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

Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task

Meshi, D., Elizarova, A., Bender, A. & Verdejo-Garcia, A., 9 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 8, 1, p. 169-173 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Fitness, cortical thickness and surface area in overweight/obese children: The mediating role of body composition and relationship with intelligence

Esteban-Cornejo, I., Mora-Gonzalez, J., Cadenas-Sanchez, C., Contreras-Rodriguez, O., Verdejo-Román, J., Henriksson, P., Migueles, J. H., Rodriguez-Ayllon, M., Molina-García, P., Suo, C., Hillman, C. H., Kramer, A. F., Erickson, K. I., Catena, A., Verdejo-García, A. & Ortega, F. B., 1 Feb 2019, In : NeuroImage. 186, p. 771-781 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Hypothalamic Networks in Adolescents With Excess Weight: Stress-Related Connectivity and Associations With Emotional Eating

Martín-Pérez, C., Contreras-Rodríguez, O., Vilar-López, R. & Verdejo-García, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 58, 2, p. 211-220 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review