Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

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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
  • work0115 823 0428

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

Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

The University of Nottingham
School of Medicine
Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology Institute of Mental Health
Innovation Park, Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU