Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Senior Physiology Teaching Fellow







G02 Faculty Education OfficeSir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Dr Moss is a Senior Teaching Fellow within the National Heart and Lung Institute. His main teaching responsibilities are to the undergraduate School of Medicine, where he is responsible for teaching physiology to early years students.

In his brief time at Imperial College he has developed a reputation for engaging and innovative approaches to teaching, for working in close collaboration with students and providing support to colleagues whenever requested.


He studied Physiology at undergraduate level at the University of Leeds, where he focussed on modules in areas including cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, exercise physiology and environmental physiology. After graduating, he worked in the Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology laboraties within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This role involved the receipt, preparation and analysis of thousands of blood samples every day. After a year, he enrolled on a Ph.D. at Sheffield Hallam University. During his studentship he undertook research studies investigating (i) the effects of a pragmatic lifestyle intervention in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); (ii) the effects of exercise training in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease; (iii) the effects of ageing and fitness on skin blood flow; (iv) the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT); and, (v) the effects of treatment compliance on macro- and microvascular function in OSA. His first post-doctoral research post was at University College London working on a large prospective multi-centre trial investigating novel predictors of outcomes in stable chest pain. He continues to contribute to undergraduate education at UCL.

Educational research interests

Gamification of learning – can games and playful activities promote learning?

Barriers to TEL – how can we promote technology (choice and use) that actually enhances learning?

Concept mapping for student – is concept mapping an effective teaching tool for integrating physiology?

Team-based learning – how can TBL best support physiology teaching?

Grants, awards & nominations

2012: Inspirational Teacher Nomination, Sheffield Hallam University

2015: Innovation in Education award, £3,400, School of Medicine

2016: Asthma UK, £23,400 (coawarded with Prof. Andy Bush and Uddhav Vaghela)

2017: President's Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Teaching, Imperial College London (see here)

2017: Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation, £78,205 

2017: Student Academic Choice Award nomination - Best Teacher, Imperial College Union

2017: Student Academic Choice Award nomination - Best Tutor, Imperial College Union

Teaching roles

At Imperial College, Dr Moss teaches on the following courses:

MBBS Medicine

 Alimentary System (Y1; also Course Leader)

 Cardiovascular System (Y1)

 Problem-based learning (Y1)

 Respiratory System (Y1)

 Urinary System (Y1)

 Science & Patient (Y2)

 Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Y2)

 Respiratory Science (Y4)

B.Sc. Biomedical Science

 Cardiopulmonary System (Y1)

 Science Skills (Y2)

 Physiology of Life Under Pressure (Y2; also Co-course-leader)



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