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Dr Emma Mosley is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology in the School of Applied Health and Life Sciences. She teaches on a range of sport psychology modules across BSc programmes at Solent and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Emma completed her BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences from Bournemouth University and went on to complete her PhD, titled The Contribution of Coping Related Variables and Cardiac Vagal Activity on Performance Under Pressure also through Bournemouth University.

Emma is an active researcher within psychophysiology and sport performance, with a particular specialism in heart rate variability. She is a member of the mind-body connections research group at Solent. Emma is also a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Research interests

A sport psychology researcher interested in heart rate varaibilty as a self regulation marker. Key areas of research include: 

  • Heart rate variability in sport psychology 
  • Heart rate variability and slow paced breathing 
  • Heart rate variaiblity and cognitive performance

For all publications please see the "Research Output" tab.


Current projects:

In progress: Smartphone led slow paced breathing: Assessment of breathing intervention duration on learnt respiratory frequency, heart rate variability and wellbeing in university athletes, British Academy/ Leverhulme Small Research Grants (approximate worth £10,000), PI

In progress: A comparison of stimulated and real-world environments: Exploring the validity of simulated shipping, Lloyds Register Foundation (approximate worth £250,000.00), Co I (PI Dr Laurie Wright, in partnership with Exeter University)

August 2022: Psychophysiological interventions in Biathlon, International Biathlon Union (awarded €10,250), PI (In partnership with AECC University)

Completed projects and bidding activity:

2022: Investigating a slow-paced breathing intervention for cognitive performance, Solent University RIKE funding (awarded £3,938.04), PI

2019: The Centre for Embodied Cognition: Psychophysiology equipment to develop research and teaching at Solent University, Capital Bid from Solent University (awarded £97,266.00), Co I (PI Dr Shelley Duncan)

2018: Psychology Equipment Improvement, Capital Bid from Solent University (unsuccessful £14,257.76), PI

2014: Visiting researcher at the German Sport University, Santander Mobility Funding (awarded £2000), PI



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018-present)

Current teaching

I am a Module Leader for four modules across level 4, 5 and 6 in which I construct and deliver lecture and seminar content.

  • Module Leader: Applied Sport Psychology (BSc Football Studies L6)
  • Module Leader: Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Learning (BSc Sport and Exercise Science, BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology L4)
  • Module Leader: Psychophysiology for Sport and Exercise (BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc Sport and Exercise Science L5)
  • Seminar Tutor: Sport Psychology for Football (BSc Football Studies L5)
  • Previous teaching includes – Module Leader: Sport Science Skills Application L3, Social Psychology of Sport L4, Psychology of Sport L5

Validation and revalidation

Sport Psychology MSc, Validation, Solent University (2022)

BSc Sport and Exercise Science, Revalidation, Solent University (2020)

BSc Football Studies, Revalidation, Solent University (2019)                 

External examiner:

Brunel University, BSc Sport Science (2022-2025)                                      

Professional Information


BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) (2019-present)

Chartered Scientist (The Science Council) (2019-present)

Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid England) (2019-present)

BASES Supervised Experience (Psychology) (Oct 2013-Sep 2019)           

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bournemouth University

Award Date: 12 Feb 2019

Bachelor, Bournemouth University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2013


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