Fhionna Moore

Fhionna Moore

Lecturer

  • Tel: (+44) (0)1382 386754
  • Email: f.moore@dundee.ac.uk
  • Psychology, The University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotland, UK.

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Bio

Teaching

I teach 'Evolution & Behaviour' (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) and Personality & Individual Differences (Levels 1 and 3).

I am the Level 1 Coordinator for Psychology, Coordinator for our MSc in Psychology of Mental Health, and the Deputy Director of MScs in Psychology.

Biography

I studied Ecology at the University of Stirling, where I became interested in evolution and behaviour. I then moved to the School of Psychology at St Andrews where I was awarded an MRC PhD studentship to study the evolution of human reproductive strategies in the context of gendered division of labour (2003 - 2006). I then worked in the Division of Psychology at Abertay University from 2007 - 2012 before moving across the city to the University of Dundee.

I am a member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society and European Human Behaviour and Evolution Society. I am an Associate Editor for 'Evolutionary Psychology'.

Research

Lab websitehttp://blog.dundee.ac.uk/ebr/

My interests are primarily in the effects of our allocation to gendered social-roles on reproductive behaviour and mental health. This allows me to work across disciplines, including endocrinology, behavioural ecology, evolutionary and social psychology, and immunology. Some examples of ongoing projects include:

Division of labour and sex differences in mental health: I have conducted a number of studies to explore how women's financial independence influences their reproductive strategies. I am now interested in how role occupation influences stress, emotional distress, and suicide rates.

Emotional distress and suicide: I am working with NHS24 to look at physical and social environmental predictors of emotional distress and suicide across Scotland and beyond. 

The effects of sex- and stress-hormones on sexual signalling: this project seeks to identify the hormonal underpinnings of those male traits that are used to attract females. Examples include the effects of testosterone and cortisol on human male facial appearance and avian plumage.

Funding: My research has been funded by MRC, Richard Benjamin Trust, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the British Academy, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

PhD Students: I am currently supervising 2 PhD students (Jaime Benjamin and Charlotte Elliott).

Collaborations: I collaborate with NHS 24, NHS Tayside, colleagues from across the Universit, and researchers from South AfricaFinlandLatvia , as well as the UK (perception).

Research Outputs

Krams, I, Kecko, S, Kangassalo, K, Moore, FR, Jankevics, E, Inashkina, I, Krama, T, Lietuvietis, V, Meija, L & Rantala, MJ 2015, 'Effects of food quality on trade-offs among growth, immunity and survival in the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella).' Insect Science, vol 22, no. 3, 12132, pp. 431-439. DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12132

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Cīrule, D, Kivleniece, I, Vrublevska, J, Rantala, MJ, Sild, E, Sepp, T, Hõrak, P, Krama, T & Krams, I 2015, 'Investment in a sexual signal results in reduced survival under extreme conditions in the male great tit (Parus major)' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 69, no. 1, pp. 151-158. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-014-1828-2

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Krams, IA, Krama, T, Moore, FR, Rantala, MJ, Mänd, R, Mierauskas, P & Mänd, M 2015, 'Resource availability as a proxy for terminal investment in a beetle' Oecologia, vol 178, no. 2, pp. 339-345. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3210-5

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Krama, T, Krams, R, Cīrule, D, Moore, FR, Rantala, MJ & Krams, IA 2015, 'Intensity of haemosporidian infection of parids positively correlates with proximity to water bodies, but negatively with host survival' Journal of Ornithology. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-015-1206-5

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Shuker, DM & Dougherty, L 2015, 'Stress and sexual signaling: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Behavioral Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arv195

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Law Smith, MJ & Perrett, DI 2014, 'Individual differences in preferences for cues to intelligence in the face.' Intelligence, vol 44, no. 1, pp. 19-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2014.02.003

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Krams, IA, Krama, T, Moore, FR, Kivleniece, I, Kuusik, A, Freeburg, TM, Mand, R, Rantala, MJ, Daukste, J & Mand, M 2014, 'Male mealworm beetles increase resting metabolic rate under terminal investment.' Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 541-550. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12318

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Krams, IA, Skrinda, I, Kecko, S, Moore, FR, Krama, T, Kaasik, A, Meija, L, Lietuvietis, V & Rantala, MJ 2014, 'Body height affects the strength of immune response in young men, but not young women' Scientific Reports, vol 4, 6223, pp. 1-3. DOI: 10.1038/srep06223

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Spisak, B, Blaker, NM, Lefevre, CE, Moore, FR & Krebbers, KFB 2014, 'A face for all seasons: searching for context-specific leadership traits and discovering a general preference for perceived health' Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol 8, 792. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00792

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Skrinda, I, Krama, T, Kecko, S, Moore, FR, Kaasik, A, Meija, L, Lietuvietis, V, Rantala, MJ & Krams, I 2014, 'Body height, immunity, facial and vocal attractiveness in young men' Naturwissenschaften, vol 101, no. 12, pp. 1017-1025. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-014-1241-8

