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Elena Nixon (Georgiadi)

Assistant Professor of Applied Neuropsychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom C21 Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
    Innovation Park
    Triumph Road
    NG7 2TU
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Expertise Summary


EEG, neuroimaging, cognitive and affective neuroscience, executive function, Mood Disorder, Tourette's Disorder

Teaching Summary

I provide teaching support for the:

  • Behavioural Sciences (A11BHS) module, BMedSci course
  • Functional and Behavioural Neuroscience (A12FBN) module, BMedSci course
  • MSc in Mental Health Research course: Module Convenor of 'Models and Approaches in Mental Health Research' (C84MOD); and 'Topics in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry' (C84TCN)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Neuropsychiatric Disorders (A13CNN), Module Convenor, BMedSci course
  • Psychological Research in Context (C84PRC); and Research Internship (C84INT), Module Co-Convenor


  • Supervision of Year 3 homebase project students (BMedSci)
  • Supervision of postgraduate students (MSc, PhD and postgraduate Foundation trainees)

Research Summary

My broad research interests include the study of:

  • psychological processes and neural substrates of executive function mechanisms in health and psychopathology
  • the interaction between emotional/motivational factors (e.g. mood, anxiety) and cognitive function in healthy and clinical states
  • the impact of psychosocial, motivational and physical factors on executive function and clinical symptomatology

My current focus is on:

  • the development of cognitive (e.g. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) and behavioural (e.g. Exercise-based programs) interventions to improve executive function, clinical symptomatology and psychological well-being
  • the investigation of brain mechanisms and neural changes associated with changes in executive function and clinical symptomatology

Methods of investigation: behavioural/neurocognitive assessment, mood induction, observations, EEG/ERP, fMRI

Main areas of clinical research: Mood Disorders (e.g. Major Depressive Disorder), Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g. Tourette's)

Recent Publications

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University of Nottingham
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