Liz Moores

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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 in PsychologyAston 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

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Clinical and Systems Neuroscience

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