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Dr Natalia Lawrence

Dr Natalia Lawrence

Associate Professor (in Translational Medicine)

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 Washington Singer 232

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Office Hours for Term 1 in 2018/19 are:

  • Wednesdays 12:30-13:30
  • Fridays 13:30-14:30

Overview

Natalia is a cognitive neuroscientist who has a background in experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience and clinical research. She combines brain imaging and experimental psychology methods to study reward processing in a range of disorders.

Interests:

Compulsive behaviour and mood disorders: Why do some people lose control over their behaviour and emotions? Can cognitive training strengthen control over habitual or impulsive behaviour? To find out more about our response inhibition training to reduce overeating (featured in "How to Lose Weight Well") or download our app please go to this website: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/foodt/

Role:

Associate Professor in Translational Medicine. I conduct neuro-cognitive research into the mechanisms underlying altered emotional processing in psychological disorders and use this knowledge to help understand and develop psychological interventions. For example, I am currently examining whether response inhibition training can reduce ‘addictive’ behaviour such as over-eating.

Office Hours for Term 1 in 2018/19 are:

  • Wednesdays 13:30-14:30
  • Fridays 13:30-14:30

If you would like to hear about our food response training study that showed weight loss please watch this 5-minute presentation

Broad research specialisms:

Emotional processing and regulation, motivation and reward, obesity, mood disorders, compulsive behaviour, brain imaging.

Qualifications

PhD Psychology

Career

Natalia completed a BSc in Natural Sciences (Psychology and Biology) at the University of Durham, before undertaking a PhD in Psychology (behavioural neuroscience) with Professor Jeffrey Gray at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, and in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford. In 2000, Natalia was a postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of addiction in Professor Elliot Stein’s group at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She returned to the Institute of Psychiatry in 2002 to work as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Mary Phillips in the Section of Neuroscience and Emotion. Natalia became a lecturer in Neuroimaging of Emotion Processing in Mood and Anxiety Disorders in 2004 and then moved to Cardiff in 2007 to take up a Research Fellowship in the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She is now Associate Professor in Translational Medicine, based in the Mood Disorders Centre in Psychology at the University of Exeter.

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Research group links

Research

Research interests

I am interested in how our brains process emotions, from responses to simple rewards and facial expressions, to more complex mood states induced experimentally. I investigate how these emotional responses influence behaviour, through mechanisms like attentional bias, affective priming and associative learning. Finally, can we exert cognitive control over our emotions and (unconscious) desires or do they control us?

My research uses functional neuroimaging (fMRI), psychophysiological (measures of arousal) and experimental psychological techniques to examine emotion processing, emotion regulation and decision-making in mood disorders (bipolar disorder, depression and vulnerability to suicide) and behavioural addictions (over-eating, problem gambling). I also conduct research into how emotional processes relate to personality traits in healthy individuals, in order to understand factors associated with the vulnerability to these disorders.

More recently, I have been working on translating my research into psychological interventions of relevance to obesity (reducing food consumption through inhibitory control training). I plan to extend this line of research (using cognitive and attentional control training to improve emotion regulation) to other populations (smokers, patients with mood disorders). My research also seeks to understand how these therapies work at neural and cognitive levels, e.g. by examining whether they provide enduring changes in automatic / implicit, as well as controlled / explicit processes. For more information please go to http://www.exeter.ac.uk/foodt/

Research projects

  • Understanding behavioural ‘addictions’; examining the role of motivation / reward processing and self control in over-eating and problem gambling using brain imaging (fMRI, MEG).
  • Does inhibitory control training reduce compulsive behaviour / excessive approach motivation? (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/foodt/)
  • Reward sensitivity in bipolar disorder and depression.
  • Neural and psychological mechanisms underpinning the vulnerability to suicidal behaviour (in collaboration with Dr. Fabrice Jollant, McGill, Montreal).

Grants

“An investigation to examine the feasibility of progressing to a double blind randomised controlled trial to investigate whether a novel intervention targeting the automatic processes involved in binge eating is of benefit for people with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder.” NIHR (National Institutes for Health Research) Research for Patient Benefit.Treasure, J. (PI), Cardi, V., Lawrence N.S., Kan, C., Rowlands, K., Hodsoll, J., Beecham, J., Macdonald, P.  (April 2018-Feb 2021, £255,849).

“Translational Neuroscience: Response Training for Obesity Treatment.” Grant 1R01DK112762-01, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health (USA). Stice, E. (PI), Yokum, S., Kemps, E., Lawrence, N.S., Veling, H. (April 2017-April 2022, $2.58 million)

"Sugar Smart Exeter campaign" Soil Association grant (April 2017-June 2018, £5000)

"The Evidence Information Service: Promoting GW4 Research on Evidence-Based Policy” GW4 Building Communities Initiator and Accelerator funding (September 2015-July 2017;  £69,000).

“Understanding how social identities shape empathy and failures to empathize: A social neuroscience approach", PhD studentship funded by Dstl (MoD), co-supervisor. (2013-2017 £140,855)

“Do disturbances in reward system function predict current and future mood disorder symptoms and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours? A community cohort prospective study” Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund PI: Dunn, co-I: Lawrence (2013-2015 £67,401)

“Brain training to reduce over-eating; a translational pilot study” Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund PI (2013-2014 £18,539)

WICN Program Grant “Neural correlates of problem gambling” (£37, 242 co-investigator)

WICN Program Grant “Inhibitory control in the desire for food” (£24, 525 co-investigator)

WICN Project Grant “Neural basis of the Hypersensitivity to Emotions in Bipolar Disorder” (£15, 687, PI)

WICN Project Grant “Neuroimaging risk markers of depression in young adults: a preliminary study” (£14, 232, co-investigator)

Research networks

I have active research collaborations with colleagues in the UK at the University of Bristol (Prof. Marcus Munafo, Prof. Ian Penton-Voak, Dr. Ella Hinton) and the University of Cardiff (Dr. Chris Chambers, Prof. Andrew Lawrence, Dr. Xavier Caseras). I also collaborate with researchers in the Netherlands (Dr. Harm Veling, Radboud University), USA (Prof. Mary Phillips at the University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Eric Stice at the Oregon Research Institute) and in Australia (Prof. Petra Staiger, Deakin University; Prof. Eva Kemps, Flinders University).