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Coetzee, V, Contreras-Garduno, J, Debruine, LM, Kleisner, K, Krams, I, Marcinkowska, U, Nord, A, Perrett, DI, Rantala, MJ, Schaum, N & Suzuki, TN 2013, 'Cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for cues to sex- and stress-hormones in the male face' Biology Letters, vol 9, no. 3, 20130050. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0050

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Rantala, MJ, Coetzee, V, Moore, FR, Skrinda, I, Kecko, S, Krama, T, Kivleniece, I & Krams, I 2013, 'Adiposity, compared with masculinity, serves as a more valid cue to immunocompetence in human mate choice' Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol 280, no. 1751, 20122495 . DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2495

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Marcinkowska, UM, Moore, FR & Rantala, MJ 2013, 'An experimental test of the Westermarck effect: sex differences in inbreeding avoidance' Behavioral Ecology, vol 24, no. 4, pp. 842-845. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/art028

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Rantala, MJ, Coetzee, V, Moore, FR, Skrinda, I, Kecko, S, Krama, T, Kivleniece, I & Krams, I 2013, 'Facial attractiveness is related to women's cortisol and body fat, but not with immune responsiveness' Biology Letters, vol 9, no. 4, 20130255. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0255

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Rantala, MJ, Moore, FR, Skrinda, I, Krama, T, Kivleniece, I, Kecko, S & Krams, I 2012, 'Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in humans' Nature Communications, vol 3, 694. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1696

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Law Smith, MJ, Deady, DK, Moore, FR, Jones, BC, Cornwell, RE, Stirrat, M, Lawson, JF, Feinberg, DR & Perrett, DI 2012, 'Maternal tendencies in women are associated with estrogen levels and facial femininity' Hormones and Behavior, vol 61, no. 1, pp. 12-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.09.005

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR 2012, Glucocorticoids in mate choice. in Glucocorticoids: new recognition of our familiar friend. In Tech - Open Access Publisher. DOI: 10.5772/51433

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Moore, FR, Filippou, D & Perrett, DI 2011, 'Intelligence and attractiveness in the face: Beyond the attractiveness halo effect' Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol 9, no. 3, pp. 205-217. DOI: 10.1556/JEP.9.2011.3.2

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Al Dujaili, EAS, Cornwell, RE, Smith, MJL, Lawson, JF, Sharp, M & Perrett, DI 2011, 'Cues to sex- and stress-hormones in the human male face: Functions of glucocorticoids in the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis' Hormones and Behavior, vol 60, no. 3, pp. 269-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.05.010

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Cornwell, RE, Law Smith, MJ, Al Dujaili, EAS, Sharp, M & Perrett, DI 2011, 'Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in human male faces' Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol 278, no. 1706, pp. 774-780. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1678

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Law Smith, MJ, Taylor, V & Perrett, DI 2011, 'Sexual dimorphism in the female face is a cue to health and social status but not age' Personality and Individual Differences, vol 50, no. 7, pp. 1068-1073. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.01.026

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Lindsay, WR, Michie, AM, Steptoe, L, Moore, F & Haut, F 2011, 'Comparing Offenders against Women and Offenders against Children on Treatment Outcome in Offenders with Intellectual Disability' Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 24, no. 4, pp. 361-369. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00615.x

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR & Cassidy, C 2010, 'An experimental manipulation of female perceptions of the status of women: effects on mate preferences' Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol 8, no. 3, pp. 227-244. DOI: 10.1556/JEP.8.2010.3.3

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Sloan, RJS, Robinson, B, Scott-Brown, K, Moore, F & Cook, M 2010, 'Choreographing emotional facial expressions' Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, vol 21, no. 3-4, pp. 203-213. DOI: 10.1002/cav.339

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Sloan, RJS, Robinson, B, Scott-Brown, K, Moore, F & Cook, M 2010, Observer perception of artistically manipulated emotional facial expression animations. in Proceedings of the 11th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, CGIM 2010. pp. 272-279, 11th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, Innsbruck, Austria, 17-19 February.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Moore, F, Cassidy, C & Perrett, DI 2010, 'The effects of control of resources on magnitudes of sex differences in human mate preferences' Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol 8, no. 4, pp. 720-735.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, F, Law Smith, M, Cassidy, C & Perrett, D 2009, 'Female reproductive strategy predicts preferences for sexual dimorphism in male faces' Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol 7, no. 3, pp. 211-224. DOI: 10.1556/JEP.7.2009.3.2

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR & Cassidy, C 2007, 'Female status predicts female mate preferences across nonindustrial societies' Cross-Cultural Research, vol 41, no. 1, pp. 66-74. DOI: 10.1177/1069397106294860

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cornwell, RE, Law Smith, MJ, Boothroyd, LG, Moore, FR, Davis, HP, Stirrat, M, Tiddeman, B & Perrett, DI 2006, 'Reproductive strategy, sexual development and attraction to facial characteristics' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, vol 361, no. 1476, pp. 2143-54. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2006.1936

