Dr Tom Mole

Tom Mole

University position

Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry


Department of Psychiatry


Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute



Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


How do we get healthier and happier? Simple mental techniques like mindfulness can be harnessed with cutting-edge technology to make learning these skills faster and easier. I'm interested in developing meditation neuroscience so that the powerful health benefits are made available for all.

Research Focus


Meditation Neuroscience

Health & Hapiness

Brain Imaging

Cognitive Training


Clinical conditions

Affective disorders

Anxiety disorders

Autoimmune diseases

Pain disorders


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuroscience and Neuroimaging



Peter Jones

Valerie Voon

United Kingdom

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Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Mole TB, Irvine MA, Worbe Y, Collins P, Mitchell SP, Bolton S, Harrison NA, Robbins TW, Voon V (2015), “Impulsivity in disorders of food and drug misuse” Psychological Medicine 45(4):771-82

    Van Dam NT, Brown A, Mole TB, Davis JH, Britton WB, Brewer JA (2015), “Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire” PLOS ONE 10(11)

    Mole TB, MacIver K, Sluming V, Ridgway G, Nurmikko T, (2014), “Specific brain morphometric changes in spinal cord injury with and without neuropathic pain” NeuroImage: Clinical 28-35



    Mole TB, Begum H, Cooper-Moss N, Wheelhouse R, MacKeith P, Sanders T, Wass V (2016), “Limits of ‘patient-centredness’: valuing contextually specific communication patterns” Medical Education 50:359-369


    Mole TB, Appleton R, Marson A (2015), “Withholding the choice of sodium valproate to young women with generalised epilepsy: Are we causing more harm than good?” Seizure 24:127-130


    Mechelmans DJ, Irvine M, Banca P, Porter L, Mitchell S, Mole TB, Lapa TR, Harrison NA, Potenza MN, Voon V, (2014), “Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours.” PLOS ONE 9(8)

    Voon V, Mole TB, Banca P, Porter L (2014), “Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours” PLOS ONE 9(7)


    Rowbottom L, Mole TB, Roberts N (2013), “Unexpected hypozincaemia in a patient with discharging empyema that proved resistant to replacement therapy” BMJ case reports


    Mole TB, Kennedy, N Ndoya, N Emond, A (2012), “ThermoSpots to Detect Hypothermia in Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition” PLOS ONE 7(9)


    Hanby M, Scott K, Scotton W, Wijesekera L, Mole T, Ellis C, Leigh P, Shaw C, Al-Chalabi A (2011), “The risk to relatives of patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” Brain 134(12)