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Porter L, Bailey-Jones C, Priudokaite G, Allen S, Wood K, Stiles K, Parvin O, Javaid M, Verbruggen FJ, Lawrence NS, et al (2017). From Cookies to Carrots; the effect of inhibitory control training on children’s snack selections - Dataset.  Abstract.  Full text.
Norman L, Lawrence N, Iles A, Benattayallah A, Karl A (2015). Attachment-security priming attenuates amygdala activation to social and linguistic threat. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 10(6), 832-839. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Morrison S, Adams RC, Chambers CD (2015). Stopping to food can reduce intake. Effects of stimulus-specificity and individual differences in dietary restraint. Appetite, 85, 91-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, O'Sullivan J, Parslow D, Javaid M, Adams RC, Chambers CD, Kos K, Verbruggen F (2015). Training response inhibition to food is associated with weight loss and reduced energy intake. Appetite, 95, 17-28. Abstract.  Full text.
Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Dunkley BT, Yuen KSL, Hinton EC, Dixon MR, Cox WM, Hoon AE, Munnelly A, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al (2014). Almost winning: induced MEG theta power in insula and orbitofrontal cortex increases during gambling near-misses and is associated with BOLD signal and gambling severity. Neuroimage, 91, 210-219. Abstract.  Author URL.
Caseras X, Lawrence NS, Murphy K, Wise RG, Phillips ML (2013). Ventral striatum activity in response to reward: differences between bipolar I and II disorders. Am J Psychiatry, 170(5), 533-541. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Walker L, Lawrence N, Chambers C, Wood M, Barnett J, Durrant H, Pike L, O'Grady G, Bestmann S, Kythreotis A, et al (In Press). *PREPRINT. Supporting evidence-informed policy and scrutiny: a consultation of UK research professionals.  Abstract.
Cohen M, Lawrence N, Kennedy E, Munafo MR, Williams WH, Penton-Voak I (In Press). Facial affect recognition in adolescent and young adult offenders with and without traumatic brain injury.  Abstract.
van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Lawrence NS, Abraham C, Greaves CJ (In Press). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults (Preprint).  Abstract.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Lawrence NS, Abraham C, Smith JR (In Press). ImpulsePal: Developing a Smartphone App to Manage Food Temptations using Intervention Mapping. (Preprint).  Abstract.
Lumsden JA, Skinner A, Coyle D, Lawrence N, Munafo MR (In Press). No effect of gamification on attrition from a longitudinal cognitive testing study.  Abstract.
Lumsden J, Skinner A, Coyle D, Lawrence N, Munafo M (In Press). No effect of gamification on attrition from a web-based longitudinal cognitive testing study. Journal of Medical Internet Research Full text.
Bos J, Staiger PK, Hayden MJ, Hughes LK, Youssef G, Lawrence NS (2019). A randomized controlled trial of inhibitory control training for smoking cessation and reduction. J Consult Clin Psychol, 87(9), 831-843. Abstract.  Author URL.
Adams RC, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS (2019). Do restrained eaters show increased BMI, food craving and disinhibited eating? a comparison of the Restraint Scale and the Restrained Eating scale of the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6). Abstract.
Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Lawrence N, Abraham SCS, Greaves C (2019). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults. JMIR Formative Research, 3(2), e11586-e11586. Abstract.  Full text.
Adams RC, Sedgmond J, Maizey L, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS (2019). Food Addiction: Implications for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Overeating. Nutrients, 11(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Camp B, Lawrence NS (2019). Giving pork the chop: Response inhibition training to reduce meat intake. Appetite Abstract.  Full text.
Button KS, Chambers CD, Lawrence N, Munafò MR (2019). Grassroots Training for Reproducible Science: a Consortium-Based Approach to the Empirical Dissertation. Psychology Learning and Teaching Abstract.
Sedgmond J, Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Morrison S, Chambers CD, Adams RC (2019). Prefrontal brain stimulation during food-related inhibition training: effects on food craving, food consumption and inhibitory control. Royal Society Open Science, 6 Full text.
Walker LA, Lawrence NS, Chambers CD, Wood M, Barnett J, Durrant H, Pike L, O’Grady G, Bestmann S, Kythreotis AP, et al (2019). Supporting evidence-informed policy and scrutiny: a consultation of UK research professionals. PLoS ONE, 14(3). Abstract.
Staiger PK, Hayden MJ, Guo K, Hughes LK, Bos J, Lawrence NS (2018). A randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of smoking-related response inhibition training in smokers: a study protocol. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1226-1226. Abstract.  Full text.
Jones A, Hardman CA, Lawrence N, Field M (2018). Cognitive training as a potential treatment for overweight and obesity: a critical review of the evidence. Appetite, 124, 50-67. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hibar DP, Westlye LT, Doan NT, Jahanshad N, Cheung JW, Ching CRK, Versace A, Bilderbeck AC, Uhlmann A, Mwangi B, et al (2018). Cortical abnormalities in bipolar disorder: an MRI analysis of 6503 individuals from the ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group. Mol Psychiatry, 23(4), 932-942. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richins MT, Barreto M, Karl A, Lawrence N (2018). Empathic Responses Are Reduced to Competitive but Not Non-Competitive Outgroups. Social Neuroscience Full text.
Porter L, Bailey-Jones C, Priudokaite G, Allen S, Wood K, Stiles K, Parvin O, Javaid M, Verbruggen F, Lawrence NS, et al (2017). From Cookies to Carrots; the effect of inhibitory control training on children's snack selections. Appetite Abstract.  Full text.
Ihssen N, Sokunbi MO, Lawrence AD, Lawrence NS, Linden DEJ (2017). Neurofeedback of visual food cue reactivity: a potential avenue to alter incentive sensitization and craving. Brain Imaging Behav, 11(3), 915-924. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Stice E, Yokum S, Veling H, Kemps E, Lawrence NS (2017). Pilot test of a novel food response and attention training treatment for obesity: Brain imaging data suggest actions shape valuation. Behav Res Ther, 94, 60-70. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Turton R, Nazar BP, Burgess EE, Lawrence NS, Cardi V, Treasure J, Hirsch CR (2017). To Go or Not to Go: a Proof of Concept Study Testing Food-Specific Inhibition Training for Women with Eating and Weight Disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(1), 11-21. Full text.