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Moore, FR, Cassidy, C, Law Smith, MJ & Perrett, DI 2006, 'The effects of female control of resources on sex-differentiated mate preferences' Evolution and Human Behavior, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 193-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2005.08.003

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Feinberg, DR, Jones, BC, Law Smith, MJ, Moore, FR, DeBruine, LM, Cornwell, RE, Hillier, SG & Perrett, DI 2006, 'Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice' Hormones and Behavior, vol 49, no. 2, pp. 215-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2005.07.004

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Law Smith, MJ, Perrett, DI, Jones, BC, Cornwell, RE, Moore, FR, Feinberg, DR, Boothroyd, LG, Durrani, SJ, Stirrat, MR, Whiten, S, Pitman, RM & Hillier, SG 2006, 'Facial appearance is a cue to oestrogen levels in women' Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol 273, no. 1583, pp. 135-140. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3296

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Jones, BC, Little, AC, Boothroyd, L, DeBruine, LM, Feinberg, DR, Law Smith, MJ, Cornwell, RE, Moore, FR & Perrett, DI 2005, 'Commitment to relationships and preferences for femininity and apparent health in faces are strongest on days of the menstrual cycle when progesterone level is high' Hormones and Behavior, vol 48, no. 3, pp. 283-290. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2005.03.010

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Jones, BC, Perrett, DI, Little, AC, Boothroyd, L, Cornwell, RE, Feinberg, DR, Tiddeman, BP, Whiten, S, Pitman, RM, Hillier, SG, Burt, DM, Stirrat, MR, Law Smith, MJ & Moore, FR 2005, 'Menstrual cycle, pregnancy and oral contraceptive use alter attraction to apparent health in faces' Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol 272, no. 1561, pp. 347-354. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2962

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Feinberg, DR, Jones, BC, DeBruine, LM, Moore, FR, Law Smith, MJ, Cornwell, RE, Tiddeman, BP, Boothroyd, LG & Perrett, DI 2005, 'The voice and face of woman: one ornament that signals quality?' Evolution and Human Behavior, vol 26, no. 5, pp. 398-408. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2005.04.001

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Jones, BC, Little, AC, Boothroyd, L, Feinberg, DR, Cornwell, RE, DeBruine, LM, Roberts, SC, Penton-Voak, IS, Law Smith, MJ, Moore, FR, Davis, HP & Perrett, DI 2005, 'Women's physical and psychological condition independently predict their preference for apparent health in faces' Evolution and Human Behavior, vol 26, no. 6, pp. 451-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2005.05.001

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Perrett, D & Moore, F 2004, 'Face values' New Scientist, vol 184, no. 2467, pp. S8-S8.

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Cornwell, RE, Jones, BC, Boothroyd, L, Feinberg, DR, Law Smith, MJ, Moore, FR, DeBruine, L, Stirrat, M, Pitman, R, Whiten, S & Perrett, DI 2004, 'Hormones and preferences for pheromones and facial characteristics.' Hormones and Behavior, vol 46, no. 1, 10, pp. 129 . DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.05.001

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Activities

The Science of Beauty

Role: Speaker, Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

Talk entitled: Facing up to beauty: Is it really skin deep?

Role: Presenter, Activity: Festival/Exhibition

Stress and sexual signalling

Role: Speaker, Activity: Invited talk

'Stress and Sexual signaling'

Role: Speaker, Activity: Invited talk

Report to NHS24 Directorate: Social and physical environmental predictors of emotional distress in Scotland

Role: Advisor, Activity: Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Presentation to NHS 24 Clinical Advisory Group

Role: Speaker, Activity: Invited talk

I presented the findings of a piece of research I led, funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust, on social and physical environmental predictors of emotional distress in Scotland to the NHS Scotland Clinical Advisory Group.

Nordic Evolutionary Psychology Annual Conference

Role: Keynote/plenary speaker, Activity: Participation in conference

Stress and Sexual Signalling

NHS 24 online publication of summary of research into men's experience of emotional distress

Role: Supervisor, Activity: Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

The findings of 2 research dissertations, conducted by Psychology students Shauna Donaldson and Charlotte Elliott, were summarised and published on the front page of the NHS 24 Breathing Space website.

NHS 24 online publication of research report

Role: Advisor, Activity: Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

NHS 24 published our report 'Social and physical predictors of emotional distress in Scotland' on their website, including a summary of findings.

Mating, dating and relating: the science of attraction

Role: Speaker, Activity: Festival/Exhibition

Evolutionary Psychology

Role: Editor, Activity: Editorial activity

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association

Role: Speaker, Activity: Participation in conference

Female status and reproductive behaviour during industrialisation

Current Issues & Future Directions in Evolutionary Psychology

Role: Organiser, Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

A series of workshops for researchers in evolutionary psychology from across the UK to discuss current issues and future directions in the field. The series was funded by the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society, to whom a report of the series was submitted.