ACPNS: Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy practice.



Dr Mobini worked in research-led universities including University of Birmingham, University of Sussex, University of East Anglia, and University College London, and University of Newcastle in Australia. For over two decades he has attended and presented his research outcomes in national and international conferences and seminars.

Dr Mobini is a Senior editor of Cogent Psychology (Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology section) published online by Taylor and Francis Group.  Click here to read more about this journal

Dr Mobini is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with strong research background in both basic science and clinical research areas. His research focus involves the translational research strategy specifically investigating clinical applications of basic science findings. His overarching research goal is to develop novel computer-aided psychological interventions for anxiety disorders and impulse control disorders. He has developed a number of computer-administered interventions including two Computerised Cognitive-Behaviour therapy (C-CBT) programs for social anxiety and dysfunctional impulsivity and a Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) program for post-stroke anxiety. His CBM research work has been carried out in collaboration with Dr Bundy Mackintosh who is a pioneering scientist in the field of cognition and emotion. 

As a chief investigator, in recent years he has obtained 3 research grants including 1) developing and examining CBM for post-stoke anxiety funded by the National Stroke Foundation in Australia, 2) developing and testing computerised CBT for dysfunctional impulsivity, and 3) investigating the cognitive, behavioural, and neural bases of impulsivity and compulsivity. As a co-applicant and chief investigator he has been involved in various research projects with research budget over £1 million. He collaborate with internationally renowned researchers in various universities in the UK and worldwide. 

For years, he has been involved in reviewing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and also research grants including the NIHR in the UK and the NHMRC project grants in Australia. His research works have resulted over 35 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals including three literature review papers. Dr Mobini supervised a number of undergraduate and Doctorate research projects.

Dr Mobini is the editor of the Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology section of Cogent Psychology. This is a fully peer-reviewed, open access, international scholarly journal published by Taylor & Francis Group. Moreover, He is an affiliated member of the Priory Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and  Mental Health, and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in Australia 

  • Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) for anxiety disorders 
  • Computerised CBT for social anxiety and impulsivity 
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology of Stroke and Dementia
  • Prefrontal Cortex and Impulsivity
  • Compulsivity and Impulsivity 
  • Medically Unexplained Neurological Conditions


PUBLICATIONS (selected from over 35 peer-reviewed articles from) 

  • Mobini, S. (2015). Psychology of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: A Practice Review. Cogent Psychology. 2: 1033876,
  • Butler, E., Mobini, S., Rapee, R. M., Mackintosh, B., Reynolds, S.  (2015). Effect of Combined Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Bias Modification in Social Anxiety. Cogent Psychology. 2: 1011905. DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2015.1011905. 
  • Khalili-Torghabeh, S., Salehi Fadardi, J., Mackintosh, B., Reynolds, S., & Mobini, S.  (2014). Effects of a multi-session cognitive bias modification program on negative interpretation biases and social anxiety in a sample of Iranian socially-anxious individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5, 514-527. DOI:10.5127/jep.037713. 
  • Booth, R. W., Mackintosh, B., Mobini, S., Öztop, P., & Nunn, S. (2014). Cognitive Bias Modification of Attention is Less Effective under Working Memory Load.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 634–639. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-014-9628-6.
  • Mobini, S. Mackintosh, B, Illingwirth, J., Gega, L., Langdon, P., & Hoppitt, L. (2014). Effects of Implicit and explicit Cognitive Bias Modification and Computer-aided Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy on Cognitive Biases and Social Anxiety. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 272-279. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2013.12.002.
  • Mobini, S., Reynolds, S., & Mackintosh, B., (2013). Clinical Implications of Interpretation Bias in Social Anxiety: An integrative literature review. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 173-182. DOI 10.1007/s10608-012-9445.
  • Mobini, S., Grant, A., Kass, A.E., & Yeomans, M.R. (2007). The Relationships between Functional and Dysfunctional Impulsivity, Delay Discounting and Cognitive Distortions. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1517-1528. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.04.009.
  • Mobini, S., Pearce, M., Grant, A., Mills, J., & Yeomans, M.R. (2006). The relationship between impulsivity, sensation seeking, and cognitive distortions  in a sample of non-clinical population. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 1153-1163. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.11.006.