Adams RC, Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Chambers CD (2017). Training response inhibition to reduce food consumption: Mechanisms, stimulus specificity and appropriate training protocols. Appetite, 109, 11-23. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Veling H, Lawrence NS, Chen Z, van Koningsbruggen GM, Holland RW (2017). What is Trained During Food Go/No-Go Training? a Review Focusing on Mechanisms and a Research Agenda. Current Addiction Reports Full text.
Verbruggen F, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS, McLaren IPL (2017). Winning and losing: Effects on impulsive action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(1), 147-168. Full text.
Lumsden J, Edwards EA, Lawrence NS, Coyle D, Munafò MR (2016). Gamification of Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training: a Systematic Review of Applications and Efficacy. JMIR serious games, 4(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Button KS, Lawrence NS, Chambers CD, Munafo MR (2016). Instilling scientific rigour at the grassroots. PSYCHOLOGIST, 29(3), 158-159. Author URL.
Gifuni AJ, Ding Y, Olié E, Lawrence N, Cyprien F, Le Bars E, Bonafé A, Phillips ML, Courtet P, Jollant F, et al (2016). Subcortical nuclei volumes in suicidal behavior: nucleus accumbens may modulate the lethality of acts. Brain Imaging Behav, 10(1), 96-104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hibar DP, Westlye LT, van Erp TGM, Rasmussen J, Leonardo CD, Faskowitz J, Haukvik UK, Hartberg CB, Doan NT, Agartz I, et al (2016). Subcortical volumetric abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry, 21(12), 1710-1716. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Keedwell PA, Doidge AN, Meyer M, Lawrence N, Lawrence AD, Jones DK (2016). Subgenual Cingulum Microstructure Supports Control of Emotional Conflict. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 26(6), 2850-2862. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawrence N, Chambers J, Morrison S, Bestmann S, O’Grady G, Chambers C, Kythreotis A (2016). The Evidence Information Service as a new platform for supporting evidence-based policy: a consultation of UK parliamentarians. Evidence & Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 1-41. Full text.
Lumsden J, Skinner A, Woods AT, Lawrence N, Munafò M (2016). The effects of gamelike features and test location on cognitive test performance and participant enjoyment. PeerJ, 4:e2184, 1-19. Full text.
Stice E, Lawrence NS, Kemps E, Veling H (2016). Training motor responses to food: a novel treatment for obesity targeting implicit processes. Clin Psychol Rev, 49, 16-27. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Norman L, Lawrence N, Iles A, Benattayallah A, Karl A (2015). Attachment-security priming attenuates amygdala activation to social and linguistic threat. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 10(6), 832-839. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Caseras X, Murphy K, Lawrence NS, Fuentes-Claramonte P, Watts J, Jones DK, Phillips ML (2015). Emotion regulation deficits in euthymic bipolar I versus bipolar II disorder: a functional and diffusion-tensor imaging study. Bipolar Disord, 17(5), 461-470. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ding Y, Lawrence N, Olié E, Cyprien F, le Bars E, Bonafé A, Phillips ML, Courtet P, Jollant F (2015). Prefrontal cortex markers of suicidal vulnerability in mood disorders: a model-based structural neuroimaging study with a translational perspective. Transl Psychiatry, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best M, Lawrence NS, Logan GD, McLaren IPL, Verbruggen F (2015). Should I Stop or Should I Go? the Role of Associations and Expectancies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Abstract.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Morrison S, Adams RC, Chambers CD (2015). Stopping to food can reduce intake. Effects of stimulus-specificity and individual differences in dietary restraint. Appetite, 85, 91-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, O'Sullivan J, Parslow D, Javaid M, Adams RC, Chambers CD, Kos K, Verbruggen F (2015). Training response inhibition to food is associated with weight loss and reduced energy intake. Appetite, 95, 17-28. Abstract.  Full text.
Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Dunkley BT, Yuen KSL, Hinton EC, Dixon MR, Cox WM, Hoon AE, Munnelly A, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al (2014). Almost winning: induced MEG theta power in insula and orbitofrontal cortex increases during gambling near-misses and is associated with BOLD signal and gambling severity. Neuroimage, 91, 210-219. Abstract.  Author URL.
Olatunji BO, Ferreira-Garcia R, Caseras X, Fullana MA, Wooderson S, Speckens A, Lawrence N, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML, et al (2014). Predicting response to cognitive behavioral therapy in contamination-based obsessive-compulsive disorder from functional magnetic resonance imaging. Psychol Med, 44(10), 2125-2137. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson PM, Stein JL, Medland SE, Hibar DP, Vasquez AA, Renteria ME, Toro R, Jahanshad N, Schumann G, Franke B, et al (2014). The ENIGMA Consortium: large-scale collaborative analyses of neuroimaging and genetic data. Brain Imaging Behav, 8(2), 153-182. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McLaren IPL, Dunn BD, Lawrence NS, Milton FN, Verbruggen F, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Yeates F (2014). Why decision making may not require awareness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 35-36. Full text.
Ochoa C, Alvarez-Moya EM, Penelo E, Aymami MN, Gómez-Peña M, Fernández-Aranda F, Granero R, Vallejo-Ruiloba J, Menchón JM, Lawrence NS, et al (2013). Decision-making deficits in pathological gambling: the role of executive functions, explicit knowledge and impulsivity in relation to decisions made under ambiguity and risk. Am J Addict, 22(5), 492-499. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Yuen KSL (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms of impaired decision making in pathological gambling. Front Psychiatry, 4 Author URL.
Pan L, Segreti AM, Almeida J, Jollant F, Lawrence N, Brent D, Phillips M (2013). Preserved hippocampal function during learning in the context of risk in adolescent suicide attempt. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 211(2), 112-118. Abstract.
Caseras X, Lawrence NS, Murphy K, Wise RG, Phillips ML (2013). Ventral striatum activity in response to reward: differences between bipolar I and II disorders. Am J Psychiatry, 170(5), 533-541. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, Hinton EC, Parkinson JA, Lawrence AD (2012). Nucleus accumbens response to food cues predicts subsequent snack consumption in women and increased body mass index in those with reduced self-control. Neuroimage, 63(1), 415-422. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jollant F, Lawrence NL, Olié E, Guillaume S, Courtet P (2011). The suicidal mind and brain: a review of neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 12(5), 319-339. Abstract.
Jollant F, Lawrence NS, Olie E, O'Daly O, Malafosse A, Courtet P, Phillips ML (2010). Decreased activation of lateral orbitofrontal cortex during risky choices under uncertainty is associated with disadvantageous decision-making and suicidal behavior. Neuroimage, 51(3), 1275-1281. Abstract.  Author URL.
Radua J, Phillips ML, Russell T, Lawrence N, Marshall N, Kalidindi S, El-Hage W, McDonald C, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, et al (2010). Neural response to specific components of fearful faces in healthy and schizophrenic adults. Neuroimage, 49(1), 939-946. Abstract.  Author URL.
Liao P-C, Uher R, Lawrence N, Treasure J, Schmidt U, Campbell IC, Collier DA, Tchanturia K (2009). An examination of decision making in bulimia nervosa. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 31(4), 455-461. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Jollant F, O'Daly O, Zelaya F, Phillips ML (2009). Distinct roles of prefrontal cortical subregions in the Iowa Gambling Task. Cereb Cortex, 19(5), 1134-1143. Abstract.  Author URL.
Guillaume S, Jollant F, Jaussent I, Lawrence N, Malafosse A, Courtet P (2009). Somatic markers and explicit knowledge are both involved in decision-making. Neuropsychologia, 47(10), 2120-2124. Abstract.
Mataix-Cols D, Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2009). The Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Stimuli Set: validation of a standardized paradigm for symptom-specific provocation in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Res, 168(3), 238-241. Abstract.  Author URL.
An SK, Mataix-Cols D, Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Giampietro V, Speckens A, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2009). To discard or not to discard: the neural basis of hoarding symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mol Psychiatry, 14(3), 318-331. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gilbert AR, Mataix-Cols D, Almeida JRC, Lawrence N, Nutche J, Diwadkar V, Keshavan MS, Phillips ML (2008). Brain structure and symptom dimension relationships in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a voxel-based morphometry study. J Affect Disord, 109(1-2), 117-126. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lemche E, Anilkumar A, Giampietro VP, Brammer MJ, Surguladze SA, Lawrence NS, Gasston D, Chitnis X, Williams SCR, Sierra M, et al (2008). Cerebral and autonomic responses to emotional facial expressions in depersonalisation disorder. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 193(3), 222-228. Author URL.
Lemche E, Anilkumar A, Giampietro VP, Brammer MJ, Surguladze SA, Lawrence NS, Gasston D, Chitnis X, Williams SCR, Sierra M, et al (2008). Cerebral and autonomic responses to emotional facial expressions in depersonalisation disorder. Br J Psychiatry, 193(3), 222-228. Abstract.  Author URL.
Surguladze SA, Elkin A, Ecker C, Kalidindi S, Corsico A, Giampietro V, Lawrence N, Deeley Q, Murphy DGM, Kucharska-Pietura K, et al (2008). Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter modulates neural system-wide response to fearful faces. Genes Brain Behav, 7(5), 543-551. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mataix-Cols D, an SK, Lawrence NS, Caseras X, Speckens A, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2008). Individual differences in disgust sensitivity modulate neural responses to aversive/disgusting stimuli. Eur J Neurosci, 27(11), 3050-3058. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jollant F, Lawrence NS, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Fullana MA, Drapier D, Courtet P, Phillips ML (2008). Orbitofrontal cortex response to angry faces in men with histories of suicide attempts. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 165(6), 740-748. Author URL.
Tchanturia K, Liao P-C, Uher R, Lawrence N, Treasure J, Campbell IC (2007). An investigation of decision making in anorexia nervosa using the Iowa Gambling Task and skin conductance measurements. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 13(4), 635-641. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, an SK, Mataix-Cols D, Ruths F, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2007). Neural Responses to Facial Expressions of Disgust but not Fear are Modulated by Washing Symptoms in OCD. Biological Psychiatry, 61(9), 1072-1080. Abstract.
Caseras X, Mataix-Cols D, an SK, Lawrence NS, Speckens A, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2007). Sex differences in neural responses to disgusting visual stimuli: implications for disgust-related psychiatric disorders. Biol Psychiatry, 62(5), 464-471. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Mataix-Cols D, David R, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2006). Decision making and set shifting impairments are associated with distinct symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neuropsychology, 20(4), 409-419. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lemche E, Giampietro VP, Surguladze SA, Amaro EJ, Andrew CM, Williams SCR, Brammer MJ, Lawrence N, Maier MA, Russell TA, et al (2006). Human attachment security is mediated by the amygdala: evidence from combined fMRI and psychophysiological measures. Hum Brain Mapp, 27(8), 623-635. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kronhaus DM, Lawrence NS, Williams AM, Frangou S, Brammer MJ, Williams SCR, Andrew CM, Phillips ML (2006). Stroop performance in bipolar disorder: Further evidence for abnormalities in the ventral prefrontal cortex. Bipolar Disorders, 8(1), 28-39. Abstract.
Mataix-Cols D, Wooderson S, Lawrence N, Brammer MJ, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2004). Distinct neural correlates of washing, checking, and hoarding symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 61(6), 564-576. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Williams AM, Surguladze S, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Andrew C, Frangou S, Ecker C, Phillips ML (2004). Subcortical and ventral prefrontal cortical neural responses to facial expressions distinguish patients with bipolar disorder and major depression. Biol Psychiatry, 55(6), 578-587. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence N, Oger J, Aziz T, Palace J, Vincent A (2003). A sensitive radioimmunoprecipitation assay for assessing the clinical relevance of antibodies to IFN β. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(9), 1236-1239. Abstract.
Lawrence NS, Sharp T, Peters SP, Gray JA, Young AMJ (2003). GABA transmission in the ventral pallidum is not involved in the control of latent inhibition in the rat. Neuroscience, 122(1), 267-275. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Ross TJ, Hoffmann R, Garavan H, Stein EA (2003). Multiple Neuronal Networks Mediate Sustained Attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15(7), 1028-1038. Abstract.
Lawrence NS, Ross TJ, Stein EA (2002). Cognitive mechanisms of nicotine on visual attention. Neuron, 36(3), 539-548. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gray JA, Kumari V, Lawrence N, Young AMJ (1999). Functions of the dopaminergic innervation of the nucleus accumbens. Psychobiology, 27(2), 225-235. Abstract.

