SW508d
email: e.j.moores@aston.ac.uk
telephone: +44 (0) 121 2044070
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

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Research Output 1988 2019

Determinants of university students’ attendance

Moores, E., Birdi, G. & Higson, H. E., 2 Oct 2019, In : Educational Research. 61, 4, p. 371-387 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

organization of teaching

A 10 year case study on the changing determinants of University student satisfaction in the UK

Burgess, A. P., Senior, C. & Moores, E., 23 Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, e0192976.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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college students
case studies
higher education
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Minority Groups
Sex Education
Internship and Residency
Ethnic Groups

Adults with dyslexia can use cues to orient and constrain attention but have a smaller and weaker attention spotlight

Moores, E., Tsouknida, E. & Romani, C., 1 Jun 2015, In : Vision Research. 111, PA, p. 55-65 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


To which extent can attention and/or modulation explains deficits in dyslexia?

Author: Mohamad Cassim, M., 23 Jan 2015

Supervisor: Talcott, J. B. (Supervisor) & Moores, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy