Dr Nick Moberly
Senior Lecturer


Research interests

  • Motivation and goal processes in relation to affect and mood disorders
  • Ruminative thinking in clinical and non-clinical populations
  • Experience-sampling methodology

Research projects

My research concerns motivation and goal pursuit in personality and clinical psychology. Considering affect and cognition as motivationally-coupled systems in the service of self-regulation (e.g., Carver & Scheier, 1998), I conduct basic research on goal pursuit, rumination, mood and mood disorders (particularly depression), and autobiographical memory. I have a particular interest in using experience-sampling methods to capture people's lived experience, both in healthy and mood disordered populations.

Research networks

Much of my recent research has been conducted in collaboration with Dr Joanne Dickson (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Dr Stephanos Vassilopoulos (University of Patras, Greece).

I am a member of the Motivation & Affect Regulation Group, an international network of researchers:  https://www.imarg.website/

Research grants

  • 2008 Economic and Social Research Council
    Rumination, goals and autobiographical memory


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