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Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. My research mainly involves clinical applications of basic science research using translational research strategy. My overarching research goal is developing novel cognitive and behavioural interventions for anxiety disorders and depression, and impulse control disorders. As a clinical psychologist, I have worked for more than two decades in Mental Health services and academia, first in Iran, then in the UK. I have also worked in brain injury rehabilitation centres including the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (OZC, Cambridge, UK), Stroke Service (Norwich, UK) and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre (UK). I worked as Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia (UK) before joining Newcastle in September 2012. I am a Practitioner (Clinical) Psychologist registered with the UK Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), an accredited Cognitive-Behavioural therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). I am a member of the Higher Education Academy (UK). I am also a member of Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia - UK, 04/10/2010
  • Master of Science (Clinical Psychology), Tehran Institute of Psyciatry - Iran, 31/12/1991
  • Bachelor of Science (Clinical Psychology), University of Tabriz - Iran, 31/07/1987
  • Master of Science (Cognitive Psychotherapy), University of Brighton - UK, 29/11/2005
  • PhD (Neuropsychology), University of Nottingham - UK, 14/12/2001
  • Post Graduate Cert in Teach & Learn in Higher Educ, University of Sussex - UK, 02/11/2007

Research

Research keywords

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM)
  • Cogntive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Delay Discounting
  • Eating Disorders
  • Experimental Psychopathology
  • Impulsivity
  • Neuropsychology
  • Prefrontal cortext

Research expertise

Research Interests:

Experimental Psychopathology

Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) for anxiety disorders and depression

Clinical implications of information processing biases in psychopathology

Cognitive therapy and Computer-aided CBT

Cogntive, Behavioural, and Neurobiological aspects of impulsivity

Prefrontal Coretx and Impulsive Behaviour

Delay Discounting and Psychopathology

Compulsivity and Impulsivity

Neuropsychological research

Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Eating disorders and food preference

Cross-cultural Mental Health

Languages

  • English
  • Persian (Excluding Dari)
  • Turkish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170106Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology50
170101Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)30
110319Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy)20

Collaboration

I collaborate with my colleagues from various research-led Universities in the UK including Birmingham, Nottingham, Essex, East Anglia, Reading, Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, and Macquarie University, University of Western Australia, University of New South Wales, University of Melbourne, University of Amsterdam, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Iran), Isik University (Istanbul, Turkey).

I am a member of the Priory Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and collaborate with researchers across various disciplines.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Clinical Psychology

