Dr David Moore

School of Psychology

I am a Reader in Pain Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University with research interests in cognitive performance in pain states and pain in autistic people . 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 autistic adults.

My research interests are primarily focused on all aspects of the pain experiences of autistic people, ranging from laboratory assessment of pain mechanisms to research exploring inequalities in provision of care for autistic people. I am interested more widely on the health (both physical and mental health) of neurodivergent people and helping to support changes which might promote and support better health. I also and interested in research relating to the cognitive functioning in individuals experiencing induced, acute and chronic pain.

Degrees

Sheffield Hallam University, UK, PhD

Academic appointments

Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath, 2012 - present

Highlighted publications

Moore DJ, Eccleston C, Keogh E. 2017. Cognitive load selectively influences the interruptive effect of pain on attention. Pain, 158 :2035-2041 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ogden RS, Moore D, Redfern L, McGlone F. 2015. The effect of pain and the anticipation of pain on temporal perception: a role for attention and arousal Cognition and Emotion, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Wilson JM, Meints SM, Edwards RR, Yamin JB, Moore DJ. 2024. The role of sleep disturbance in reduced accuracy on a divided attention task among patients with fibromyalgia PAIN Reports, 9 :e1122-e1122 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ogden R, Moore DJ, Piovesan A, Poole H. 2023. Distortions to the passage of time during chronic pain: a mixed method study European Journal of Pain, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Moore DJ. 2023. Commentary on: A systematic review of self and observer assessment of pain and related functioning in youth with brain-based developmental disabilities. Pain, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Donaghy B, Moore D, Green J. 2023. Co-Occurring Physical Health Challenges in Neurodivergent Children and Young People: A Topical Review and Recommendation Child Care in Practice, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Donaghy B, Walker SC, Moore DJ. 2022. Social distancing with chronic pain during COVID-19: A cross-sectional correlational analysis PLoS One, 17 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hanlon C, Ashworth E, Moore DJ, Donaghy B, Saini P. 2022. Autism should be considered in the assessment and delivery of mental health services for children and young people Disability and Society, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Trotter PD, Smith SA, Moore DJ, O'Sullivan N, McFarquhar MM, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2022. Acute tryptophan depletion alters affective touch perception Psychopharmacology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

Failla MD, Gerdes MB, Williams ZJ, Moore DJ, Cascio CJ. 2020. Increased pain sensitivity and pain-related anxiety in individuals with autism PAIN Reports, 5 :e861-e861 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Karos K, McParland JL, Bunzli S, Devan H, Hirsh A, Kapos FP, Keogh E, Moore DJ, Tracy LM, Ashton-James CE. 2020. The social threats of COVID-19 for people with chronic pain. Pain, 161 :2229-2235 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Walker SC, Williams K, Moore DJ. 2020. Superior identification of component odours in a mixture is linked to autistic traits in children and adults. Chemical Senses, 45 :391-399 DOI Author Url Publisher 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 DJ, 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, Fallia M, Poole H, Forshaw MJ, McGlone FP, Cascio C, Moore DJ. 2019. Pain Processing in Psychiatric Conditions: A systematic review Review of General Psychology, 23 :336-358 DOI Author Url 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

Piovesan A, Mirams LR, Poole H, Moore DJ, Ogden R. 2018. The relationship between pain induced autonomic arousal and perceived duration Emotion, 19 :1148-1161 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Garcia-Villamisar D, Moore DJ, Garcia-Martínez M. 2018. Internalizing Symptoms Mediate the Relation Between Acute Pain and Autism in Adults. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Cascio CJ, Moore DJ, McGlone FP. 2018. Social touch and human development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 35 :5-11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bell T, Trost Z, Buelow MT, Clay O, Younger J, Moore DJ, Crowe M. 2018. Meta-analysis of cognitive performance in fibromyalgia. Jouranl of Clinical Experimental Neuropsychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Moore DJ, Eccleston C, Keogh E. 2017. Cognitive load selectively influences the interruptive effect of pain on attention. Pain, 158 :2035-2041 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Moore DJ, Law AS. 2017. The disruptive effects of pain on multitasking in a virtual errands task The Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 16 :29-35 DOI Author Url Publisher 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 Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Henderson EM. 2015. Applying a developmental perspective to the study of pain PAIN, 156 :1172-1173 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ. 2015. Acute pain experience in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A review AUTISM, 19 :387-399 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Reidy J, Heavey L. 2015. Attentional allocation of autism spectrum disorder individuals: Searching for a Face-in-the-Crowd. Autism, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ogden RS, Moore D, Redfern L, McGlone F. 2015. The effect of pain and the anticipation of pain on temporal perception: a role for attention and arousal Cognition and Emotion, DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Keogh E, Cavill R, Moore DJ, Eccleston C. 2014. The effects of menstrual-related pain on attentional interference Pain, 155 :821-827 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Keogh E, Moore DJ, Duggan G, Payne S, Eccleton C. 2013. The Disruptive Effects of Pain on Complex Cognitive Performance and Executive Control PLOS One, 12 :e83272 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2013. Headache impairs attentional performance Pain, 9 :1840-1845 DOI Author Url Publisher 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 Publisher 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, Eccleston C, Keogh E. 2013. Does sex moderate the relationship between anxiety and pain? PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28 :746-764 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Keogh E, Crombez G, Eccleston C. 2013. Methods for studying naturally occurring human pain and their analogues PAIN, 154 :190-199 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2013. The effect of threat on attentional interruption by pain PAIN, 1 :82-88 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Keogh E, Crombez G, Eccleston C. 2013. Methods for studying naturally occurring human pain and their analogues Pain, 2 :190-199

Moore DJ, Heavey L, Reidy J. 2012. Attentional Processing of Faces in ASD: A Dot-Probe Study JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 42 :2038-2045 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2012. The interruptive effect of pain on attention The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 :565-586 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

Dataset

Donaghy B, Walker S, Moore D. 2022. Social distancing with chronic pain during COVID-19: a cross-sectional correlational analysis. DOI Public Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Ogden R, Moore D, Piovesan A. 2022. Pain assessment in autistic people British Journal of General Practice, Publisher Url

Other

Moore DJ, Attridge N. 2018. Commentary on Karsdorp etal. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, 22 :3-+ DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Poster

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.

Thesis/Dissertation

Moore DJ. 2010. The social cognition and attentional preferences of autistic adults

Conference publication

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

Research Grants Awarded:

Pain Relief Foundation, Experience of autistic adults of pain and pain management: Barriers to effective treatment, Grant value (£): 12,792.00. 2023

Glaxo-Smith-Klein, GSK Pain REP, Grant value (£): 101,062.00, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2021

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

Public engagement:

Public talk or lecture, Public, Speaker, Quaker Hall, Liverpool, Pain in autism: sensation, feeling and behaviours, what might differ?. 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.

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