Conferences

Staiger P, Guo K, Hayden M, Hughes L, Bos J, Lawrence N (2018). DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT EVALUATION OF ONLINE RESPONSE INHIBITION TRAINING TO REDUCE SMOKING.  Author URL.
Cohen M, Penton-Voak I, Munafo M, Karl A, Williams H, Lawrence N (2017). Neurocognitive and neuroaffective profiles of young adult offenders with self-reported traumatic brain injury.  Author URL.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Lawrence N (2016). FACILITATING WEIGHT LOSS WITH THE IMPULSEPAL APP': a FEASIBILITY STUDY.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Walker L, Lawrence N, Chambers C, Wood M, Barnett J, Durrant H, Pike L, O'Grady G, Bestmann S, Kythreotis A, et al (In Press). *PREPRINT. Supporting evidence-informed policy and scrutiny: a consultation of UK research professionals.  Abstract.
Cohen M, Lawrence N, Kennedy E, Munafo MR, Williams WH, Penton-Voak I (In Press). Facial affect recognition in adolescent and young adult offenders with and without traumatic brain injury.  Abstract.
van Beurden SB, Smith JR, Lawrence NS, Abraham C, Greaves CJ (In Press). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults (Preprint).  Abstract.
van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Lawrence NS, Abraham C, Smith JR (In Press). ImpulsePal: Developing a Smartphone App to Manage Food Temptations using Intervention Mapping. (Preprint).  Abstract.
Lumsden JA, Skinner A, Coyle D, Lawrence N, Munafo MR (In Press). No effect of gamification on attrition from a longitudinal cognitive testing study.  Abstract.
Lumsden J, Skinner A, Coyle D, Lawrence N, Munafo M (In Press). No effect of gamification on attrition from a web-based longitudinal cognitive testing study. Journal of Medical Internet Research Full text.

2019

Bos J, Staiger PK, Hayden MJ, Hughes LK, Youssef G, Lawrence NS (2019). A randomized controlled trial of inhibitory control training for smoking cessation and reduction. J Consult Clin Psychol, 87(9), 831-843. Abstract.  Author URL.
Camp B, Lawrence N (2019). Data for paper "Giving Pork the Chop: Response Inhibition training to Reduce Meat Intake".  Abstract.  Full text.
Adams RC, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS (2019). Do restrained eaters show increased BMI, food craving and disinhibited eating? a comparison of the Restraint Scale and the Restrained Eating scale of the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6). Abstract.
Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Lawrence N, Abraham SCS, Greaves C (2019). Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of ImpulsePal: Smartphone App–Based Weight Management Intervention to Reduce Impulsive Eating in Overweight Adults. JMIR Formative Research, 3(2), e11586-e11586. Abstract.  Full text.
Adams RC, Sedgmond J, Maizey L, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS (2019). Food Addiction: Implications for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Overeating. Nutrients, 11(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Camp B, Lawrence NS (2019). Giving pork the chop: Response inhibition training to reduce meat intake. Appetite Abstract.  Full text.
Button KS, Chambers CD, Lawrence N, Munafò MR (2019). Grassroots Training for Reproducible Science: a Consortium-Based Approach to the Empirical Dissertation. Psychology Learning and Teaching Abstract.
Sedgmond J, Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Morrison S, Chambers CD, Adams RC (2019). Prefrontal brain stimulation during food-related inhibition training: effects on food craving, food consumption and inhibitory control. Royal Society Open Science, 6 Full text.
Walker LA, Lawrence NS, Chambers CD, Wood M, Barnett J, Durrant H, Pike L, O’Grady G, Bestmann S, Kythreotis AP, et al (2019). Supporting evidence-informed policy and scrutiny: a consultation of UK research professionals. PLoS ONE, 14(3). Abstract.

