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
Moore DJ, Law AS. 2017. The disruptive effects of pain on multitasking in a virtual errands task Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 16 :29-35 >DOI
Keogh E, Cavill R, Moore DJ, Eccleston C. 2014. The effects of menstrual-related pain on attentional interference Pain, 155 :821-827 >DOI
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
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2013. Headache impairs attentional performance Pain, 154 :1840-1845 >DOI
Moore D, Wigby S, English S, Wong S, Szekely 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 >Link
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2013. Headache impairs attentional performance Pain, 9 :1840-1845
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
Moore DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2013. The effect of threat on attentional interruption by pain PAIN, 1 :82-88
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
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, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2012. The interruptive effect of pain on attention The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 :565-586
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. 2011. Investigating the effects of pain on three tasks of attention
Moore D, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2010. Which components of attention are most susceptible to pain interruption?
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
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 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 DJ, Keogh E, Eccleston C. 2012. The effect of headache on attentional performance: an experimental investigation International Association of the Study of Pain, Milan.
Theses / Dissertations
Moore DJ. 2010. The social cognition and attentional preferences of autistic adults
Engagement & Impact
Membership of professional bodies:
Member of International Association for the Study of Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society, British Psychological Society
Venue/location: Quaker Hall, Liverpool, Title of the activity: Pain in autism: sensation, feeling and behaviours, what might differ?, Type of activity: Lecture, Audience type: Public, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): Speaker
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