Teaching expertise

Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Training Program

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Supervision

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Publications

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Kennerley H, Mobini (Translator) S, Managing Anxiety- A Training Manual, Roshd Co., Tehran, Iran (2003) [A2]
1997Mobini (Translator) S, Meichenbaum D, Stress Inoculation Training, Roshd, Tehran, Iran (1997) [A2]
1995Mobini S, Depression: Cognitive-Behavioural Approach: theories, concepts and clinical practice, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran (1995) [A2]
1994Garfield SL, Mobini (Translator) S, The Practice of Brief Psychotherapy, Roshd Co., Tehran, Iran (1994) [A2]
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Journal article (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Mobini S, Mackintosh B, Illingworth J, Gega L, Langdon P, Hoppitt L, 'Effects of standard and explicit cognitive bias modification and computer-administered cognitive-behaviour therapy on cognitive biases and social anxiety', JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY, 45 272-279 (2014) [C1]
2013Mobini S, Reynolds S, Mackintosh B, 'Clinical Implications of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretative Biases in Social Anxiety: An Integrative Literature Review', COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH, 37 173-182 (2013) [C1]
2011Mobini S, Platts RG, Booth DA, 'Haptic signals of texture while eating a food. Multisensory cognition as interacting discriminations from norm', Appetite, 56 386-393 (2011) [C1]
2009Yeomans MR, Gould NJ, Leitch M, Mobini S, 'Effects of energy density and portion size on development of acquired flavour liking and learned satiety', Appetite, 52 469-478 (2009) [C1]
2009Yeomans MR, Mobini S, Bertenshaw EJ, Gould NJ, 'Acquired liking for sweet-paired odours is related to the disinhibition but not restraint factor from the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire', Physiology and Behavior, 96 244-252 (2009) [C1]
2008Yeomans MR, Leitch M, Mobini S, 'Impulsivity is associated with the disinhibition but not restraint factor from the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire', Appetite, 50 469-476 (2008) [C1]
2008Yeomans MR, Gould NJ, Mobini S, Prescott J, 'Acquired flavor acceptance and intake facilitated by monosodium glutamate in humans', Physiology & Behavior, 93 958-966 (2008) [C1]
2008Yeomans MR, Leitch M, Gould NJ, Mobini S, 'Differential hedonic, sensory and behavioral changes associated with flavor-nutrient and flavor-flavor learning', Physiology and Behavior, 93 798-806 (2008) [C1]
2007Chambers L, Mobini S, Yeomans MR, 'Caffeine deprivation state modulates expression of acquired liking for caffeine-paired flavours', QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 60 1356-1366 (2007) [C1]
2007Mobini S, Grant A, Kass AE, Yeomans MR, 'Relationships between functional and dysfunctional impulsivity, delay discounting and cognitive distortions', PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 43 1517-1528 (2007) [C1]
2007Mobini S, Chambers LC, Yeomans MR, 'Effects of hunger state on flavour pleasantness conditioning at home: Flavour-nutrient learning vs. flavour-flavour learning', APPETITE, 48 20-28 (2007) [C1]
2007Yeomans MR, Mobini S, Chambers L, 'Additive effects of flavour-caffeine and flavour-flavour pairings on liking for the smell and flavour of a novel drink', PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 92 831-839 (2007) [C1]
2006Yeomans MR, Mobini S, Elliman TD, Walker HC, Stevenson RJ, 'Hedonic and sensory characteristics of odors conditioned by pairing with tastants in humans', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROCESSES, 32 215-228 (2006) [C1]
2006Mobini S, Pearce M, Grant A, Mills J, Yeomans MR, 'The relationship between cognitive distortions, impulsivity, and sensation seeking in a non-clinical population sample', PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 40 1153-1163 (2006) [C1]
2006Yeomans MR, Mobini S, 'Hunger alters the expression of acquired hedonic but not sensory qualities of food-paired odors in humans', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROCESSES, 32 460-466 (2006) [C1]
2005Mobini S, Elliman TD, Yeomans MR, 'Changes in the pleasantness of caffeine-associated flavours consumed at home', FOOD QUALITY AND PREFERENCE, 16 659-666 (2005) [C1]