2018

Staiger PK, Hayden MJ, Guo K, Hughes LK, Bos J, Lawrence NS (2018). A randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of smoking-related response inhibition training in smokers: a study protocol. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1226-1226. Abstract.  Full text.
Jones A, Hardman CA, Lawrence N, Field M (2018). Cognitive training as a potential treatment for overweight and obesity: a critical review of the evidence. Appetite, 124, 50-67. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hibar DP, Westlye LT, Doan NT, Jahanshad N, Cheung JW, Ching CRK, Versace A, Bilderbeck AC, Uhlmann A, Mwangi B, et al (2018). Cortical abnormalities in bipolar disorder: an MRI analysis of 6503 individuals from the ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group. Mol Psychiatry, 23(4), 932-942. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Staiger P, Guo K, Hayden M, Hughes L, Bos J, Lawrence N (2018). DEVELOPMENT AND PILOT EVALUATION OF ONLINE RESPONSE INHIBITION TRAINING TO REDUCE SMOKING.  Author URL.
Richins MT, Barreto M, Karl A, Lawrence N (2018). Empathic Responses Are Reduced to Competitive but Not Non-Competitive Outgroups. Social Neuroscience Full text.

2017

Porter L, Bailey-Jones C, Priudokaite G, Allen S, Wood K, Stiles K, Parvin O, Javaid M, Verbruggen F, Lawrence NS, et al (2017). From Cookies to Carrots; the effect of inhibitory control training on children's snack selections. Appetite Abstract.  Full text.
Porter L, Bailey-Jones C, Priudokaite G, Allen S, Wood K, Stiles K, Parvin O, Javaid M, Verbruggen FJ, Lawrence NS, et al (2017). From Cookies to Carrots; the effect of inhibitory control training on children’s snack selections - Dataset.  Abstract.  Full text.
Cohen M, Penton-Voak I, Munafo M, Karl A, Williams H, Lawrence N (2017). Neurocognitive and neuroaffective profiles of young adult offenders with self-reported traumatic brain injury.  Author URL.
Ihssen N, Sokunbi MO, Lawrence AD, Lawrence NS, Linden DEJ (2017). Neurofeedback of visual food cue reactivity: a potential avenue to alter incentive sensitization and craving. Brain Imaging Behav, 11(3), 915-924. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Stice E, Yokum S, Veling H, Kemps E, Lawrence NS (2017). Pilot test of a novel food response and attention training treatment for obesity: Brain imaging data suggest actions shape valuation. Behav Res Ther, 94, 60-70. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Turton R, Nazar BP, Burgess EE, Lawrence NS, Cardi V, Treasure J, Hirsch CR (2017). To Go or Not to Go: a Proof of Concept Study Testing Food-Specific Inhibition Training for Women with Eating and Weight Disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(1), 11-21. Full text.
Adams RC, Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Chambers CD (2017). Training response inhibition to reduce food consumption: Mechanisms, stimulus specificity and appropriate training protocols. Appetite, 109, 11-23. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Veling H, Lawrence NS, Chen Z, van Koningsbruggen GM, Holland RW (2017). What is Trained During Food Go/No-Go Training? a Review Focusing on Mechanisms and a Research Agenda. Current Addiction Reports Full text.
Verbruggen F, Chambers CD, Lawrence NS, McLaren IPL (2017). Winning and losing: Effects on impulsive action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(1), 147-168. Full text.

2016

van Beurden SB, Greaves CJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Lawrence N (2016). FACILITATING WEIGHT LOSS WITH THE IMPULSEPAL APP': a FEASIBILITY STUDY.  Author URL.
Lumsden J, Edwards EA, Lawrence NS, Coyle D, Munafò MR (2016). Gamification of Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training: a Systematic Review of Applications and Efficacy. JMIR serious games, 4(2). Abstract.  Full text.
Button KS, Lawrence NS, Chambers CD, Munafo MR (2016). Instilling scientific rigour at the grassroots. PSYCHOLOGIST, 29(3), 158-159. Author URL.
Gifuni AJ, Ding Y, Olié E, Lawrence N, Cyprien F, Le Bars E, Bonafé A, Phillips ML, Courtet P, Jollant F, et al (2016). Subcortical nuclei volumes in suicidal behavior: nucleus accumbens may modulate the lethality of acts. Brain Imaging Behav, 10(1), 96-104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hibar DP, Westlye LT, van Erp TGM, Rasmussen J, Leonardo CD, Faskowitz J, Haukvik UK, Hartberg CB, Doan NT, Agartz I, et al (2016). Subcortical volumetric abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry, 21(12), 1710-1716. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Keedwell PA, Doidge AN, Meyer M, Lawrence N, Lawrence AD, Jones DK (2016). Subgenual Cingulum Microstructure Supports Control of Emotional Conflict. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 26(6), 2850-2862. Abstract.  Full text.
Lawrence N, Chambers J, Morrison S, Bestmann S, O’Grady G, Chambers C, Kythreotis A (2016). The Evidence Information Service as a new platform for supporting evidence-based policy: a consultation of UK parliamentarians. Evidence & Policy: a Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 1-41. Full text.
Lumsden J, Skinner A, Woods AT, Lawrence N, Munafò M (2016). The effects of gamelike features and test location on cognitive test performance and participant enjoyment. PeerJ, 4:e2184, 1-19. Full text.
Stice E, Lawrence NS, Kemps E, Veling H (2016). Training motor responses to food: a novel treatment for obesity targeting implicit processes. Clin Psychol Rev, 49, 16-27. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Norman L, Lawrence N, Iles A, Benattayallah A, Karl A (2015). Attachment-security priming attenuates amygdala activation to social and linguistic threat. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 10(6), 832-839. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Caseras X, Murphy K, Lawrence NS, Fuentes-Claramonte P, Watts J, Jones DK, Phillips ML (2015). Emotion regulation deficits in euthymic bipolar I versus bipolar II disorder: a functional and diffusion-tensor imaging study. Bipolar Disord, 17(5), 461-470. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ding Y, Lawrence N, Olié E, Cyprien F, le Bars E, Bonafé A, Phillips ML, Courtet P, Jollant F (2015). Prefrontal cortex markers of suicidal vulnerability in mood disorders: a model-based structural neuroimaging study with a translational perspective. Transl Psychiatry, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Best M, Lawrence NS, Logan GD, McLaren IPL, Verbruggen F (2015). Should I Stop or Should I Go? the Role of Associations and Expectancies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Abstract.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, Verbruggen F, Morrison S, Adams RC, Chambers CD (2015). Stopping to food can reduce intake. Effects of stimulus-specificity and individual differences in dietary restraint. Appetite, 85, 91-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lawrence NS, O'Sullivan J, Parslow D, Javaid M, Adams RC, Chambers CD, Kos K, Verbruggen F (2015). Training response inhibition to food is associated with weight loss and reduced energy intake. Appetite, 95, 17-28. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Dunkley BT, Yuen KSL, Hinton EC, Dixon MR, Cox WM, Hoon AE, Munnelly A, Muthukumaraswamy SD, et al (2014). Almost winning: induced MEG theta power in insula and orbitofrontal cortex increases during gambling near-misses and is associated with BOLD signal and gambling severity. Neuroimage, 91, 210-219. Abstract.  Author URL.
Olatunji BO, Ferreira-Garcia R, Caseras X, Fullana MA, Wooderson S, Speckens A, Lawrence N, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML, et al (2014). Predicting response to cognitive behavioral therapy in contamination-based obsessive-compulsive disorder from functional magnetic resonance imaging. Psychol Med, 44(10), 2125-2137. Abstract.  Author URL.
Thompson PM, Stein JL, Medland SE, Hibar DP, Vasquez AA, Renteria ME, Toro R, Jahanshad N, Schumann G, Franke B, et al (2014). The ENIGMA Consortium: large-scale collaborative analyses of neuroimaging and genetic data. Brain Imaging Behav, 8(2), 153-182. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McLaren IPL, Dunn BD, Lawrence NS, Milton FN, Verbruggen F, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Yeates F (2014). Why decision making may not require awareness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 35-36. Full text.

2013

Ochoa C, Alvarez-Moya EM, Penelo E, Aymami MN, Gómez-Peña M, Fernández-Aranda F, Granero R, Vallejo-Ruiloba J, Menchón JM, Lawrence NS, et al (2013). Decision-making deficits in pathological gambling: the role of executive functions, explicit knowledge and impulsivity in relation to decisions made under ambiguity and risk. Am J Addict, 22(5), 492-499. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dymond S, Lawrence NS, Yuen KSL (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms of impaired decision making in pathological gambling. Front Psychiatry, 4 Author URL.
Pan L, Segreti AM, Almeida J, Jollant F, Lawrence N, Brent D, Phillips M (2013). Preserved hippocampal function during learning in the context of risk in adolescent suicide attempt. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 211(2), 112-118. Abstract.
Caseras X, Lawrence NS, Murphy K, Wise RG, Phillips ML (2013). Ventral striatum activity in response to reward: differences between bipolar I and II disorders. Am J Psychiatry, 170(5), 533-541. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Lawrence NS, Hinton EC, Parkinson JA, Lawrence AD (2012). Nucleus accumbens response to food cues predicts subsequent snack consumption in women and increased body mass index in those with reduced self-control. Neuroimage, 63(1), 415-422. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Jollant F, Lawrence NL, Olié E, Guillaume S, Courtet P (2011). The suicidal mind and brain: a review of neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 12(5), 319-339. Abstract.

2010

Jollant F, Lawrence NS, Olie E, O'Daly O, Malafosse A, Courtet P, Phillips ML (2010). Decreased activation of lateral orbitofrontal cortex during risky choices under uncertainty is associated with disadvantageous decision-making and suicidal behavior. Neuroimage, 51(3), 1275-1281. Abstract.  Author URL.
Radua J, Phillips ML, Russell T, Lawrence N, Marshall N, Kalidindi S, El-Hage W, McDonald C, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, et al (2010). Neural response to specific components of fearful faces in healthy and schizophrenic adults. Neuroimage, 49(1), 939-946. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Liao P-C, Uher R, Lawrence N, Treasure J, Schmidt U, Campbell IC, Collier DA, Tchanturia K (2009). An examination of decision making in bulimia nervosa. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 31(4), 455-461. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Jollant F, O'Daly O, Zelaya F, Phillips ML (2009). Distinct roles of prefrontal cortical subregions in the Iowa Gambling Task. Cereb Cortex, 19(5), 1134-1143. Abstract.  Author URL.
Guillaume S, Jollant F, Jaussent I, Lawrence N, Malafosse A, Courtet P (2009). Somatic markers and explicit knowledge are both involved in decision-making. Neuropsychologia, 47(10), 2120-2124. Abstract.
Mataix-Cols D, Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2009). The Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Stimuli Set: validation of a standardized paradigm for symptom-specific provocation in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Res, 168(3), 238-241. Abstract.  Author URL.
An SK, Mataix-Cols D, Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Giampietro V, Speckens A, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2009). To discard or not to discard: the neural basis of hoarding symptoms in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mol Psychiatry, 14(3), 318-331. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Gilbert AR, Mataix-Cols D, Almeida JRC, Lawrence N, Nutche J, Diwadkar V, Keshavan MS, Phillips ML (2008). Brain structure and symptom dimension relationships in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a voxel-based morphometry study. J Affect Disord, 109(1-2), 117-126. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lemche E, Anilkumar A, Giampietro VP, Brammer MJ, Surguladze SA, Lawrence NS, Gasston D, Chitnis X, Williams SCR, Sierra M, et al (2008). Cerebral and autonomic responses to emotional facial expressions in depersonalisation disorder. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 193(3), 222-228. Author URL.
Lemche E, Anilkumar A, Giampietro VP, Brammer MJ, Surguladze SA, Lawrence NS, Gasston D, Chitnis X, Williams SCR, Sierra M, et al (2008). Cerebral and autonomic responses to emotional facial expressions in depersonalisation disorder. Br J Psychiatry, 193(3), 222-228. Abstract.  Author URL.
Surguladze SA, Elkin A, Ecker C, Kalidindi S, Corsico A, Giampietro V, Lawrence N, Deeley Q, Murphy DGM, Kucharska-Pietura K, et al (2008). Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter modulates neural system-wide response to fearful faces. Genes Brain Behav, 7(5), 543-551. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mataix-Cols D, an SK, Lawrence NS, Caseras X, Speckens A, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2008). Individual differences in disgust sensitivity modulate neural responses to aversive/disgusting stimuli. Eur J Neurosci, 27(11), 3050-3058. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jollant F, Lawrence NS, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Fullana MA, Drapier D, Courtet P, Phillips ML (2008). Orbitofrontal cortex response to angry faces in men with histories of suicide attempts. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 165(6), 740-748. Author URL.

