Antonio Verdejo-Garcia


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Antonio currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) at Monash University. He has an Adjunct Honorary Appointment in Turning Point (Eastern Health). He has a PhD in Psychology (University of Granada, 2006), and a Masters in Psychological and Biomedical Aspects of Health and Illness (University of Granada, 2002).  

After obtaining his PhD, Antonio held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neuroscience Program of the IMIM-Hospital del Mar (Barcelona Biomedical Research Park), where he developed strategic research collaborations in the fields of genetics, neuropharmacology and functional neuroimaging. He was subsequently appointed as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (Universidad de Granada) before arriving at Monash in 2013.

Antonio's research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning executive control and decision-making, and their implications for addiction and obesity. He has published > 150 peer-reviewed articles, and his research has been continuously funded via national and international competitive research schemes since 2009. His work has attracted over 7,000 citations and his current h-index is 43. He sits on the Editorial Board of the journals: Addiction (#1 in the Substance Abuse category of the Journal Citation Reports rank), PLoS One, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Current Addiction Reports, and Adicciones.

Related Links:


  • addiction
  • obesity
  • substance abuse
  • impulsivity
  • decision making
  • executive function
  • reward
  • emotion processing

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2002 2019

Food addiction linked to changes in ventral striatum functional connectivity between fasting and satiety

Contreras-Rodriguez, O., Burrows, T., Pursey, K. M., Stanwell, P., Parkes, L., Soriano-Mas, C. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Appetite. 133, p. 18-23 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impulsivity and body fat accumulation are linked to cortical and subcortical brain volumes among adolescents and adults

Kakoschke, N., Lorenzetti, V., Caeyenberghs, K. & Verdejo-García, A., 22 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 11 p., 2580.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Negative Social Evaluation Impairs Executive Functions in Adolescents With Excess Weight: Associations With Autonomic Responses

Padilla, M. M., Fernández-Serrano, M. J., Verdejo García, A. & Reyes Del Paso, G. A., Apr 2019, In : Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 53, 4, p. 383-391 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Self-awareness deficits associated with lower treatment motivation in cocaine addiction

Castine, B. R., Albein-Urios, N., Lozano-Rojas, O., Martinez-Gonzalez, J. M., Hohwy, J. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., 2 Jan 2019, In : American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 45, 1, p. 108-114 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Specific aspects of cognitive impulsivity are longitudinally associated with lower treatment retention and greater relapse in therapeutic community treatment

Barreno, E. M., Domínguez-Salas, S., Díaz-Batanero, C., Lozano, Ó. M., Marín, J. A. L. & Verdejo-García, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 96, p. 33-38 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review