Dr Camilla Nord


I am a neuroscientist researching the neural basis of psychiatric disorders using brain imaging, brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS), and cognitive paradigms in patients and healthy controls. I am particularly interested in the relationship between prefrontal control and subcortical reactivity across different neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression and addiction, and how neuroscientific tools could inform novel intervention strategies.

Research Focus



brain stimulation



prefrontal cortex

Clinical conditions


Anxiety disorders

Borderline personality disorder

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Depressive disorders

Parkinson's disease


Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised control trials



Tim Dalgleish

Rebecca Lawson

Valerie Voon

United Kingdom

Niall Lally Web: https://sites.google.com/site/ni...

Oliver Robinson Web: http://oliverjrobinson.com/index.html

Jonathan Roiser Web: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/br...


Caroline Charpentier Web: https://carolinecharpentier.wixsite.com/neuro

Traian Popa Web: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citatio...

Associated News Items

Key publications

Nord CL, Halahakoon DC, Limbachya T, Charpentier CJ, Lally N, Liebowitz J, Pilling S, Roiser JP (2019), “Neural predictors of treatment response to brain stimulation and psychological therapy in depression: a double-blind randomized controlled trial” Neuropsychopharmacology

Lawson RP, Nord CL, Seymour B, Thomas DL, Dayan P, Pilling S, Roiser JP (2017), “Disrupted habenula function in major depression” Molecular Psychiatry 22(2): 202-208

Nord CL, Forster S, Halahakoon DC, Penton-Voak IS, Munafo M, Roiser JP (2017), “Prefrontal cortex stimulation does not affect emotional bias, but may slow emotion identification” Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 12(5): 839-847

Nord CL, Valton V, Wood J, Roiser JP (2017), “Power-up: A Reanalysis of'Power Failure'in Neuroscience Using Mixture Modeling” Journal of Neuroscience 37(34): 8051-8061



Nord CL, Halahakoon DC, Lally N, Limbachya T, Pilling S, Roiser JP (2020), “The neural basis of hot and cold cognition in depressed patients, unaffected relatives, and low-risk healthy controls: an fMRI investigation” Journal of Affective Disorders 274: 389-398


Nord CL, Gray A, Robinson OJ, Roiser JP (2019), “Reliability of prefrontal-amygdala coupling during emotional face processing” Brain Sciences 9(4): 89

Nord CL, Kim S, Rømer Thomsen,K, Callesen MB, Kvamme TL, Jensen M, Pedersen MU, Voon V (2019), “The myeloarchictecture of impulsivity: premature responding in youth is associated with decreased myelination of ventral putamen” Neuropsychopharmacology

Nord CL, Popa T, Smith E, Hannah R, Doñamayor N, Weidacker K, Bays PM, Rothwell J, Voon V (2019), “The effect of frontoparietal paired associative stimulation on decision-making and working memory” Cortex 117: 266-276


Kohl S, Hannah R, Rocchi L, Nord CL, Rothwell J, Voon V (2018), “Cortical Paired Associative Stimulation Influences Response Inhibition: Cortico-cortical and Cortico-subcortical Networks” Biol Psychiatry

Nord CL, Lawson RP, Huys QJM, Pilling S, Roiser JP (2018), “Depression is associated with enhanced aversive Pavlovian control over instrumental behaviour” Scientific Reports


Nord CL, Gray A, Charpentier CJ, Robinson OJ, Roiser, JP (2017), “Unreliability of putative fMRI biomarkers during emotional face processing” NeuroImage 156: 119-127

Nord CL, Prabhu G, Nolte T, Fonagy P, Dolan R, Moutoussis M (2017), “Vigour in active avoidance” Scientific Reports 7(1): 60

Torrisi S, Nord CL, Balderston NL, Roiser JP, Grillon C, Ernst M (2017), “Resting state connectivity of the human habenula at ultra-high field” NeuroImage 147: 872-879


Nord CL, Roiser JP (2015), “Non-invasive direct current brain stimulation: the evidence behind the hype” Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 15(5): 9-11


Lally N, Nord CL, Walsh V, Roiser JP (2013), “Does excitatory fronto-extracerebral tDCS lead to improved working memory performance?” F1000Research 2(219)

Nord CL, Lally N, Charpentier CJ (2013), “Harnessing electric potential: DLPFC tDCS induces widespread brain perfusion changes” Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 7(99)