Lee Moore


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Lecturer in sport psychology with expertise in stress and visual attention

Dr Lee Moore joined the University of Bath in 2017 as a Lecturer in Sport Psychology within the Department for Health.

Before working at the University of Bath, Lee studied for a BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sports Science, and an MSc in Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Subsequently, Lee completed a PhD examining the effects of psychophysiological responses to stress (i.e., challenge and threat states) on motor performance at the University of Exeter. Following his PhD, Lee applied his research expertise to other performance domains including aviation, military, and surgical settings in his role as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Lee was then appointed as Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, where he attained Fellow of the Higher Education Academy status and received accolades such as ‘Best Lecturer’ for the quality of his teaching.

Lee is an experimental psychologist interested in performance variability under stress, and how stress influences cognitive appraisals, emotional and physiological responses, visual attention, and motor performance. Lee also uses eye-tracking technology to explore perceptual-cognitive expertise and the utility of eye movement training to aid the acquisition and refinement of motor skills. Lee has published articles on these topics in leading peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Psychophysiology), and has presented his work at both national and international conferences (e.g., European College of Sports Sciences). Lee has also received funding from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network.

Research Areas

  • Psychophysiological responses to stress
  • Adversity and psychological resilience
  • Perceptual-cognitive expertise, visual attention, and eye movement training
  • Skill acquisition and motor learning

Education/Academic qualification

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Gloucestershire

1 Sep 20141 Sep 2017

Sport Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Exeter

1 Oct 201030 Sep 2014

Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter

2 Jan 20131 Dec 2013

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Exeter

1 Oct 20101 Jan 2013

Sport and Health Sciences, Master of Science, University of Exeter

1 Oct 200930 Sep 2010

Exercise and Sports Science, Bachelor of Science, University of Exeter

1 Oct 200630 Sep 2009

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2011 2018

Nonverbal behavior accompanying challenge and threat states under pressure

Brimmell, J., Parker, J., Moore, L. & Furley, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 39, p. 90 - 94 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

The relationship between challenge and threat states and performance: A systematic review

Hase, A., O'Brien, J., Moore, L. & Freeman, P., 7 Jun 2018, In : Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Research Design
Athletic Performance
1 Citations

Adverse life events, cardiovascular responses, and sports performance under pressure

Moore, L., Young, T., Freeman, P. & Sarkar, M., 2017, In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Athletic Performance
High Cardiac Output
Vascular Resistance
3 Citations

The effects of arousal reappraisal on stress responses, performance, and attention

Sammy, N., Anstiss, P., Moore, L., Freeman, P., Wilson, M. & Vine, S., 2017, In : Anxiety Stress and Coping. 30, p. 1-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

An integrative framework of stress, attention, and visuomotor performance

Vine, S., Moore, L. & Wilson, M., 1 Nov 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 7, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access