I am a senior lecturer in psychology at Liverpool John Moores University with research interests in cognitive performance in pain states and populations with ASD as well as somatosensation in ASD (pain and gentle touch). Before coming to LJMU I completed a postdoctoral role at the University of Bath Centre for Pain Research developing the Bath Test of Attention for Pain (Bath TAP). Prior to this I completed my PhD at Sheffield Hallam University examining the attentional biases for faces in adults with ASD.
My research interests relate to the cognitive functioning and performance of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and individuals experiencing induced, acute and chronic pain. A parallel stream of research interest is assessment of pain experiences in vulnerable populations including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Sheffield Hallam University, UK, PhD
Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath, 2012 - present
Haggarty CJ, Moore DJ, Trotter PD, Hagan R, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2021. Vicarious ratings of social touch the effect of age and autistic traits. Scientific Reports, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Seward J, Stavrinos D, Moore D, Attridge N, Trost Z. 2021. When driving hurts: characterizing the experience and impact of driving with back pain. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Karos K, McParland JL, Bunzli S, Devan H, Hirsh A, Kapos FP, Keogh E, Moore D, Tracy LM, Ashton-James CE. 2020. The social threats of COVID-19 for people with chronic pain PAIN, 161 :2229-2235 DOI Author Url Public Url
Walker SC, Williams K, Moore DJ. 2020. Superior Identification of Component Odors in a Mixture Is Linked to Autistic Traits in Children and Adults CHEMICAL SENSES, 45 :391-399 DOI Author Url Public Url
Moore DJ, Meints SM, Lazaridou A, Johnson D, Franceschelli O, Cornelius M, Schreiber K, Edwards RR. 2019. The Effect of Induced and Chronic Pain on Attention Journal of Pain, 20 :1353-1361 DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Williams Z, Failla M, Davis S, Hefline B, Okitondo C, Moore D, Cascio C. 2019. Thermal Perceptual Thresholds are typical in Autism Spectrum Disorder but Strongly Related to Intra-individual Response Variability Scientific Reports, 9 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Vaughan S, McGlone F, Poole H, Moore DJ. 2019. A Quantitative Sensory Testing Approach to Pain in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Garcia-Villamisar D, Moore D, Garcia-Martínez M. 2018. Internalizing Symptoms Mediate the Relation Between Acute Pain and Autism in Adults Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, DOI Author Url Public Url
Bell T, Trost Z, Buelow MT, Clay O, Younger J, Moore D, Crowe M. 2018. Meta-analysis of cognitive performance in fibromyalgia Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, :1-17 DOI Author Url Public Url
Ogden RS, Moore D, Redfern L, McGlone F. 2015. Stroke me for longer this touch feels too short: the effect of pleasant touch on temporal perception Consciousness and Cognition, :306-313 DOI Author Url
Moore D, Wigby S, English S, Wong S, Székely T, Harrison F. 2013. Selflessness is sexy: Reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13 DOI Author Url
Moore DJ, Wigby S, English S, Wong S, Székely T, Harrison F. 2013. Selflessness is sexy: reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners BMC Evolutionary Biology, 1 :182-191 DOI Author Url
Moore DJ, Ecclston C, Keogh E. 2013. Does sex moderate the relationship between anxiety and pain? Psychology & health, 7 :746-764
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Crombez G, Eccleston C. 2013. Methods for studying naturally occurring human pain and their analogues Pain, 2 :190-199
Van Damme S, Moore DJ. 2012. From the clinic to the lab (and back)—a call for laboratory research to optimize cognitive behavioural treatment of pain Translational Behavioral Medicine, :1-4
Moore DJ, Heavey L, Reidy J. 2012. Attentional Processing of Faces in ASD: A Dot-Probe Study Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, :1-8
Moore D, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2011. Investigating the effects of pain on three tasks of attention
Moore D, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2011. Methods of investigating naturally occurring acute pain in humans: A review and synthesis
Moore D, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2010. Which components of attention are most susceptible to pain interruption?
Moore D, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2009. A review of the effects of common psychopharmacological agents on attention: Methodological features and recommendations for research on pain
Moore D. 2009. Katarzyna Chawarska, Ami Klin, and Fred R. Volkmar (eds): Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers. Guilford Press, New York, 2008, 348 pp. ISBN 978-1-59385-649-6. $42.00 (hardback) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39 :683-684
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2009. Identifying experimental methods to determine the effect of pain on attention: a review of pain, caffeine, alcohol and nicotine studies Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 24 :601-618 DOI Author Url
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2012. The effect of headache on attentional performance: an experimental investigation International Association of the Study of Pain, Milan.
Moore DJ. 2010. The social cognition and attentional preferences of autistic adults
Piovesan A, Mirams L, Poole H, Moore D, Ogden R. Does pain lengthen time estimation because it increases body arousal? A physiological study. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Experimental Psychology Society
Piovesan A, Mirams L, Poole H, Moore D, Ogden R. Judging the duration of painful stimuli and non-painful stimuli during a state of pain. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Experimental PSychology Society
Quaker Hall, Liverpool, Pain in autism: sensation, feeling and behaviours, what might differ?, Lecture, Public, Speaker. 2016
Research Grants Awarded:
Purdue Pharma, L.P., Development and application of an objective measure of pain-related interference with cognition, Dr. Rob Edwards, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Grant value (£): $176,500, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2016
Membership of professional bodies:
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society, British Psychological Society.
Member of International Association for the Study of Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain.