Dr Tom Mole MD BSc (Hons) MRCPsych

University position

Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry


Department of Psychiatry


Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute



Home page

http://www.mindz.com (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


How do we get healthier and happier? My vision is to make Mindfulness techniques accessible to all through cutting-edge technology. I'm a psychiatrist and neuroscientist interested in developing mindfulness training systems and investigating their long-term outcomes, particularly in young people. To improve access to mindfulness training, I am working with The University's Centre for Social Innovation to develop Motion Guided Mindfulness and The Mindz App. This technology empowers people to learn mindfulness with moment-by-moment feedback. With better tools and training, I believe we can maximise the benefits from mindfulness.

Research Focus


Motion Guided Mindfulness

Meditation Neuroscience

Mindfulness with Realtime Feedback

Brain Imaging

Mindfulness Training

Clinical conditions

Affective disorders

Anxiety disorders

Pain disorders



Longitudinal cohorts of mindfulness practitioners

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Motion Guided Mindfulness: The MindfulBreather

Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

The Psychobiological Synchronization Model for Mindfulness



Julieta Galante

Peter Jones


Judson Brewer Web: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/abo...

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Mole TB, Galante J, Dawson AF, Hannah LA, Mackeith P, Ainslie M, Jones PB (2017), “The MindfulBreather: Motion Guided Mindfulness” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00613



    Dudas R, Mole T, Morris L, Denman C, HillH, Szalma B, Evans B, Dunn B, Fletcher B, Voon V (2017), “Amygdala and dlPFC abnormalities, with aberrant connectivity and habituation in response to emotional stimuli in females with BPD” Journal of affective disorders 208: 460-466

    in press

    Mole TB, Mackeith P (in press), “Cold forced open-water swimming: A natural intervention to improve postoperative pain and mobilisation outcomes? ” BMJ Case Reports


    Wass V, Mole TB (2017), “Contextually balanced medical education: realigning with global health care delivery” Med Educ 51(8):773-775


    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, Mak E, Chien Y, Voon V (2016), “Dissociated accumbens and hippocampal structural abnormalities across obesity and alcohol dependence” International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 19 (9)


    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

    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)


    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)

    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

    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)