2007

Tchanturia K, Liao P-C, Uher R, Lawrence N, Treasure J, Campbell IC (2007). An investigation of decision making in anorexia nervosa using the Iowa Gambling Task and skin conductance measurements. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 13(4), 635-641. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, an SK, Mataix-Cols D, Ruths F, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2007). Neural Responses to Facial Expressions of Disgust but not Fear are Modulated by Washing Symptoms in OCD. Biological Psychiatry, 61(9), 1072-1080. Abstract.
Caseras X, Mataix-Cols D, an SK, Lawrence NS, Speckens A, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Phillips ML (2007). Sex differences in neural responses to disgusting visual stimuli: implications for disgust-related psychiatric disorders. Biol Psychiatry, 62(5), 464-471. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Lawrence NS, Wooderson S, Mataix-Cols D, David R, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2006). Decision making and set shifting impairments are associated with distinct symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neuropsychology, 20(4), 409-419. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lemche E, Giampietro VP, Surguladze SA, Amaro EJ, Andrew CM, Williams SCR, Brammer MJ, Lawrence N, Maier MA, Russell TA, et al (2006). Human attachment security is mediated by the amygdala: evidence from combined fMRI and psychophysiological measures. Hum Brain Mapp, 27(8), 623-635. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kronhaus DM, Lawrence NS, Williams AM, Frangou S, Brammer MJ, Williams SCR, Andrew CM, Phillips ML (2006). Stroop performance in bipolar disorder: Further evidence for abnormalities in the ventral prefrontal cortex. Bipolar Disorders, 8(1), 28-39. Abstract.

2004

Mataix-Cols D, Wooderson S, Lawrence N, Brammer MJ, Speckens A, Phillips ML (2004). Distinct neural correlates of washing, checking, and hoarding symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 61(6), 564-576. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Williams AM, Surguladze S, Giampietro V, Brammer MJ, Andrew C, Frangou S, Ecker C, Phillips ML (2004). Subcortical and ventral prefrontal cortical neural responses to facial expressions distinguish patients with bipolar disorder and major depression. Biol Psychiatry, 55(6), 578-587. Abstract.  Author URL.

2003

Lawrence N, Oger J, Aziz T, Palace J, Vincent A (2003). A sensitive radioimmunoprecipitation assay for assessing the clinical relevance of antibodies to IFN β. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(9), 1236-1239. Abstract.
Lawrence NS, Sharp T, Peters SP, Gray JA, Young AMJ (2003). GABA transmission in the ventral pallidum is not involved in the control of latent inhibition in the rat. Neuroscience, 122(1), 267-275. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lawrence NS, Ross TJ, Hoffmann R, Garavan H, Stein EA (2003). Multiple Neuronal Networks Mediate Sustained Attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15(7), 1028-1038. Abstract.

2002

Lawrence NS, Ross TJ, Stein EA (2002). Cognitive mechanisms of nicotine on visual attention. Neuron, 36(3), 539-548. Abstract.  Author URL.

1999

Gray JA, Kumari V, Lawrence N, Young AMJ (1999). Functions of the dopaminergic innervation of the nucleus accumbens. Psychobiology, 27(2), 225-235. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Media Coverage

My research on factors driving snacking behaviour and how to control it has been featured widely in the media e.g. www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2177721/

My research on interventions to help reduce snacking behaviour has also been widely reported, e.g.

http://news.sky.com/story/1508599/online-training-game-may-help-fight-obesity

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33272417

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3151275/Can-train-brain-lose-weight-Play-online-game-claims-help-shed-0-7kg-ONE-WEEK.html

I have also conducted BBC radio and web interviews on these topics.


Other

I am actively involved in developing science-engagement with policy-makers. With colleagues from across GW4 I am developing a UK Evidence Information Service, with funding support from the Catalyst (public engagement) grant, the University of Exeter and GW4. For more information please see:

www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/18/research-scientific-evidence-information-service-politicians-eis

www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/mar/18/evidence-information-service-uk-politicians

www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/may/06/citizen-science-in-action-can-we-forge-a-smarter-democracy

http://gw4.ac.uk/project/the-evidence-information-service-promoting-gw4-research-on-evidence-based-policy/

Teaching

PSY1207 Cognition, Emotion and Development

PSY2209 Cognitive Psychology Practical I

PSY3427 Compulsive Behaviour

PSY3401 Research Project

GRC1104 Grand Challenges Food for Thought

I supervise BSc, MSc, PhD and clinical psychology trainee research projects

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Natasha Bloodworth PhD in Psychology
  • Charlotte Buckley PhD in Psychology (Bristol)
  • Miriam Cohen PhD in Psychology
  • Jim Lumsden PhD in Psychology (Bristol)
  • Lucy Porter MSc/PhD in Psychology
  • Matt Richins PhD in Psychology
  • Mengya Zhao

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