2004Booth DA, Earl T, Mobini S, 'Perceptual channels for the texture of a food (vol 40, pg 69, 2003)', APPETITE, 43 335-335 (2004)
2003Booth DA, Mobini S, Earl T, Wainwright CJ, 'Consumer-specified instrumental quality of short-dough cookie texture using penetrometry and break force', JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, 68 382-387 (2003) [C1]
2003Booth DA, Mobini S, Earl T, Wainwright CJ, 'Market-optimum instrumental values from individual consumers' discriminations of standard sensory quality of the texture of short-dough biscuits', JOURNAL OF FOOD QUALITY, 26 425-439 (2003) [C1]
2003Booth DA, Earl T, Mobini S, 'Perceptual channels for the texture of a food', APPETITE, 40 69-76 (2003) [C1]
2002Body S, Kheramin S, Mobini S, Ho MY, Velazquez-Martinez DN, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Antagonism by WAY-100635 of the effects of 8-OH-DPAT on performance on a free-operant timing schedule in intact and 5-HT-depleted rats', BEHAVIOURAL PHARMACOLOGY, 13 603-614 (2002) [C1]
2002Mobini S, Body S, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, Deakin JFW, Anderson IM, 'Effects of lesions of the orbitofrontal cortex on sensitivity to delayed and probabilistic reinforcement', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 160 290-298 (2002) [C1]
2002Kheramin S, Body S, Mobini S, Ho MY, Velazquez-Martinez DN, Bradshaw CM, et al., 'Effects of quinolinic acid-induced lesions of the orbital prefrontal cortex on inter-temporal choice: a quantitative analysis', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 165 9-17 (2002) [C1]
2002Body S, Chiang TJ, Mobini S, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effect of 8-OH-DPAT on temporal discrimination following central 5-hydroxytryptamine depletion', PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR, 71 787-793 (2002) [C1]
2001Body S, Chiang TJ, Mobini S, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Failure of central 5-hydroxytryptamine depletion to alter the effect of 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) on timing performance on the free-operant psychophysical procedure', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 158 305-313 (2001) [C1]
2000Mobini S, Chiang TJ, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of central 5-hydroxytryptamine depletion on sensitivity to delayed and probabilistic reinforcement', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 152 390-397 (2000) [C1]
2000Chiang TJ, Al-Ruwaitea ASA, Mobini S, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'The effect of d-amphetamine on performance an two operant timing schedules', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 150 170-184 (2000) [C1]
2000Mobini S, Chiang TJ, Al-Ruwaitea ASA, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effect of central 5-hydroxytryptamine depletion on inter-temporal choice: a quantitative analysis', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 149 313-318 (2000) [C1]
2000Chiang TJ, Al-Ruwaitea ASA, Mobini S, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) on performance on two operant timing schedules', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 151 379-391 (2000) [C1]
2000Mobini S, Chiang TJ, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Comparison of the effects of clozapine, haloperidol, chlorpromazine and d-amphetamine on performance on a time-constrained progressive ratio schedule and on locomotor behaviour in the rat', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 152 47-54 (2000) [C1]
1999Chiang TJ, Mobini S, Al-Ruwaitea ASA, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'The effect of d-amphetamine on the behaviour of rats in an operant timing schedule', BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, 128 U104-U104 (1999)
1993Mobini S, 'Depression, Self-Focused Attention and Negative Memory Bias.', Psychological Research, 2 11-20 (1993) [C2]
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Mobini S, Grant A, 'Clinical implications of attentional bras in anxiety disorders: An integrative literature review', PSYCHOTHERAPY (2007) [D1]
1999Ho MY, Mobini S, Chiang TJ, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Theory and method in the quantitative analysis of "impulsive choice" behaviour: implications for psychopharmacology', PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (1999) [D1]

Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Walla PH, Beath NB, Mobini SM, 'When compulsive and impulsive people make financial decisions their brain activity differs.', Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: ASP2013 - 23rd Annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Wollongong (2013) [E3]
2012Mobini S, Mackintosh B, Hoppitt L, Gega L, Illingworth J, Salehi J, Torghabeh SK, 'Cognitive bias modification for social anxiety: From basic science research to clinical practice', Program & Abstracts. 11th Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences, Melbourne, VIC (2012) [E3]
2010Mobini S, Oelofsen N, 'Treating a 33-year old man with severe Learning Disability for Specific Phobia: Application of Cognitive- Behavioural Interventions', Abstracts of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 38th Annual Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom. (2010) [E3]
2009Mobini S, 'A 7-Year-Old Boy with Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour: Application of Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions', Abstracts of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 37th Annual Conference, Exeter, United Kingdom. (2009) [E3]
2008Yeomans MR, Gould NJ, Mobini S, Chambers LC, 'Heightened responses to the hedonic qualities of sucrose in olfactory conditioning for women scoring high on the three-factor eating questionnaire disinhibition scale.', Appetite, Paris, France. (2008) [E3]
2008Gould NJ, Mobini S, Prescott J, Yeomans MR, 'Acquired liking and intake of a novel soup conditioned by monosodium glutamate in humans.', British Feeding and Drinking Group Annual Meeting 2008, Liverpool, United Kingdom (2008) [E3]
2008Gould NG, Mobini S, Leitch M, Yeomans MR, 'Conditioned satiety in humans revisited.', Appetite, Paris, France. (2008) [E3]
2006Mobini S, Chambers LC, Yeomans MR, 'Pleasantness of suger-paired flavour dependent on hunger state: flavour-consequence learning vs flavour-flavour learning.', British Feeding and Drinking Group & Food Choice Preference Conference, Birmingham, UK (2006) [E1]
2006Mobini S, Higgins A, Grant A, Yeomans MR, 'Cognitive and Behavioural Dimensions of Impulsivity: Implications for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy', British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 34th Annual Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom. (2006) [E3]
2005Chambers L, Mobini S, Yeomans M, 'State dependent learning in caffeine conditioned flavor preference using a within-subjects design', Appetite, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2005) [E3]
2002Body S, Kheramin S, Mobini S, Ho MY, Velazquez-Martinez DN, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of a 5-HT1A receptor agonist (8-OH-DPAT) and antagonist (WAY-100635) on free-operant timing behaviour', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, HARROGATE, ENGLAND (2002)
2002Body S, Kheramin S, Mobini S, Ho MY, Velazquez-Martinez DN, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of a 5-HT1A receptor agonist (8-OH-DPAT) and antagonist (WAY-100635) on free-operant timing behaviour', JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, HARROGATE, ENGLAND (2002)
2001Mobini S, Body MY, Ho M-Y, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, Deakin JFW, Anderson IM, 'Effects of lesions of the orbitofrontal cortex on sensitivity to delayed and probabilistic reinforcement.', British Association for Psychopharmacology Conference, Harrogate, UK (2001) [E1]
2001Body S, Chiang T-J, Mobini S, Ho M-Y, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of 8-OH-DPAT on oerant timing performance: evidence for involvement of postsynaptic 5-HT1A receptors', British Association for Psychopharmacology Conference, Harrogate, UK (2001) [E1]
2001Kheramin S, Body S, Mobini S, Ho M-Y, Velázquez-Martinez DN, Bradshaw CM, et al., 'Effects of the orbital prefrontal cortex on inter-temporal choice: A quantitative analysis.', British Association for Psychopharmacology Conference, Harrogate, UK (2001) [E1]
1999Chiang TJ, Mobini S, Al-Ruwaitea ASA, Ho MY, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effect of d-amphetamine on operant timing behaviour in rats', BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY (1999) [E1]
1999Chiang T-J, Mobini S, Al-Ruwaitea AS, Ho M-Y, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of 8-OH-DPAT on timing behaviour in the rat: II. Performance on the free operant psychophysiological task.', British Association for Psychopharmacology Conference, Harrogate, UK (1999) [E1]
1999Chiang T-J, Mobini S, Al-Ruwaitea AS, Ho M-Y, Bradshaw CM, Szabadi E, 'Effects of 8-OH-DPAT on timing behaviour in the rat: I. Performance on the interval bisection task', British Association of Psychopharmacology Conference, Harrogate, UK (1999) [E1]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Mobini S, Elliman TD, Walker HD, Yeomans MR, 'Leaned synesthesia and evaluative conditioning in odour-taste association.' (2004) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$37,492

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2013 (3 grants)

A Preliminary Investigation of Effectiveness of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretative Biases in the Treatment of Post-Stroke Anxiety$20,000
Funding Body: National Stroke Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Sirous Mobini, Dr Bundy Mackintosh, Dr Neil Spratt, Mr John Hambridge, Dr Toby Cumming, Professor Colin MacLeod, Professor Nadina Lincoln, Ms Hilary Davison, Ms Jennifer White
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1201071

An exploratory comparative investigation of underlying cognitive, behavioural and neural bases of compulsivity and impulsivity in a non-clinical population$10,492
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sirous Mobini, Professor Peter Walla
SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,49220132013
GNo:G1401069

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Sirous Mobini
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1401176

2012 (1 grants)

Developing and Testing a Computerized Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention for Dysfunctional Impulsive Behaviour$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sirous Mobini
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020122012
GNo:G1201157
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Dr Sirous Mobini

Work Phone(02) 4921 5641
Fax(02) 49216980
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
Clinical Psychology
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPsychology
Office
W120,
Behavioural Sciences,
School of Psychology Faculty of Science and Information Technology University Drive, Callaghan Newcastle NSW 2308 Australia
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sirous-mobini